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Where to Get the Best Takeout Food in Seattle

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Takeout has become a lifeline in the era of COVID-19, a convenience for busy people doing most of their eating (and working) at home, and for restaurants with limited or nonexistent dine-in service. In Seattle, plenty of delicious to-go food is up for grabs via pickup or delivery, so make the choice easier with this wide range of spectacular flavors at price points that can’t be beat. From tangy barbecue, to complex Caribbean curries, put these 11 spots on your radar.

A number of Seattle restaurants offer patio service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for outdoor dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit coronavirus.wa.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Veraci Pizza

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A blazing-hot applewood-fired oven makes short work of these Neapolitan-style pies, crisping up thin, chewy crusts in less than two minutes and lending delicate char all around, whether you select a base with gluten or without. Both pizzerias, Ballard and Wedgwood, are open for takeout, so you can order online for pickup or delivery of 11- or 16-inch pies topped liberally, for example, with roasted peppers, spinach, whole roasted garlic, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese’s signature Flagship, and red sauce. (We’re talking about the Seattle Summer pie, here.)

Musashi's

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The chirashi bowl isn’t the only thing Musashi’s does right, but it is the main thing that sets this Japanese restaurant above the rest. For under $20, a mountain of rice teems with high-quality fish expertly sliced, from salmon to tuna to scallops. Should you make it past this defining dish, highlights include teriyaki plates, skewers of grilled vegetables, and sushi.

Pam's Kitchen

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Seattle’s Trinidadian eatery livens up Wallingford with flavor-packed jerk-spiced pork and chicken, aloo pies and fried plantains, and a variety of outrageously good curries packed with tender lamb or other goodies, all generously portioned and fit for family-style sharing. Complete the experience with tropical drinks, or a couple of Cokes.

A chicken platter from Pam’s Kitchen in Seattle.
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Uneeda Burger

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This laidback Fremont restaurant has pivoted entirely to takeout for its superb burgers. A classic quarter-pounder hits the spot, but signature variations are hard to pass up, too, from the Mediterranean-inspired lamb patty with pickled peppers and cured lemon, to the satisfying house-made veggie burger with pickled red onion, portobello, and lemon-garlic-herb aioli. Don’t walk away without enormous onion rings or gooey fried cheese curds.

Aviv Hummus Bar

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Although hummus makes for a lovely side dish or accent, the rich chickpea puree — topped with ground beef seasoned with warm shawarma spices, sauteed mushrooms, or plenty of other options, and scooped up with fresh pita — is the star at an Israeli hummusiya like this one on Capitol Hill. A long list of sides and sauces encourages further mixing and matching, while the pita is also featured in a selection of sandwiches, filled with the likes of crisp falafel or eggplant.

A pita meal with egg from Aviv Hummus Bar in Seattle.
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Bangrak Market

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Craving the bold flavors of Thai street food? There are more than enough correct choices on this sprawling menu, which you can order online for pickup in Belltown, or delivery. Spicy grilled sausages, quintessential pad Thai, and a whole list of funky salads are the tip of the iceberg, so prepare to share now and split leftovers later.

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Fat's Chicken and Waffles

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Lift your spirits and soothe hunger pangs with hearty Southern comfort food from this Central District treasure. Smoked ham hock and pickled pork go perfect with red beans and rice, while gooey mac and cheese and luscious shrimp and grits can’t be beat. Consider the crispy fried chicken as well, which floats in honey butter between biscuits, pimento cheese, or garlic aioli in sandwiches, and fares just as well with syrup on top of waffles.

Little Ting’s Dumplings

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Little Ting’s Dumplings’ Bellevue location continues to serve its famous silky dumplings for takeout. They’re hand-wrapped, then pan-fried or steamed, and filled with delectable morsels of pork and cabbage, scallop and chives, and other flavorful combinations. The menu here also includes hot clay pots, whose bowls of intense broth swim with the likes of shrimp or squid. It’s hard to beat the value of Chinese food this good.

Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack

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The name of this beloved Columbia City restaurant works as a description of the cuisine as well as a metaphor, since the kitchen matches rousing Caribbean flavors with Louisiana soul food. Have your chicken jerk-spiced or fried over a waffle; dig into bright bowls of curried mussels and oxtail stew; and finally cap things off with coconut cake or rum pound cake. You’ll definitely need a thirst-quencher after all of those flavors, so don’t forget to grab a Coke, sweet tea, or even a mojito to go.

Huong Duong Restaurant

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Warm, soothing pho is the main attraction at this homey place next to the Othello light rail station. In addition to chicken and beef broths bobbing with tasty meats and rice noodles, an excellent vegetarian broth features fried or soft tofu and an assortment of bright veggies. Other house favorites include a juicy bone-in duck noodle soup with a ginger fish sauce, a rice crepe filled with a choice of proteins, and anything with the word “sunflower” in the name, like fried rice or a noodle bowl with grilled meats. (“Sunflower” is the English translation of the restaurant’s name.)

Angel City Deli

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In Skyway, at the southern tip of Lake Washington, well-seasoned barbecued ribs, chicken, chops, and hotlinks sprawl across platters and sandwiches, paired with other soul food staples like cornbread, greens, and peach cobbler. You can order takeout on the restaurant’s website, including some in-house delivery if you live within range. Keep an eye on Angel City’s social pages for enticing daily specials, too, like a Cajun seafood pasta boil of crab, shrimp, smoked sausage, corn, and more on a bed of spicy alfredo pasta.

