You came all this way to Everett because you heard rave stories about the amazing food and drink scene, and now you want to see it. Good for you. If you’re in the mood for food that will make your taste buds salivate and your stomach cry with joy, this is the list for you.
The New Mexicans
1416 Hewitt Ave.
The New Mexicans is southwestern food that isn’t just corn tortillas slathered in melted cheese. This restaurant is in a historic building. It has an open kitchen that you can sit around and watch the chefs prepare your meals. They feature menu items like chili relleno, roasted poblano peppers, cornbread and chili. Get a homemade cinnamon roll for dessert on the way out – you may want to split one because they’re huge.
Capers + Olives
2933 Colby Ave.
From well-known Chef Jimmy Liang comes Capers + Olives: a one-of-a-kind culinary experience of seasonally-based dishes focused on seafood, vegetables and handmade pasta. Whether you stop in for lunch or dinner, you'll find a savory mix of always-changing menu items so there's something new to try each time you visit.
Choux Choux Bakery
2900 Grand Ave.
Pronounced "shoo-shoo," this French bakery is a made-from-scratch type of place. The new bakery is full of gleaming subway tile and a long counter filled with plates of cookies, croissants and colorful little towers of macarons. Choux Choux does espresso and lunch, too – pizza, soup and salad. Be sure to check it out, but note that the place is closed on Tuesdays.
2820 Hewitt Ave.
Terracotta Red serves up Asian fusion food that showcases exotic spices. This isn't your typical late-night styrofoam take-out type of place. This historic building has been retrofitted with colorful walls and planters full of bamboo. A great place to go for a date night, easily accessible right off of Hewitt Avenue.