Best of the Best: Vif
Perhaps it’s our increasingly harried midday mealtimes; maybe it’s just an excuse to wash fewer dishes. Regardless of the reason, bowls—filled with everything from greens to grains to poke—are in in a major way.
The best ones capitalize on contrast when it comes to texture, flavor and color. The truly extraordinary ones, like the ever-changing breakfast bowl ($10) at this chic café and wine bar, manage all that while also delivering superfoods you can smugly post to Instagram. (You may not want to include in that post the two great chocolate chip cookies from Vif’s that you also consumed).
Whether the day’s bowl is filled with savory grains, lentils and greens or hearty beans, make sure it also includes a jammy six-minute egg to ooze all over everything. Just keep in mind it’s only available for breakfast/brunch.
Fremont, 4401 Fremont Ave. N; 206.557.7357; vifseattle.com
Fremont, 4258 Fremont Ave. N; 206.504.3095; fremontbowl.com
TIP: Just down the street from Vif, Fremont Bowl makes a chirashi bowl that has become one of our favorite meals of the past year—but getting a seat there is damn near impossible.
Capitol Hill, 421 E Thomas St.; bside.cool
South Lake Union, 513 Westlake Ave. N; 206.547.2040; relayrestaurantgroup.com/restaurants/revel