Seattle is every foodie and drink connoisseur’s dream. The city has everything from festive food trucks and local boutique restaurants, to beautifully designed five star restaurants. Recently, an app called GPSmyCity asked me to partner with them to help readers find unique places to explore in Seattle. Naturally, I jumped on the opportunity to eat and drink my way through one of my favorite cities. This is the ultimate guide on “Sipping and Snacking” your way with through Seattle!
P.S. After reading, scroll all the way down to the end to learn more about GPSmyCity.
Coffee and Biscuits at Pike Place
A great way to start your morning is at Pike Place Market. After shopping for fresh flowers, homemade goods and enjoying the famous fish throwing at the Pike Place Fish Market, visit the first ever Starbucks for a cup of Starbucks reserve coffee to fuel your day. If you’re feeling a bit hungry for breakfast, grab a delicious “trailer park to table” breakfast at the popular Biscuit Bitch. There’s three Biscuit Bitch locations to choose from: Belltown, Pioneer Square and First Avenue.
Wine and Cheese near Post Alley
For a quick bite, I like to stop at the famous Beechers Hand Made Cheese. I suggest ordering the Worlds Best Mac n Cheese and then watch the cheese making process in the glass window. Next, I wind my way around the corner to Post Alley to the Tasting Room for a glass of wine. The Tasting Room has a variety of red and white wines made by local wineries from Washington state. Only wines that are winemaker owned are presented and sold by The Tasting Room. Flight prices start at just $12, and small plates are served to compliment the wine. The Tasting Room is open 7 days a week, making it a convenient and affordable choice during your visit to Pike Place Market and Post Alley.
Fancy a Lunch at the Pink Door
If you’re looking for a more intimate, classier dining experience, one of my favorite places to visit is Seattle’s iconic Pink Door. Since 1981, this unmarked Post Alley restaurant is home to spectacular view of the sound! In addition, the food is built around locally sourced Italian-American dishes. As you walk though Post Alley, you will know you are at the track to the Pink Door when you see the salmon colored door directly across from The Tasting Room. I highly recommended making reservations!
Picnic at Volunteer Park
Up the hill from Pike Place, is Capital Hill. Okay, so you don’t eat or drink at Volunteer Park (unless you want to dine al fresco with a picnic lunch) but this place is worth mentioning. The park has amazing views of the Space Needle, lush tropical gardens, and a beautiful conservatory. Also, for a great picnic option, stop at By the Pound Delicatessen. The deli is located in Capital Hill, off Olive Way, and has some of the most amazing sandwiches known to man. My favorite sandwich to order is a delicious Monte Cristo!
Libations at Odd Fellows Café + Bar
If you’re in Capital Hill (yes, I love the eating in Capital Hill) consider visiting Odd Fellows Café+ Bar. All of the food is locally sourced, simple, and sustainable. A fun fact I learned is that even the furniture and décor is refurbished and recycled. The bricked outdoor patio is a perfect spot to enjoy a nice sunny day and meal. Finally, Odd Fellows Café + Bar will be sure to have a delicious daily special dish to help fill your hungry belly. Did I mention the Happy Hour cocktails and appetizers are fantastic too? My favorite drink from Happy Hour is the La Vie en Rose.
Brunch at Bar Melusine
Another Capital Hill gem, located off Union Street, is Bar Melusine. This little slice of heaven has got to be one of my favorite places to brunch! From oysters & champagne to Croque Madame’s, this French Atlantic café has much to choose from! Actually, I truly felt like I was transported to France. The bright green interior nicely compliments the white marble bar, and is said to be one of the most instagram-able places to photograph in Seattle! Don’t forget to order the daily drink special. The bar also has some very unique liquor options that you don’t see offered in a normal bar setting.
Ice Cream at Frankie and Jo’s
Next to Bar Melusine is Frankie and Jo’s, where the Vegan ice cream is proudly plant based. Trust me, the ice cream is so yummy and the store smells absolutely delicious. Enjoy ice cream made from the purest ingredients – even the pickiest ice cream eaters won’t be disappointed! My favorite is the Salty Caramel Ash pictured below! Don’t forget to snap a fun photo against the tropical wall paper for Instagram!
Carnival themed Food & Drinks at The Unicorn
From photo booths, pin ball machines, and carnival food, The Unicorn should be on your short list of places to see in Seattle. The venue is also in Capital Hill on Pike street, only a few blocks from the delicious locations mentioned earlier. Examples of their booze filled concoctions vary from “My Little Pony”, “Pink Flamingo” and “The Mystical Mermaid.” My favorite snacks on the menu are the Fried Oreos, Funnel Cake, and Original Corn Dog.
Get your Seattle Dog!
Speaking of corn dogs, I must do every Seattle tourist a favor and introduce the Seattle Dogs. When the bars close in Seattle, locals head to the nearest curbside cart serving the Seattle dog. This delicious hot dog is topped with sour cream and smothered with onions. Just follow the smell, and you’ll be sure to find a cart serving these famous cream cheese topped dogs! Seattle Dog’s are fan favorites at Seahawk and Mariners games, and are the perfect snack after a night of out with friends. If boozing in Capital Hill, a great choice for a delicious dog is Monster Dogs!
Classy Cocktails and Apps at Smith Tower
When looking for fantastic city views, most tourists visit the obvious Space Needle. I have another great suggestion for a delicious cocktail, and cheese plate appetizer with a 360 degree view of the city. The Smith Tower is the oldest skyscraper in the city, and originally put Seattle on the map. The tower also has a ton of history to boot- including stories of rum-running, bootlegging, and lavish gifts like the Wishing Chair from an Empress in China! The observatory is completely renovated, with an open air observation deck, and vintage speak- easy bar!
I hope you visit my city that I’m proud to call home! There are so many special places in Seattle that I would like to tell you about. As promised here is the information for the GPSmyCity Giveaway!
The Giveaway Deets
**Giveaway has ended. Thanks to all who participated, and congrats to the winners!
- The GPSMyCity app is designed for travelers exploring cities via walking. The app offers thousands of travel articles and self-guided walking tours for over 1,000 cities world wide.
- The app needs no internet, all of the articles you can read offline! This makes it useful for when you’re in a country without internet or date access. I like to read the app while flying!
- Enjoy access to all kinds of walks around thousands of cities worldwide! (Free to 10 lucky winners)