During the pandemic, there can never be enough contactless options at restaurants — but takeout windows are often an overlooked amenity. Some restaurants have always had this hole-in-the-wall model, while others have converted to window operations because of COVID. Here are some great ones operating around town, along with a few other curbside pickup options that stress minimal contact, listed from north to south. If you notice any changes to services or have suggestions for additions to consider, send us a tip.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Local officials recommend that everyone, whether vaccinated or not, should wear masks inside restaurants when not eating or drinking. Many bars and restaurants in Seattle (but not all) are also now requiring customers to provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test for indoor dining; for the latest restrictions, check restaurant websites or official social media pages. Find a local vaccination site here. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More