Seattle families are spoiled with the many wonderful ethnic restaurants available around every corner (think pho, sushi, teriyaki and, of course, Mexican). But if you and your young foodies would like to try a taste of the other continents, we’ve rounded up a handful of restaurants worthy of repeat visits. Click through the gallery and follow our tips for a globe-trekking bite of the Emerald City.

The Crumpet Shop

If you're downtown, stop by The Crumpet Shop for toasted crumpets and a bottomless cuppa tea at this Pike Place Market hot spot – it’s just the thing for a rainy day. Crumpets are a traditional English bread; flat on the bottom with lots of tiny holes on top (perfect for melted toppings to sink into). The Crumpet Shop makes their crumpets fresh (and organic) every day. From your seat in the café, you can watch "crumpeteers" baking the crumpets - notice each one is made in a “crumpet ring.” Crumpets are traditionally eaten with butter and jam, but The Crumpet Shop gets adventurous with its toppings, from homemade organic lemon curd and chocolate hazelnut spread to English cheese and wild smoked salmon - there's something for everyone on the menu.

Insider Info: The Crumpet Shop also makes scones – but not just any scones – theirs were named  “Best Scone in the Country” by Atlantic Monthly Magazine.

The Crumpet Shop
1503 1st Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98101

photo: Helen Walker Green

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— Helen Walker Green