Summer is coming to an end but it’s not too late to go on adventure. Take a trip across the world without leaving home with the FlyBuy app. We’ve compiled a list of five restaurants offering unique cuisine from around the world. Take the challenge and explore food from five different countries in five days.
1. Thailand: Manao Thai Street Eats
Take a trip to the tropical country of Thailand. Located in Southeast Asia near Cambodia and Malaysia, the country is known for its beaches, temples, and nightlife. As in most countries, the best place to experience food is by walking the streets of Thailand and checking out the vendors. Manao Thai Street Eats, located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, brings this experience to the Pacific Northwest.
Manao (which is the Thai word for lime) offers a selection of authentic and delicious Thai food including Phad Thai, Phad Ba Mee, and Pineapple Fried Rice. We recommend trying the Phad See Ew, a noodle dish that uses wide rice noodles, Chinese broccoli, egg, garlic, all tossed in a delicious sweet soy sauce.
2. Italy: Caffe Torino
Feeling a jet lagged from traveling to the other side of the world? Start your morning off right with a cup of coffee and breakfast from Caffe Torino. Caffe Torino derives its name from the beautiful city in Northern Italy, Turin. Turin is the capital city of Piedmont and is known for its architecture, cuisine and the automobile company FIAT. The city is full of history and traditions and Caffe Torino aims to recreate that in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Offering a selection of espresso, house-baked pastries, and sandwiches, nothing you choose is a bad choice. We recommend getting a warm scone along with an ice mocha.
3. India: Chaat N Roll
Where to next? We suggest visiting the Southeast Asian country of India! With a history reaching back 5 millennia, the history and culture is rich in this country of over a billion people. India is known for many things including Cricket, Bollywood, the Taj Mahal, and of course its food. Indian food is popular among many across the globe and is known for its incorporation of spices and heat. Chaat N Roll in Redmond brings the flavors of the streets of India to you at home. The restaurant offers a selection of chaats, kati rolls, and Indo-Chinese cuisine. There is something for everyone. We recommend the Dhokla chaat. For those who are unfamiliar with chaat, it is a savory snack typically served at stalls and food carts in India.
4. China: Dumplings of Fury
Let’s be honest, Orange Chicken from Panda Express is good but sometimes you want real Chinese food. Located in East Asia, China is known for its large population, historic sites like the Great Wall of China and Tiananmen Square, and its food originating from its different regions. One staple of Chinese cuisine is the simple dumpling. Shaped like gold and silver ingots (currency back in ancient China), the dumpling symbolizes wealth. The Dumplings of Fury brings this classic to West Seattle. Offering a selection of homemade dumplings, baos, soups, and noodles, there is something for whatever you’re craving. We recommend trying the Szechuan Noodles if you like a little heat in your meal. Szechuan cuisine is known to be spicy.
5. Greece: Kokoras Greek Grill
Head to the coast of the Mediterranean and visit the country of Greece. Located in Southeastern Europe, the country is known for its black sand beaches and monuments like the Acropolis of Athens and the Parthenon. When most people think of Mediterranean cuisine, they think of gyros (pronounced YEE-roh). Kokoras Greek Grill in West Seattle shows that there’s other delicious and fresh options as well. Kokoras offers a selection of your traditional gyros, along with falafel sandwiches, and souvlaki (small pieces of meat grilled on a skewer). We recommend trying a souvlaki with your choice of meat and a side of Greek fries (fries tossed in olive oil, lemon juice, herbs like oregano, parsley, and grated cheese). Don’t forget the baklava for dessert!
Take the challenge and try all five restaurants listed above. All these restaurants and more including Evergreens Salad, WayBack Burgers, and Firehouse Subs are partnered with FlyBuy. FlyBuy is a mobile curbside pickup app that allows you to order ahead. When you arrive to the restaurant, simply pull up and a friendly restaurant employee will hand you your order. There is no need to park or get out of the car, saving you time waiting in line and finding parking. Click here to learn more about FlyBuy.