Lynnwood, Washington, is a charming small city surrounded by picturesque beauty, located north of Seattle. The city has many activities waiting to be explored, including beautiful parks, public art and a tasty, eclectic dining scene. Here is a list of some of the culinary gems found throughout Lynnwood.
Astoria Pizza & Pasta
Restaurant, Vegetarian, $$$
Astoria Pizza & Pasta
Astoria Pizza & Pasta is a family-owned restaurant delighting guests with its pizza and other dishes, including pasta, sandwiches, salads, and side dishes from Tuesday through to Saturday. In addition to the tasty fare, Astoria also offers guests a friendly atmosphere with great service, making the time spent there an enjoyable one. Enticing options on the menu include the Greek pizza with spinach, feta, mozzarella, onions, beef gyro meat, and tomato sauce; the sweet and spicy pizza topped with pepperoni, pineapple, jalapeños, mozzarella, and tomato sauce; and the baked lasagna with meat sauce or meatballs. Vegetarians will also find suitable options on the menu plus incredible daily specials.
Astoria Pizza & Pasta, 4629 168th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA, USA, +1 425 745 5777
Big E Ales
Established in 1997, Big E Ales is a lively brewpub serving incredible brews alongside a variety of edibles from Tuesday through to Saturday. Within a cozy environment, this family-friendly establishment offers many appetizers and entrées, ensuring that many tastes will be satisfied. Highlights to note are the Big ‘E’ signature reuben sandwich with thick cut corned beef cooked in their Golden Ale with spices and piled high on ciabatta with white cheddar horseradish cheese, sauerkraut, and 1000 island dressing and BBQ ribs that fall off the bone. Be sure to pair the meals with one of the several complementary brews on tap, which may include the Golden Ale, the Pau Hana Porter with notes of coconut and Ghirardelli dark chocolate, Blackberry Ale, and non-alcoholic root beer.
Big E Ales, 5030 208th St. SW., Lynnwood, WA, USA, +1 425 672 7051
Bistro, European, Hungarian, $$$
Open Tuesday through to Saturday, Budapest Bistro is a charming haunt specializing in Hungarian and German delicacies. Within an intimate space, guests will find an array of dishes from soups to entrées to cakes to pastries along with a selection of European beer and wine plus gift items. Some of the flavorful choices diners might find (menu changes daily) include Hungarian cabbage rolls, which are cabbage leaves stuffed with a mixture of ground pork and rice and cooked in a savory sauce, and the chicken paprikash, which is chicken sautéed in a wonderful combination of green peppers, tomatoes, and spices and finished with sour cream. Sour cherry cake and German chocolate cake are a couple of the sweet treats offered.
Budapest Bistro, 12926 Mukilteo Speedway, Lynnwood, WA, USA, +1 425 513 9846
Restaurant, Mexican, Dessert
A vibrant joint brimming with friendliness, Casa Guerrero serves it zesty, authentic Mexican cuisine to hungry lunch and dinner guests seven days a week. Within a cozy space, diners can peruse a large menu where they will find a variety of appetizers, seafood dishes, specialty entrées, and more with something for everyone. The house specialty, which is a must-try, is pollo Acapulco and features a charbroiled chicken breast topped with sautéed spinach plus Chihuahua cheese and served with rice, beans, tortillas, and soup. An array of beverages, including margaritas plus domestic and imported beers, along with tantalizing desserts, such as the Mexican ice cream sandwich topped with Kahlua, are also offered.
Casa Guerrero, 402 164th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA, USA, +1 425 741 9608
Chili Basil Thai Grill
Chili Basil Thai Grill is a family-owned and operated dining establishment enticing diners with its aromatic Thai specialties. Open Monday through to Saturday for lunch and dinner, this joint’s culinary team procures the freshest ingredients available, which often includes organics, for its recipes featured on their menus, including wheat-free and vegetarian versions. Must-try options are the Chili Basil chicken, which is minced chicken, fresh basil, chile, bell peppers, mushrooms, green beans, and onion all stir-fried, and the lightly-bread catfish glazed with curry sauce and served with mixed greens. For a great sweet ending, the longan black rice pudding topped with longan fruit and coconut cream is one excellent choice.
