So you only have a weekend in Seattle? Well I have you covered on all the must try spots for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you only have 48 hours to spend in the city! There are so many wonderful places to eat and drink that it can be a lot to take in and decide what is worth it and what to skip. I’ve laid out two days full of spots to eat so you don’t have to wade through reviews or waste time trying to plan it all out.
Breakfast – La Parisienne. This little french bakery is just a few blocks from Pike Place and has THE BEST croissants I have eaten outside of Paris. The owner is actually from Paris, so these pastries are the most authentic you can get. The first bite into the chocolate croissant will have you singing and dancing – it was so buttery and flakey with a wonderful dark, rich chocolate filling. Everything I have tried has been absolutely wonderful, so grab a few to try. My Favorites: Pan au Chocolate, Plain Croissant, Kouign Amann
Lunch – Pike Place! There are so many yummy food spots in the market. If you are wanting some true Seattle delights, try Pike’s Place Chowder or Beecher’s Mac & Cheese. Pike Place Chowder serves up the tastiest chowder out there and they even have a sampler option so you can try all 8 flavors. The sampler is also great so you can split it with your friends or family and try more market eats. Beecher’s is my second option with the creamiest, tangiest mac & cheese you’ll ever have. Their cheese has so much flavor and is so rich and warm. You can eat it while you watch them make their famous cheese!
Coffee Break – Storyville, which is also located in Pike Place upstairs. Walk down the cobblestone until you find Ellenos yogurt, then you will want to head inside the building and up the stairs – there you will find this coffee shop overlooking the market. If it is your first time here, ask them how to get a free coffee mug! This is the perfect spot to sit a while and digest all the food you’ve consumed while enjoying a lovely coffee.
Dinner – Bangrak Market. The best thai food you will have in your life. Bangrak is all about the authentic, thai street food and their menu is impressive. They offer a variety of classic thai and the ambience will transport you to a night market in Thailand. Sometimes it is hard to tell if this is a restaurant or night club. This spot is eclectic and low-key, but the food is absolutely unmatched. Must Order: Crying Tiger, Chicken Satay, Kao Soi, and Drunken Noodles. If you’re looking to have some fun, they have beer towers and their shots come served with sparklers.
Dessert – Salt & Straw. A delicious way to end the night! This place has the creamiest ice cream with the most fun flavors! They are a PNW original and you don’t want to miss out. Check out their monthly flavors; some of the previous series include – Cereal and Berries. My favorite of their classic flavors include: Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, Cinnamon Snickerdoodle, and Double Fold Vanilla. You really can’t go wrong though. Pro Tip: ask for a split scoop, it’s slightly more than a single scoop, but you will get to try two flavors without committing to two full scoops!
Breakfast – Okay, so I can’t choose just one spot so I am going to give you 3, very different ones for you to decide! 1) Super Six – a hawaiian inspired restaurant with an incredible brunch. Most known for their Chicken & Waffles and Mimosas, but they have plenty of delicious food. 2) Sabine – a lighter brunch option with middle eastern dishes. My favorites are the Turkish Eggs, Hummus with Pita, and the Sabine Breakfast Sandwich which has 7 day pastrami! 3) Toulouse Petit – a brunch icon in Seattle with creole inspired dishes and almost a dozen different Benedicts to choose from. You have to start your meal with beignets and a french press coffee!
Lunch – you gotta go asian for lunch, there is such an asian influence in Seattle’s cuisine and it is so diverse. My top two choices – Xi’an Noodles and Ba Bar. Xi’an Noodles are handpulled Chinese noodles that are typically topped with a tingling beef or lamb. Ba Bar is a vietnamese spot with light and fresh dishes. My favorite is their vermicelli bowls. Both spots are so flavorful and will showcase the foodie town that Settle truly is.
Dinner – RockCreek. Seattle and Seafood go hand in hand and if you want some of the best, extensive options, RockCreek is where you go. Make sure to plan ahead because you will need a reservation at this spot. This is also a bit on the pricier side, but is so worth it. Another great dinner option is sushi. Seattle has some of the best sushi spots because the fish is so fresh here. My top 3 sushi spots (each vary in price) are Sushi Kashiba, Umi Sake House, and Bamboo Sushi.
Cocktail Bar – If you’re looking for some adult beverages during your trip, I have two favorite spots. Roquette and Bottlehouse. If you are a cocktail connoisseur and enjoy the finer things in life, Roquette is the place for you. With a creative cocktail list and a speakeasy vibe, you’ll want to stay all night. Bottlehouse is a complete 180 – it is a light, bright space with a large outdoor patio featuring lots of plants. They are known for their wines. It is a more casual option to grab a wine or two and some charcuterie to enjoy while you sip away.