Seattle Restaurant Week – Fall 2021

Experience Tukwila is once again a proud sponsor of Seattle Restaurant Week — a bi-annual celebration supporting the greater Seattle area’s culinary community.

From October 24 – November 6 choose from the over 200 participating venues across 45 neighborhoods and cities in the Greater Seattle area who are offering special menus of $20 lunches and $35 and/or $50 dinners.

Participating Tukwila restaurants include Spice Bridge vendors — Afella Jollof Catering, Jazze’s, Monique’s Hot Kitchen, Moyo Kitchen, Taste of Congo, and Theary Cambodian Foods — in addition to Hotel Interurban’s Rendition and Sumi Korean Grill.

You can view the full list of participating restaurants along with their special, limited-time Seattle Restaurant Week menus here.

Several Spice Bridge vendors are also offering a Give a Meal donation program, where you can add $10 to your order to support the Good Food Kitchens’ community meals program. Learn more about the program here.

Spice Bridge Anniversary Celebration

In September, Tukwila’s Spice Bridge celebrated its first anniversary. This global food hall has been such a bright spot in our community this year, feeding folks delicious dishes from around the world and building space for aspiring women of color, immigrant, and refugee chefs to develop thriving food businesses.

On Wednesday, October 6, from 4-7pm, join the Spice Bridge team for a special anniversary party that will honor and celebrate the rich cultural traditions of our community. The event will include poetry readings by stories of arrival, live music, kids’ activities, story time with the Tukwila Library, a vaccination station, coffee celebration, and the unveiling of the “Food is Love” wall.

Experience Foods and Flavors From Around the Globe

There’s no better way to enjoy the distinct multiculturalism of Tukwila than through food. The Tukwila Village Farmers Market is the perfect place to sample flavors from around the globe and farm-fresh produce grown right here in our community.

Now in its third year of operations, the market offers produce grown by independent farmers who hail from the countries of Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and more. It also features an array of culinary offerings from the Spice Bridge food hall, which serves a rotating cast of global cuisines, such as Cambodian, Afghan fusion, Congolese, and Caribbean.

“They’re selling things that you won’t necessarily see at the grocery store or at other farmers markets, but [that] serve the needs of many different cultural groups,” said Kara Martin, program director of the Food Innovation Network.

The market is hosted by the Food Innovation Network — a program that supports small food business development and aims to improve local food systems in diverse communities in South King County — and acts as an incubator for urban growers and immigrant and refugee businesses.

The Tukwila Village Farmers Market runs every Wednesday from 4-7pm through October 13 and is located at the Tukwila Village Plaza (14350 Tukwila International Blvd). The market accepts cash, debit, credit cards, and SNAP (including double benefits with SNAP Market Match). Come hungry and leave happy!

Want more ideas for food options in the city? Check out our dining and shopping pages.

Hello Sunshine

Celebrate summer and enjoy live music, games, giveaways, perks, and more from July 28 – Aug 1 at Westfield Southcenter! Stop by and join the fun near Macy’s court on Level 1.

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday, July 28th – Saturday, July 31st: 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday, August 1st: 11AM-6PM

Live Music:

  • Daily: 4PM-6PM

Westfield Rewards earn double points exclusively from July 28 – Aug 1 when you shop at any store! On Friday, July 30th from 12pm-5pm only, Westfield Rewards members will enjoy a complimentary shave ice from Mike’s Shave Ice as a sweet treat (valid one person, must present in-app perk to redeem). To sign up, click here.

Plus, join on select dates for special community events in partnership with Tukwila Police Department and pick up your collectible trading card featuring exclusive retailer offers valid 7/28-8/1!

“Be Safe” Safety Poster Design Contest

  • Wednesday, July 28th – Sunday, August 1st

Coffee with a Cop

Train Like A Cop Fitness Workout (Family-Friendly!)

Tukwila Village Farmers Market

The Tukwila Village Farmers Market is open from 4-7pm on Wednesday afternoons from June 23 through October 13. The Market is a community-driven nonprofit serving produce grown by refugees and immigrants in our community.

