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Evolution Fresh Bellevue Square | Cold Pressed Juice Smoothies Salads

Evolution Fresh Bellevue Square | Cold Pressed Juice Smoothies Salads

Evolution Fresh is a Starbucks coffee company. This sister company features healthy meals and cold pressed raw fruits and vegetable juices. No processing. No heat pasteurization. If you are in a pinch, there is a healthier option compared to processed junk food. On our way…

Best Ramen Seattle | Top Ten Ramen Noodle in Seattle

Best Ramen Seattle | Top Ten Ramen Noodle in Seattle

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Best Pho in Seattle | Best Vietnamese Restaurants Seattle

Best Pho in Seattle | Best Vietnamese Restaurants Seattle

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Where to get the best Pho in Seattle? What are the best Vietnamese Restaurants Seattle? When it’s raining, a big bowl of pho is many things. It always hits the spot. It is always a good time for Pho Noodles. There are so many best Vietnamese restaurants in Seattle. Everywhere you go seems to be the next best pho in Seattle. The following restaurants list below are my favorites. They are tasty and hits the spot in their own particular way. Restaurants listed below are listed at random.

Best Pho in Seattle | Best Vietnamese Restaurants Seattle


Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant | 1684 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2G5 | (250) 590-8302 | http://greenleaftaste.com/ Green Leaf Bistro on Urbanspoon

If you are looking for a Vietnamese restaurants with something more than just a bowl of Pho, than Green Leaf will soon become your old favorite. The restaurant is tiny and perhaps underwhelming, but they sure make a mean Banh Xeo savoury crepe stuffed with shrimp. If you are tired from pho noodles, Green Leaf has a good Hu Tieu My Tho clear vermicelli noodles option with a clear pork rib broth, seafood and minced pork.


Ba Bar | 550 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, United States | +1 206-328-2030 | http://babarseattle.com/ | Ba Bar on Urbanspoon

The broth from bone marrow and knucklebones at Ba Bar is clear but powerful. The menus has meaty ingredients and a variety of classic Vietnamese dishes. Be sure to try their crafted cocktails like the Moscow Mule and fresh baked pastries.  Ba Bar even has macarons, pate chaud to pineapple upsidedown cakes and housemade jams to go. No wonder Ba Bar is open late night until 4am on Friday and Saturdays.


Hoang Lan Restaurant | 7119 Martin Luther King Junior Way South, Seattle, WA 98118, United States | +1 206-722-3876 | Hoang Lan on Urbanspoon

When you see the same dish on every table, you order that dish. Bun Bo Hue is what Hoang Lan specializes in. And a damn job it does. The bowl is filled with pork hock, congealed pork blood, thinly sliced beef.  The complex broth has a secret ingredient of fresh pineapples to lend the sweet acidity flavor profiles. And remember, Cash Only.

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Hue Ky Mi Gia | 1207 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98144, United States | +1 206-568-1268 | http://huekymigia.com/menu | Hue Ky Mi Gia on Urbanspoon

One of the most amazing garlic butter chicken wings.  Lightly batter and flash fried with minced garlic, white onions, and green onions.  Crunchy and shatters with each bite for a juicy meat center. This Chinese – Vietnamese restaurant also offers braised duck noodle soup marinated with Chinese herbs and spices. Faux pho? No problem.


Pho Bac | 1314 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98144, United States | +1 206-323-4387 | Pho Bac on Urbanspoon

Pho on a boat. There is no menus except a sign on the wall that has a good selection of steak, fatty brisket, tripe and meatballs. The broth is pretty awesome too with a little sweetness. Always full of fresh herbs like basil and jalapenos. All for $8.


Local Pho |  2230 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, United States  | +1 206-441-5995 | http://www.localpho-seattle.com | Local Pho on Urbanspoon

Friendly staff with minimal wait times. Order from crowd favorites like chicken wings with pepper sauce, egg rolls and a hot bowl of seafood pho.  Generous amount of seafood in a light flavorful broth. Try the tofu spring rolls served with peanut sauce. Lightly seasoned and not too salty. Vegetarians, it’s all about options right?


Thanh Vi |  4226 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105, United States, | +1 206-633-7867 | http://www.thanhvi.net/ | Thanh Vi on Urbanspoon

Reasonable priced and a good variety on menu including Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches, pho noodles, spring rolls and broken rice. Thanh Vi is located in the University District next to the University of Washington. Be sure to spot plenty of students. Service is quick and friendly. They make a mean bowl of  Vegetarian pho!



