The British Pantry | Bai Tong Thai Restaurant | Tapioca Express | Soul Food Coffee House | Farrel-McWhirter Riding School

The British Pantry Serves English Platters and Pastries Just a Short Trip From Avalon Redmond Place

For a taste of Britain just a short trip from Avalon Redmond Place, venture to The British Pantry. The Redmond eatery has been serving British meals since it opened in 1978. The establishment actually triples as a restaurant, bakery, and gift shop, so whether you need a meal, a pastry, or a present, make your way to The British Pantry.

Baking British goods has been a part of owner Mavis Redman's life for quite some time. She grew up in Swinton, England, and that's where she watched her father in the kitchen of his Manchester bakery. She took everything she learned with her when she relocated to the United States and opened her own place. These days, she makes Lancashire pasties, meat pies, fish and chips platters, and a variety of other dishes that are served at The British Pantry. Stop in during the morning hours and enjoy a traditional British breakfast with two sausages, two eggs, two slices of bacon, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, country potatoes, and toast. You could also just swing by the bakery and pick up a few pastries.

The British Pantry
8125 161st Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 883-7511

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Bai Tong Thai Restaurant Near Avalon Redmond Place: Treat Your Date to an Upscale Dinner

You want to take that special someone out to a fancy dinner and you know Thai cuisine is their food of choice. To plan a romantic and thoughtful evening for your date, make reservations at Bai Tong Thai Restaurant. It's located just a short trip from Avalon Redmond Place, so you could even get home in no time and enjoy a movie after dinner.

Bai Tong Thai Restaurant features a relaxed yet upscale environment and serves some of the best food of its kind, according to customers. If you have some time to spare before dinner, enjoy a drink of two at the attractive bar that is situated in the middle of the restaurant. When it's time to order your food, check out the menu that consists of popular selections such as the pad Thai, garlic chicken, crispy chicken, and flat noodles. Guests say the prices are a little bit on the high side, but you can always catch a deal during happy hour.

Bai Tong Thai Restaurant
14804 NE 24th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 747-8424

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Experience Mung Bean Bubble Tea Near Avalon Redmond Place at Tapioca Express

If you've never considered sipping on avocado, then perhaps you're due for a visit to Tapioca Express. Redmond's branch is located not far from Avalon Redmond Place on 24th Street, an extension of a popular Los Angeles chain. Tapioca Express serves bubble tea, an Asian drink packed with small beads of chewy tapioca—or "bubbles."

The avocado tea at Tapioca Express might seem like an odd concept in theory, but take one sip of the thick and sweet concoction, and you might change your mind. Tapioca Express also serves mung bean tea, as well as the more traditional green tea. If you're hungry, try one of the Asian-inspired dishes. Locals say that the Taiwanese-style popcorn chicken is always a good bet, and so is the grilled pork belly. If you have time to stay a while, bring your computer and enjoy the free Wi-Fi at Tapioca Express.

Tapioca Express
15230 NE 24th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 643-9406

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Soul Food Coffee House Near Avalon Redmond Place: Organic Coffee and Unique Chai Drinks

Soul Food Coffee House is more than just a Redmond cafe; it's a meeting place for the city. Part coffee house, part lounge and boutique, Soul Food promises a little something for everyone.

If you hunker down in the cafe—as many locals choose to do—grab a cup of organic coffee first. If you plan on sticking around for a while, you can get a bottomless mug for $3.50. You can also order a chai latte with your choice of cow's milk or dairy alternative; Soul Food has hemp, rice, almond, and soy milk available. Try the Chaider, a blend of chai tea and cider, if you're seeking something extra sweet.

While you sip, sink into one of the cozy sofas or chairs in the cafe. You can also head over to the side of Soul Food where you'll find a spread of locally crafted items, a children's corner, and even a fountain. Located not far from Avalon Redmond Place, Soul Food Coffee House is a convenient spot to stop for caffeine or pass a leisurely afternoon.

Soul Food Coffee House
15748 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 881-5309

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Learn to Ride at Farrel-McWhirter Riding School, Just a Short Way From Avalon Redmond Place

Just inside the large grounds of Farrel-McWhirter Park, and not far from Avalon Redmond Place, you'll find Farrel-McWhirter Riding School. To ride a horse is a majestic experience, and the instructors at Farrel-McWhirter can teach you to mount a horse and gallop off into the wind. This riding facility offers instruction year-round to children and adults. Almost anyone ages two and a half and up can enjoy a safe and fun equestrian experience.

Whether you've had plenty of experience on horseback or you've never even stepped near one, instructors at Farrel-McWhirter Riding School will help you advance your skills. They track students progress in order to gradually increase the technical difficulty of riding, so that you become increasingly more proficient. In addition to their regular courses, the riding school also offers trail rides, pony rides, workshops, and a special Advanced Custom Track lesson.

Farrel-McWhirter Riding School
19545 NE Redmond Road
Redmond, WA 98073
(425) 556-2900
www.redmond.gov/cms/One

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