The Market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and participates in SNAP Market Match, which doubles aid.

Sponsoring Seattle Restaurant Week

Experience Tukwila is a proud sponsor of Seattle Restaurant Week — a bi-annual celebration of the greater Seattle area’s culinary community. This past year has been especially challenging for the restaurant industry, with COVID-19 forcing many operational changes. Seattle Restaurant Week, which runs April 1 – 3o, is the perfect opportunity to show your support for local restaurants and sample some delicious food while you’re at it.

Throughout the month of April, participating establishments will offer special prix fixe menus, with $20 lunch and $35 and $50 dinner options. Venues will offer a variety of dining options to allow guests to choose whatever format works best for them, including takeout, ready-to-heat, delivery, meal boxes, and indoor and outdoor dining as permissible by public health guidelines. 

A full list of participating restaurants can be found here, where you can sort by neighborhood, cuisine, dining options, diet, and ownership to find the perfect place to match your location, taste, and values. 

Participating Tukwila restaurants include Spice Bridge vendors — Afella Jollof Catering, Jazze’s, Moyo Kitchen, Seatango, Taste of Congo, Theary Cambodian Foods, Wengay’s Kitchen, and WUHA — Juju’s Caribbean Kitchen, Duke’s Seafood Southcenter, and Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar. Spice Bridge vendors are also offering a Buy One, Give One option, where you can add $10 to your order to support the Food Innovation Network’s free community meals program.

Here’s sample of some menu items to get your taste buds watering: 

Full, detailed menu options can be found here. Time to eat your way through the city!

 

Seattle Restaurant Week

Experience Tukwila is a proud sponsor of Seattle Restaurant Week — a bi-annual celebration of the greater Seattle area’s culinary community. This past year has been especially challenging for the restaurant industry, with COVID-19 forcing many operational changes. Seattle Restaurant Week, which runs April 1 – 3o, is the perfect opportunity to show your support for local restaurants and sample some delicious food while you’re at it.

Participating Tukwila restaurants include Spice Bridge vendors — Afella Jollof Catering, Jazze’s, Moyo Kitchen, Seatango, Taste of Congo, Theory Cambodian Foods, Wengay’s Kitchen, and WUHA — Juju’s Caribbean Kitchen, Duke’s Seafood Southcenter, and Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar. Spice Bridge vendors are also offering a Buy One, Give One option, where you can add $10 to your order to support the Food Innovation Network’s free community meals program.

Tukwila: A Global Dining Experience 

Tukwila is home to a diverse community, making it the perfect melting pot for cuisines from all over the world. From authentic Mexican and traditional Italian dishes to flavorful East African and rich Asian food–your palate will delight in the variety of options available at every turn. Adding to this already robust collection of eateries is the new dining experience at Spice Bridge Food Hall.

Located in Tukwila Village near the Library, Spice Bridge Food Hall consists of women-of-color and immigrant-owned food stalls that operate on a rotating schedule. On a Tuesday, you may visit and find Gambian, Filipino, Congolese, and Ethiopian fare but if you returned on Friday you’d be treated to an entirely new assortment of global delights.

How does this all work? Well, it all began as a Food Innovation Network project aimed at helping immigrants achieve their culinary dreams while gaining a secure foothold in the community. The FIN’s Food Business Incubator pilot program offers subsidized rent options, a shared commercial kitchen, and helps with permits and marketing for these budding restaurant owners.

The 2,800-square-foot facility includes space for four stalls to operate per day plus equipment and resources for up to 20 food businesses to run catering services and to prep for attending local farmer’s markets. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only outdoor dining and takeaway are available, but there are plans for an eventual community hub–a space where visitors can learn about the rich cultures behind each tasty restaurant.

So what’s currently on rotation at Spice Bridge Food Hall? You can find the most up-to-date schedule and full restaurant details here. But trust us when we say, no matter what type of food you’re craving, you’re sure to be able to satiate your appetite. Stop by Tuesday through Sunday and enjoy a global dining experience that supports a good cause.