Here’s everything I did, saw and ATE during a short weekend trip to Seattle.
For most people, vacation is all about relaxing … exploring … seeing the sights.
For me? Vacation is 100% about nothing more than EATING.
I’ve heard great things about Seattle’s food scene, so I knew my quick weekend trip was going to be all about challenging myself to eat large amounts of food in a very short amount of time. And boy did I succeed.
I wish I could tell you that everything you see here was shared between multiple people, but unfortunately I cannot. I endured on my first ever solo trip for this one, so everything you see pictured made its way straight to my belly. Impressive, huh?
This was actually an extension of a work trip, and was my first time traveling to a new city in which I would be alone the majority of the time. Although I thought it might be a bit boring, I found it to be the exact opposite!
Traveling alone means you get to do what you want to do 100% of the time. Plus, it forces you to talk to strangers, which led me to meeting a bunch of really amazing people.
Solo vacations also leave much time for eating. And EAT. I. DID.
First stop: Pike Place Market. You gotta go here if you’re ever in Seattle. You just gotta.
My favorite thing I ate at the market was Beecher’s Mac and Cheese.
Another popular stop at the market is Piroshky Pirosky Bakery for fresh baked perogies. I got the Apple Cinnamon Roll … because apple cinnamon is life no matter what time of year.
I recommend spending some time strolling through the market and exploring all the fresh fish and produce vendors.
Definitely don’t leave without seeing the fish vendors throw fish.
I also bought a couple fresh peaches from the market, which were a very delicious snack!
Moving on to a different neighborhood: Capitol Hill. This is a fun area with college vibes and lots of young people.
But more importantly, it is home of one of the locations of Molly Moon’s. AKA the best ice cream I’ve ever had in my life (no joke).
Their cookie dough flavor is bits of cookie dough mixed into cinnamon ice cream instead of vanilla. Sounds weird, but is actually the best thing ever ever ever ever.
Capitol Hill is also home to Tacos Chukis. I took a recommendation from a Seattle local on best tacos, and this recommendation did not disappoint.
It’s hidden away in a shopping complex, so you’ll have to wander around looking lost for a hot minute to find it. But … well worth looking like a total outsider. Because these tacos are darn good.
Next up: SEAFOOD. If you see seafood in Seattle … EAT IT.
I went to Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar because it had very high reviews online, and it was a super casual and cute spot for lunch.
However, nothing compared to the oysters I had at The Walrus And The Carpenter.
I didn’t take a picture of the oysters because I was too busy inhaling them, but I’m telling you … best oysters everrrrr.
I also ordered this Shrimp dish that was amazing (can’t remember what it was called). Walrus And The Carpenter would probably be my #1 recommendation of the places I tried.
It’s in Ballard, which was probably my favorite neighborhood to go out in.
I couldn’t leave Seattle without getting some fish and chips, so I headed to the Pacific Inn Pub in Fremont. It’s a super casual little place, but the hype was well worth it.
They use a thicker batter with just the right amount of seasoning .. making this fish and chips meal totally amazing.
After fueling up on fried food, take a stroll to the Fremont Troll statue under the bridge nearby.
Then, it’s time to DRINK.
Schilling Cider House is another stop I made in Fremont for a flight of cider. They have about a million to drink from – my favorite was a hibiscus flavored cider.
I also stopped by FREMONT BREWING, a brewery with a nice big outdoor patio for days with nicer weather.
So, there you have it. The complete list of what to eat in Seattle … told my a semi-professional eater who has only been there for 3 days.
What’s your favorite place to eat in Seattle? Tell me in the comments below!