Chili Basil Thai Grill, 18505 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood, WA, USA, +1 425 672 1155
Indigo Kitchen & Alehouse
Serving lunch and dinner to the masses every day, Indigo Kitchen and Alehouse is a welcoming establishment that also offers weekend brunch, twenty draft beers, plus a selection of house and classic cocktails. The open interior space features rich wood and brick accents making it a lovely place to enjoy comfort cuisine, including salads, sandwiches, entrées, and much more. Highlights includes shrimp and grits with andouille sausage and a lightly spiced seafood sauce on a bed of cheesy grits and Mama’s meatloaf made with beef, pork, and bacon all topped with chipotle ketchup and served with potatoes and vegetables. Decadent desserts, including bread pudding with a bourbon-pecan caramel and whipped cream, are also available.
Indigo Kitchen & Alehouse, 2902 164th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA, USA, +1 425 741 8770
Tubs Gourmet Subs
Established in 1983, Tubs Gourmet Subs is an independent fast-casual joint serving a variety of tasty sub sandwiches seven days a week. The varied menu ensures that there is something for everyone, making it a great place to take the entire family. In addition to sandwiches, the menu also includes salads and soups all of which are fresh and made in-house daily. Great options to note are the smoke ‘n wrangler with garlic mayo, bleu cheese dressing, BBQ sauce, sautéed onions, beef, jalapeños, cheddar, bacon, and cowboy seasoning all on a toasted baguette and the opa with garlic mayo, feta, black olive, pepperoncinis, chicken, cucumber, spinach, tomato, and vinaigrette. Vegetarians can substitute any meat for a black bean patty.
Tubs Gourmet Subs, 4400 168th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA, USA, +1 425 741 9800
The Vienna Coffee Company
Cafe, Pastries, $$$
The Vienna Coffee Company
Inspired by the Cafe Landtmann Kaffeehaus, a world famous kaffeehaus in Vienna, The Vienna Coffee Company offers the coffee-drinking crowd an experience like no other. Proud of being something rather than a typical neighborhood coffeehouse, this establishment presents guests with a lovely atmosphere in which to try a variety of beverages made with Julius Meinl Kaffee direct from Vienna. Great options include Kaffee Mozart, which is Julius Meinl double espresso, chocolate, creme, whipped creme, and coffee liqueur, Wiener Shokolade made with Julius Meinl double espresso, chocolate, and steam milk foam, and for the non-coffee drinkers, Châtillon chai tea. Edibles offered include pastries, such as sweet and savory croissants, and paninis.
The Vienna Coffee Company, 16108 Ash Way, Lynnwood, WA, USA, + 1 425 743 7350
Wild Wasabi Japanese Cuisine
Open every day, Wild Wasabi Japanese Cuisine specializes in sushi, teriyaki, and other Japanese deliciousness. Procuring the freshest ingredients available, the culinary team creates a variety of delectable, beautifully plated dishes that will appeal to everyone from meat and seafood lovers to vegetarians. Notable highlights include the appetizer known as the crazy skipper, which is a tempura-style jalapeño stuffed with cream cheese and spicy salmon drizzled with spicy mayo and tempura crunch; the veggie medusa roll with spring mix, cucumber, and tempura crunch all topped with seaweed salad; and the chicken katsu curry. Guests will also find a selection of beverages, including Japanese sake and beer.
Wild Wasabi Japanese Cuisine, 19720 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA, USA, +1 425 776 8068
Sandwich Shop, BBQ, French, $$$
Thinking of their grandfather and the food he made, the owners named their casual restaurant Yeh Yeh’s, which means ‘grandpa.’ Specializing in Vietnamese sandwiches and other specialty dishes, this welcoming venue uses family recipes for its cuisine and sources the best ingredients available. Each sandwich features a French demi-baguette piled high with choice of marinated meat, house-made pickled veggies, and other flavorful toppings with tasty signature sandwiches being the BBQ brisket, grilled pork, and tofu to name but a few. The Hu Tieu, a popular pork-based noodle soup found throughout Vietnam, is another must-try highlight. To try these options and more, visit Yeh Yeh’s on Monday through to Saturday.
Yeh Yeh’s, 19915 64th Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA, USA, +1 425 776 7213