by Anna Roth
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From locally roasted coffee to fresh, simple seafood, our editors reveal the best restaurants and cafes to sample 10 quintessential tastes of Seattle.
Updated: June 06, 2007
Order a dozen oysters, a pot of local mussels or the expertly prepared catch of the day at this old-style Northwest seafood restaurant.
In a town full of vegetarian restaurants, this Madison Valley dining room stands out for inventive fare that draws even dedicated carnivores.
Sample organic bars and truffles in unique flavors (chai tea, peanut butter and jelly) at this free-trade chocolate factory in the heart of funky Fremont.
Grab a seat at the sushi bar and watch Seattle's premier sushi chef at work.
Pick a sandwich, any sandwich, at this legendary deli. The mole salami is a local favorite; if you want to go the whole hog, so to speak, try the luscious porcetta.
This Pike Place Market cafe brews espresso from a number of local roasters, including hometown faves Caffe Umbria, Lighthouse and more.
It would be a shame to come to Seattle without sampling a local microbrew, and the market-brewed ales at this Pike Place pub are some of the best in town.
This popular artisan bakery churns out crusty loaves, heavenly pastries and more must-try baked goods from its Belltown ovens.
This pint-sized spot in the ID serves up some of the city's most traditional, tastiest and cheapest Vietnamese food.