Seattle’s Best Gyros

Growing up, my enjoyment of gyros was limited to the New York State Fair, and I always thought they were tough to come by outside of temporary stands. Then I became an adult and discovered my parents just didn’t like them (absurd, I know), and gyros were in fact extremely easy to come by, the deliciousness just a short drive away whenever the craving struck. Anyways, enough about my really tough childhood. My point is that gyro sandwiches are just the best, and these Seattle spots serve the best in town.

Mr. Gyros

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We know they’re on every list, but that’s because they’re that good. They’re in the top 100 restaurants in the US on Yelp, they won Best Gyro and Best Takeout by Seattle Magazine, and that’s just three of the near countless accolades they’ve received since opening their doors to become a local staple in 2002. Mainly a takeout place, patrons shouldn’t be expecting any frills. The focus is on the food.

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Petra Mediterranean Bistro

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These guys have a massive menu of all sorts of Mediterranean eats, and the freshness of the ingredients, authenticity of the preparations, and nice selection of beer and wine make everything worth trying. Order the Gyro Shawarma, though we have a bit of a soft spot for the Gyro Salad.

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Aladdin Falafel Corner

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“I can show you a gyro. Fresh, flavorful, splendid.” Sorry, couldn’t resist the Disney reference, but this gyro really is something that your heart would choose if you just let it decide. Best of all? They’re open until 2am. Gyros may well be the best drunk food, third only to chicken wings and a breakfast menu.

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Best Cupcakes in Seattle

These are delicious in the best possible way, made with the care and quality, combined with the utmost in fresh ingredients, to make them truly exceptional. Here are the top three best spots to grab a cupcake in Seattle.

Cupcake Royale

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The first of this local chain basically sparked the cupcake craze, so even if their cupcakes get bested, they’ll always be in the top three in our hearts. They haven’t been bested though. The quality hasn’t faulted, it’s only improved, and the selection begs for you to take home a dozen, but we recommend you calm down and take home two dozen. Just one dozen is taking life too seriously.

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Trophy Cupcakes and Party

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The name is as fun as the lively atmosphere, incredible varieties, and crazy custom designs offered at Trophy, a nationally famous spot you don’t want to miss. From birthdays to weddings to just because, these guys never disappoint. Doing everything right is their simple philosophy, but there’s nothing simple about the quality here.

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The Yellow Leaf Cupcake

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Some people like to stare at pictures of the beach while they’re at work for a quick escape. I like to sit back and relive sipping high quality coffee made to perfection after taking an incredible bite from a perfectly moist cupcake at The Yellow Lead Cupcake. Both their year-round and seasonal flavors are delightful.

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