Chain Reaction

Seattle Fast Food Bracket: Which Chain Reigns Supreme?

A clear winner emerges from our battle of new school versus old school joints.

04/25/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Shade Index

The Downside of Cheap Eats

When budget dining comes at a cost.

04/25/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Cheap Eats

Tacos Chukis Is Unstoppable

How one neophyte’s hankering for Mexican street food morphed into four taquerias in seven years.

04/25/2018 By Rosin Saez

Best of the City

Cheap Eats 2018: 30 Dishes For Morning, Noon, and Night

Costs keep rising, bills are due, and oh my god do you really have to pay parking meters until 10pm now? Here are the city's best places where a relatively small outlay* can carry you through the day.

04/25/2018 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Deals on Flavor

Seattle's Best Wintertime Cheap Eats

17 terrific places to give the budget a break this post-holiday season.

12/20/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Valentine's Day 2016

Eat Cheap for Valentine's Day

Where the bill lacks in digits, the date won't lack in romance.

02/11/2016 By Sophia Lizardi

Critic's Notebook

8 Great Seattle Cheap Dates

Where does the restaurant critic go for date night when she and her fella are on their own dime?

10/30/2014 By Kathryn Robinson


Cheapskatin': Kedai Makan

Cheap eats in and around Seattle

05/22/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Cut-and-Paste Friday

Seattle Cheap Eats: A World Tour of Fried Chicken

Forget smiles or Esperanto--Fried chicken is apparently the true universal language. Here are seven local versions that range from Korean to Puerto Rican.

10/05/2012 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Presidential Meal Deals

President Obama Likes Costco Hot Dogs, Too

During his recent visit to Seattle, POTUS sang the praises of the store's $1.50 dog-and-soda combo.

07/26/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Cheap Eats

Meal Deals

06/11/2012 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion


Seattle Cheap Eats, A to Z

Dives, diners, delis, pop-ups, greasy spoons, holes-in-the-wall—and a few thrilling finds we guarantee you’ve never heard of.

06/11/2012 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Cheap Eats

Thirty-Eight Restaurants for Eating Cheap

At these spots, fill up for under $15.

10/26/2011 By Christopher Werner

Nosh Pit Exclusive

Culinary Clips: Probing Seattle’s Love of Poutine Part II

"It’s like a savory bomb in your stomach," says Chris Howell, head chef at Smith.

09/14/2011 By Abby Tracy

Cheap Eats

This Week in Cheap Eats: Free Fries, Marination’s New Happy Hour, More

Dining on a dime? We’ve got you covered.

08/18/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Food Finds

Just Eat It: Cheese Curds at Captain Blacks

Deep-fried deliciousness at the Capitol Hill bar with the curiously absent apostrophe.

03/21/2011 By Christopher Werner

Get Your Lent On

Cheap Chowder at Bookstore Bar

As in, $1 cheap.

03/09/2011 By Christopher Werner

Food News

Wonton Wednesdays, Extended Hours, and Other Nettletown News

Including a cheap eats afternoon menu.

02/22/2011 By Christopher Werner


It’s the Year of the Rabbit, Let’s Eat Cheap in the ID

Eat your way around the neighborhood for a couple of bucks.

01/25/2011 By Christopher Werner

Food Finds

Just Eat It: Eltana’s Wood-Fired Bagels

The Packard Building corner occupant fills a hole in Capitol Hill’s food scene.

01/11/2011 By Christopher Werner