We are unfortunate enough to live in a world where time to do things is literally becoming extinct. We’ve gotten so busy that we rarely sit down to have actual meals and actual conversations with people. More importantly, we rarely cook. Instead, national fast food chain breakfasts, lunches, and dinners have become the norm. But what are those choices costing you?
Seriously, stop and think about it. How much time are you spending sitting in a drive-through line waiting for food to take home compared to how much time you are spending eating with your family or friends? Regardless of your answer to that, I’m sure you can agree that the food you are getting from those national fast food chains is far from fresh, and certainly far from healthy. The more you eat it, the more likely you are to develop problems with your weight, health, and overall well being.
Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not here to ask you to give up fast food and eating out. I’m just asking you to do it a bit less and a lot smarter and healthier. How? Give local fast food options a try. Not only will you want to sit down longer to savor the amazing food you are eating with others, but you will be eating fresher, healthier, and often locally sourced ingredients. That is the best part.
As you know, my health problems require knowing exactly what I am eating. I can’t have anything processed, and the fresher the better. Eating at national fast food chains literally makes me sick within an hour of eating at them, but I’ve never once had that problem at a local fast food restaurant. Consider me your own personal food tester if you will when it comes to how healthy something is?
All of those things aside though, I have had the best burgers, pizza, and sandwiches I have ever tasted from small locally owned fast food restaurants. That is saying a lot, considering my job has involved eating at some of the best sit down restaurants found across Snohomish County.
Many of them are even ones I return to over and over again when I’m in the area adventuring or working, like Burger Barn in Darrington (you have to try the Golly Whopper), Fountain Drive-In in Arlington, Sully’s Pizza in Mukilteo, Zeke’s Drive-In in Gold Bar, and Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace (the beef they use is the best anywhere).
So, now that I’ve got your mouth watering and thinking about burgers, pizza, and sandwiches, where should you go? Lucky you, I’ve got you covered with our upcoming Special Publication all about all three.
Features + Reviews
Astoria Pizza & Pasta – Lynnwood
Brat From Deutschland – Lake Stevens
Brooklyn Brothers Pizzeria – Camano Island + Beyond
Burger Barn – Darrington
The Cheesemonger’s Table – Edmonds
Christa’s Sandwichboard – Snohomish
Garlic Jim’s Pizza – Mill Creek + Beyond
Kafe Neo – Marysville
Nutty’s Junkyard Grill – Arlington
Red Onion Burgers – Mountlake Terrace
Sully’s Pizza – Mukilteo
Sultan Bakery – Sultan
Uncle Peteza’s Pizzeria
Zeke’s Drive-In – Gold Bar
Get a city by city breakdown over 200 locations to eat fast and local right here in Snohomish County. Includes options that can only be found here, as well as the next best thing, ones that are Western Washington based. Each listing will not only have where to find them but info about their current online rating, and even mine if I’ve been there before. I’m even throwing in my recommendations of what to try when I have.
Recipes To Make At Home
Local restaurants have inspired me to recreate their dishes more times than I can count. That is why I am including recipes for some of the best sandwiches, burgers, and pizza you will ever have with some help from the local restaurants behind them.
How to Get ItHow to Get It
Burgers, Slices & Quick Bites is scheduled to release both electronically and in print on May 15th, and will be available for pre-order starting April 25th. Only a limited number will be printed on our first run, so if you want yours be sure to pre-order HERE. ($14.99 Print/$7.99 Electronic)
P.S. None of the content will be shared through our website, the publication is the only place to see it!