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Jul 18, 2012 08:35 AM

Help me find good lunch (or brunch) places around our vacation activities!

We are in Seattle for a couple of days, and we are trying to find some good lunch areas around our activities.

Today, we'll be going to the Ballard Locks and shopping areas.

Tomorrow, taking a ferry to Bainbridge.

Friday, a tour at Theo Chocolate

Saturday, a trip to the zoo.

Sunday, a sailboat ride at the Center for Wooden Boats.

Kid-friendly or outdoor seating would be excellent, but we don't want to be stuck with burgers and pizza the whole time.

We've been here a couple of days so far and we've done a couple of taco trucks, Red Mill, a couple of pizza places, Ray's, Top Pot, some Thai, the Fainting Goat and Molly Moon for ice cream...

With just grown-ups, we've done Poppy and Revel and the Walrus and the Carpenter (as well as the Hazelwood and Canon).

We want to try to fit in a trip to the Skillet Diner and maybe Frost donuts (but they look waaaaaay out there!).

So what do you think? Any ideas? (we would also love ideas of kidfriendly things to do around our daily plans!)

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  1. Lunch today (7/18) - head down toward Shilshole Marina from the locks and hit up Paseo - Cuban sandwiches and more - in the bright "flamingo pink" building next to the surf shop.

    3 Replies
    1. re: LemonyRoux

      Is the new Paseo as good as the original one?
      I still haven't ventured out to Shilsole to check it out.

      1. re: GreenYoshi

        It's been a year since I've been there but I thought it was. Or maybe it seemed just as good because I had a beautiful view while eating it!

    2. Paseo today, hitchcock deli tomorrow (and mora) , Dot's deli on Friday, A la Mode pie on Saturday, Serious biscuit on Sunday. Okay, that's more dessert than lunch on Saturday, but others will have more options.

      1. Re the zoo day--if its nice and you'd like to picnic, get salami/cured meats, cheese, bread, sandwiches, salads, etc at Picnic. You can bring your own food into the zoo, but you can eat in at Picnic, too.

        And A La Mode Pie for dessert.

        1. When you go to the Center for Wooden Boats, check out the brunch at Portage Bay in South Lake Union. The food is very good and there will be LOTS of kids there.