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3 days in Seattle - seafood, local foods, Downtown & West Seattle

suemac | May 6, 2015 07:11 PM

Hi all –

Family of four visiting Seattle from Florida at the end of May to celebrate graduations (high school for one daughter, college for the other). We have 2 who are foodies and 2 who are not-so-adventurous, but don’t mind indulging the foodies. We are interested in seafood, farm to table, Asian - mostly foods we can’t get at home. (Well, we get lots of seafood, but it’s totally different, eh?). We will be staying one day/night in Pioneer Square downtown (Thursday, no car), then another couple of days in West Seattle (Friday night - Monday morning, with car). We do have a budget, but don’t mind blowing some bucks as long as it’s worth it! Also don't mind driving.

I figure that much of our downtown day will be spent at the Market; have earmarked in particular: chowder from Pike Place Chowder, fish sandwich from Market Grille. A couple of friends have recommended Pike Brewing Co., but it looks pretty touristy. I’m also interested in Il Corvo which is right around the corner from our hotel; I know they only do lunch, but may stop there early and just snack at the Market later. We may be too full for it, but any suggestions for dinner downtown? I’ve looked up Place Pigalle, Pink Door and Travolata; all look good.

I haven’t seen many suggestions for West Seattle, but we’re planning to spend a day up in the Fremont area and am thinking about the Walrus & the Carpenter or The Whale Wins for that day.

Bakery Nouveau is only a few minutes from our apartment in West Seattle (one reason I chose that location lol) – we LOVE good pastries. Any other recommendations for good bakeries?

Also, we may eat in one night since I love to cook; any suggestions for a good seafood market?

Thanks so much!

Pike Place Chowder,
Pike Place Market,
Il Corvo,
Place Pigalle,
The Pink Door,
The Whale Wins,
Bakery Nouveau
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