Senior Editor (Food and Drink)

Allecia Vermillion spends her days tending to Seattle Met’s bar and restaurant blog, Nosh Pit, as well as various food- and drink-related cover packages, dining section pieces, and narrative long-form features within the magazine. In Seattle, this can mean anything from breaking restaurant news to imagining breweries as high school yearbook superlatives to eating a $200 foie gras–studded hot dog and pondering what it all means. 

In 2015 she received the magazine’s first-ever James Beard Award nomination for the origin story of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte (“OMFG It’s the PSL”); the feature was also included in the book Best Food Writing 2015. She was a James Beard finalist again, in 2016, for her profile about the rise and fall of a promising chef ("The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford").

Allecia grew up in Portland, Oregon, but began her journalism life as a newspaper reporter in the Chicago suburbs, later launching Eater Seattle as the founding editor before landing at Seattle Met in 2011. She has an English degree from Washington University (no, the one in St. Louis) and a masters in journalism from Northwestern University.


Tom Douglas + Salt and Straw = Triple Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream

This most Seattle of ice creams requires a trip to Portland.

09/06/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Market Forces

Uwajimaya Is Opening a Boutique Market in South Lake Union

It's called Kai Market, and it's a brand new concept for Seattle's much-loved Asian grocer.

08/30/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Caffienated Compendium

Coffee: The New Guide to a Seattle Obsession

From laptop-filled neighborhood cafes and craft coffee bars to boutique microroasters and homegrown caffeine empires, here’s a road map to Seattle’s modern-day coffee culture.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis and Allecia Vermillion

Caffeinate Yourself

12 Great Neighborhood Coffee Shops

Because the best coffee shop is the one closest to you.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis and Allecia Vermillion


The Power of Coffee Flour

One person’s waste product is another person’s source of endless economic and culinary potential.

08/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion


The Dark Roast: Mike McConnell and the Rise of Caffe Vita

Michael McConnell dropped out of school in the 10th grade. That didn’t stop him from creating Caffe Vita into one of the largest independent coffee companies in the country. A few things happened along the way.

08/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Around town

What We're Eating Now: September 2016

This month’s favorites: rosé slushies, empanadas, and decadent corn on the cob.

08/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson


The Cult of Ellenos Is Real

How Seattle came to freak out about this (admittedly mind-blowing) Greek yogurt.

08/18/2016 By Allecia Vermillion


Portland's Salt and Straw Pops Up in Seattle

This news is doubly exciting if you like ice cream and coffee.

08/16/2016 By Allecia Vermillion


Ericka Burke's Chop Shop Closes on Capitol Hill

"It was sad and abrupt."

08/08/2016 By Allecia Vermillion


Stumbling Goat Bistro Will Close This Month

The Phinney fixture bows out after 16 years.

08/05/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Eat Here Now

What We're Eating Now: August 2016

This month’s favorites: crunchy salad, spicy noodles, and, wow—those crinkle-cut fries.

07/20/2016 By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson

Beyond the Bucket

Seattle Is Having a Fried Chicken Moment

Five new and notable destinations for crunchy, juicy bird.

07/12/2016 By Allecia Vermillion


The Spicy Highs and Hangry Lows of Nashville Hot Chicken

Seattle went nuts over Sisters and Brothers’ labor-intensive fried chicken. That was the problem.

07/12/2016 By Allecia Vermillion


Matt Dillon Closes Bar Sajor

"Things move, but they don't always move with you."

07/12/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Hopped Up

Odin Just Bought Hilliard's

Anyone looking for a brewery space in Ballard?

06/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Food Lovers Guide

Meet 15 Washington Farms Putting Food on Your Plate

From the pastures of Washington to the farmer's market to your favorite dish at the restaurant down the street, here's a closer look at the people making it all happen.

06/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Food Lovers Guide

Three New Specialty Grocers

Get excited: New Seasons, H Mart, and Asian Food Center will each have an outpost in Seattle very soon.

06/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Food Lovers Guide

BestCatch: The CSA of the Sea

A community-supported fishery is just what it sounds like: a weekly share of fresh local seafood.

06/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Food Lovers Guide

Here Are Some Edible Greens and Mushrooms You Can Go Pick

They grow wild from sidewalk cracks to mountainsides. State lands allow recreational picking, though some national parks require permits.

06/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion