Some days you pull up a chair and other days you grab 'n go. Here are my go to places for food on the go.
An apt name for a family run resto whose exceptional lentil soup and chicken doner kebab will keep you coming back for more.
No frills, just a formica countertop and a dozen stools at this market stand. Get the meatball sandwich (big enough to share) with housemade alfedo & marinara.
Crisp skinned Chinese barbequed pork (fatty and juicy) sold by the pound is the reason to step up to the counter of this ID classic.
This splendid little Japanese grocery offers 50% off it's sushi and bento boxes daily after 5 p.m and suprisingly good sake offerings.
Skip the pizza and order the pulled pork or a cheese burger with a side of perfectly done onion rings.
Looking for fresh, affordable vegetarian or vegan fare? LP has you covered. Delivery or takeaway only. Screaming deals on $1 Mondays.
This seafood shop in Fishermen's Terminal deals in fresh and frozen seafood. Grab a whole crab and get crackin.
This lower Queen Anne favorite has quick friendly service and Pad Kee Mao and Larb Gai that are served not too sweet not too hot but just right.
Chicken tacos and steak fajitas are my go to at this QA hole in the wall. Complimentary chips & salsa and a few outdoor seats are a bonus.
Burgers, shakes and fries are spot on. Expect a wait as everything is cooked fresh to order.
Every city has restaurants and coffee shops proclaiming to be the world's best this or that. Ezell's shot for fame but ended up the best fried chicken in Seattle too.
The tortas and tacos are standard fare but the roasted chicken is what makes this spot worth a drive across town.
No muss. No fuss. Affordable thai street food in the heart of the ID.
While primarily a takeaway joint for Thai street food (the first dine in area was quite literally a whole in the wall) recently added sidewalk seating makes this charmer even more attractive. Keep an eye out for the special of the day and the whole roasted fish.
Basic Mexican fare (pozole, burritos, tacos) served out of an old KFC. Good prices. Quick, friendly service.
Order the roast pork sandwich and feel good about it because you just helped support a Washington State farmer. Kids menu is a good value.
Potato & beef dumpling combo need I say more? Ok siracha and sour cream and they are open until 2:30 a.m. You're welcome.
Perfectly roasted chicken paired with perfectly golden fries makes me think it's a good thing I don't live closer. I mean you can't live on chicken and taters alone -- even if you might like too.
Order takeaway or dine in, either way you get a big slice of NY-style cheese pizza for $2.75. On a budget? Take advantage of $1 beers 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Mon-Fri.
If you want red meat in your pho but can't make a decision what kind, order the #14 Tai Chin Nam Gau Gan Sach it comes with everything including eye-round steak, well-done flank, marble brisket and soft tendon.
Grab some house-made sausage or bacon out of the butcher case to take home and prepare or settle in and enjoy a classic reuben, steak frites or cassoulet. Affordable house pours are a bonus.
Chinatown isn't exactly where you'd expect to find a stellar slice of pizza pie but that's where World Pizza comes in. This well appointed and well staffed (frequently by the owners) pizza joint has slices at the ready (delicious salads too) or order a fresh made to order pie and enjoy a pint while you wait. Happy hour is a real deal when a slice sets you back just $2.50 and a pint of Odin just 3 bucks. Go!
Order the three piece dark meat with a roll for $6.35. Nuff said. Well on second thought, maybe order an extra roll and a side of mashed potatoes and gravy.
Sleek environs offer fresh, affordable shellfish including oysters, crab, geoduck and clams.Grab 'em to go ask or ask Kevin to recommend an award winning Oyster Wine and savor a dozen or two onsite.
Affordable. Authentic. Accessible. At Los Agaves you can fill your belly for less than 10 bucks.The slow roasted beef and chicken make the tacos and nachos the go to dishes.
Malaysian bites served fresh to order out of a take-out window on Capitol Hill. The wait can be long but not to worry since you can wait for your order and even enjoy your meal w/ a brew in the neighbouring Montana.