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7 Best Downtown Seattle Lunch Spots

From the classic to the bizarre, downtown Seattle restaurants offer something for everyone. Here are some popular lunchtime spots.

Where to Get A Quick Lunch in Downtown Seattle

Need to grab a quick bite between meetings? Here’s where to go when you need something good fast.


1904 Pike Pl, 206-448-4758

Sandwiched between Piroshky Piroshky and Le Panier, this self-described "world class"; deli specializes in salads, pizzas, paninis and soups made in-house from locally sourced ingredients. The long menu can be intimidating at first, but trust us. You can't go wrong here. If you're overwhelmed, try the delicious Tuscan Chicken sandwich. The line can get long, but it moves quickly. Prices range from $3.50 to $7.50, depending on the size of the sandwich.

Serious Pie

316 Virginia St, 206-838-7388

The name says it all. From the homemade crust to the house cured meats, Chef Tony Catini has all the details covered. Don't miss the clams and pancetta pizza. Prices range from $16 to $20.

FOB Poke Bar

220 Blanchard St, 206-728-9888

If you want protein and veggies all in one bowl with customizable options, you know a poke bar is best place to go. Prices range from $9.99 $15.99.

Where to Get A Fancy Lunch in Downtown Seattle

Need to seal the deal over lunch? When you're looking for something more formal for entertaining clients or conducting lunch meetings, head to these downtown establishments.

Fonté Café & Wine Bar

1321 First Ave, 206-777-6193

Though Fonté is known for slinging espresso drinks, don't underestimate the food. Walk through the front doors of Fonté, and you'll feel like you've been transported to a classy bistro in Europe. The café offers cocktails and an extensive beer and wine list, as well as salads, sandwiches, Neapolitan pizzas, pasta and charcuterie. With full-service dining, Fonté is a classy spot for a client meeting yet unassuming enough for a morning work session. Prices range from $9 to $2.

Le Pichet

1933 First Ave, 206-256-1499

For delicious French food without the pretentiousness, head to Le Pichet. Owners Jim Drohman and Joanne Herron both have lived and trained in France. They opened Le Pichet in 2000 with the hope of recreating the personal, neighborhood style of restaurant they had come to love in France. Soups, salads and a rotating selection of charcuterie entice lunch-goers. If you make it for dinner, the signature slow-roasted chicken for two is a must. Prices range from $10 to $25.

Il Terrazzo Carmine

411 First Avenue S., 206-467-7797

If you're visiting Il Terrazzo Carmine on a Tuesday afternoon, call ahead first. You might need a reservation. This upscale institution in Pioneer Square offers fine Italian fare with an extensive wine list; perfect for a formal business lunch. Diners rave about the prawn bisque and ravioli di pesce. Al Pacino prefers the eggplant parmigiana when he stops by. For pastas and risottos, prices range from $15 to $28.

Where to Get A Special Lunch in Downtown Seattle

Tired of your lunch routine? Mix things up with one of these unusual downtown lunch spots.

Café Yumm!

717 Pine St, 206-624-9866

Since first opening in Eugene, Oregon in 1997, the mostly vegetarian Café Yumm! now has over 10 locations. This fast casual chain serves bento boxes, wraps, rice-and-bean-based bowls, and more. But what really sets Yumm! apart is their signature hummus-like sauce that's made with herbs, spices, nuts, and nutritional yeast. Prices range from $10.50 to $14.50 with many add-on options.

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