In this moment where we are relying on curbside pick-up and takeout from restaurants, zero wasters, plastic-free warriors, and otherwise impact-conscious consumers might feel a little defeated when it comes to meal time. It’s hard to know ahead of time what your meal will come packaged in when ordering. 

Surfrider is standing by our local restaurant industry during this challenging time. With a mission to reduce the world’s plastic footprint, we are showing extra love for the establishments listed below that are doing what they can to maintain sustainable practices by not providing Styrofoam containers, plastic bags or plastic straws, and providing utensils only upon request with takeout orders*. 

And we’re looking for the community’s support to grow this list and keep it up-to-date. If you know of any Seattle-area restaurants that maintain the sustainable takeout practices noted above, please let us know and we will add them to the list.

To add a restaurant to this list, share your submission here.

A Guide To Sustainable Takeout in Seattle

Business NameNeighborhoodTelephoneWebsite
Mighty OBallard(206) 547-0335 mightyo.com
Lucky Envelope BrewingBallard(206) 659-4075luckyenvelopebrewing.com
JoliBallard(206) 420-7259joliseattle.com
Mainstay ProvisionsBallardN / Amainstayprovisions.com
Obec BrewingBallardN / Aobecbrewing.com
Poke SquareBallard(206) 466-1798poke-square.com
Scooter's BurgersBallard(206) 782-2966
Buddha BruddahBeacon HillN / Abuddhabruddah.com
Kedai MakanCapitol HillN / Akedaimakansea.com
Rocket TacoCapitol Hill(206) 457-5355rocket-taco.com
Cafe FloraCapitol Hill(206) 325-9100cafeflora.com
BOCA Restobar & GrillCapitol Hill(206) 322-1063bocarestobar.com
Artusi / SpinasseCapitol Hill(206) 251-7673 artusibar.com
PrinciCapitol Hill / Downtown(206) 624-0173 - CH
206) 623-5488 - Downtown
princi.com
Taproot CafeColumbia City(206) 420-2535taprootseattle.com
Sam Choy's Poke to the MaxColumbia City / Hillman CityN / Asamchoyspoke.com
Tutta BellaColumbia City / SLU / Wallingford(206) 633-3800tuttabella.com
S/T HooligansFrelard(206) 659-4754sthooligans.com
Uneeda BurgerFremont(206) 547-2600uneedaburger.com
Kwanjai ThaiFremont(206) 632-3656kwanjaithaicuisine.com
MiiRFremont / Wallingford(206) 566-7207miir.com/pages/flagship
Lowercase BrewingGeorgetownN / Alowercasebrewing.com
Frelard TamalesGreen Lake(206) 523-6654frelardtamales.com
Watershed PubNorthgate(206) 729-7433watershedpub.com
Kati Vegan ThaiSouth Lake Union(206) 900-7954kativeganthai.com

This list will be updated as restaurants change their status.

In addition to supporting local restaurants through takeout and curbside pickup, you can do your part by properly disposing of any takeout containers. 

*Please be mindful that small restaurants are being hit extremely hard by these mandatory dining room closures, and we cannot guarantee the availability of preferred packaging. If you receive a piece of packaging that is not in line with the criteria listed above, you may email us at OFR@seattle.surfrider.org, but please offer your eatery grace during this highly unusual time.

Local restaurants looking for guidance on how to reopen while safely using reusables, can find more information here.