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Salt and Straw Headlines a Slew of Exciting Additions Coming to Sea-Tac Airport

Plus spin-offs of Li’l Woody’s, Good Bar, and much more

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with an airplane on a runway in the foreground and Mt. Rainier in the background. Michael B./Flickr

Dining at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is about to get a massive upgrade, thanks to a slew of new restaurants announced today that includes a Salt and Straw outpost and spin-offs of popular Seattle establishments like Li’l Woody’s, Good Bar, Macrina Bakery, and Cafe Ladro.

It’s all part of a “long-term dining and retail redevelopment” effort at the airport. Some of these new spots are taking over expiring leases, while others are part of a concerted dining and retail expansion. The number of dining options will swell from 86 to 135 when all is said and done, though construction and contract negotiation timelines put the initial arrivals out by a year or more.

Salt and Straw, of course, is the highly-regarded Portland-based ice cream shop that has become one of the city’s top food icons, growing from a pushcart to three perpetually-mobbed stores and a soft serve bar in PDX, as well as five outposts in Los Angeles and one in San Francisco. Salt and Straw announced plans to expand to Seattle, with a shop in the works on Capitol Hill planning to open this summer in the Pike Motorworks development.

These additions come on the heels of Lady Yum’s macaron-and-champagne stall at Sea-Tac and the forthcoming Floret vegetarian restaurant from the Cafe Flora owners.

Here’s the full slate of new establishments in the works and their descriptions from a press release from the airport:

Marche Food Hall – To be located in the large area at the elbow of Concourse A between gates A6 and A5, featuring popular and local concepts:

  • Jujubeet – “Artisan juices for the heart and mind” with locations in Bellevue and Seattle
  • Macrina Bakery – “Hand formed, freshly baked” bakery goods with locations in Kent and Seattle
  • Salt & Straw – An iconic fresh-made ice creamery based in Portland, opening its first Seattle location in 2017
  • True Burger Co. – Using locally and regionally sourced ingredients
  • Slate Coffee Roasters – A 3-year old specialty coffee roasting and retail company with four locations in Seattle (with a second location in the South Satellite Food Court)
  • Tap & Pour – Serving cool amber ales and drafts

Evergreens – Providing healthy convenient meals in U-Village and five downtown Seattle locations

Poppa Woody's – A partnership between Sub Pop Records and Li'l Woody's, Seattle's Best Burgers with two locations in Seattle and Ballard

Lucky Louie by Kathy Casey – Featuring Northwest inspired quick serve seafood

Asian Box – With roots in San Francisco, delivering customizable Asian favorites on noodles or rice

Ballard Beer Hall – Designed to reflect Seattle's exceptional craft beer scene

Banh Shop – Delivering fresh flavors of Southeast Asia

Caffe Ladro – Based in Seattle since 1994, serving “best in town” coffee with sustainable roots and pastries from the Ladro bakery

Good Bar – Specializing in food that is “straightforward and delicious, always made from quality ingredients,” located in Pioneer Square

Kio Shi Sushi Bento – Made to order Japanese food by Seattle master sushi chef Hajime Sato

La Place – Serving sustainably sourced products produced locally in the Pacific Northwest

Le Grand Comptior – Featuring an array of wines from Washington vineyards and regionally-inspired menu

Pallino – Local fast-casual Italian-American favorites

Pei Wei Asian Diner – Delivering handcrafted, pan-Asian dishes made to order by the founders of P.F. Chang's China Bistro

Seattle Made – Featuring high-quality products designed and manufactured in Seattle by more than 350 member-makers

Standard Bakery and Broadcast Coffee Roasters – Offering a quintessential taste of the Pacific Northwest

Starbucks Urban Market (two locations on Concourse D and bag claim) – Complementing the offering of Starbucks with news, sundries, travel necessities and more

Stone House Café – Offering home-style cooking with a location on Rainier Avenue

The Habit Burger Grill – Best known for the Charburger, with three locations in the Seattle area

Standard Bakery

11752 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 (415) 385-1379 Visit Website

Slate Coffee Bar (Ballard)

5413 6th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 922.2441 Visit Website

Good Bar

240 2nd Avenue South, , WA 98104 Visit Website

Macrina Bakery

2408 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 448-4032 Visit Website

Broadcast Coffee

6515 Roosevelt Way Northeast, , WA 98115 (206) 525-2049 Visit Website

Li'l Woody's

1211 Pine Street, , WA 98101 (206) 457-4148 Visit Website

Cafe Flora

2901 East Madison Street, , WA 98112 (206) 325-9100 Visit Website