Pho Viet Anh |  6510 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98115, United States | +1 206-466-2179 | http://www.phovietanh.com/ | Pho Viet Anh on Urbanspoon

Hard to beat an eight dollar deal with good quality meat and flavorful broth. Generous portions and piles of tender meat. Brisket! Tendon! Flank! Go ahead and drink all the soup, you won’t be thirsty! We love the Bun Bo Hue spicy beef Vietnamese round noodles here. We hope you do also.

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Best Date Night Restaurants Seattle | Most Romantic Restaurant in Seattle

Best Date Night Restaurants Seattle | Most Romantic Restaurant in Seattle

[image_with_animation image_url="9842" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] What is the best restaurant to take a date in your city? What is the best romantic restaurant in Seattle? Which restaurant is the best for an intimate evening? Or maybe you are looking for somewhere casual to spend a relaxing…
Best Brunch Seattle | Best Breakfast Seattle

Best Brunch Seattle | Best Breakfast Seattle

[image_with_animation image_url="9662" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] There are so many best brunch Seattle restaurants. Every weekend we try to find another hot spot for the best egg Benedict or the perfect omelette in Seattle. The breakfast / brunch restaurants listed below are outstanding. They are each…
Top Ten Best Coffee Shops in Seattle | Coffee Guide

Top Ten Best Coffee Shops in Seattle | Coffee Guide

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Seattle is home to a really good cup of coffee. It has some of the best coffee shops and coffee roasters in North America. Starbucks Coffee, also first originated in Seattle, Pike Place Market. Aside from big corporate giants, there are plenty of independent coffee roasters to choose from. Anyone bleeding espresso will know the importance of a fine cup of coffee. It can either make or break your day. The following is a coffee guide of the best coffee shops in the Emerald City.  We hope it will make your mornings (or whether time of the day) more enjoyable!

Top Ten Best Coffee Shops in Seattle


Analog Coffee | 235 Summit Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, United States | +1 206-678-7443 | http://analogcoffee.com/ | Analog Coffee on Urbanspoon

Analog Coffee first started as a pop-up shop from a doorway in Captiol Hill. The coffee shop itself looks like something out of a Kinfolk Magazine with clean, bright design and aesthetics of modern Scandinavian. White. Wood. Steel. The weathered nautical vibe has a good thing going. The latte is most perfect: balanced between milk and coffee. Analog Coffee serves Herkimer Coffee beans which are roasted locally. Herkimer beans are roasted from premium green coffee with traditional farm practices free from pesticides and fertilizers. Small bags are for sale and date stamped for freshness. If you need another reason: they serve Mighty-O donuts.


Moore Coffee Shop | 1930 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States | +1 206-728-5668 | http://www.moorecoffeeshop.com/ | Moore Coffee Shop on Urbanspoon

Looking for some really cute bear latte art? Moore Coffee Shop has some of the cutest bears and coolest cat in town. Not only are their Mexican mocha amazing with spices and texture; it is very rich and flavorful. Their specialty coffees like Spanish coffee, almond milk latte, and Horchata latte is also a must try. Great place to enjoy a coffee or to catch up on some work while people watching.


Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Company | 1005 E Pike St, Seattle, WA, United States | +1 206-709-4440 | http://www.caffevita.com/ |

Caffe Vita is located conveniently on Pike, but not obnoxiously near the market. I’m a big fan for their Cafe Luna coffee blend of nuttiness and earthy tones. Gayo River single origin is also quite nice. Come here if you are looking for a serious full flavored latte or  espresso. The Capital Hill location has a coffee roaster in the back of this two story cafe. Free Wifi.


Espresso Vivace Sidewalk Bar | 321 Broadway E, Seattle, WA, United States | +1 206-324-8861 | http://espressovivace.com/ | Espresso Vivace Sidewalk Bar on Urbanspoon

Slow roasted blend espresso is delicious with rich consistency. A solid cup of espresso. The Espresso Vivace Sidewalk Bar is nostalgic and has a cozy atmosphere with neon signs and metal chairs.  I highly suggest a cup of  Caffe Nico! Sitting outside on a nice sunny day is one of the simple pleasures in life.


Milstead & Co | 770 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103, United States | +1 206-659-4814 | Milstead & Co. on Urbanspoon

Impeccably friendly and attentive baristas. On point coffee with balance between the espresso and the milk. Come and be educated about where the coffee originated from, to how the coffee is brewed and stored. This coffee shop is near the Fremont Bridge and is great for any coffee nerd or snob. This coffee shop is spacious and plenty of long tables.

