Seattle Food Guide

by: by Gili Ezra and Matan Halberstadt

Gili and Matan, always looking for restaurants that make us crave, that make our hearts beat with joy when we (re-) visit and make our mouths (and eyes…) water.

Former Tel- Avivians, one-year Seattlites, now looking for places to dream about in Lisbon. We travel for food and always look for inspirations for our home cooking in exciting restaurants and the local markets.



Special and specific to Seattle (area):
  • Willows Inn (Lummi Island)- locally sourced fine dining experience that really shows the best of the Northwest.
  • Taylor Shellfish – the biggest local shellfish company, has several locations around the city but the greatest experience is eating in their farm, the scenery is overwhelming.  Keep it raw and avoid the baked oysters; do not skip the geoduck dish (available only in the city-locations) and other local & seasonal shellfish delicacies.
  • Hama Hama Oyster Saloon – over on the west side of Puget sound you can find another oyster farm that serves tasty baked oysters.
  • Relay Restaurant Group – Northwest (Seif Chirchi) meets Korean (chef Rachel Yang) in several different ‘level’ restaurants across Seattle, our favorite is joule. If you are a seaweed and shellfish lover, don’t skip the geoduck rice.
  • Chan– Korean gastropub, with oily yet yummy, spicy and heartwarming dishes.
Probably better at their ‘source country’ these places are fun, tasty and our local favorites:
Other tasty and exhilarating experiences of the pallet:
  • Beer – There are great breweries in Seattle and the northwest in general, do try them. We liked to go to Peddler brewing because they sit right next to ‘mean sandwich’ (recommended: sardine sandwich and fries), but you can bring take-out to any brewery from anywhere.
  • Chuck Hop Shop – more beer. Serving 48 craft- draft beers and hundred or so more from the bottle. Bring your own food. They have 2 locations in Seattle.
  • Seawolf Bakery– sourdough bread, buttery tasty croissants we absolutely adore, available at their bakery location and in several of the farmers’ markets around town.
  • Sea-Breeze Farm in Vashon Island offers a true farm to table dining experience including a tour in the farm and some basic food prep. American- French style, all homemade from the farm cows’ milk, farm chickens and pigs. Heavy on butter, cream, and wine.
  • The butcher’s Table- steakhouse from which we only purchased meat, but boy they have good American-wagyu.