You’re not going to get a real New York-style bagel in Seattle unless you bring one back from the East Coast on a plane. But while Westman’s bagels don’t quite succeed at replicating what you’ll find in NYC (where bagels are more dense), they’re as close as you’re going to get - this place is certainly serving the best bagels in Seattle. Flavors range from classic, like everything and sesame, to things like Maldon sea salt and cinnamon currant. Nothing’s bad, but the everything bagel with a salty lox schmear is outstanding. Consider coming at the crack of dawn (a.k.a. 7am) when they open, because they do sell out, and be set on potentially paying seven dollars for a bagel. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
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Seattle’s best Indian food is at Annapurna in Capitol Hill. And for some reason, the wait times are usually short.
Kedai Makan is a Malaysian restaurant on Capitol Hill that serves amazing food well worth the long wait times.
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Jack’s is an American spot in South Lake Union where you can have a reliable BBQ sandwich.
Shake Shack is a counter service cheeseburger institution in South Lake Union. Prepare for lines.
Republic is a restaurant in South Lake Union that serves American food that ranges from burgers to risotto.
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Bakery Nouveau is an excellent Capitol Hill bakery we like most for the twice baked almond croissant and croque monsieur.
For breakfast on the go in Belltown, go for a breakfast sandwich at Dahlia (there are only four seats there). And couple coconut cream pie bites.
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