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Stumptown Coffee | 1115 12th Ave, Seattle, WA, United States | +1 206-860-2937 | http://stumptowncoffee.com/ | Stumptown Coffee Roasters on Urbanspoon

An official hipster hangout. A good spot to people watch. Stumptown Coffee is originally an Oregon, Portland based coffee roaster that has branched into Seattle. Their cold brew coffee is on point: smooth, strong and consistent. If you aren’t able to make it down to the cafe, several retailers also carry their bottled coffee. Lucky coffee fiends in Vancouver will also be able to pick up a variety of coffee blends from Stumptown Coffee Roasters at Platform 7 Coffee. Aside from great tasting brew, their kouign amman with Okinawan black sugar is to die for. Option for Chemex pour overs.


Lighthouse Roasters | 400 N 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98103, United States | +1 206-633-4775 | http://lighthouseroasters.com/ | Lighthouse Roasters Fine Coffees on Urbanspoon

A very intense and deep roasted flavor . Heavy espresso, lighter cream. Minimal decor but a respectable coffee roaster in the Fremont area. I like this Lighthouse blend of medium bodied light acidity with notes of chocolate. Super clean.


Slate Coffee Bar | 5413 6th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, United States | +1 206-701-4238 | http://www.slatecoffee.com/ | Slate Coffee Bar on Urbanspoon

Slate Coffee Bar is not your average grab and go coffee shops. The concept is similar to a wine bar. Their coffee is served in wine glasses instead of coffee mugs or paper cups. You will want to sit down, relax and perhaps learn about The Deconstructed Latte. Sample the flight of espresso, milk and latte. Your barista or coffee connoisseur will explain the origins of the espresso and the milk farmed locally. Tho I admit the approach is gimmicky, the presentation is beautiful and trendy. Espressos are served in Glen Carins glasses: “espresso neat”. Whether or not you agree to this progressive approach drinking coffee from a wine glass, there is definitely an unique experience worth checking out.


Zoka Coffee Company |  2901 NE Blakeley St, Seattle, WA 98105, United States | +1 206-527-0990 | http://www.zokacoffee.com/ | Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Co. on Urbanspoon

Big sofa chairs, long wooden tables and decent wifi. Sounds like the perfect spot to sloth around curled up with your laptop. The atmosphere is cozy with plenty of outlets for coffice. If you are looking to snuggle, the lavender mocha is you partner. I prefer something simple, like a dark roast from their Clover Coffee machine. With a few locations around town, you are bound to run into one.


Starbucks Coffee Pike Place |  1912 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101, United States | +1 206-448-8762 | http://www.starbucks.com/ |  Starbucks on Urbanspoon

Starbucks Coffee opened its first store in 1971 in Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. Any human worth their weight in coffee bleeds espresso and can not deny the convenience of this corporate giant. The Pike Place store is definitely a tourist attraction worth experiencing nostalgia at least once. A variety of memorabilia merchandise are available. Every year I look forward to their Christmas Blend Coffee with chocolate and earthy notes. If you are looking for a place to sit down, this is not the one. There is another Starbucks up the street.


Good coffee down to the very last drop. So, where do you go for a cup of joe?


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Red Lobster, Washington (Lynnwood)

Red Lobster, Washington (Lynnwood)

Often when we head down South of the border for some quality retail therapy at Premium Outlet 202, we are stranded feeling hungry. We are often not sure what is still open for dinner especially when Fast Food is not an option. There is only…

Crab Pot Seafood Restaurant, Washington (Bellevue)

Crab Pot Seafood Restaurant, Washington (Bellevue)

  Crab Pot Seafood Restaurant has two locations: Seattle and Bellevue. We crossed the boarder one spontaneous Sunday just for some seafood and grocery shopping. For some reason we were craving seafood and the first place that came to mind was Crab Pot. There are…

Panier Bakery Seattle, Pike Place Fish Market

Panier Bakery Seattle, Pike Place Fish Market

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Le Panier Bakery Seattle. This a little bakery beside Starbucks in Pike Place. While hundreds poor into the Starbucks mothership waiting, I slip into Le Panier Bakery Seattle for a cup of espresso, macaroons and palmier.
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Sometimes I wonder what the fuss next door is all about while I can enjoy the simplicity of sipping my joe while dreaming looking out the window. The smell of freshly baked pastry and bread is intoxicating. The staff are friendly and quick.
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Their macaroons are soft and tender inside; eggshell like outside. My favourite is still their lemon and orange macaroons. The flaky and slightly sweetened palmier makes a cup of bitter joe delightful. If you are a sweet tooth do try the Chocolatine (chocolate croissant with almond cream) … Everything about this place is simple, homey sort of vibe with delicious ingredients!
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Until next time Seattle.
Le Panier on Urbanspoon

1902 Pike Place, Seattle,
WA 98101, United States
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