During a workshop at the With These Rings studio, we take a break for lunch. It’s a great opportunity not just to grab a bite to eat, but explore the beauty of downtown Port Townsend. The juxtaposition of the city’s Victorian-era and brick buildings against the waves of the Puget Sound is absolutely stunning and never grows old.
A common question I get asked by couples while their planning their trip to the studio or during the workshop is “Where should we get lunch?” There are so many delicious and great local spots to dine at in Port Townsend, but here are four of my favorites that are within walking distance from of the studio.
If sushi and noodles are your thing - head over to Hanazono! Serving authentic Japanese cuisine from mother-daughter duo, Kaori and Yoko, savor Port Townsend themed sushi rolls like the Victorian Roll with tempura shrimp, cucumber, daikon sprouts inside, eel, avocado, tobikko and sesame seeds on top with eel sauce.
Hanazono also specializes in noodle dishes like soups, salads, and stir-frys using Ramen, Yakisoba, and rice noodles. Make sure to check out their daily specials with customer favorites like “Kaori’s amazing beef Pho” and “Ma-Bo Ramen and Miso Ramen”.
Hanazono is open for lunch Wednesday - Saturday from 11:30am - 3:00pm and Sundays from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Owl Spirit Cafe
Owl Spirit is a great lunch option for anyone but especially for those with dietary allergies or restrictions. Owl Spirit proudly serves local, organic food with numerous vegan and gluten-free options.
Enjoy handmade lunch favorites like sandwiches, wraps, salads, burritos & tacos, kebobs, and burgers. And bonus, Owl Spirit offers a large selection of gluten-free desserts!
Owl Spirit Cafe is open for lunch Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00am - 7:30pm.
Because really, who doesn’t love pizza?!
Hillbottom Pie serves classics like Margherita, Pesto, and Italian Sausage pizzas as well as soups, salads, and pies. Located in one of the city’s historic Victorian buildings, enjoy a casual and delicious lunch in a beautiful brick dining room looking out at downtown Port Townsend.
Hillbottom Pie is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00am - 8:30pm.
Doc's Marina Grill
Doc’s is located in the Point Hudson Marina and has fabulous views of Port Townsend Bay. This seafood favorite is open daily from 11:00am - 11:00pm.
The walk from the With These Rings studio to Doc’s takes you along the aptly named Water Street, past the Northwest Maritime Center, and into the Point Hudson Marina to admire a wide variety of beautiful boats in Port Townsend Bay.
Doc’s has a large menu with gluten-free and vegetarian options like veggie burgers and a variety of soups and salads. But if you’re a seafood lover, you’ll love their house made Clam Chowder, Dungeness Crab Risotto, and Northwest Cioppino.