There are multiple places in and around Snohomish that we recommend!
Mexican – El Paraiso
Our most frequented restaurant is definitely El Paraiso! Kate recommends the fajitas, while Jon likes the Combo #13 or #15. They have three locations, one in Snohomish, one in downtown Everett, and one in Silver Lake.
1431 Avenue D
Snohomish, WA 98290
2801 Colby Ave
Everett, WA 98201
11014 19th Ave. SE
Everett, WA 98208
Teriyaki – Tokyo Teriyaki & Wok
Even though there are three teriyaki restaurants in Snohomish, the best one is ten minutes away in Monroe. The name is Tokyo Teriyaki & Wok and is owned by a cute couple who will never forget you after your first visit. Kate introduced Jon to this place when they first started dating, and they still go back every couple months.
Pizza – Cathouse Pizza
If you’re in the mood for pizza, you can’t go wrong with Cathouse Pizza. (Piccola Pizza down the street isn’t bad either.) Make sure to get the Crazy Cat Cheese Bread with the Brown Sugar and Caramel!
Kitchen/Alehouse – Indigo Alehouse
If you happen to be staying or visiting Lynnwood, you should definitely try out Indigo Alehouse. It’s family friendly and serves delicious American food. Kate recommends the wedge salad with steak, blue cheese dressing on the side, with the tomatoes substituted for red onions, and no blue cheese crumbles. Jon recommends the Fried Chicken Po’ Boy sandwich or the Pulled Pork sandwich.
American Diner – Jake’s on Second
Jake’s on Second is a great place to go before 3 p.m., especially for breakfast or brunch. The portions are large, the prices are good, and the vintage vibe is great.
Sound to Summit
A popular place for the Wednesday night Barre women to go is Sound to Summit, located right behind the Snohomish Sports Institute where Kate works out.
This one seems to be popular with a lot of Snohomish residents and visitors from out of town. It’s located right on Centennial Trail and is always packed. The food is good, but a lot of people come for the tap house.
Snohomish has two frozen yogurt shops, both of them good. We tend to end up at Udderly Sweet slightly more often, though we don’t know why. Maybe it’s because it is a minute closer to El Paraiso, or maybe it’s because they tend to chocolate, peanut butter, and cake batter more often, but who knows. Whatever it is, we know we like them! We’d go there every week if we could.
The other frozen yogurt shop in town is Top It and it’s located right on 1st Street, so it’s very convenient when you’re shopping or staying right downtown. They have good flavors, great ambiance, and even have frozen yogurt cookie sandwiches on occasion!
Cabbage Patch is already a decent restaurant to dine at. (Supposedly it is also haunted.) But we go to Cabbage Patch for the pie! They have nearly a dozen different flavors of pie, all of them delicious. They also have a number of other great desserts as well. Kate and Jon have left the house late at night just to go to Cabbage Patch for pie more than once!
Fancy Pants – The Repp
This is a bustling little place. On weekends, you may want to plan ahead and make reservations. We’ve only eaten there once on one of our anniversaries, but it was certainly good when we did. It has a bit of a different vibe inside from your average restaurant with lots of cozy little tables to seat guests at.
Healthy/Vegetarian – Grilla Bites
Grilla Bites has probably the healthiest food in Snohomish. Serving up salads, sandwiches, and burgers, you’ll feel good after eating here. Kate & Jon stop here most often after a long bike ride on the Centennial Trail, especially because they have a chocolate milk (good for post ride recovery) and because they have outdoor seating.
Thai – Thai Naan
So far, this is the best Thai restaurant that we have found and it’s located right on 1st street in our little town. They’ve got a good selection of food and always seem to have a table available. They also do take out and free delivery within Snohomish in case you want to eat in the comfort of your own space.
Sandwiches – Christa’s Sandwich Board
Right on 1st street and just recently opened, Christa’s Sandwich Board gets rave reviews everywhere you look. They serve up extra large sandwiches all day long.
Right on the corner Snohomish’s two busiest streets, J&L BBQ isn’t large buy any means (good luck finding parking). But they’ll make up for it in big, tasty barbecue served up right on aluminum foil covered trays. The meat is smoked to perfection and gets great reviews from everyone. And just this last year they opened up a second, larger location in Everett.
130 Ave D
Snohomish WA 98290
2915 Colby Ave
Everett, WA 98201
If you are over in the Lynnwood area, check out Moonshine BBQ. It’s a little barbecue joint right on 196th with terrible parking (a BBQ thing apparently) but great food. Along with a good selection of meats, you’ll also get your pick from multiple different barbecue sauces all parked right on your table.