Top 10 Places to Eat While High in Seattle
Seattle has long been known as a top food destination on the West Coast, particularly for its fresh seafood and rich Asian cuisine tradition with a wealth of notable Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese restaurants. Lately, as the city has rapidly expanded, it has developed a real foodie culture where top city chefs have become local celebrities.
If you’ve been enjoying cannabis, though, you might want something a little less buttoned-up, possibly less pricey, but definitely without skimping on taste. Luckily, Seattle has a ton of options for the elevated eater that cover all types of cuisines (including some you might not expect to find in the Northwest). Here are our picks for the top 10 places to eat while high in the Emerald City.
10. Georgetown Liquor Company
In the gritty hipster haven of Georgetown lives the best vegan food in town – and from one carnivore to another, you won’t miss the meat. Georgetown Liquor Company not only offers an inventive and delicious vegetarian/vegan menu of sandwiches, nachos, brunch, and more, but patrons can while away the hours playing retro video games (think NES and Genesis) on small TVs.
9. Adey Abeba
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Seattle has growing East African community, with Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurants scattered across town. You can’t go wrong at most of them, but for our money the Central District’s Adey Abeba is worth the visit for three reasons: 1. Huge portions – one Adey Combo can feed 4 for $14; 2. Awesome, fluffy injera; 3. It’s one block away from Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, making it a great takeout option after purchasing some legal weed.
8. Little Uncle
Source: Seattle Magazine
People love their Thai food in Seattle – apparently there’s about 1 Thai restaurant for every 3 actual Thai people in the city. But only one Thai restaurant operates a tiny walk-up stall out of the side of a building, and that is Little Uncle on Capitol Hill. The menu changes frequently but don’t miss out on the pad thai and beef-cheek-filled buns. Eat on the sidewalk or take it home.
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Seattle’s food truck game is on point, with Marination and its korean-hawaiian fusion leading the charge. Kalbi beef tacos, spam sliders, kimchi fried rice, and mac salad make for a mouth-watering meal (pro tip: order extra “nunya” sauce). Find the food truck or check out their stationary sites in Capitol Hill and Alki Beach.
6. Tacos Chukis
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Transplants – especially from California – bemoan Seattle’s supposed lack of quality Mexican food. Then they go to Tacos Chukis, and then they shut up, at least while their mouths are stuffed with the house tacos – rotisserie-roasted adobada pork adorned with a slice of pineapple and homemade salsa and guacamole.
5. Spud’s Fish and Chips
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Ivar’s seems to get all the press (and for good reason), but their chaotic ordering style might stress out some stoners. Spud’s is a little lower-key but has better fish and chips in our opinion. Get their huge breaded-and-fried fillets with awesomely greasy fries at locations in two of Seattle’s best summer spots, Alki Beach and Greenlake.
4. Harbor City
Harbor City is a choice spot for dim sum in the International District. The wait at this hole-in-the-wall can be long (but is worth it), so grab some bubble tea nearby to sip on the sidewalk (and bring an umbrella if it’s raining).
3. Seattle Dogs
Source: My Northwest
If you’re in Seattle, you need a Seattle dog: a hot dog covered in cream cheese and a heap of grilled onions. Out-of-towners think it sounds crazy, but it’s crazy good. Find ‘em all over town at hot dog carts outside of bars (try the neighborhoods of Belltown, Ballard, and Capitol Hill) or outside of games at Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field.
2. Beth’s Cafe
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Hungry diners at the wee hours of the morning need look no further than Beth’s Cafe, Seattle’s ultimate greasy spoon and 24-hour diner. They bill their omelettes to be “as big yer freakin’ head,” which might be selling them short – they’re 12 eggs served on a bed of bottomless hashbrowns. Unleash your inner artist while waiting for your order – complimentary crayons and paper are provided, with the best going up on the walls.
1. Dick’s Drive In
No contest here – Dick’s is the ultimate cuisine for the high and mighty hungry. Their simple menu of immaculate burgers, fries, and shakes can be found at six locations around the city. You need to be snappy with your order – especially near their 2 AM closing time – so practice saying it now: Deluxe, fries, and strawberry shake.