Small Bites to Try in and around Seattle

Bite-size pâté sandwiches at Cafe Campagne happy hour. Photo source.

These small bites pack a big flavor punch. Head to these Seattle area eateries and get snacking!

Andiamo Italian Ristorante | 938 110th Ave NE, Suite 1, Bellevue | 425-452-9602

This Eastside Italian dining room serves up plenty of antipasti favorites to whet your palate before your entree arrives. Try the bruschetta mista (grilled bread topped with tomato, basil, and sauteed mushrooms), calamari fritti (deep-fried and served with marinara sauce), caprese, scampi, or steamed butter clams. For those who prefer to sample multiple small bites, go for the “Antipasto Misto” spread, which serves two and features a selection of prosciutto, salami, bruschetta, roasted vegetables, and olives.

Cafe Campagne | 1600 Post Alley | 206-728-2233

French favorites abound on the petit plats menu at this longtime Seattle staple near Pike Place Market. These include pâté, escargots, charcuterie, soup (French onion or soupe du jour), tarte flambee (flatbread with bacon, confit onions, and whipped fromage blanc), and various happy hour small plates (such as pommes frites, bite-size pâté sandwiches, pork rillettes, and petit lamb burgers).

Cedars | Multiple locations

Cedars offers two distinct Indian menus -- one at its original location in the University District and another in Capitol Hill. Dishes on offer vary by location. At the U District restaurant, sample popular appetizers such as baba ghanouj with pita bread, veggie or beef samosas, crispy pakoras (veggie, paneer, cauliflower and potato, or chicken), and housemade hummus served with pita bread.

India Gate | 3080 148th Ave SE, Suite 102, Bellevue | 425-747-1075

Another Eastside favorite, India Gate offers a series of traditional Indian appetizers, several of which are vegetarian-friendly. Don’t miss the daal (yellow lentil soup), samosa chaat (2 veggie samosas with garbanzo beans, onions, tomatoes, and yogurt), and your choice of savory pakoras.

Petra Mediterranean Bistro | 2501 4th Ave | 206-728-5389

Head to Belltown for a fresh and authentic Mediterranean meal like no other in Seattle -- but don’t skip the appetizers! Take your pick among tempting small plates such as falafel, hummus with warm pita, baba ghanouj, Petra fries topped with garlic ketchup sauce and feta cheese, or the Mezza Tray at lunch (which offers a mix of guest favorites perfect for two: hummus, warm pita, baba ghanouj, labneh, olives, falafel, and dolmathes).

Shingletown Saloon | 2016 NW Market St | 206-782-5182

Pub fare is the name of the game at this saloon-style Ballard hotspot. You’ll be well-fed between beers with fried jumbo chicken wings, chicken breast tenders, Pepper Jack mac and cheese bites, buffalo cauliflower wings, soup by the cup or bowl, onion rings, jalapeno poppers, coconut prawns, avocado fries, shoestring fries, or tater tots.