Arguably one of the best parts about traveling is living like a local. When visiting a new destination, or one you have come to know and love, there’s a burning question: who has the pizza with the meltiest cheese or the moonshine cocktail you didn’t know you needed? Where is an open sauna to de-stress and relax? You’re on the road, but want to support local and truly get a taste of the good stuff. With this roundup of Lynnwood “Hidden Gems”, you can fit the bill of a local who knows the drill.
Where to Eat in Lynnwood
First up, Yeh Yeh’s Vietnamese Sandwiches. It’s a shop that may look unassuming from the outside, but one step inside, and you’re enveloped in the smell of everything heavenly. With a menu that almost makes it hard to choose, you can’t go wrong with the shrimp spring rolls. If you need a little comfort, the noodle soups might be your answer. Or how about a grilled pork sandwich with toasted bun? Bring friends and family and eat family-style to get a taste of everything.
Things to Do in Lynnwood
No single vacation destination has EVERY activity to explore, but at Back9 Parlor a simulated experience is opened to you for entertainment you may not have known before. Everything from golf, soccer, and baseball will keep your competitive edge alive while bonding with friends and family over a full kitchen and bar. A weather-proof outing isn’t out of the question here. If something a little more face to face is your style, Around The Table Game Pub offers sitting areas with room to play board games, classic and modern alike.
If quiet time is your mission, The Neverending Bookshop has a plethora of reading material to keep you occupied from a park bench at Scriber Lake or while soaking in the sauna at Olympus Spa. With a hefty collection of young adult, mystery, and science fiction titles, you are sure to discover a new favorite that will transport you to another place. Need a recommendation? Talk to Annie, the owner, who is there whenever the shop is open and is a vibrant storyteller in her own right.
Want to learn a new skill? How about a cake and dessert class at Dawn’s Candy and Cake. Private and group classes are available with a rotating calendar. That’s a sweet way to add another party trick to the arsenal!
More Lynnwood Dining Hidden Gems
Last but certainly not least are the dining options to satisfy every taste. Housemade cocktails and smoked meats from Moonshine BBQ invites you to stay awhile with outdoor dining, televisions, and mac and cheese that’ll make you melt.
Amazing community partners and A+ pizza is found at Sparta’s Pizza and Spaghetti House. Established in 1978, their recipes have stood the test of time.
Visit Cask & Trotter for craft cocktails in a modern and cozy cabin-vibed locale.
Need some dessert to sweeten your stay? Jenny Cookies has a cult following, and for good reason. Stop by the Alderwood Mall location for cookies and Crispy Cubes.
A summary of Lynnwood Hidden Gems
That’s a wrap on this roundup of hidden gems in lovely Lynnwood, Washington. While it’s not impossible to hit every stop mentioned above, we recommend spreading out your adventures over the course of a few days. Weekends are typically more highly traveled. If you are seeking to live like a local, a weekday getaway might do the trick. In any case, we are thrilled to have you and welcome you to our town!