20 PLACES TO DINE AROUND C+F

20 PLACES TO DINE AROUND C+F

Dimitri, Todd and Brian are our three official restaurant reviewers. If you come to work at C+F or are just visiting, here’s where you should eat.

FROM DIMITRI “ONE BLOCK RADIUS” PERERA

1. Taste of Asia
I have to cross the street for this, but I can get a lunch for about $5 so it’s worth it.

2. Chipotle
I’d consider this one of my five basic food groups. Chicken Burrito bowl. No rice. Black. Medium. Cheese and Guac.

3. Potbelly
It’s right downstairs! That’s the best thing…

4. Pane Pane
When I feel like splurging on a really good sandwich, I go here. I also don’t need to cross the street and can stay underneath the awnings when it’s raining.

5. Umma’s Lunch Box
This is my wildcard, but totally worth it. I have to travel TWO blocks, but the food is great and also pretty cheap. Mac Salad all day.

6. Dimitri’s Friday treat beyond the block:
Friday treat breakfast at McDonalds! One block away but so worth it. Staple of sausage McMuffin (no egg), coffee and a hash brown.

Bonus extra: Dimitri’s any time treat that requires no walking:
“Office Leftover Cheese Platters” I do love a good cheese platter.

FROM BRIAN “I’M VEGAN” ALTER

7. Wild Ginger Kitchen
Fast, cheap and good, with options for carnivores and herbivores.

8. Michou Deli
Choose from a myriad of sandwiches, salads and other sides.

9. Café Yumm!
Delicious food born from hippies.

10. Falafel Salam
Huge falafel sandwiches.

11. Anchor End Pretzels
Pretzel burgers!

12. Veggie Grill
No-brainer for a quick, plant-based lunch.

13. Monorail Espresso
For a post-lunch espresso.

FROM TODD “BRING IT ON HOME” HOFMEISTER

14. Mae Phim
Tried and true Thai. They have been around a long time and the food quality is why. If you’re in a hurry order Swimming Rama (superfast turnaround). I personally like the lunch specials because for a dollar or two more, you can get phad thai and a spring roll with your main dish.

15. Market Grill
Hands down, my favorite lunch sandwich spot. It’s a bit pricey so I don’t go often, but when I do it is worth it. Nothing like a fresh Halibut or Blackened Salmon sandwich on a fresh baguette with market ingredients. Add their homemade chowder and you’ve got something special.

16. Sushi Kudasai
Everyone is into Poke bowls these days, including me. Sushi Kudasai has three versions of poke bowls which are all good. Spicy, Citrus and Creamy, they are all good and give the other poke bowl places something to strive for. They also have pretty good sushi and combination plates. Great for a quick lunch. I’d go for their poke bowls personally.

17. Marination Station
If you want something of the Hawaiian flair, this place is for you. Great kimchee fried rice bowls, spam sliders and varying degrees of tacos for whatever you are craving. Used to be food truck that we sought out at lunch time but now they have a brick and mortar place on the other side of Westlake by Amazon. Go early, they can have long lines. But worth it.

18. Blue Water Taco
Not just another taco place. We go here often as a group. Most of us order their salmon burrito. Yes, you heard me right, a salmon burrito. It’s about as northwest a burrito as you can get. Brian, or resident veggie gets their field roast veggie chorizo burrito all with freshly made ingredients. Everything is good here and the staff keeps the line moving.

19. Okinawa Teriyaki
If you like old school Seattle teriyaki. You know the kind, with the little charred edges on your chicken and the sweet teriyaki sauce drizzled on the bed/mountain of fresh white rice. With the iceberg lettuce and the watered-down ranch dressing. You know you love it. It’s a bit of a walk to Western Avenue, but worth it for the goods.

20. Juicy Cafe
Looking for a healthier bowl option, this is the place for you. All local ingredients in a smart, well put together concoction of heathy food. I have had many different bowls from Thai peanut to chicken curry and they never disappoint. They are also a juice bar, so if that is your thing, you’re in luck. Great spot for a healthy lunch.

