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Take on winter with Kent’s best comfort food

December 30, 2021, Kent, WA–Add warmth to winter’s dark, chilly days with a spoonful of Kent’s best comfort food. Within the city’s global cuisine you’ll find tasty options from pho to po’boys, dumplings to macaroni and cheese.

Kent’s self-guided food trails direct you to five categories of dining, for whatever mood you’re in. If it’s comfort food you’re craving, consider these local favorites:

  • Maggie’s on Meeker serves generous platters of breakfast and lunch favorites. Omelets and pot roast are top choices, though the bacon gets the most thumbs up.
  • Vinason Pho is a tasty way to warm up, with locally sourced ingredients and bone broth cooked for 24 hours. Linger a bit to sample brews from the beer wall and the menu’s many gluten-free options.
  • Nana’s Southern Kitchen specializes in fried chicken, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, and potato salad. The team’s generous hospitality feeds your heart and supports the community.
  • Maza Grill’s marinated meats and flavorful Pakistani dishes should be on your must-try list this winter. All of Maza’s meat is prepared Zabiha Halal and ranges from steak to lamb kabobs to slow-cooked beef nihari.
  • Mama’s Dough has Chinese dumplings, pancake rolls and xiao long bao to fill you on a cold day. The location on East Valley Highway makes it a convenient takeout spot.
  • Altha’s Louisiana Cajun Seasoning & Spices kicks up the heat with soul food family recipes that include po’boys, crawfish pies and smoked pork boudin. The downtown shop is part grocery store, with cajun condiments, seasonings and snacks for your own kitchen.

Consider booking a hotel room and spend the weekend as a Kent foodie! Find more dining and travel inspiration at

About Visit Kent: Visit Kent is the official tourism program for the City of Kent, Washington. Visit Kent promotes the city as a year-round visitor destination, dedicated to increasing economic growth and ensuring a positive and enriching visitor experience.