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Veraci Pizza

A blazing-hot applewood-fired oven makes short work of these Neapolitan-style pies, crisping up thin, chewy crusts in less than two minutes and lending delicate char all around, whether you select a base with gluten or without. Both pizzerias, Ballard and Wedgwood, are open for takeout, so you can order online for pickup or delivery of 11- or 16-inch pies topped liberally, for example, with roasted peppers, spinach, whole roasted garlic, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese’s signature Flagship, and red sauce. (We’re talking about the Seattle Summer pie, here.)

Musashi's

The chirashi bowl isn’t the only thing Musashi’s does right, but it is the main thing that sets this Japanese restaurant above the rest. For under $20, a mountain of rice teems with high-quality fish expertly sliced, from salmon to tuna to scallops. Should you make it past this defining dish, highlights include teriyaki plates, skewers of grilled vegetables, and sushi.

Pam's Kitchen

A chicken platter from Pam’s Kitchen in Seattle.
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Seattle’s Trinidadian eatery livens up Wallingford with flavor-packed jerk-spiced pork and chicken, aloo pies and fried plantains, and a variety of outrageously good curries packed with tender lamb or other goodies, all generously portioned and fit for family-style sharing. Complete the experience with tropical drinks, or a couple of Cokes.

A chicken platter from Pam’s Kitchen in Seattle.
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Uneeda Burger

This laidback Fremont restaurant has pivoted entirely to takeout for its superb burgers. A classic quarter-pounder hits the spot, but signature variations are hard to pass up, too, from the Mediterranean-inspired lamb patty with pickled peppers and cured lemon, to the satisfying house-made veggie burger with pickled red onion, portobello, and lemon-garlic-herb aioli. Don’t walk away without enormous onion rings or gooey fried cheese curds.

Aviv Hummus Bar

A pita meal with egg from Aviv Hummus Bar in Seattle.
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Although hummus makes for a lovely side dish or accent, the rich chickpea puree — topped with ground beef seasoned with warm shawarma spices, sauteed mushrooms, or plenty of other options, and scooped up with fresh pita — is the star at an Israeli hummusiya like this one on Capitol Hill. A long list of sides and sauces encourages further mixing and matching, while the pita is also featured in a selection of sandwiches, filled with the likes of crisp falafel or eggplant.

A pita meal with egg from Aviv Hummus Bar in Seattle.
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Bangrak Market

A spread of dishes from Bangrak Market.
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Craving the bold flavors of Thai street food? There are more than enough correct choices on this sprawling menu, which you can order online for pickup in Belltown, or delivery. Spicy grilled sausages, quintessential pad Thai, and a whole list of funky salads are the tip of the iceberg, so prepare to share now and split leftovers later.

A spread of dishes from Bangrak Market.
Courtesy of Bangrak Market

Fat's Chicken and Waffles

Lift your spirits and soothe hunger pangs with hearty Southern comfort food from this Central District treasure. Smoked ham hock and pickled pork go perfect with red beans and rice, while gooey mac and cheese and luscious shrimp and grits can’t be beat. Consider the crispy fried chicken as well, which floats in honey butter between biscuits, pimento cheese, or garlic aioli in sandwiches, and fares just as well with syrup on top of waffles.

Little Ting’s Dumplings

Little Ting’s Dumplings’ Bellevue location continues to serve its famous silky dumplings for takeout. They’re hand-wrapped, then pan-fried or steamed, and filled with delectable morsels of pork and cabbage, scallop and chives, and other flavorful combinations. The menu here also includes hot clay pots, whose bowls of intense broth swim with the likes of shrimp or squid. It’s hard to beat the value of Chinese food this good.

Island Soul Rum Bar & Soul Shack

The name of this beloved Columbia City restaurant works as a description of the cuisine as well as a metaphor, since the kitchen matches rousing Caribbean flavors with Louisiana soul food. Have your chicken jerk-spiced or fried over a waffle; dig into bright bowls of curried mussels and oxtail stew; and finally cap things off with coconut cake or rum pound cake. You’ll definitely need a thirst-quencher after all of those flavors, so don’t forget to grab a Coke, sweet tea, or even a mojito to go.

Huong Duong Restaurant

Warm, soothing pho is the main attraction at this homey place next to the Othello light rail station. In addition to chicken and beef broths bobbing with tasty meats and rice noodles, an excellent vegetarian broth features fried or soft tofu and an assortment of bright veggies. Other house favorites include a juicy bone-in duck noodle soup with a ginger fish sauce, a rice crepe filled with a choice of proteins, and anything with the word “sunflower” in the name, like fried rice or a noodle bowl with grilled meats. (“Sunflower” is the English translation of the restaurant’s name.)

Angel City Deli

In Skyway, at the southern tip of Lake Washington, well-seasoned barbecued ribs, chicken, chops, and hotlinks sprawl across platters and sandwiches, paired with other soul food staples like cornbread, greens, and peach cobbler. You can order takeout on the restaurant’s website, including some in-house delivery if you live within range. Keep an eye on Angel City’s social pages for enticing daily specials, too, like a Cajun seafood pasta boil of crab, shrimp, smoked sausage, corn, and more on a bed of spicy alfredo pasta.

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