I write about Seattle all of the time, because it’s where I’m from and I go visit my family an awful lot because, you know, I love them. You can find bits and pieces throughout this blog of things I’ve done when I’m there, or things I like to do, but I thought it might be nice to compile them all in one place. Now, you can’t go watch movies at my mom’s or cook dinner at my dad’s, but you can partake in some of my other favorite places. Scroll down to see some of my favorite things to do and eat and drink.
- Art Galleries near Pioneer Square
- Pike Place Market
- Seattle Great Wheel
- Walk along the waterfront and go to Olympic Sculpture Park
- Discovery Park
- Go get chinese foot massages in the International District!
- Chihuly Garden and Glass
- Wine tasting in Woodinville
Eating & Drinking
- Crumble and Flake for some amazing pastries. Definitely try the blue cheese scone and cheddar and paprika croissant, if they have them.
- St. Cloud for a good down home brunch.
- Cafe Besalu for pastries featuring fresh, seasonal fruit.
- Fat Hen
- Il Corvo for an awesome fresh pasta lunch.
- Salumi if you’re willing to wait in line for some cured meats by Mario Batali’s father.
- Baguette Box
- Sitka & Spruce for a beautiful, homey, delicious meal at lunch or dinner.
- Café Presse
- The Blind Pig for a very creative meal. If you can swing it, I recommend doing a tasting menu and trying every dish on the board.
- Bar Sajor for another beautiful meal. Definitely try the smoked yogurt!
- The Whale Wins
- Delancey for quite possibly the best pizza in town.
- The Walrus and the Carpenter for an oyster bar meal. But it has oh so much more – The Walrus and the Carpenter made Bon Appetit’s top restaurants in the country last year.
- Rainier BBQ for a crazy good, authentic korean barbeque.
- Bake’s Place is in Bellevue, technically, but they always have great bands playing, and the food is pretty darn good too.
- La Bête
- Canon for an incredible dealer’s choice cocktail.
- Liberty for an awesome liquor and cocktail and really unique cocktails. The Seattle Sour is one of my favorites. If you get a chance, sit at the bar so you can watch the bartenders work their magic, and ask them questions. If you get hungry, you can order some sushi.
- Knee High Stocking Company for the speakeasy feel – you have to text to make a reservation, and ring a doorbell to get in.
- Rachel’s Ginger Beer for some amazing ginger beer, which they use to make awesome cocktails, including possibly the best hot toddy I’ve ever had.