12 Small-Town Eats in Renton, Washington

Each city has its own gemstones to be found. Renton is one of those settled, yet up and coming places that still holds many unfound treasures. Whether you’re searching for vegetarian, pizza, Japanese, Indian, Mexican, or traditional American, Renton has multiple opportunities.

Organic Juice Bar & Gyros: The OJBG craft 100% organic juices and smoothies, to delight their 100% organic & Halal menu. Backed by the belief that good health comes with a balance between what you eat, work, and play, they aim to provide a little bit of each!

Sushi Today: Located on the south-end of Renton, this sushi bar is full of smiles and a calming atmosphere – and their food is tasty too! As their name suggests, they offer various sushi, as well as other traditional Japanese cuisine.

Smoking Monkey Pizza: A blend of the old and new, this pizza place is about more than just the pizza. Each hand-tossed delight is baked in their brick over, with only the best in mind. Their vegetables and flour is local, and they make their own mozzarella and ricotta! What’s not to love?

El Kiosko: This hole-in-the-wall has long been a local favorite. Described as a “taco truck in a restaurant”, this place serves classic Mexican foods that are both delicious and expansive. Try sitting on their patio to enjoy the sun!

New Zen Japanese Restaurant: This boutique, local, gem is in the heart of Downtown Renton. They handcraft authentic family-style Japanese cuisine. Japanese culture is infused with every meal. Beauty, salubriousness, and delight is thoughtfully provoked in this simply, yet inspiring, design.

The Brick Pub & Grill: Their passion is a combination of the Pacific Northwest and the celebration of quality. Their love of our local vibe and culture seeps into everything they do – from their décor to their menus!

Aloha Grill: Another local favorite, the Aloha Grill expertly executes, Hawaiian favorites, such as Kahlua Pork Loco, Spam Musubi, and Pork & Cabbage! Their laidback, island vibe is prevalent, but their attentive and kind staff warmly welcome you!

Whistle Stop Ale House: The Whistle Stop is your “neighborhood family pub!” Family owned and operated since its inception, this restaurant boasts amazing staff, crazy-delightful foods, and an awesome selection of brunch, lunch, and dinner foods! Similar to Renton, this eatery is jeweled by the diverse selection of foods and drinks!

Vino at the Landing: Vino’s is a bright and vibrant restaurant, and local wine shop & bar. Their convenient Landing location allows you to join them while shopping or before or after your favorite movie! Their menu is delicious and expressive of their wine selection. Curious about what to pair? Ask their attentive and warm staff… Check out their events page, to see their upcoming events!

Pabla Indian Cuisine: This delicious Renton cornerstone offers outstanding Indian cuisine and friendly staff. Their modern interpretation of classic Indian dishes ring true with high quality ingredients and pleasant atmosphere.

Common Ground Coffee & Cupcakes: This Renton hub is a famously delectable hot spot. Crafted daily, their cupcakes are made with real, whole, and local ingredients – and paired with a tasty real-buttercream frosting! They have both staple and seasonal flavors, so each time is a new, exciting experience!

Top Pot Doughnuts: Top Pot Doughnuts is a mouth-watering journey through your taste buds. Their local, handcrafted gourmet doughnuts are a delicious beginning, middle, or end to your day! Top Pot is a local favorite, with locations spanning across the region.

While this list if delicious, it isn’t complete. Check out your local area for new and exciting places to eat out!

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