I'll be in Seattle - Lynnwood/Alderwood Mall area really - for a few days and realized that my experiences lately have been limited to downtown and airport area. So now that I realize I'll be in the north end, I'm at a loss for restaurant ideas. I'd love some recommendations for the "can't miss this place", the best italian and/or greek, and the best Thai. Thanks!
Just a quick report back on my travel. The hotel I stayed at didn't have much around it so the recommendations were just great. The front desk staff seconded the Kafe Neo rec and gave me great directions. I had Kasseri flamed in ouzo served with warm pita, then the soup. Followed it with the Kafe Neo Combo - spanikopita, patistio, moussaka. Way too much food but definately got to sample everything.
I went to the farmers market in Edmonds and loved it - and of course I had to have a crepe. The line can be long to order but it definately worth the wait.
This appears to be the first of other trips so I will be saving the rest of the recs for my next one. Thanks all!
I second AP Barbaras on 196 and Cafe Neo- also the L&L Hawaiian BBQ on 99 and 196 in the safeway strip mall for something different. Than Brothers Pho is on 99 right before 220thish area by ranch 99 market- you can't beat their pho! The thai place in downtown edmonds is delicious and has nice ambience- it is right by the main turn around. If you are there over a saturday go to the Farmers market and enjoy a delicious crepe- purchase fresh pita- and grab some flowers or produce. Here is a link on Edmonds you might find helpful for Lynnwood is mostly chains-
The chains are well represented in the area. Informal 'ethnic' selections are pretty good, but few fancy places come to mind.
There are a number of Thai places, not in the Alderwood area, but more around 196th and 44th, and also along 99. 99 closer to the county border (Edmonds) has a strong Asian representation, such as the 99 Ranch grocery, and lots of Korean.
I can think of a couple of informal greek places, one that bills itself as Chicago style greek, on 196th near the AP Barbaras, and Cafe Neo on hwy 99 (about at 212th).