Homegrown is the local Seattle sandwich chain Gwyneth Paltrow wishes she came up with. Everything is organic and sustainable, water is sold by the carton, and they also have really good pickles. Get the pastrami or the ham and beecher’s cheese sandwich with sage aioli and caramelized onion, or the chicken pecan cherry salad if you’re trying to attempt health. Group catering is also great here if you’re doing takeout lunch for the whole office. Just make sure they remember the pickles.
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Deep Dive is an underwater-themed bar in South Lake Union that has excellent cocktails and fancy small plates.
For a quick lunch in South Lake Union, try Mamnoon Street. It’s a counter-service version of the original with a similar Middle Eastern menu.
Tacos Chukis South Lake Union
Tacos Chukis is our favorite spot for quick Mexican in South Lake Union.
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Monster Dog is a hot dog cart in Capitol Hill with a chaotic line on the weekends and the best Seattle dog in town.
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The Whale Wins isn’t the best spot in Wallingford, but the veggie-focused menu is good for something light. And the patio is highly charming.
Skillet Diner is a modern diner in Capitol Hill serving updated versions of classic dishes.
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You know Paseo, but Un Bien is where you want to be. It’s where the old owners work now, and the Caribbean sandwiches in Ballard are the city’s best.
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