Road Food

by Lauren Braden on March 20, 2009

in Northwestern Exposures

Road food. When you’re on the road, it’s what’s for dinner.


Traveling in the Northwest isn’t just about yurts, inns, cabins and B&Bs. One must appreciate the many wonderful, one-of-a-kind cafes, taverns, taco carts and ice-cream parlors to enjoy along the way to your destination. The wide variety of food establishments benefits from the cornucopia of fresh food available locally, as well as from the influence of the various ethnic groups that have settled here.

Test your Northwest road food IQ! Can you identify any of the four fine establishments in the photo collage above? (Hint: they are all in Washington state. Two are seaside, the other two in wine country.)

Photos and collage by my sweet husband, Brian.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jessie Voigts March 20, 2009 at 7:54 am

no, but i’d probably eat at all of them! great shots!


Lucia March 20, 2009 at 9:09 am

I recognize the Sluy’s bakery sign from Poulsbo, WA…we used to live near Poulsbo…I miss the Northwest. Nice to discover your site.


Lucia March 20, 2009 at 10:09 am

Also, meant to add….I love Road Food.


Beth Whitman March 20, 2009 at 11:56 am

I obviously have to hone up on my diners. I don’t know any of these!


Linda March 20, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Help me out: what are yurts?


Lauren March 20, 2009 at 3:33 pm
Carolina March 21, 2009 at 7:55 am

No, I haven’t been to any, but I would love to try them all. Which one do you suggest?


Dominique March 22, 2009 at 9:08 am

Jessie said exactly what I was thinking as I looked at these photos 😆


Gork March 26, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Bern’s Tavern is in Prosser. The 10-4 Cafe is in Grandview.


Lauren March 27, 2009 at 8:05 am

Gork and Lucia have it right!
The Dog House Tavern is in Langley on south Whidbey Island, and they make a great homemade veggie burger. Cash only, though.


Tina of Pfeiffer Photos March 29, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Love vintage signs…and these make me hungry! 🙂


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