Top 5: Seasonally-Focused Seattle Restaurants

by Megan Hill

Aug 8, 2015

Olives at Terra Plata, Seattle, Washington © Rob Bertholf | Flickr

North America

Seattle is surrounded by bountiful farmland and waterways teaming with sea life. As a city of foodies that are also largely conscientious eaters, it’s no wonder there’s an abundance of locally and seasonally focused restaurants.


French Toast at Tilth, Seattle, Washington © Chelsea Nesvig | Flickr

French Toast at Tilth © Chelsea Nesvig | Flickr



Tilth is certified by Oregon’s rigorous process to ensure ingredients are grown organically whenever possible. The surprisingly extensive menu shifts constantly, with artfully crafted plates highlighting subtle flavors.



Mashiko is a fully sustainable sushi bar that focuses on what’s freshly plucked from regional waters and what’s available now.


A Cheese Plate at Terra Plata, Seattle, Washington © Rob Bertholf | Flickr

A Cheese Plate at Terra Plata © Rob Bertholf | Flickr


Terra Plata

Terra Plata sources some of its produce and herbs from its rooftop garden, where you can dine in summer. Regardless of where you sit, you’ll be treated to an excellent meal that sources heavily from local farms and other regional purveyors.


Porkchop & Co.

Porkchop & Co. has a heavy reliance on local farms for a menu of comfort food, cooked with skill and a touch of refinement.


The Whale Wins, Seattle, Washington © Stu Spivack | Flickr

The Whale Wins © Stu Spivack | Flickr


The Whale Wins

The Whale Wins is one of chef Renee Erickson’s Seattle restaurants and it’s won her much national acclaim. A small menu is fine-tuned to highlight the best of what’s available now, with a nod toward rusticity. Some items come from Erickson’s own farm on nearby Whidbey Island.


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