Seattle Food Stops
Hi all! Seattle is one of my favorite places to travel to and one of the reasons is because of the food! I just took a trip to Seattle over the past weekend and wanted to share my favorite places that I stopped to eat at this trip! All of the links are included to all of the restaurants so you can check them out too!
Our first food stop of the trip was lunch before heading to the airport! Grant’s dad is a huge Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives fan, so this restaurant came from the show in 2007! El Indio is a Mexican restaurant in San Diego that is known for their taquitos! They also hand make their tortillas in house! Unfortunately they weren’t making any when we were in, but we were able to see all of the equipment that is used. Aside from their menu, you are also able to buy premade masa for tamales, chips and salsa, and guacamole.
Their menu is massive, including 27 different combination plates! All three of us ended up ordering their combination # 7, which includes 4 taquitos (pork, chicken, or beef), rice, beans, and chips. We had to try what the restaurant was famous for! It was way more food than I would have imagined, so it was incredibly filling. Anywhere else, taquitos typically seem to be greasy, but these were so light and filled completely with meat. The rice and beans were delicious and it made me want to even more to take with me on the plane!
The environment of the restaurant is very lively and it was crowded from the moment we walked in to the moment we left, even though it was only 11am! They also had garden patio seating and a little area right near the parking rea to eat as well. I will definitely be back to try more of their delicious food!
Sizzle Pie was one of the first places I thought of when I booked my trip to Seattle. I discovered Sizzle Pie on my very first trip last year and I have fallen in love! In regards to their gluten free options, they offer two different sizes of pizzas, 12 inches and 16 inches. I typically order the 12 inches and share it with Grant and sometimes we even have a piece or two left over! You have the option to order a specialty pizza or build your own! I typically go for a sausage and pepperoni pizza, but that’s just my preference. For gluten eaters, they have tons of options for full pizzas or you can even purchase by the slice! Their slices are quite large, so they offer an option to split a slice and get two different flavors.
The only location that I have personally been to is the Capitol Hill location. The vibe is very relaxed, the music has a huge variety, and the people are very relaxed and so so nice! I love going and sitting outside while I eat to just be out in the city. I will always go to Sizzle Pie anytime I am in Seattle because I love the food and the environment.
Homegrown is another one of my Seattle picks that I always want to go to. This trip is my third time that I’ve been to the Kirkland location, and I have never been disappointed. This location is right near the waterfront in Downtown Kirkland, which is the perfect place to take your lunch and relax. Every time that I’ve eaten there, I’ve eaten by the waterfront and the feeling of peace and relaxation is indescribable.
The Homegrown menu has more options than almost any other sandwich place that I’ve been to. All of the sandwiches on the menu are able to be made gluten free and some of them are even dairy free. They also have a variety of bowls and soups, which are also all gluten free. I have never been to Homegrown for breakfast, but the menu also has gluten free options. I typically order the Caprese sandwich, which unfortunately has been taken off the menu. This time around, I ordered a half of Chicken Pesto Sandwich with a cup of Tomato Bisque soup. I also grabbed a gluten free brownie as well.
One of my favorite things about Homegrown is that the GF bread that they serve their sandwiches on is brown bread instead of the typical white bread. The Chicken Pesto sandwich has grilled chicken, walnut pesto, roasted red pepper, garlic aioli and greens. It tasted so good to have a sandwich on brown bread. I am a huge tomato soup fan, so their tomato bisque was so creamy and fantastic! The next time I am in, I am looking forward to trying one of their bowls!
Big T’s Moonshine BBQ
Big T’s Moonshine BBQ is one of the stops that I made this trip that I had never been to. During this trip, Grant and I were staying with some of our friends that live up in Washington. They currently live in Lynnwood, and that is where Big T’s is located. They had both said so many good things about the barbecue, so I had to try it. I am a huge barbecue fan, so I was very excited to try out a new place. It is a kitchen and bar, but it is a fairly small location. It is filled with all different TVs playing any sport that you can think of. The environment is very noisy but lively!
They have a pretty extensive menu since it is a bar and restaurant, but the gluten free side of the menu isn’t too big. It ended up that almost all of us ordered off of the appetizer menu. I personally ordered the pulled pork nachos. The nachos included cheddar and pepper jack cheese, pulled pork, house made chips, pico de gallo, chipotle sour cream, and black beans. I got them without black beans since I am not the biggest fan of them. The serving size was massive and I wasn’t even able to finish the entire thing. I also had never had chipotle sour cream, and I now want it on any nachos that I ever get!
I am a HUGE fan of pizza, so I am always up to trying a new pizza place. Before we headed out to do a corn maze for the night, we headed to Downtown Snohomish for dinner. The other people that were going out with us were all heading to another pizza place that did not have any gluten free crust options, so I needed to find an option for me. Cathouse Pizza was one of the restaurants in the area that I had looked up with gluten free options, so I headed there.
The only size of pizza that they carry for gluten free crust is 10 inches, which is more than enough for me. I didn’t end up eating inside of the restaurant since I was going to meet the other people in our group. Overall, the restaurant didn’t have very much seating, so it would be difficult to eat their with a large group
I ordered their specialty pizza called the Cathouse Supreme. The Cathouse Supreme includes pepperoni, salami, sliced Italian sausage, red peppers, whole roasted garlic cloves, black olives, and mushrooms. I ordered the pizza without mushrooms or olives, since I do not like either of those things. I was so excited to try the pizza and I was not disappointed. There was a nice layer of cheese which is something that I always love on pizza. There was more toppings on the pizza than most others, which made me even happier. In my opinion, it was in my top ten of gluten free pizzas!
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
On our last day, we headed into Downtown for the day and our first stop was for lunch. Since we had been eating a lot of junk over the days we had been there, we decided it was time for some healthy food. I had never been to Potbelly Sandwich Shop and I was stoked to try it. I am a huge fan of salad, which is why I had wanted to make this stop knowing that they did not have any gluten free sandwich options. They had six different salad options, so I had plenty to choose from. I ended up getting the full size of the Farmhouse salad. The salad included grilled chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, bacon bits, hard boiled egg, cucumbers, blue cheese crumbles, red onion, and a lettuce mix.
I ended up ordering the salad without the blue cheese crumbles and onions. They had plenty of dressing choices, but I opted for some normal buttermilk ranch. The portion size for this salad was may more than I could have ever eaten in one sitting. All of the ingredients tasted so fresh and I could tell that the ingredients were very freshly made. The little treat that I ordered for myself was a chocolate shake! They have two sizes, regular or short. The short version was the perfect small size to go with my giant salad!
Those were the food stops that I made on my latest trip to Seattle! I hope that on your next trip to this beautiful city, you will take a chance to stop at one of these delicious places!