Eating through the Emerald City

If you read our last post, you know we had a delicious time in Portland. After leaving the city, we headed west towards the coast on our way to Seattle. We stopped in Astoria (ironic, since Kristina works in Astoria, Queens!), a cute town along the Oregon coast. Thanks to Yelp, we visited the Fort George Brewery. We treated ourselves to a drink as well as a delicious Oyster Po’ Boy and Fish & Chips! Everything was delicious and we really enjoyed the atmosphere as well.

After lunch, we made our way up the beautiful coast on our way to the Emerald City. Read on for a bit of what we ate, drank and did once we arrived.

A trip to Seattle is not complete without a visit to Pike Place Market. As advertised, it’s a popular location for tourists and residents alike. We walked by the original Starbucks, grabbed a snack at Piroshky Piroshky and explored the diverse options inside the market itself. Afterwards, we stopped by Storyville Coffee since our friends recommended we try the salted chocolate chip cookie. The location provided a quiet respite from the chaos of the market and the cookie didn’t disappoint!

Before attending a Mariners game that evening, we continued our seafood theme with shrimp cocktail and and another Oyster Po’ Boy sandwich at Taylor Shellfish.

Later in the week, we headed back to Pike Place for brunch with friends at Red Cedar and Sage. We also spent time in Chinatown to visit the Wing Luke Museum and indulge in breakfast pastries at Fuji Bakery. We also enjoyed an evening in Ballard with dinner at La Isla.

Believe it or not, we didn’t spend all of our time eating! We made time to visit Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Columbia Center and Mt. Rainier, where we had lunch at 6, 400 feet.

We loved the mix of city and nature that Seattle provided. From the energy of downtown to the hip vibes in Ballard and Phinney Ridge to the serenity of Mt. Ranier, the area really provides something for everyone. Lucky for us, Seattle wasn’t the final stop on our summer adventure. Stay tuned for details on our final stop!

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