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Biscuit with Jam at Simply Soulful

Madison Valley’s unassuming soul food cafe earned its following for fried chicken and desserts. But the biscuits! The flaky fist-size wonders come as sandwiches or gravy excuses. We prefer them simply, with jam.   —Kathryn Robinson

Cereal Milk Cappuccino at Mr. West

On Saturdays only, my favorite downtown coffee shop makes cappuccinos with milk that’s been sitting in Cinnamon Toast Crunch to soak up its sugary goodness. The result is more subtly sweet than you might think, thanks to the particularly bright espresso roast. —Allecia Vermillion

Namesake Taco at Tacos Chukís

Broadway’s perfect food has been tiny Tacos Chukís’s signature taco—marinated adobada pork, guacamole, pineapple, ecstasy. Impossibly it’s survived expansion to slicker SLU quarters with seating upped, quality intact—and $2.25 price tag maintained. —KR

Gogi Sandwich at Phorale 

A counter inside a South Park convenience store uses banh mi as a jumping off point for influences from Korea to Mexico. The one stuffed with fiery-rich bulgogi rib eye, cilantro aioli, and pickled cucumber and daikon, demonstrates how gluttonously smart this food is. —AV

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Phorale

$ Asian Fusion, Vietnamese 1809 14th Ave

A counter inside a South Park convenience store uses banh mi as a jumping off point for influences from Korea to Mexico. The one stuffed with fiery-rich bulg...

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Tacos Chukís

$ Mexican Multiple Locations

Tacos Chukís drags eaters by the taste buds on a cheapo’s tour of Mexico City. Yes there are $3.50 baby burritos and $4 quesadillas in this slight and sunny ...

Mr. West

$$ Coffee Shop, Sandwiches/Deli 720 Olive Way

The owners of Bottlehouse in Madrona turned a sterile office building space downtown into that rare breed, a truly all day cafe. By day, it's a sleek, spacio...

Simply Soulful

$$ All Day Breakfast, Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert, Southern/Creole/Cajun 2909-B E Madison

It's soul food, sometimes great soul food, tucked-away in a folksy Madison Valley storefront. Service can be slow but the food usually puts things right, fro...