Naan is that oh-so-yummy pita-like bread that you find at Indian restaurants around the world. It’s traditionally baked in a tandoori oven. Sometimes naan is topped with garlic and other goodies, and it’s a great base for hummus and other dips. Or, use it to scoop up your tandoori or curry and keep your fork clean. Plus, naan is totally kid-friendly! Here are some great family-friendly spots around the city to enjoy some really good naan.
Annapurna Cafe | 1833 Broadway | 206-320-7770
In addition to classic naan, Annapurna Cafe offers garlic naan and three stuffed naan options. Aloo Naan is stuffed with peas and potatoes, Paneer Naan is stuffed with homemade paneer cheese, and Keema Naan is stuffed with spiced lamb. They also make vegan naan alternatives including roti, poori, stuffed paratha and chatamari. Pick your favorite and enjoy it with Annapurna Cafe’s delicious Nepali, Indian and Tibetan dishes.
Cedar's Restaurant | 4759 Brooklyn Ave NE | 206-527-4000
Naan makes the perfect compliment to Cedar’s yummy tandoori, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. They have 10 different naan options: plain, vegetable, mint, spinach and paneer, garlic, Cedar’s (stuffed with chicken, almonds and herbs), paneer, pesto, keema (stuffed with ground beef, ginger and onions), and spinach. Cedar’s also offers paratha, aloo paratha, roti and onion kulcha (leavened bread stuffed with fresh onions).
India Gate | 3080 148th Ave SE, Bellevue | 425-747-1075
Stuffed, seasoned or plain, India Gate Restaurant in Bellevue is the spot on the Eastside to grab some really good naan. Aside from plain naan, choose from Kashmiri Naan (stuffed with nuts, raisins and cherries), Alu Kulcha (stuffed with mashed potatoes and peas), Keema Kulcha (stuffed with spiced lamb), Paneer Kulcha (stuffed with homemade cheese), Onion Kulcha (stuffed with onions & spices), Garlic Naan, Bhatoora (deep fried), and Spinach Kulcha (stuffed with spinach and spices). There’s also Poori (whole wheat deep fried bread) and Tandoori Roti (whole wheat bread).
Naanz Kitchen + Bar | 1256 Republican Street | 206-457-5589
At Naanz Kitchen and Bar, you can make your own naanwich (or a rice or salad bowl). It’s Indian food on-the-go or ‘fast casual’! Other ways to enjoy naan at Naanz Kitchen are naanquitos filled with marinated chicken and hummus, or naan sliders. The sliders are made with fresh naan, hummus, yogurt raita, salsa, cilantro mint chutney, slaw and your choice of chicken or veggie. There’s also classic fresh baked naan for a side, drizzled with garlic butter.
Tandoozy | 410 Terry Ave N
Since Tandoozy serves their Indian in street-food fashion from a traveling tandoori stand, the best way to eat their food is on the naan. Pile yours with your choice of chicken tikka masala, red lentil dhal, basmati rice, and/or mango chutney.