• TL;DR Version: This is PART ONE of a series featuring the restaurants, cafes, coffee stands, breweries, and wineries that reside in the downtown Yakima area.

  • There are 45 dining options for restaurants in the heart of downtown Yakima.

WHAT ARE THE BOUNDARIES OF DOWNTOWN YAKIMA?

Here's 45 Must Try Restaurants in the Heart of Downtown Yakima
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How many restaurants are located in downtown Yakima? I think it depends on what you consider “downtown.” You could be referring to any of the streets within the perimeter of the heart of downtown Yakima, from the Burger King located on Terrace Heights Way all the way down to the end of Yakima Ave at S 16th Ave.

WHERE DOES DOWNTOWN YAKIMA END?

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The best way to tell where “downtown Yakima” begins and technically ends is to just look for where the flower pots end. Yakima Ave is lined with beautiful flowers resting in pots on stands from S 7th Ave down to N 9th Street.

BRAGGING ABOUT THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN YAKIMA

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The Yakima Valley Tourism and Convention Center has a cool link to a "walkable" downtown tour of sorts. The Downtown Association of Yakima brags that it's a "great place to work, to play, to live." How about including, "a great place to eat" in there? Nearly 50,000 people attended events held in Yakima in 2022, according to the Convention Center's annual report, which reinforces my point that restaurants in downtown Yakima are and always have been a vital piece of our local economy.

UNCOVERING DOWNTOWN YAKIMA'S CULINARY DELIGHTS

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What kind of food are you looking for today? Downtown Yakima has all sorts of delicious and tempting options for you. Whether you're craving Mexican, Thai, sushi, continental-Indian, burgers, Italian, baked goods, ice cream, tea, smoothies, pizza, coffee, subs, sandwiches, fast food, and even beer, wine, or cocktails, there's a place for that!

Source: VisitYakima.com Annual Report 2022

45 RESTAURANTS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN YAKIMA

 

1. Sub Shop of Yakima
2. Yakima Thai Cuisine
3. Essencia Bakery
4. El Mirador 2
5. Burger King
6. Second Street Grill
7. Cowiche Canyon Kitchen & Ice House Bar
8. Sports Center
9. Gus’ Pizza
10. Casa VittoRe
11. & Tea

Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Ice House Bar in Downtown Yakima WA
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12. Schab’s Bier Den
13. Cafe on the Ave
14. North Town Coffee
15. Crafted
16. McDonald’s
17. Thai House (2nd St)
18. Tea Garden (4th St)
19. E.Z. Tiger
20. Mickey’s Pub
21. Mama Corie’s Kitchen
22. Olive Garden

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23. 8th Street Bistro
24. The Bistro at The Seasons
25. Single Hill Brewing
26. Main Stop on the Ave
27. Mercedes & Family/Erik the Mercedes Kid
28. Sumo’s Sushi
29. Taco Bell
30. Mi Sazon
31. Avenida Cantina
32. Brews & Cue’s
33. Golden Wheel

Avenida Cantina in downtown Yakima
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34. Lotus Room
35. PJ’s Music Box
36. Purrr
37. Jimmy John’s
38. Sweet Sisters Ice Cream Shop
39. Lulu’s Lunchbox
40. Catalyst Coffee
41. The Depot
42. El Taco Loco
43. AntoLin Cellars
44. Kana Winery
45. Stems Winery

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In Part 2 of this foodie series, I will give you a list of 74 more restaurants that, despite not being located directly within the heart of downtown Yakima, are still considered "downtown." Stay tuned (and hungry)!

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