7 Best Dining Secrets in Wallingford WA

Sometimes you just need a change of scenery. If you’re thinking about getting some new digs this year and you want to stay in Seattle, WA  you need to check out Wallingford’s newest apartment homes, Smith & Burns. Located on 45th street, in between Lake Union and Green Lake, these new homes offer more than one should realistically expect. First and foremost, everything is within walking distance. Although this historic area has the look and feel of a small town, it’s close to all that Seattle has to offer. And the amenities are all first class.  A library, studio art lounge, rooftop deck and fitness center are designed into this state-of-the-art facility. There’s even a community recycling center and secured parking for both your car and your bicycle.

It’s like small-town living in the middle of the big city. However, this small town just has more. All within a few minutes stroll you’ll find more shops, nightlife, and more restaurants than you can possibly imagine. In fact, Smith & Burns challenges all takers to one-week around-the-world dining challenge that will satisfy even the most discerning palate… and these international stops are all within easy walking distance of Smith & Burns new 5-story eco-friendly apartment homes.

So loosen your belts… here we go:

Monday – sushi


Walk time – About a minute from Smith & Burns

What they are saying:

The size-to-price ratio of the sashimi found in the chirashi bowl borders on ridiculous…ridiculously awesome that is. And to top it off, the quality is surprisingly good given the Goliath cuts”.

“I freaking love this tiny place.”

“… the chirashi bowl alone puts this place over the top.”

This tiny place is easy to miss, look for a crowd. They must know something and leave your plastic at home; it’s cash only.

Tuesday – Caribbean

Pam’s Kitchen

Walk time – 5 minutes from Smith & Burns

What they are saying:

“Jerk chicken has a nice kick. Spices can be tasted all the way through to the bone. The fried rice was my favorite. Rice was not overcooked and mushy, the vegetables were perfect, cooked w/ a crunch still. My husband and sister had the stew which was the special for the night. They both enjoyed the different flavors. Food packed some heat, so if you enjoy spicy food, you’ll love Pams”.

“Authentic food served with an authentic smile and a heartfelt welcome.”

“I finally found a Caribbean spot in Seattle! Everything we ordered was delicious! Plantains cooked just right and the first place I’ve found with callaloo. I will definitely be back”.

Pamm Jacob, the owner,  moved the place from the University District to Wallingford last year. Their loss is our gain! Check out what Guy Fieri had to say about this cool eatery!

Wednesday – Mexican

Rancho Bravo Tacos

Walk time – 14 minutes from Smith & Burns

What they are saying:

“The prices here are low and the food is amazing. What else could you ask for? My go-to items are usually the mini tacos and/or tamales”.

“Yum. I cannot begin to count the number of times I have eaten here. Nor do I really want to. My favorite on the menu is the chicken rancho burrito. Just thinking about it now makes me want to drive over there for a late night snack.

“My only regret is that I ordered the quesadilla as small, instead of a large.  I’m pretty sure I could have eaten 5 large quesadillas in one sitting with how scrumptious they were”.

It’s quickly becoming one of Wallingford’s favorite late-night favorites. Dress is casual and seating is limited… it’s a food truck for crying out loud. Muy bueno!

Thursday – Afghanistan

Kabul Afghan Cuisine

Walk time – 10 minutes from Smith & Burns

What they are saying:

Exceptional service. I was worried to try this place at first. I’m 100% Afghan, and I thought I would be disappointed it wouldn’t live up to the standards I have of my mom’s food. But, I was pleasantly surprised. Service was great and the food was delicious. Lots of flavor”.

“Our server was great, food was very good, and the atmosphere was cozy and warm. We ordered what she recommended – but I have a feeling everything there would be good. Just enough choices to make it interesting but not overwhelming”.

If you like stews and sauces, this is the place… and they’ve got vegetarian versions of just about everything. It’s been a Wallingford landmark since 1992.

Friday – Japanese

4649 Yoroshiku Japanese Restaurant

Walk time – 7 minutes from Smith & Burns

What they are saying:

Dang. What a great place for a hot lunch on a cold day”.

“Delicious, traditional, non-teriyaki spot because it is first a ramen place. I ordered gluten free rice bowl w/salmon + soft boiled egg. Yum!”

“Hands down the best ramen place in Seattle! Broth is nice and hearty, the pork is lean, the soft boiled egg just oozes out perfectly when popped open! Highly recommended!!”

They say the spicy miso ramen is a must. When you go there, find out what’s up with the “4649”.

Saturday – American

Blue Star Cafe

Walk time – 3 minutes from Smith & Burns

What they are saying:

“Their giant club sandwich hit the spot. Friendly and fast service and most of the plates around me were completely clean so I’m guessing most if not all of their food is awesome.

“Top Gun Scramble, need I say more??? Blue Star’s food is amazing. Classic place for a weekend breakfast with family or friends. Blue Star also has an amazing beer selection and their staff is fantastic. This place is usually pretty busy on the weekends but definitely worth the wait.

“I’ve always gone to Blue Star for a drink or to meet family for dinner and it’s always been good. Today, however, we went for breakfast. It was delicious! I had the hash which had beets, corn, onions and red potatoes and it was a delicious accompaniment to my eggs. I’ll come back for breakfast!“

Sunday – Italian

Bizzarro Italian Café

Walk time – 3 minutes from Smith & Burns

What they are saying:

Came to Seattle to visit a friend from high school and I found out about Bizzaro by thinking of visiting places that Guy Fieri had been to on his show, “Diners, Drive-ins & Dives”, and boy was I glad that I looked into it.”.

“As awesomely kitschy as this place is, it’s wonderful that its food is also remarkable”.

“We tried Bizzarro early on when we moved to Seattle, and have been hooked ever since.  It’s one of the few places we will go regularly when we want something amazing and comforting”.

Yogi Berra once said, “”Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded”. This place is funky, eclectic and good… get there early though, they only take reservations for 6 or more.

The tour could continue, but they ran out of days.

These places are filling up fast, and for a short time, get a FREE month’s rent when you move in by February 15, 2016.

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