Good things are happening in Seattle. It has become a haven for foodies with its plentiful options available for people who would like to enjoy a refreshing cocktail and a pleasing meal without having to dress up and spend their weekly budget on a meal. Seattle has many affordable restaurants options available for less than $20 for a full meal which will leave you satiated to the heart. As a bunch of self-acclaimed lovers of food, we took this upon ourselves to explore what Seattle has to offer. Here are some of the cheap restaurants in Seattle to dine in.
1. Kathmandu Momocha
Address: Multiple locations. Please check the website for the schedule.
Price Range: $5.50 – $13.50
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, an Asian country, home to Mt. Everest. You are welcome for this geography Trivia. Seattle gets to explore authentic flavors of Nepalese food through a food truck!. Kathmandu Momocha operates as a food truck serving different locations in Seattle. Their dumplings or Momos as they are called, are delicious little packets of happiness. You get to choose your favorite stuffing from chicken, beef, or pork. Their USP is they make everything fresh and from scratch, this not only makes them a hit in the local farmers market but a superhit in our list as well. Do check out their full menu and schedule on their website https://www.kathmandumomocha.com/
2. Man’oushe Express
Address: 13721 Lake City Way Ne Seattle WA 98125
Price Range: $5 – $10
Man’oushe is the tongue-twisting name for a flatbread from the Middle east. But that’s the only complication about it. These delicious Mediterranean Flat-Breads are one of Seattle’s best-kept secrets. They look like a pizza but taste like heaven. You can have them sliced or eat them folded/rolled. Available with a variety of toppings and dips you can now order online directly from their website. https://www.manousheexpress.com/
3. Frelard Tamales
Address: 6412 Latona Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, United States
Price Range: $5.5 – $6
Frelard Tamales has my heart. For those who don’t know, Tamales is a Mexican delicacy, made with corn dough, filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies, and then steamed in a corn leaf. You can use the corn leaf wrapping as a plate. That’s an environment-friendly lesson there. Frelard Tamales are a family recipe and can be available in Gluten-free, vegetarian options, starting only at $5. Frelard was featured in 38 Essentials Restaurants in Seattle in Summer 2021 not only because of the delicious meals they serve but how they were adding value to society by giving free food and goodies to people in need during the 2020 lockdown. When you make something with your heart, and conscious soul in it, it shines and Frelard Tamales taste like love.
4. Xi’an Noodles
Address: 5259 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105
Price Range: $4.5 – $9.99
Best Chinese!!! This is Seattle’s best Chinese food joint. Their biang biang noodles are hand-pulled and made fresh every day making them their USP. as fresh food is always good food. The other must-try dishes are the spicy cumin lamb, cold noodles, soups, and wontons. This can easily go as the best eateries under $10 in Seattle.
5. Spice Waala
Address: 340 15th Ave E, Suite 202 Seattle, WA 98144
Price Range: $3 – $10
It is not possible to talk about food and not mention Indian food, especially the variety of street food, India. It’s endless. This Indian restaurant has quickly gained popularity as one of the best spots for Indian street food. They have Kathi rolls(flatbread stuffed with a choice of meat and veggies), Chaats(Indian savouries), Mango Lassi(beaten yogurt with mango). Their gluten-free snacks are a treat filled with mouth-watering Indian mixtures. Their lamb kabab rolls and chicken tikka rolls are popular picks.
6. The Original Philly’s
Address: 3019 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA 98144, United States
Price Range: $3.99 – $11
Best cheesesteaks in town!! We agree. Making a sandwich should be considered an art. Not everyone can make a sandwich that goes to the heart and soul. But! The original Philly does it impeccably and makes it look so easy. These subs should be classified as comfort food. Authentic Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches filled with chopped-up beef, mushrooms, peppers, and melted cheese on the bottom and cheese sauce on the top, you certainly can’t go wrong with this.
7. Emerald City Fish and Chips
Address: 3756 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, United States
Price Range: $3.50 – $13
With a rating of 4 on Yelp, this cozy takeaway is all about rousing Southern cuisine. The best fish and chips in town, perfectly cooked and decently priced. The fish is the star of the show, ranging from salmon to halibut to catfish to cod. Perfect for pescatarians looking for an easy supper.
8. Spice Bridge
Address: 14200 Tukwila International Blvd., Suite 141, Tukwila, WA 98168
Price Range: $4 – $50 (Weekly meals)
This is a special place. Located in Tukwila Village, this is a new food hall that supports women-owned businesses by creating pathways for women of colour, immigrants, and refugee chefs. It provides economic stability and increases food security by giving access to culturally relevant foods. It’s one of the most affordable places to eat in Seattle. Spice bridge is an aggregator, a food hall, serving world cuisine. Yes, you read it right. From Somali-Kenyan-Tanzanian stews to Congolese cuisine, treats from Argentinian bakeries, and delicious Senegalese and Gambian food, this place is a hub to learn rich cultural traditions and heritage and celebrate it.