Sipping Topo Chico at South Town Pie
South Park is one of Seattle’s up and coming neighborhoods that, until recently, has only been known for a couple of gems food-wise. Determined that this area had more to offer than that unforgettable Tavern Burger at Loretta’s and the bomb pastrami pizza at South Town Pie, I set out to eat my way through this little corner of Seattle last week. Here are the best spots to eat and drink in South Park:
1. Resistencia Coffee
I didn’t intend to put a coffee shop on this list, but we popped into Resistencia Coffee for an espresso and found it so charming it had to be included. A super friendly staff and a hip vibe make this a great place to hole up and get some work done (or just stop in for a quick caffeine fix). Don’t miss their special latte – the Xingona. Brown sugar, cinnamon and a tad of cayenne pepper make this concoction absolutely delicious. They’re also serving up all kinds of yummy baked goods from different small purveyors.
2. Napoli Pizzeria
Napoli Pizzeria has been slinging pies in South Park since 1984 and like many of the restaurants in this area, it’s family owned. Hoagies, pizzas and simple, flavorful pastas make up the menu at this Seattle classic. We opted for pizza on our visit, which are all custom made – you pick the size and ingredients (we went with pepperoni and jalapeno on ours).
3. Left Bank
Left Bank is the darling little all natural wine shop and bar tucked into this neighborhood. There’s no food served here but owner Campbell Scarborough is happy to let you bring in whatever you like and has plans for food trucks on site as well. This adorable spot should be on the top of any wine lover’s list for a visit.
4. Ambakity Cocina Mexicana
Kickass prices and Mexican food are waiting for you at Ambakity Cocina Mexicana. Someone in the neighborhood tipped us off to their fish tacos and they did not disappoint, y’all.
5. Uncle Eddie’s
Y’all I was so full by the time we got to Uncle Eddie’s for this photo but I STILL ate almost this entire sandwich (the boyfriend did have a couple bites😂). The meatloaf sammie is made with a pork and beef meatloaf, Swiss cheese, buttermilk soaked fried onions (YUM) and a horseradish ailoi on Grand Central Bakery ciabatta. I hear the rest of the sandwich line up is equally impressive and they do a weekend brunch with homemade biscuits that have become very popular.
6. Seattle-Lite Brewing Company
Stop by Seattle-Lite Brewing Company to sip on some great locally brewed beers including three house beers made in collaboration with Lower Case Brewing down the street. They offer a limited food menu here so you can snack on the best beer food like hot dogs and tater tots.
7. South Town Pie
Just across the street from Napoli Pizzeria sits another delicious spot to get some ‘za! South Town Pie opened last year and was immediately a hit with items like its Pastrami Pizza. They also have a bomb veggie pizza and the daily specials are always worth checking out. And PS – they have Topo Chico here which is a major plus for me.
8. Loretta’s Northwesterner
And last but certainly not least is the South Park gem, Loretta’s Northwesterner. This divey, neighborhood bar is a place to drink beer and sip whiskey and consume as many of their bomb Tavern Burgers as possible. Definitely one of the best burgs in Seattle.