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Delicious Destinations: Global Cuisine Restaurants for Seattle-Area Families

No passport needed to try these cultural dining experiences

Kate Missine

Published on: March 07, 2023

Delicious Destinations: Global Cuisine Restaurants for Seattle-Area Families

The British Pantry
Courtesy of The British Pantry

8. Stock up on U.K. staples at The British Pantry

Since 1978, this unassuming facade in a Redmond strip mall has opened to reveal a jewel box filled with delicious treasures and treats. A family business with three generations of baking traditions behind it, this is your one-stop-shop for all things British. Here you’ll find a full-service restaurant, café and market stocked with one-of-a-kind finds, from squash (not the gourd, but the fruity soft drink) and rows upon rows of imported “biscuits” (British-speak for cookies) to pretty porcelain cups worthy of tea with the queen.

The baked goods definitely are a must-try: think pasties (a meaty pocket pie), crumbly scones piled with jam and clotted cream, sausage rolls and rich butter tarts. The dining room serves homestyle English favorites, such as steak-and-kidney pie (that one may be a tough sell to the littles) and (of course) fish and chips, that never-fail kid option. 

Culture side dish: The essential accessory to a British-themed dinner? Why, Harry Potter, of course! Pair a read-aloud story time or family movie night with a meal straight out of Hogwarts. For the younger crowd, cuddly Paddington makes for a sweet reading and dining companion. 

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Editor's note: This article was originally published in 2020 and updated for 2023.

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