This post is a MUST. Who doesn’t like cheap eats??! When you find a hole-in-the-wall or hidden gem of a place around town that has amazing food + it doesn’t dent your wallet = (I don’t know about you) but makes me the happiest girl in the world. I live for finding places to eat - the hunt continues..but I’d like to mention the ones that I already frequent.
NOTE: I’ve noticed that most of the places I LOVE are CASH ONLY. Please note, the cheap eats that will be mentioned are cash only establishments.
Fremont: 4225 Fremont Ave N, Tues-Sat.11-9 & Ballard: 6226 Seaview Ave NW, Tues- Sat. 11-8
Cuban sandwiches to dieeeeeeeeeeee for. All of their choices are excellent – packed with flavor & finger licking good. But the Cuban Roast is notably the BEST. Slowly roasted pork shoulder – the meat so succulent & tender…OMG. And all the fixin’s go together so perfectly: fresh baguette, aoili, picked japalenos, fresh cilantro, romaine lettuce & carmelized onions….not only do you get the sandwich, but garlic seasoned corn on the cob.
Sandwiches here are my favorite – but they have plated entrees as well that are just as tasty.
*It is messy eating, no prim & properness here. =)
2. HOT DOG JOE’S
1st Ave & Blanchard St (Belltown)~ Open on Friday & Saturday nights till weee hours of the morning
Seattle’s very own cream cheese hot dogs with all goodies & variety of condiments you can choose from. Must top it off with the shoe string picnic fries! After a long night of partying & drinking – people stumble over to this street corner. I think it’s pretty awesome sober too.
1400 N. 45th St, Tues – Fri Open for lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm, Tues – Thurs for dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Fri 5:00pm -10:00pm, Sat. 5:00pm – 9:30pm
Sashimi, sushi, bento, teriyaki, etc. – Another hole in the wall, very small establishment that usually has a waiting list. Order to go! But decent sushi for 1/2 the price! So affordable!! And able to get in your sushi fix on a budget. SWEET.