Your Bumbershoot food options have never been better, what with the revamped Seattle Center food court, a roster of new food vendors, along with some stray food carts that may or may not be licensed to park outside of the venue.
Skillet Counter: Yes, these are the same folks who run the wildly popular Skillet Diner in Capitol Hill and Ballard, and it will likely be packed. For good reason: best grub at the festival — burger with a smear of bacon jam and a side of its gluttonous poutine. (Seattle Center Armory)
Kabab: Vegetarian? Gluten free? Paleo diet? Here’s your one stop. This Mediterranean counter has an extensive menu for all those dietary needs and short lines. (Seattle Center Armory)
Collections Cafe: Avoid the madhouse by grabbing a table inside the dining area of the permanent Dale Chihuly glass exhibition or sit in the patio area to people-watch. (Chihuly Garden and Glass)
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Stumbling Goat Bistro: This underrated Phinney Ridge/Greenwood restaurant will give you a taste of what you’ve been missing by not coming up north to visit its restaurant. Expect pork belly BLT. (Fisher Rooftop)
Pel’ Meni: The cheap Russian dumplings that have been a big hit with the late-night college crowd in Bellingham should do well here. (Fisher Green)
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