It’s time to explore the diverse flavors of Kent, Washington
May 5 is the start of National Travel and Tourism Week, the perfect time to plan a food-cation getaway to Kent, Washington. Kent Food Trails, a new tourism program, shares a curated list of more than 20 places to experience fresh, authentic and local fare.
Now through August 31, food enthusiasts can enter to win an Edible Escape at www.tastekent.com to experience the city’s five self-guided food trails.
Downtown Dining Trail
Park the car and let your taste buds guide you through Kent’s historic downtown. Try flavorful chutney at one of the only Afghan restaurants in Washington state.
Farm Fresh Trail
From spring rhubarb to summer berries and a bounty of pumpkins in the fall, there are boundless ways to enjoy the harvest in Kent. Peruse Carpinito Brothers for fresh produce and the popular Wild Wheat Bakery for a hearty breakfast. Find locally sourced ingredients on menus around town.
International Eats Trail
Immerse yourself in Kent’s global food scene—without big-city lines or prices. Authentic Indian, Thai and Mexican dishes are just a few of the global cuisines on this flavorful trail. Visit the Ubuntu Street Café where immigrant and refugee trainees bring their cultural dishes to the menu.
Kid-Friendly Kitchen Trail
From favorite kid-approved dishes to more adventurous bites, there are plenty of options for kiddos in Kent. Head to Pie Lab where you can eat—and bake—mini pies and cheesecakes. Fill up on inexpensive burgers at the famous Dick’s Drive-In.
Local Libations Trail
Small-batch wineries offer intimate tastings of unique Washington red wines. Sip the award-winning, fruit-forward liqueurs produced in handmade copper stills from Portugal at Sidetrack Distillery. Beer fans can find the coveted Pilsner on tap at Airways Brewing.
Spend time on any of the five food trails and you will see—and taste—why Kent is ranked one of the 10 most diverse cities in the nation. Located less than 15 miles from Sea-Tac Airport, Kent is a basecamp for Washington adventure.
Hungry for more? Spoil your senses at the Kent International Festival May 18 and Kent Cornucopia Days July 12-14. Visit www.visitkent.com to explore more diverse flavors and nearby hotels.
Source: Visit Kent