Seattle is said to be a new millennial foodie city, also owning the nickname ” Queen City”, should be on everyone’s radar. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. West Coasters have the luxury to visit Seattle and come back for more. I visited Seattle in 48 hours and learned that the city is a beast. Here we listed our favorite spots to visit. Seattle is the city to spend a Saturday and Sunday in and feel like you traveled for a week.
Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is a special community within the heart of Seattle’s downtown. More than the city’s beloved public market, Pike Place Market is a vibrant neighborhood comprised of hundreds of farmers, craftspeople, small businesses and residents. Each group is an important and vital makeup of the Pike Place Neighborhood. Most come to Seattle just to visit Pike Place Market. When we stepped inside- I thought to myself- “Where do I start to eat?”. There were fish flying from the fisherman, hot doughnuts be dipped in powdered sugar, crab legs for days, and just about every sort of food you can think of. We were there for 48 hours and visited Pike Place Market three times.
The award-winning Skillet Diner opened in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle in 2011. They use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and continually redefine the meaning of comfort. Items range from our maple braised pork belly and waffle with a fried egg on top, to our burger with bacon jam, arugula, blue cheese and brie on brioche with beautiful hand cut fries. We visited Skillet for Sunday Brunch, and let me say… it is that place. That place that you go to for Sunday Brunch, hung over with a group of friends, and come home with a smile. I think I consumed calories for the week from Skillet, but each bite was worth it.
Dick’s Drive In
Everyone told me “ You need to visit Dicks’ when visiting Seattle, “ Think In N Out, but in Seattle”. The oldest fast food joint in Seattle since 1954. Dick’s Drive-In is a Seattle institution to most, providing three burger options, fries and shakes. While these aren’t gourmet burgers, they are tasty and are good quality. Not only that, they pay their employees above minimum wage and give back to the community. I thought Dick’s was good, but it was no In N Out Burger. Long Lines, bring a beer.
Staple & Fancy Mercantile
One of the many Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Staple & Fancy is simple, Italian-inspired food and offers innovative à la carte staple choices in addition to a popular chef’s choice fancy menu. The latter is a multi-course feast of seasonal dishes crafted by the chef for each table. The Pasta is wonderful!!!!
The Walrus and the Carpenter
The Walrus and the Carpenter’s intent is on creating a fun, lively, and approachable oyster bar in their back yard — a neighborhood place where the very best in food and drink would be served in a cozy, welcoming setting — friends Renee Erickson, Jeremy Price, and Chad Dale began work on The Walrus and Carpenter in the winter of 2009. Directly behind, Staple & Fancy Mercantile, this place is perfect for your afternoon bite. Pull up a chair at the counter, order every oyster they offer, down it with some Rose, and call it a day!
The Corson Building
The Corson Building is a home, a restaurant, and a community. They are dedicated to food, celebration, community, and culture, and work to provide one of the few human experiences we all have in common: eating. They are built on a foundation of relationships with a diverse collection of friends, teachers, hunters, farmers, foragers, importers, winemakers, fishermen, artists, and activists. This hidden gem restaurant is as if you stepped away from the bustle of Seattle and stepped into a fairytale setting under the Seattle Stars. This place is beautiful and I feel like no one in Seattle knows of it. This is a must visit!
Canon-Whiskeys &Bitters Emporium
Per theworldsbestbars.com Canon isn’t just a place for whisky and bitters, it is in fact, at last count, it is the home to the western hemisphere’s largest offering of spirits. While the collection of bottles lining the walls (complete with sliding step ladder) is more Amazon.com than quaint shopkeeper’s emporium, the interior of the venue is a true throwback. Tin prohibition-esque ceiling tiles, a gramophone, antique cash register, and copies of Harry Johnson’s iconic bartending manual from the 1930s abound. Get there early! There are no reservations and when this place fills up, you cannot get in.
Salumi Artisan Cured Meats
Located in the heart of Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square district, Salumi Artisan Cured Meats brings to the Pacific Northwest a new concept based on some very old ideas. Drawing inspiration from the traditional Italian Salumeria, Salumi is an artisan’s factory equipped to produce the highest quality gourmet cured meats and other traditional Italian foods. Salumi is more than a place where wonderful foods are created and sold. It’s also a place dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the handmade food traditions of Italy and the Mediterranean. Salumi is the retirement dream for our co-founder and Principal Salumist, Armandino Batali. His maternal grandfather, Angelo Merlino, opened the first Italian food import store in Seattle in 1903. In 1999, nearly a century later and only a block from that original site, Armandino opened Salumi to share generations of family cooking traditions with Seattle and beyond.