20 PLACES TO DINE AROUND C+F

20 PLACES TO DINE AROUND C+F

Dimitri, Todd and Brian are our three official restaurant reviewers. If you come to work at C+F or are just visiting, here’s where you should eat.

FROM DIMITRI “ONE BLOCK RADIUS” PERERA

1. Taste of Asia
I have to cross the street for this, but I can get a lunch for about $5 so it’s worth it.

2. Chipotle
I’d consider this one of my five basic food groups. Chicken Burrito bowl. No rice. Black. Medium. Cheese and Guac.

3. Potbelly
It’s right downstairs! That’s the best thing…

4. Pane Pane
When I feel like splurging on a really good sandwich, I go here. I also don’t need to cross the street and can stay underneath the awnings when it’s raining.

5. Umma’s Lunch Box
This is my wildcard, but totally worth it. I have to travel TWO blocks, but the food is great and also pretty cheap. Mac Salad all day.

6. Dimitri’s Friday treat beyond the block:
Friday treat breakfast at McDonalds! One block away but so worth it. Staple of sausage McMuffin (no egg), coffee and a hash brown.

Bonus extra: Dimitri’s any time treat that requires no walking:
“Office Leftover Cheese Platters” I do love a good cheese platter.

FROM BRIAN “I’M VEGAN” ALTER

7. Wild Ginger Kitchen
Fast, cheap and good, with options for carnivores and herbivores.

8. Michou Deli
Choose from a myriad of sandwiches, salads and other sides.

9. Café Yumm!
Delicious food born from hippies.

10. Falafel Salam
Huge falafel sandwiches.

11. Anchor End Pretzels
Pretzel burgers!

12. Veggie Grill
No-brainer for a quick, plant-based lunch.

13. Monorail Espresso
For a post-lunch espresso.

TODD “BRING IT ON HOME” HOFMEISTER

14. Mae Phim
Tried and true Thai. They have been around a long time and the food quality is why. If you’re in a hurry order Swimming Rama (superfast turnaround). I personally like the lunch specials because for a dollar or two more, you can get phad thai and a spring roll with your main dish.

15. Market Grill
Hands down, my favorite lunch sandwich spot. It’s a bit pricey so I don’t go often, but when I do it is worth it. Nothing like a fresh Halibut or Blackened Salmon sandwich on a fresh baguette with market ingredients. Add their homemade chowder and you’ve got something special.

16. Sushi Kudasai
Everyone is into Poke bowls these days, including me. Sushi Kudasai has three versions of poke bowls which are all good. Spicy, Citrus and Creamy, they are all good and give the other poke bowl places something to strive for. They also have pretty good sushi and combination plates. Great for a quick lunch. I’d go for their poke bowls personally.

17. Marination Station
If you want something of the Hawaiian flair, this place is for you. Great kimchee fried rice bowls, spam sliders and varying degrees of tacos for whatever you are craving. Used to be food truck that we sought out at lunch time but now they have a brick and mortar place on the other side of Westlake by Amazon. Go early, they can have long lines. But worth it.

18. Blue Water Taco
Not just another taco place. We go here often as a group. Most of us order their salmon burrito. Yes, you heard me right, a salmon burrito. It’s about as northwest a burrito as you can get. Brian, or resident veggie gets their field roast veggie chorizo burrito all with freshly made ingredients. Everything is good here and the staff keeps the line moving.

19. Okinawa Teriyaki
If you like old school Seattle teriyaki. You know the kind, with the little charred edges on your chicken and the sweet teriyaki sauce drizzled on the bed/mountain of fresh white rice. With the iceberg lettuce and the watered-down ranch dressing. You know you love it. It’s a bit of a walk to Western Avenue, but worth it for the goods.

20. Juicy Cafe
Looking for a healthier bowl option, this is the place for you. All local ingredients in a smart, well put together concoction of heathy food. I have had many different bowls from Thai peanut to chicken curry and they never disappoint. They are also a juice bar, so if that is your thing, you’re in luck. Great spot for a healthy lunch.