University of Washington: Best Late Night Food Spots

There’s nothing worse than having to cram for a test, write a paper that’s due in a few days, or get familiar with foreign concepts. Unless it’s being hungry at the same time. Whether you’re studying with friends or alone, there are several late-night options for food and drink around the University of Washington in Seattle where you can quiet those hunger pangs. Some are located on campus, while others are not far away in the University District. Below are some of the best food spots that will help get rid of the late-night food munchies.

Memo’s Mexican Food Restaurant, Seattle, WA

Open 24 hours a day, Memo’s Mexican Food Restaurant in Seattle has been one of the best places for authentic Mexican food since 2008. With more than 20 different burrito choices like the famous Washington Burrito made with steak, potatoes, salsa, and cheese, they also serve favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Shawarma King's Grill, Seattle, WA

Open Sunday through Wednesday until 12 a.m. and Thursday through Saturday until 3 a.m., Shawarma King’s Grill on University Way NE in Seattle is a great late-night spot to eat. Offering the best in Mediterranean foods, you can ask for extra spicy if you dare. Special Egyptian marinades flavor the meats used in their dishes, and prices are very reasonable. 

Burgers and Kabob Hut, Seattle, WA

Got a late-night craving for a burger but want something a little more? Visit Burgers and Kabob Hut on University Way NE for a flavor sensation that your mouth will thank you for. Not your ordinary burgers, you can choose from delicious tastes like the chicken masala burger or paneer masala burger, Hawaiian burger, oriental burger, or your plain American burger, and they have all your favorite sides like onion rings, French, curly, or cheese fries, and sweet potato fries. You want a milkshake? They have those, too. Open Sunday through Thursday until 3 a.m. and Friday and Saturday nights until 4 a.m. 

Aladdin Gyro-Cery & Deli, Seattle, WA

Aladdin Gyro-Cery is a no-nonsense eatery that specializes in making the best gyros around. Located on University Way NE in Seattle, Aladdin’s offers Middle Eastern and Greek food at its best. They have value combo meals, salads, and sandwiches for full-blown hunger cravings and appetizers and snacks for smaller appetites. Open every night until 2:30 a.m. except Friday and Saturday when they stay open until 3:30 a.m.

Café Solstice, Seattle, WA

Looking for a comfortable inviting place for a long study session? Look no further than Café Solstice on University Way NE. Bringing the old-time coffee shop atmosphere into the modern world with homemade pastries, and great coffee, tea, and beer, Café Solstice is open until 11 p.m. most nights except Friday and Saturday. 

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Café on the Ave., Seattle, WA

According to their website, the Café on the Ave. on University Way NE in Seattle considers themselves “an oasis from the madness of the modern world and the stress of higher education.” If you’re curious to find out if this is true and what makes this little café one of the most popular spots near campus, take a trip, and while you’re there, sample anything on the sushi bar. The creations there are artwork (and tasty). 

The Market in Global Scholars Hall, Seattle, WA

Located in Global Scholars Hall at WSU, there are several late-night options for students. Looking for a healthy late-night alternative to burgers and fries? Try the Market on Cougar Way, where you can find late-night goodies until 1 a.m. most nights. They offer a nacho bar, fresh fruits and vegetables bar including organic and gluten-free options, coffee, and other snacks that will curb your appetite. Einstein Bros Bagels prides itself on offering quality gourmet bagels and sandwiches, sweets and snacks, and Caribou coffee made from fresh healthy ingredients. A place for great conversation with friends and good late night food, Einstein Bros stays open until 1 a.m. to help satisfy the munchies. If you have a taste for pizza, wings, or pasta late at night, you can order from Flix Café & Market online and have it delivered right to your room, fast, fresh, and delicious.

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