Allecia Vermillion has spent a decade at Seattle Met, arriving as food and drink editor, and expanding her role over the years. She served as the magazine’s editor in chief until moving into a newly created executive editor role in 2021.

She spearheads Seattle Met’s food and drink coverage and oversees home design content. Allecia’s writing has earned her multiple journalism awards and two James Beard Award nominations over the years. A native of Portland, Oregon, Allecia began her writing life as a newspaper reporter in the Chicago suburbs before making a grateful return to the Pacific Northwest. She has an English degree from Washington University (no, the one in St. Louis) and a masters in journalism from Northwestern University. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.

In Style

Love Letters: Tina Hair and Nails Salon Is a Kid-Haircut Revelation

French braids and lollipops for them; way less hassle for me.

04/18/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

Down a Madison Park Alleyway, Sushi Suzuki Has Great Fun with Serious Sushi

A 10-seat sushi bar presents omakase down the rabbit hole.

04/06/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

A New Identity for the Phở Bắc Boat: Neighborhood Diner

At their family's original pho shop, Quynh and Yenvy Pham serve exactly one dish, fried garlic chicken, plus pandan waffles for dessert.

03/31/2023 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts


Yes, You Can Bring Your Own Food to a Mariners Game

Save some money. Eat Salumi. Here are some nearby options for BYO ballpark food.

03/30/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Awards & Accolades

These Are Seattle’s James Beard 2023 Nominees

Seattle's finalists this year included Copine, Rob Roy, the family behind Pho Bac, and Aaron Verzosa of Archipelago. Also, the Black Cypress in Pullman is in the mix.

03/29/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

Brunch Is Back: Here Are 30 Seattle Favorites

Waffles, bloody marys, french toast, and chilaquiles: 30 favorite restaurants for Saturday and Sunday morning.

03/29/2023 By Allecia Vermillion With Allison Williams

And on your left

The Top Guided Tours of Seattle

Walking tours, boat cruises, and food circuits through Pike Place Market. You don’t have to be a newbie to appreciate a shrewd insider look at the city.

03/28/2023 By Allison Williams and Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Ryan Snook

Expansion Mode

L'Oursin's Owners Will Open Bar Bayonne Next Door in the Central District

Cured meat and oysters. Small plates. Lots of wine. Kalimotxos on draft.

03/27/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Washington Food Towns

Washington's Most Fertile Region Finally Has a Restaurant Scene to Match

For Yakima spots like Crafted and Tokki-Ya, sourcing from the abundance of local produce is harder than it looks.

03/23/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Our First (Permanent) Milk Bar Location Opens in Bellevue

Cereal milk soft serve and compost cookies, ahoy. The Seattle area's first permanent location of the iconic bakery is here.

03/22/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Field Notes

The Accidental Pastry Whiz at T55 Patisserie

Some of the Puget Sound's best pastries lie at the end of an unexpected path.

03/20/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Fresh Chapters

Marcus Lalario and Ben Kirschner Will Take Over the London Plane Space

The Pioneer Square project doesn't yet have a confirmed name. But it does have sneakers, streetwear, and pasta by Jason Stratton.

03/14/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Sushi Restaurants in Seattle

From Maneki to Mashiko, Sushi by Scratch to Takai by Kashiba, these spots serve up stunning sashimi, creative rolls, and impeccable nigiri—some via robot.

03/14/2023 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle's Best Ethiopian and Eritrean Restaurants

Habesha favorites, from veggie combos to tibs and coffee.

02/28/2023 By Allecia Vermillion With Agazit Afeworki

On the Loose

Joel McHale's New Comedy Is Set in Seattle—and He's Stoked

The Mercer Island native's new Fox show drops its first episode on Thursday, February 16.

02/16/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Tea Party (Not that Kind)

Where to Have Afternoon Tea in Seattle

From the longtime tradition at the Fairmont Olympic to Seattle's oldest continuously operating teahouse.

02/14/2023 By Allecia Vermillion


A Guide to Seattle's Black-Owned Restaurants

Show support for our city's talented Black chefs, from the Central District to West Seattle, with fried chicken, porchetta, ice cream, and pie.

02/02/2023 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff


Washington’s Great Taco Time Divide

Loving Taco Time Northwest might be the truest badge of being a Seattle native.

01/31/2023 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Hawk Krall Photography by Chona Kasinger

Field Notes

With Bar Bacetto, Mike Easton Recreates Il Corvo in Waitsburg

Some of the best, long lost pasta in Seattle is now just a four-hour drive away.

01/30/2023 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Awards and Accolades

These Are Seattle's 2023 James Beard Award Semifinalists

These are the chefs and restaurants up for the nation's biggest culinary honor.

01/25/2023 By Allecia Vermillion