One of the best lunch spots on the north side of Green Lake. Everyone raves about their chowder (rightfully so), but don't miss the chance to try their fish and chips too. Sometimes the crowd can get a little rowdy, but that just adds to the fun.
Having Ken's in the neighborhood helps make Greenwood great. While it is small, they cover everything here from freshly cut meat to produce to frozen. It may not have 5 brands of condensed milk to chose from, but it has one of nearly everything you might be after.
A HUGE improvement since they took over this small coffee shop. Now it's run by the folks with the fantastic restaurant next door, and everything is better here that it use to be under the prior owner. Pastries are fresh, coffee is great, and the prices are a lot lower than they use to be.
Tucked out of the way on the southern edge of Greenwood, this local coffee shop is one of my favorites for those days when you have time to sit outside at one of their small tables and enjoy the sun. Never run out of snacks to go with your coffee, and both are always totally enjoyable. This place couldn't be more local.
Try them any day for lunch, or Thursday evenings for their Guest Chef meal. You will always have outstanding food, and you are supporting one of the best causes of any restaurant in town. Helping folks who were "on the skids" get their footing back and training up to work in any restaurant in town. If you happen to be there on a Thursday evening when they have a graduation, you'll be moved beyond words at how hard these folks work to get a new "fare" start.
A great sit-down neighborhood Mexican restaurant. Their menu is just what you would expect to see - tacos and burritos and enchiladas. It's not that they serve them with any unusual flair or taste, but they are just so down to earth solid we continually go back for dinner.
When you're looking for solid Thai food in the north end of Belltown, but don't need a lot of upscale ambiance to go with it, this is your restaurant. I like their version of Pad Thai particularly well. But their main source of interior design is Thai beer signs.
This charming shop in the heart of Ballard features handiwork from around the world, but specially focused on Mexico and South America. You'll find a wide range of items that are useful as well as beautiful like lamps and throws.
Catherine definitely carries work by artists that are out of the mainstream, but she is so passionate about what she has on the walls you can't help but love them as well. Her space is a little out of the flow of a normal Pioneer Square gallery walk, but I encourage you to make the couple extra blocks to see what she is showing this month.
If you need custom framing that goes WAY beyond the norm you find in other framing shops, this is the place for you. They have hand gold leaving as a standard option for example. I had one small piece of art framed here and while it was the most expensive framing I've ever done for that size, it is also one of the most beautiful.