What to Eat When High: 5 Kirkland Restaurants to Satisfy Your Munchies

Ah, the age-old question: you’ve just enjoyed some kind bud, and wondering what to eat while high? Fortunately, we’ve got lots of options in Kirkland.

Here are five of our favorites:

DERU Market

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723 9th Ave, Ste D
Kirkland, WA 98033
b/t S 7th St & 6th St
(425) 298-0268

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If you’ve got the munchies, don’t delay: run, don’t walk to the epic neighborhood eatery, DERU Market, one of the hottest restaurants in Kirkland. A hip farm-to-table eatery featuring wood-fired pizza, great salads, herbal infused ice tea creations, scrumptious sandwiches on focaccia, and seasonal favorites, the cooking squad from DERU claims their food is prepared from scratch and “cooked with love daily.”

We wholeheartedly agree! There’s a lot of lovin’ going into their food. And, it definitely makes the cut of best places to eat while high.

As you’d expect from an eatery like DERU, all their ingredients are locally sourced and organic. In fact, DERU is so delicious, Aimee Rizzo, a restaurant reviewer for The Infatuation, made the bold claim that “Deru Market is the greatest thing to ever come out of Kirkland!” Well, aside from Costco (and the late Layne Staley, pioneer of the Seattle’s 1990s grunge scene and lead vocalist for Alice in Chains).

DERU is open daily (except Mondays) from 9 am to 9 pm. Predictably, it can get really busy during peak hours. Oh, and don’t forget to order one of Deru’s ginormous layer cakes. Trust us. It’s a winner!

The Box & Burgers Eatery

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Totem Hill Plaza
12305 120th Ave NE, Ste C
Kirkland, WA 98034
b/t N 116th Ave & 118th St
(425) 821-0777

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You just smoked a little sticky icky, and you’re thinking to yourself, “Self, where can I get some tasty Asian-Fusion that won’t break my budget?” How about The Box & Burgers Eatery? One of the best and cheapest places to eat when high.

At one time The Box & Burgers was just a food truck. Now it serves the community not only as a restaurant but as a food truck and caterer. The Box & Burgers Eatery serves up some of Kirkland’s best Hawaiian-inspired comfort food and Asian-Fusion.

Some of our favorite dishes include the Kalua Pig Hum Bao, Pork Belly Hum Bao, and Chicken Karaage (Japanese for “fried chicken”). If you’re high, the melange of Asian spices and flavors will tantalize your taste buds! They also have some incredibly unique and creative burgers that when done right, will knock your socks off. Sometimes, however, they can be a bit inconsistent on the burgers, with some patrons complaining the patties are too dry and have a wee too many toppings that mask their signature flavors.

The Box & Burgers is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm, Monday from 5 pm to 8 pm, and they’re closed on Sunday

Shibu Ramen

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9733 NE 117th Ln
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 202-7459

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With so many tasty, authentic ethnic foods, we sure are blessed in the Pacific Northwest. Shibu Ramen is no exception! Shibu serves up some of the best Japanese ramen outside of Japan. One “Yelper” even commented, “I travel to Japan frequently for work and Shibu Ramen is as close to the real thing as you can get around here.”

You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but we have a few favorites. If you can’t take gluten, no problem, try their gluten-free Ramen. You can choose either grilled chicken breast or fresh tofu in a miso-based chicken or pork broth.

Not to be outdone, their spicy tonkotsu (pork) is to die for. A spicy rich pork broth with pork chashu, straight noodles, and egg.

If you’re a vegetarian, no problem! Try Shibu’s veggie ramen with cabbage, broccoli, carrots, and wavy noodle served in veggie broth. You can choose between fresh or fried tofu.

Bottle & Bull

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105 Lake St S
Kirkland, WA 98033
b/t Central Way & S 2nd Ave
(425) 298-4972

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We normally wouldn’t add a restaurant like Bottle & Bull to a munchies list because, given their multi-course meals, it can get a bit spendy. However, the food really is awesome and they do have a rocking happy hour menu and late-night menu.

You’ll definitely enjoy their happy hour. A few highlights from the happy hour menu include oysters for $3 each drizzled in a delicious champagne mignonette, truffle pomme frites (that’s French for fries, folks) for $4, $5 lamb sliders with vaudovane aioli, smoked tomato, chevre, and pickled shallot.

B&B is open until 11 pm weekdays and 1 am on the weekends. The late night menu is enough to make the list of best places to eat while high.

Alanya Café


1 Lake St
Kirkland, WA 98033
b/t Park Ln & Central Way
(425) 739-4747

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If you’re not schooled in what to eat while high that’s fresh and healthy, you may want to check out Alanya Café, one of Kirkland’s (and quite possibly the entire Seattle Metro’s) tastiest Turkish and Mediterranean eateries.

Run by husband and wife duo, Ozcan & Eylem Saribas, Alanya Café serves up authentic Turkish and Mediterranean food. Using only freshest ingredients, the café features a menu that includes everything from pastries and Turkish pizza to doner kebab, gyro, and Mediterranean salads. There’s nothing bad on the menu and the prices are super reasonable, rarely exceeding $10 per person.

Customers not only rave about the food but their great service, too. No doubt, their 5-star rating on Google is well-deserved. It makes sense. These two are passionate about their cuisine. As Ozcan & Eylem like to say, “our passion is to fill your belly and warm your heart.”

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