To say that my time in Seattle was mostly filled with eating food and taking pictures is kind of an understatement. It is pretty much all I did from the time I landed until then time we hit the road for Portland. Sure, we did a little packing and a little too much staying up past our bed times but in general, it was the food and the pictures. Seattle made a huge impression on me. Maybe it was the ever-changing weather (I lucked out and mostly experienced sunny days), maybe it was the stylish folks that I saw at every corner. Whatever it was, Seattle left its mark, and I really think it is just a fantastic city. Imagine San Francisco, throw in some mountains and big forest trees like in the Twilight films and there you have it. Magic.
We also stopped by home grown, a local cafe in the Queen Anne district for lunch. Homegrown uses all and ONLY local, sustainable ingredients. If it is in season, you can get it. If it is out of season? You are out of luck. But that means that you are only eating the freshest and best ingredients available. They also boost the local economy by working with farmers and growers in the area. All products are recyclable or re-usable. All of that is great, but how did the food taste? In short, amazing. I had the best turkey/bacon/avocado sandwich of my life. The bread was from Macrina Bakery which made it that much better. I swiped some of Michaela’s kettle chips and they were quite possibly the best salt and pepper kettle chips in the world. The. World. Would I lie to you?
Basically, Seattle is doing it right when it comes to the food scene. I know Michaela took me to her favorites but I didn’t have one meal that I didn’t completely love. Since I have started doing food/restaurant reviews I have found that it is harder to impress me so when I am saying words like “amazing! the best ever!” and so on, please know that I mean it. Seattle, you might win the award for the best food city I have been to yet! I hope I am not the only one that judges whether a “vacation” was a success based on food quantity and quality. I mean really, isn’t life kind of about food? It is to me at least… so next time you are in Seattle make your way to these places and let me know what you think!
Tomorrow I will be re-capping Pikes Place Market, the first Starbucks and share some silly pictures of us jumping around with balloons and Seattle Pacific University!