If you follow me on Instagram, chances are you noticed I spent this past weekend in Seattle for my birthday. My husband gave me the choice between a present or a trip. No brainer.
I’d never been to Seattle, so I was really excited to visit. Everybody raved about the fresh seafood and all the fruits and vegetables at Pike Place Market. Plus I’d been given some specific recommendations from friends who’d visited before.
If you ask me, trying new foods is half the fun of any trip, so I really want to share with you guys where we ate while in Seattle.
Beechers was recommended to my husband and I on the plane ride to Seattle. The restaurant specializes in grilled cheese sandwiches, but also serves other cheesy dishes, like mac n’ cheese. Mark and I ordered the flagship sandwich with a side of macaroni and cheese and were pleasantly surprised at how good the cheese was!
This meal was our splurge for the trip in honor of my birthday. Six Seven is a nicer restaurant that overlooks the ocean. I ordered a caeser salad to begin followed by the salmon and loved how fresh the fish tasted. And the view truly can’t be beat!
On Saturday morning, Mark and I decided to sample a few things for breakfast. After walking all day Friday, we’d worked up quite an appetite. Our first stop was Piroshky, Piroshky Bakery. What is a Piroshky? Basically delicious hand held pies filled with whatever tasty goodness you want. We chose the cinnamon cardamon braid and the chocolate cream hazelnut roll. Oh my goodness.
This place is as fun as the name sounds. The line was out of the door, but absolutely worth the wait. Mark and I decided to order two different things and share. He ordered the Straight-Up Bitch (biscuit and sausage gravy) and I went with the Bitchwich (biscuit sandwich with egg over hard, cheddar, bacon and the bitchy sauce). Both were incredible!
Pike Place Chowder Co.
One of the places I was most excited to try was Pike Place Chowder Co. I’m a huge seafood lover and I heard the clam chowder here was impeccable. That was no exaggeration. Mark and I split a bowl of the clam chowder, a bowl of the seafood bisque and a Dungeness crab roll. Both soups were absolutely amazing, although I was slightly disappointed by how dry the crab roll was. But overall, no complaints. I will totally go back when I visit again!
Because Mark and I are both sushi lovers, we knew sushi was a must-eat while we were in Seattle. I mean, does the seafood get any fresher than that? Mark did his research and made us reservations at one of the highest-rated sushi spots in Seattle called Japonessa. We ordered various sushi and sushi rolls and I’ve gotta say, it did not disappoint. I highly recommend trying the sushi if you make a trip to Seattle! It was the best sushi I’ve had. (Plus you get free edamame and miso soup!)
On our last morning in Seattle, Mark and I tried out a cafe we’d read rave reviews about online. Luckily we were up pretty early, so the line wasn’t bad when we got there, but by the time we left, it was out the door. To start off, we both ordered the Ravenna juice from the juice bar. It consisted of carrot, apple and ginger and was the perfect pick-me-up to get our morning started. For breakfast, we decided to once again split two entrees: the Dungeness crab omelette and the Brioche french toast. I was probably just hungry, but this was one of my favorite meals of the trip!
Daily Dozen Doughnut Company
On our final walk through Pike Place Market, we decided to swing by the famous Daily Dozen donut shop to pick up a dozen mini donuts. (I mean it was my birthday, donuts are a must!) The donuts were the perfect size and the perfect consistency. We actually ended up ordering an assortment and every flavor was amazing!
Now I want to hear from you! If you’ve ever been to Seattle, I’d love to know the places you enjoyed the most. Besides, I’m already planning a trip back, so I need some new places to try. ;)