Book Launch and Poetry Reading at Spice Bridge

Celebrate the newest poetry anthology from Tukwila’s Stories of Arrival: Refugee & Immigrant Youth Voices Poetry Project at Foster High School. In collaboration with Spice Bridge, the book launch and poetry reading will feature project poets reading from the new anthology.

Published by Seattle’s Chin Music Press, the book has poems and art created by students from 17 different countries. Co-directed by poet Merna Ann Hecht and Foster High School Multilanguage Learner Teacher Carrie Stradley, the project has just completed its ninth year.

Students from the project will present their powerful work. A new exhibition of lively poems celebrating the food of their homelands will be part of this special evening.
This event is free and open to everyone.

Spring Seattle Restaurant Week

It’s the most delicious time of the year again: Seattle Restaurant Week. And this year, Tukwila is flexing hard with 5 must-try restaurants participating in the classic prix fixe dining event. Get out and support your city and your stomach during a week of festivities that celebrates our city’s diverse, exciting culinary scene. 

Participating Tukwila restaurants:

  • Rendition
  • Sumi Korean Grill
  • Taste of Congo
  • Theary Cambodian Foods
  • WUHA 
  • Jazze’s

A Tukwila Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday gift season sneaks up on all of us. Before you know it, Black Friday is but a distant memory, and the dread of battling last-minute gift procrastinator traffic starts to set in. There’s got to be a better way!

This year, relish unmatched convenience and variety while finding something special for the most difficult on your gift list right here in Tukwila. From delicious local food gift boxes and crowd-pleasing family entertainment offerings, to unique local apparel and stocking stuffers, you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Tukwila gifting highlights below. If you see something you like, we recommend purchasing as soon as possible while supplies last.

For the sports fan:

Seattle Seawolves: Grab tickets or merchandise for the region’s favorite Major League Rugby team, the Seattle Seawolves. Single match ticket pricing starts at around $30, and the team store has everything to deck out the whole family in fan gear, including mugs, hats, apparel, and more.


For the lifelong learner:

Museum of Flight Store: Find the perfect gift for young and old aviation and engineering fans in your life at the Museum of Flight. Browse the unique apparel and accessories, books, games, model airplanes, hands-on crafts, and more. For inspiration, check out their holiday gift guide.



For the foodie:

Spice Bridge: Grab one of their limited-edition holiday gift boxes filled with delicious treats from a variety of vendors, including hot sauce, caramelized peanuts, snack mix, and cinnamon almonds, just to name a few. Hosting a holiday party? Check out their party platters, customizable to serve up to 20 people.


Seattle Chocolates: For those with a sweet tooth, grab one of Seattle Chocolate’s inspired gift boxes filled with beautifully decorated, delicious chocolate.



For the whole family:

Tukwila Family Fun Center: Check out their bonus gift card offer – buy $10 in gift certificates and get $10 free. With dozens of activities to choose from, this gift is sure to be a whole-family pleaser.




DEFY: This indoor air park has holiday deals on punch cards, annual passes, gift cards, and more. A great gift for active, adventurous kids and adults alike. Check out the holiday deals here.







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.