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Best of the City 2021

From our editors' picks to the results of our reader survey to the best in the biz.

06/04/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Standouts

Our Favorite Everything in Seattle

From an unbeatable bar bathroom to the best setting for a tantrum, our editors dove deep into what they love about our city.

06/04/2021 Edited by Allison Williams By Nate Bullis, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Sarah Nipper, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Erin Wong Illustrations by Stevie Shao Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best in the biz

Jean Nakayama Rolls with the Punches at Maneki

She and Fusae “Mom” Yokoyama—Maneki’s power duo—survived a pandemic with a dose of historical perspective.

06/04/2021 By Stefan Milne Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best in the biz

Mud Bay Founder Lars Wulff Has a Pet Theory

His pet supply empire taught Seattle how to treat our four-legged friends right. 

06/04/2021 By Allison Williams Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best in the biz

Tiffany Gwin Lights Up Wallingford at Harold's Lighting

She has bright new ideas for the business her family's been in since the Great Depression.

06/04/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best of The City 2021

Here Are Your Picks for Best of the City 2021

We asked you to vote on the best restaurants, services, and destinations in and around Seattle. Turns out you have good taste.

06/04/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Best in the biz

Tracy Record's West Seattle Blog Has the Neighborhood Covered

On an accidental island, her reporting stands as the official account.

06/04/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best in the biz

King of the Hill Grocery Owner Abraham Aklilu Rules with Benevolence

He's seen it all on Capitol Hill.

06/04/2021 By Allison Williams Photography by Kyle Johnson

CAPITOL GAINS

15 of Our Favorite Capitol Hill Shops

From housewares to high-tops, find it all in Seattle's retail paradise.

05/28/2021 By Chelsea Lin and Rosin Saez

Tasting Notes

A Guide to Seattle's Best Urban Wineries

From hidden-away talents to a SoDo complex full of heavy hitters.

05/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Northwest Travel

18 Amazing Northwest Cabin Destinations

Bungalows, chalets, yurts: Like home, but better.

05/13/2021 By Allison Williams

Getting Warmer

A Guide to Seattle’s Record Stores

A rundown of where to go crate digging in a very musical city.

04/16/2021 By Stefan Milne

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Best New Restaurants, Continued Surreality Edition

Great meals forged in chaos, from finessed fine dining to a double dose of bagels.

04/12/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Miracle Miles

8 Best Road Trips from Seattle

Washington’s eight most impressive drives, from mountain passes to sand in the tires.

04/06/2021 By Allison Williams

WEED RECOMMEND

Seattle’s Best Cannabis Shops and Dispensaries

Plus some favorites outside the city, from Tacoma to Bellevue.

03/23/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd Photography by Lou Daprile

GO GREEN

15 Seattle Plant Shops We Love

Decor that grows with you.

02/17/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Hole Foods

Behold, the Best Doughnuts in Seattle

Sprinkled, glazed, and occasionally topped with bacon: These are the city’s most impressive practitioners of fried dough.

12/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

RETRO GRADE

Seattle’s Best Vintage Clothing Shops

Fashion gets better with age.

12/22/2020 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Amy Vaughn

Buy the Book

A Guide to Seattle’s Independent Bookstores

Where to buy literature in a City of Literature.

12/11/2020 By Stefan Milne

WHAT A YEAR

Hail, Brave New Seattle Restaurants of 2020

These restaurants met the moment with trippy bar breakfasts, socially distanced fine dining, and a limited-edition crab roll.

12/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts