With the cold, wet weather rolling in, we all start craving those comfort food favorites to both fill and warm us up. These Seattle spots have some really delicious, crave-worthy dishes to keep on your radar as must-tries this season...
Capitol Cider | 818 E Pike St. | 206-397-3564
If you’re looking for hearty Pacific Northwest fare, you’ll find it at Capitol Cider. Their Rigatoni is a definite must for fall, with roasted squash, creamy ricotta, crunchy hazelnuts, and fresh sage. In addition to being a substantial vegetarian dish, it’s also gluten-free since it’s made with Manini’s fresh, gluten-free rigatoni pasta. Enjoy it with a glass of Northern Spy cider from Eve’s Cidery for the perfect seasonal pairing.
Cucina Americana | 9400 Roosevelt Way NE | 206-957-1333
Italian is popularly recognized as the ultimate comfort food, and it’s especially desired during the cold, rainy Pacific Northwest fall and winter. Cucina Americana specializes in traditional Italian dishes with a Pacific Northwest twist. With baby carrots, summer squash and oyster mushrooms, their Chicken Cacciatore is the hearty stew you need.
Local 360 | 2234 1st Avenue | 206-441-9360
If you’re looking for a spot to enjoy Pacific Northwest ingredients during the winter, when produce isn’t so bountiful, you’ll still find the best of the best at Local 360. Ingredients are sourced, as the restaurant’s name indicates, from within 360 miles. The Tagliatelle with Duck Egg and Green Garbanzo Beans is a rich autumn dish that’s vibrantly colorful as well as really delicious!
Quinn's Pub | 1001 E Pike St. | 206-325-7711
Pub food is really done right at Quinn’s, where you can enjoy specialties like beef tartare and roasted bone marrow. During this season, the Boneless Half Chicken at Quinn’s Pub will hit the spot. There’s bacon (of course!), Castelvetrano olives, and fennel with the chicken, served on a corn cake and drizzled with a yummy red wine sauce.
Re:public | 429 Westlake Avenue N | 206-467-5300
Rich, hearty and soooooo good, the Wild Boar Bolognese at Re:public is a fall dish that you simply must try. Wide pappardelle pasta forms the base for this yummy dish, topped with a generous portion of bolognese made with San Marzano tomatoes and wild boar. A sprinkling of chili flakes and Parmesan cheese brings the whole dish together.
Varlamos Pizzeria | 3617 NE 45th St. | 206-522-8515
Known for their delicious hand-tossed pizzas, Varlamos Pizzeria is also a great place to dig into a big dish of pasta. During the fall and winter, it doesn’t get much better than a big plate of Eggplant Parmesan! This dish has sliced eggplant smothered with marinara and mozzarella, with a side of classic spaghetti marinara and toasty bread to complete the meal.