News / Published on Jun 27, 2024

Swift Orange Line Food Guide

Locally owned restaurants & cafes along Swift Orange Line
An Orange Line Swift bus pulls into a station


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 Orange Line. Of course, there are chain and fast-food options, but we gathered some of our favorite locally owned spots and put together an Orange Line food guide. Hop off at a station and try something new

With Swift Orange 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.

Don’t ride Swift Orange Line? Check out our Swift Blue Line and Swift Green Line food guides, and consider transferring from one Swift line to another to try out a new place to eat!

(All walk times are for south and westbound stations. Walk times may vary.)

153rd St SE SB Station:

Mill Creek Town Center hosts a bunch of fantastic restaurants, but we've picked a small sample of some of our favorites. Check out the full list here.

Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria3 min walk

Authentic New York-style pizza by the slice or whole pie. Pair a slice with a salad for a quick lunch or dinner on the way home.

Visible Coffee Roasters5 min walk

High-end coffee shop and roaster featuring seasonal drinks, gelato, and pastries. The affogato (gelato with an espresso shot poured over the top) is a great way to cool down and get caffeinated.

A display of pastries at Bequest Coffee.
Treats on display at Bequest Coffee.

Bequest Coffee4 min walk

A favorite lunchtime coffee and sandwich location in the Mill Creek Town Center. Hop off the bus to grab a panini and homemade soup or an acai bowl.

Azul4 min walk

Pan-Latin cuisine open for lunch and dinner. The steak quesadilla and carne asada are some of the most popular dishes on the menu

Claypit4 min walk

Fresh baked naan, tandoori dishes, and a large veggie and vegan menu is served at this Mill Creek staple. Grab an order to go and be the envy of everyone on the bus.

164th St SE NB Station:

Mon Amie Bakery & Cafe – 4 min walk

A rider submission! They highlighted Mon Amie Bakery for their quiche, but the bakery also serves sandwiches, pastries, and coffee.

Elliott Bay Pizza & Pub – 7 min walk

Pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and pints poured from 20 rotating taps. Their hot meatball sub is a highlight.

Skinny D's Yogurt & Cakes – 5 min walk

Froyo and cake spot with dairy-free options and tons of toppings for you to choose from. Also custom yogurt cakes made to order.

Larch Way WB Station:

An iced tea beverage from Pochi in the foreground with the store and logo behind it

Nothing beats a pitstop at Pochi on a summer day, Pochi Bubble Tea3 min walk

Bubble tea, iced and milk teas, shakes, and small bites like gyoza and chicken nuggets are on offer at Pochi if you need a quick pick-me-up during lunch or a little treat after a long day at work.

180th Pl SW WB Station:

Katsu Burger9 min walk

Chicken or pork katsu-style on a burger? Say less! Get the Nori fries with a combo and if you’re feeling famished, brave the triple-patty Mt. Fuji burger.

188th St SW WB Station:

The Alderwood Mall area boasts a bunch of food court and chain restaurant eats, but we picked some local places to dine.

Display at Seoul HotDog showcasing different Korean hot dogs

Seoul Hotdog's display, showcasing different styles of dog.

Seoul Hotdog7 min walk

Seoul Hotdog is the perfect place for a quick bite. Korean-style street hot dogs breaded with panko, fried with cheese, and chunks of potato. For a little more fun, top your hot dog with the sugar sprinkles!

Swish Swish Hotpot9 min walk

All-you-can-eat individual hotpot. Pick your protein, greens, and broth and cook it yourself. Don't forget to bring friends!

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya10 min walk

Local ramen chain that offers a variety of styles (spicy garlic tonkatsu is a favorite) for both meat-eaters and vegetarians. Grab a quick bowl before heading home for the evening.

Hwy 99 WB Station:

Yeh Yeh’s7 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 and bubble tea. Thursday-Saturday try their Hu Tieu Bo Kho; a Vietnamese beef stew.



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