You've landed in the Emerald City. Land of Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks. You're hungry. You only have 24 hours. This will be a journey to delight the foodie in you from a Seattlelite's point of view.
As a "Seattlelite", having gone to undergrad and grad school in Seattle, and having entertained clients in restaurants throughout the city in my various corporate posts, the Pike Place Market encapsulates Seattle like no other venue. We will start and end here.
Walking around the market is an awakening of all your senses, and inevitably, you will need coffee. Have a cup from Starbucks from a high altitude and with a fabulous view from the 40th floor of the Columbia Tower. At the nearby International Market or Chinatown of Seattle, have a quick bite to eat at Kau Kau's for their fabulous BBQ pork and duck.
Second stop: Shilshole Bay
Third stop: Madison Park
|Photo courtesy of Alan L. Bauer|
Final stop: Pike Place Market
Voted one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, have your last meal or your dessert of the night at Il Bistro. This Italian restaurant consistently delivers delicious food. Choose from their dinner menu or late night happy hour, until midnight Sunday-Thursday or 1am Friday-Saturday. Ciao!
Restaurant Links and Address:
Cafe Campagne: Located at the Market's Post Alley
Le Panier: Located north of the Public Market sign on 1902 Pike Place
Daily Dozen Donut Company: Located by De Laurenti's & Rachel the pig sculpture
Starbucks at Columbia Tower: Located between 4th & 5th Avenues on Columbia
Kau Kau's: Located on Maynard Ave S. & S. King St.
Ray's Boathouse: Located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle at 6049 Seaview Ave NW
Nishino's: Located on Lake Washington Blvd E. & E. Madison St. on 3130 E. Madison St.
Il Bistro: Down the ramp from Rachel the Pig sculpture on 93 Pike St. #A
(1) Pike Place Market
(2) Seattle Map
Note: Ray's Boathouse is by Golden Gardens and Nishino's is by the Washington Park and Arboretum