Who doesn’t love a good baked potato? They remind me of childhood, but I haven’t had one in years. Off the top of my head, I’d be hard-pressed to name a restaurant that serves baked potatoes. It’s probably a safe bet to guess a steak house? Upon hearing about Papas Hot Potatoes, my love for baked potatoes was rekindled and we quickly made plans within the week to check it out. 

On mornings I’m hurrying out the door, quick and nutritious breakfast solutions are a life-saver. Frozen Garden makes it easy to get some nourishment in the morning. I pair my smoothies with a handful of nuts, overnight oats, or a couple of hard-boiled eggs. These ready-to-blend smoothies offer a base of dark leafy greens and nutrient-dense foods and are delivered to your door. 

Chef Tommy McDonald, Seattle native and author of vegan cookbook Field Roast: 101 Artisan Vegan Meat Recipes to Cook, Share, and Savor shares 100 delicious, satisfying vegan recipes. McDonald is the head chef at Field Roast (founded in 1997 in Seattle), an artisan vegan grain meat and cheese company. We had the chance to chat with him last week for a Q+A about the cookbook, upcoming food trends in Seattle, and some of his favorite spots. 

Madison’s quintessential pizza is now available on the hill.

Ian’s Pizza on the Hill opened last fall and offers pizza by the slice, whole pies, delivery, and beer and wine. Located in Zpizza’s old location on Broadway, this smaller chain or “pizza collective” from Madison, Wisconsin is taking familiar ingredients—not commonly used as toppings—and creating new and delicious pizzas. They also offer gluten-free and vegan options.

A whole food menu that tastes good and makes you feel good too.

Sweetgrass Food Co. has partnered with local producers and suppliers to serve local, sustainable and (mostly) organic foods. Everything is made from scratch, in house. The best part is that they serve something for everyone: from sustainable, hormone and antibiotic free meat and dairy, to vegan, gluten-free, and allergy-restriction options. Sweetgrass is located in Westlake and they’re planning to open a second location in Pioneer Square later this year.