Seattle's Child

Your guide to a kid-friendly city

Momo & Pizza Ghar Redmond handout photo

Stuff we love: Things to do, things to eat, all around Puget Sound

Our finds include Nepali dumplings, shallot bagels and virtual music school.

In every print edition, we present Seattle’s Child’s top picks for food, activities, travel, shopping and more. Here are the highlights from the September/October issue. 

Chilly weather comfort food

If you’re hungry for carbs this fall, you can’t go wrong with Momo & Pizza Ghar in Redmond. Kids and parents will love the piping-hot momos (shown above), dumplings just like they make in Nepal. Get them filled with chicken or veggies, available steamed or fried, with chili sauce or paneer (cheese) options, as well as jhol (served with a bowl of hot chutney). 

There’s a pizza menu, featuring popular pie selections including tandoori chicken, paneer and butter chicken toppings. (Fussy kids can opt for standard cheese pizza and plain momos, too.)

Standout appetizers include chicken and goat sekuwa. Delivery and takeout available. 2560 152nd Ave. NE, Redmond; meromomo.com

A well-rounded diet

Rubinstein Bagels has gained a following for great texture, innovative yet classic accompaniments (shallots, anyone? Fried onion and chive cream cheese?) and a trendy twist – sourdough starter. Available throughout the Seattle area by delivery only, for now. (You can get Olympia Coffee, beans or ground, too.) rubinsteinbagels.com

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Steph Forrer photo

 

Winthrop travel photo for Stuff We Love

Head east to the Old West

If you’re looking for a change of pace and scenery, Winthrop couldn’t be more different from Seattle. Depending on which of two scenic routes you choose, the drive should take around four hours – and it won’t be boring. In tiny Winthrop, kids and families (wearing masks, of course) are sure to get a kick out of the Old West-theme town, the new Homestream Park, the National Fish Hatchery and Pearrygin Lake State Park, which has a roped-off swim area and, this being Eastern Washington, a decent likelihood of swimming weather, even in fall. Julie Hanson

Robot vs. Sloth handout art

Quick thinking at Sloth

This Pike Place Market gift shop has an adorable way to keep young, masked shoppers in line (and enthralled) as they wait to enter the store. Robot vs Sloth offers scratch cards featuring artist La Ru’s cartoon otters and unicorns, and of course robots and sloths. Every player wins a gift with purchase, which eases the short wait to get to the robots and sloths. 1535 1st Ave., Seattle; robotvsloth.com

Masterpieces to go

Need a great craft project for your child to work on at home? Paint the Town now sells Pottery to Go kits: make sublime ceramics for the grandparents, or just your mantelpiece. Bring the painted art back to the University Village store for glazing and firing. Kits include paint and pottery. Order ahead online or at the store; curbside pickup available. 4611 Village Ct. NE, Seattle; paintthetown.studio

Seattle Drum School handout

Banding Together

When the coronavirus lockdown hit, Seattle Drum School didn’t miss a beat.

Private lessons were quickly moved online and happy kids around the area have been able to continue learning drums, guitar, trumpet, piano and more – it’s “more than ‘just drums,’” as its website proclaims.

Two Seattle locations: 1010 S. Bailey St. in Georgetown and 12729 Lake City Way NE in Lake City. seattledrumschool.com