Lunch Spots in Seattle, WA
With three locations in Seattle -- Queen Anne (listed above), Fremont and Capitol Hill -- Homegrown has made quite a name for itself in Seattle when it comes to lunch. Homegrown is focused on substainable dining, so everything on their menu is as local, fresh and substainable as possible, plus, all of the materials they use to run their business are as well. Trust us when we say that it's going to be hard to decide what to order at Homegrown because every option is so delicious -- if it's your first visit, the turkey-bacon-avocado is a good pick. Homegrown's Queen Anne location is also great for kids.
Sometimes, lunch calls for more than just a quick sandwich at the nearest deli. For those days when you can spend some time actually enjoying your lunch, visit Mondello Ristorante Italiano in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood -- or simply Mondello's as it's known to locals. They open for lunch at 11:30 am, Monday through Saturday, and their lunch menu offers an abbreviated version of all their best dishes, plus a selection of delicious paninis. We especially love that Mondello's can be a great lunch spot any time of year -- on a cold Seattle day, it's a cozy spot to dine and during the summer, they have a sweet little front patio.
It's going to take a little digging to figure out where Matt and his tasty food truck, Where Ya At Matt, is located in Seattle for lunch, but you'll have to take our word for it -- it's worth it! Where Ya At Matt is food straight from down home in N'Orleans -- we're talking po' boys, beignets, grits and so much more. The truck's schedule is always available online so that you can plan ahead, but sometimes there's nothing better than just happening upon Where Ya At Matt during lunchtime. If you're a regular, we suggest keeping some wet wipes in your car for cleaning up your messy po' boy fingers after you eat!
Lunch that's good for your hungry stomach and your soul? Yes, please! FareStart is a unique lunch spot in Seattle -- they train and employ disadvantaged and homeless men and women to work at the restaurant, and with delicious results. FareStart is open during the week for lunch and offers a menu that rotates every few months and weekly specials that will make you swoon. You're going to want to make reservations for a lunch date at FareStart -- they fill up quickly and since they are only open for limited hours each day, there isn't a lot of wiggle room to wait for a table.
Don't think that you're just going to breeze in and out for lunch at Paseo in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. Paseo opens at 11:00 am, Tuesday through Saturday, and you're sure to find a line coming out the door as soon as they bust open their doors. The menu at Paseo is undeniably delicious -- it's a Caribbean restaurant, serving a long list of cuban sandwiches, grilled bbq chicken, prawns, black beans, corn on the cob and so much more. Paseo is best for food-to-go since there are only a few small tables available -- stop by to pick up lunch on the way back to the office or for a trip to the park on a sunny day.