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Seattle's Hidden Culinary Gems

Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 12:22pm

Look closely because you might miss them - these bars and restaurants are some of Seattle's gems. But, watch out because these special places aren't immediately visible from the street. They can be found down an alleyway, under your feet or hidden in the back room! 


Umma's Lunch Box

Umma's features authentic homemade Korean food for the health conscious eater. Here, you can create your own plate from their large buffet with meats, sushi, veggies and homemade sauces. They even have plenty of vegetarian friendly Korean foods. 


Derby is an Ethan Stowell restaurant that can be found in industrial SoDo, located in The Shop. It is a state of the art facility where car & motorcycle fans can enjoy luxe vehicles. The menu is full of classic comfort foods and wines predominantly sourced from the northwest. 

The Sovereign

This bar is located underground at First & Washington and has one of Pioneer Square's best happy hours. They serve specialty cocktails and thoughtful foods in a uniquely Caribbean-inspired lounge. 


Branchwater is Belltown's Kentucky Burbon Bar, accessed via an alleyway entrance off of Bell Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave. The bar has a casual feel that will give you a sense of Southern hospitality.  

E. Smith Mercantile

With a tag line like "Business in the front & a party in the back" how could you go wrong? This sweet retail shop hosts a charming general store in the front and in the back is a recently remodeled cocktail bar. Every day that have a featured cocktail that is sure to please. 


This sibling to the Walrus and the Carpenter is hidden next-door in the back of Ballard's Kolstrand Building. You could easily miss it for the buzz next door! The Italian aperitivo bar has a short menu with great snack plates and lovely wines. 

Written by: Seattle Eastside Engel & Völkers

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