News / Published on Jun 20, 2024

Swift Blue Line Food Guide

Locally owned restaurants & cafes along Swift Blue Line

A Blue Line station sign at dusk

Whether you’re taking a day trip or commuting home from work, there are a ton of amazing food options within a 10-minute walk of almost every station on Swift Blue Line. Of course, there are chain and fast-food options, but we gathered some of our favorite locally-owned spots and put together a Blue Line food guide. Hop off at a station and try something new!

With Swift Blue Line buses running every 10-20 minutes on weekdays and 15-20 minutes on weekends, it’s easy to take a quick (and tasty!) detour from your commute.

Check out our Swift Green Line guide and Swift Orange Line food guides.

(All walk times are for southbound stations except 238th St NB Station. Northbound station walk times may vary.)



Everett Station:

Kindred Kitchen6 min walk (uphill from the station)

Grab a coffee and a breakfast sandwich in the morning or visit for lunch while supporting the HopeWorks job training program.

Wetmore Ave SB Station:

Capers + Olives3 min walk

This Italian-inspired restaurant is the perfect spot for a quick lunch or a semi-casual dinner. Check out their late-night happy-hour menu to fill your belly on the cheap.

Narrative Coffee4 min walk

Award-winning craft coffee and café. Order off the seasonal menu to spice up your morning and pair your drink with one of their legendary made-from-scratch salted chocolate chip cookies.

Pecks Dr SB Station:

Keto taco plate at El Mariachi Birria y Tacos

Keto taco plate at El Mariachi Birria y Tacos.

El Mariachi Birria y Tacos3 min walk

LA-style street tacos stuffed with braised beef, melted cheese, and pickled onions served with a side of consommé for dipping. For a twist on birria tacos, try their birria ramen.

Janbo Café2 min walk

Pho and Bahn Mi are the highlights at Janbo Café, but don’t sleep on their boba tea and salt and chili garlic wings.

Town Story2 min walk

A legendary local spot, Town Story serves up classics like egg foo young, sweet and sour pork, and orange chicken.

Casino Square signage and Casa El Dorado storefront

Casino Square is home to many delicious restaurants, including Casa El Dorado Tortilleria.

Casino Road SB Station:

This station is close to Casino Square, which is home to a bunch of different restaurants. We picked some of our favorites below!

Gyros Plus3 min walk

Gyro plates and wraps done fast at this casual local spot. Try the falafel plate if you’re not down for getting messy with a traditional gyro and finish your meal with their homemade baklava.

Casa El Dorado4 min walk

Located in the same shopping center as Gyros Plus, Casa El Dorado hand makes tortillas fresh every day. The sopes are one of El Dorado’s most popular dishes.

Crossroads SB Station at 196th St. SW:

Crossroads station is also close to many chain and fast food restaurants.

Yeh Yeh’s5 min walk

Who doesn’t crave a Bahn Mi? A favorite of Edmonds College students, Yeh Yeh’s serves up this popular pork sandwich alongside Pho, bubble tea, and on Thursday-Saturday they have Hu Tieu Bo Kho, a Vietnamese beef stew.

Best of Chengdu1 min walk

Craving traditional Sichuan cooking? Best of Chengdu is your spot. Fans love their fish and seafood dishes and hot pot but be prepared for the spice!

216th St SW SB Station:

Dick’s Drive-In4 min walk

The legendary Seattle burger spot. You already know all about it. Cheap burgers, fries, and handmade shakes. Open late. Always satisfying.

Ezell’s Famous Chicken7 min walk

Seattle-based chain offering fried chicken and southern fixins. Get the mac n’ cheese with your combo and order an extra biscuit. You won’t regret it.

238th St SW NB Station:

Family Pancake House – 1 min walk

Step off at the 238th St. Station and be greeted with pancakes! Family Pancake House serves American diner food the way you want it.

Our Place Dessert Café3 min walk

Head in for their craft coffee and croffles (a mix between a croissant and a waffle) piled high with fresh fruit and whipped cream. Looking for a summertime treat? Try the Bingsu – Korean shaved ice with toppings.

Aurora Village Station:

El Cubano to Go4 min walk

We made it to the end of the line, so let’s grab a Cuban sandwich! Piled high on Cuban bread with pork or chicken. Not in the mood for a sandwich? El Cubano to Go serves up plates as well.



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Do you have a favorite dining spot along Swift Blue Line that we missed? Let us know!