Lunch in Downtown Seattle
My work recently relocated to downtown Seattle and I'm looking for quick, delicious and hopefully, more authentic, lunch options than the offerings at Westlake Center's food court. I usually take a quick 30 minute lunch, so quicker is better. Does anyone have any suggestions for the Nordstrom area?
Pike Place Market:
Pizza and salad at DeLaurenti's
Pork hum-bao at Mee Sum on Pike Place
Chili at World Class Chili
Ethiopian - Injerea, wot, etc - great > on First at Pan Africa Market
Kefta Kebab and other treats at Turkish Delight
Gyros at the Gyros stand on Pike Place
Cioppino at Jack's Fish Spot!
Very good Pastrami, cornedc beef etc by the doughnut kiosk outside Delaurenti's
Hot sausages at Uli's near there
Halibut or Salmon sandwiches near there
Farther away, but maybe busable, is The Baguette Box
Sound View cafe used to have good salads,but it's been years.
El Puerco Lloron, on the hillclimb.
Let me just write that down as a visual aid - $11.75 + tax.
I worked in downtown Seattle for about a year and it went from $8 to $10.95. Maybe they're trying to pay Ivy League tuition for their young ones.
The soup and pita bread mentioned below is a much better deal. If the owner knows you (i.e. you go there 2-3 times a week) the portions seem to be pretty large - and she stuffs a third of the soup cup with pieces of chicken.
I dropped by there today while looking for a good, quick lunch in the Market.
Last year I spent a three months in Salzburg. Doner Kebap (Kebob) on every other street corner. Great lunch and a great price.
I was blown away when I saw the price at over $11 at TK. Has anyone had it? Is it any good? Is it big? I can't understand that price, maybe the tourists will pay anything.
Does anyone know where else someone could get a doner kebap sandwich in Seattle? Reasonably priced?
Take the South Lake Union trolley to Slo Joe's BBQ on Westlake. I regularly walk there from the shopping district for lunch, but if it's raining, the S.L.U.T. is a nice option. I order the combo: 1/2 bbq sandwich (beef or chicken - I like both), chips and your choice of a side dish. Try the spicy mac & cheese - that's my favorite side.
The new Whole Foods Market is also a very short walk from Nordies. They have an extensive prepared food section.
Pamela's Fine Foods in between 6th and 7th on Stewart is a family owned place that has good sandwiches, paninis, and some comfort foods (mac n cheese).
Other Coast Cafe at 601 Union has great sandwiches
You are close to the Tom Douglas block (Dahlia, Lola, Serious Pie) for something a little nicer. My wife loves Lola's lunch (greek), but it's more of a sit down hour type lunch.