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International District Restaurant Offers Easter Crawfish Boil To-Go — Stock Pot Included

Crawfish King’s new takeout option is a Viet-Cajun feast

A mound of crawfish, with pieces of corn on the cob, potatoes, and lemon slices
Crawfish King is packaging pretty much everything one needs for a crawfish boil.

After pivoting to takeout-only during the COVID-19 pandemic, the International District’s Viet-Cajun restaurant Crawfish King is now offering a loaded crawfish boil kit to-go, with just about all the supplies one needs. It includes a pound each of snow crab, crawfish, clams, and shrimp; eight pieces of corn and potatoes; two andouille sausages; cajun seasoning, bibs and gloves — and a large metal stock pot to cook it all in. The price is $100 and pickup is available all weekend.

In Louisiana, Easter coincides with the peak of crawfish harvesting season, and so under normal circumstances, the holiday weekend sees many of them. While the dish is not as ubiquitous in Seattle, places like Crawfish King — which has been around for more than a decade — have brought some Gulf Coast traditions up north. “For our family, any holiday it is a tradition to get together with lots of food, seafood boil included,” says Julie Nyguyen, the restaurant’s co-owner. “With Easter around the corner, we want our customers to enjoy the seafood boil at home, since they’re unable to share the festivities in the store.”

Crawfish King is also among many places in the city trying to come up with appealing takeout options that include large family meals during Washington’s stay-at-home order. Although, besides Cure Cocktail in Capitol Hill selling whiskey and martini glasses with its to-go booze kits, it seems to be one of the few to sell kitchenware as well.

Crawfish King

725 South Lane Street, , WA 98104 (206) 623-3622 Visit Website