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Celebrate Halloween Comicfest with free comics and good eats nearby

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Halloween Comicfest is a super-cool way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year. Participating comic stores around Seattle are offering free comics for anyone who comes into their stores on October 31. Stores will also feature mini comic packs, which make a sweet giveaway for trick-or-treaters! Hit up one of these sweet comic stores and then grab a meal at a sweet eatery nearby.



Dreamstrands Comics & Such | Chuck’s Hop Shop

After you’ve browsed to your heart’s content at Dreamstrands, pop over to Chuck’s on 85th, the north-end outpost of the beloved beer mecca. Food trucks serving Chuck’s on Halloween will be Bread & Circuses and Off The Rez.

Dreamstrands Comics & Such: 115 N 85th St, Seattle, 98103

Chuck’s Hop Shop: 656 NW 85th St, Seattle, 98117


Arcane Comics & More | Shelter Lounge

Head to Ballard to check out Arcane Comics, and while you’re out, nab a bite at Shelter Lounge. Kids will dig their avocado fries; don’t miss their hearty caprese salad.

Arcane Comics & More: 5809 15th Ave NW, Seattle, 98107

Shelter Lounge: 4910 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, 98107


Comics Dungeon | Araya’s Place

After you’ve scoped the selection at Comics Dungeon in the U District, take a twenty-minute walk to Araya’s Place, super-cool vegan and vegetarian Thai. The unlimited lunch buffet runs from 11:30 to 3 pm on weekends. $11 for adults, $6 for kids 8 and under.

Comics Dungeon: 319 NE 45th Street, Seattle, 98105

Araya’s Place: 5240 University Way NE, Seattle, 98105



Phoenix Comics & Games | Annapurna Cafe

Super-cool Phoenix in Capitol Hill features comics as well as a big selection of board games. It’s also posted up right next to the superbly kid-friendly Annapurna Cafe, a Nepalese/Tibetan/Indian restaurant. Make sure to order a hot chai and some momos, tibetan dumplings that kiddos will dig.

Phoenix Comics & Games: 113 Broadway E, Seattle, 98102

Annapurna Cafe: 1833 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122


Golden Age Collectables | Le Panier

After wandering through Pike Place’s Golden Age Collectables, pop in for a bite to go at Le Panier, Pike Place’s delectable French bakery. Though their delicate, gorgeous sandwiches and pastries are a splurge, it’s a worthy treat. Nab a table if you can or a spot at the counter and people-watch to your heart’s desire. Don’t forget an éclair for the kids!

Golden Age Collectables: 1501 Pike Pl #401, Seattle, 98101

Le Panier: 1902 Pike Place, Seattle, 98101



Bel-Kirk Stamp, Coin, and Comics | Cafe Veloce

After you check out the comics at Bel-Kirk, roll over to Cafe Veloce for hearty Italian fare, including simple, tasty pizzas for the younger set.

Bel-Kirk Stamp, Coin, and Comics: 11232 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, 98033

Cafe Veloce: 12514 120th AVE NE, Kirkland, 98034

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