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Plan A Gastronomic Trek Around the World, In Kent

Sample some of the most mouth-watering and famous global dishes along the International Eats Trail in Kent.

In Kent, food is central to its culture. It’s a place where community chefs bring new tastes to the table. Now you can experience the nation’s 10th most culturally diverse city and sample a wide range of flavors to tingle your tastebuds.

Nestled between Seattle and Tacoma, Kent caters to foodies in search of an authentic food-cation, without big city lines or prices. Try Sonoran beef that melts in your mouth, snack on sweets from the Punjab region of India, or feast on food prepared by refugee trainees.

Interested in preparing your own dishes? Kent’s Great Wall Shopping Mall is home to 99 Ranch Market, the largest Asian grocer in the United States.

Start your taste trek:

  • AsaderoMexican steakhouse offering prime Sonoran beef, homemade tortillas and fire roasted and stone-ground salsas. Local faves: La Carne Asada Wagyu and Ribeye Tacos
  • Banyan Tree: authentic Thai restaurant serving steamed spicy mussels, barbecue pork and drunken noodles. Owner faves: Khao Soi (curry noodle soup) and Naam Khao To (crispy fried rice)
  • Maharaja Kent: butter chicken and okra masala are just a few of the genuine Indian staples on the menu. Local fave: Karahi lamb
  • Punjab Sweets: dishing up Indian desserts including Gulab Jamin and lemon burfi. Popular picks: rose or pistachio burfi
  • Szechuan First Restaurant: under-the-radar Chinese cuisine spot featuring Dandan noodles and spicy fried fish. Local faves: spicy sliced beef tendon and twice cooked pork belly
  • Ubuntu Street Café: Project Feast refugee trainees are bringing diverse heritage to the menu at this nonprofit café. Unique bites include Iraqi potato salad and Ethiopian beef stew. With a constantly rotating menu, you’re sure to try something fresh!

Hungry for more? Enter for a chance to win an Edible Escape along one of five self-guided food trails in Kent.