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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
7.0
8.0
$20
Decent eats for a great cause—you’ll leave fat, happy, and feeling good about yourself

FareStart isn’t perfect, but it’s virtuous: the restaurant is a school that teaches culinary skills to the homeless. Weekday lunches are handled by regular staff and students; weekly dinners are handled by guest chefs (with students assisting) who donate both their time and the ingredients for the menus they’ve created.

The quality of the food can vary from overcooked to careful, delicious to underseasoned, but in general, by the time students are cooking for the masses, they know their basics,… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
6.5
$10
Kitsch, authenticity, veg-friendliness, and value all in one darling spot

Unless you’re the type of person who carries your yoga mat everywhere and works the words “transcendent” and “Nepal” into every conversation, you probably wouldn’t know that there’s a very good café crammed into Travelers Tea Company, a shop that sells East Asian goods as envisioned by someone whose most prized possessions are a dog-eared Lonely Planet guide and a copy of Monsoon Wedding. Go past the Bollywood posters, the essential oils, and the figurines of Hindu gods, and you’ll… [More]