Seeing food differently in Seattle: Haute Eats, Haute Travel

Seattle morning

Seattle morning

A few days in Seattle can lend to some great experiences, and if you are looking for a bit of an off-the-beaten-path foodie experience, take on the hilly city by foot, as I recently did.  I have seen the sites like the top of the Space Needle and the EMP Museum, I was looking to explore some new neighborhoods, while enjoying some of the best food of the city.

On my first evening out, I got to check out some cool spots in Capitol Hill and Downtown.  Starting at Sun Liquor Distillery, I grabbed a quick happy hour cocktail.  The drinks were delicious and innovative, like my Jupiter (Gin, Vermouth, Parfait Amour, Orange Juice and a Brandied Cherry).

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drinks at Sun Liquor Distillery

The next stop was to Liberty Bar, with their tiny sushi bar, that served amazingly fresh and interesting sushi and snacks.  We had a few rolls and some seared tuna, topped off with a equally lovely drink, and all totally delectable.

drinks at liberty bar

beautiful drinks at liberty bar

 

The next day I wandered down to the famous Pike Place Market to grab some fresh veggies and fruit, and happened to take in some of the coastal air.  Pike place is home to Seattle’s famous fish markets, and I decided to stop at nearby Etta’s for a local crab cake sandwich and a few pearls of the sea.

pike place market stop

pike place market stop

fresh flowers at pike place market

fresh flowers at pike place market

 

a few oysters at Etta's

a few oysters at Etta’s

Dungeness Crabcake Sammie at Etta's

Dungeness Crabcake Sammie at Etta’s

After a filling lunch, I worked off some of it with a hike at Discovery Park, in the neighborhood of Magnolia.  This park is a coastal gem in the city, and one with a great little walk/hike for just about any day of the week.  This park is best accessed by car and afterwards, stop by a local pub in magnolia to cool down with a brew or glass of wine.

Discovery Park hike

Discovery Park hike

coastline at Discovery Park

coastline at Discovery Park

After a nice hike I headed back into the city, and off to Poppy for some amazing Indian fusion.  I am not surprised by food spots as often these days, but this interesting gem of a spot really peaked my interest.

I had some delicious eggplant fries with local honey, and a halibut thali, with lots of goodies like black rice with coconut, as accompaniment.

eggplant fries

eggplant fries at Poppy

halibut thali

halibut thali at Poppy

After a roadtrip around the PAC NW, complete with on-the go sandwiches at Homegrown (an organic sandwich shop in Capitol Hill), I returned to Seattle for a last delicious meal at Joule in the Wallingford neighborhood.  This Korean/fusion spot boasts some amazing concoctions, including another brown rice debut, as well as halibut.  But all with Korean flair and flavors, sure to entice any palate.

shrimp and kimchi to start

shrimp and kimchi to start at Joule

grilled chinese broccoli at Joule

grilled chinese broccoli at Joule

Black rice with Bacalau at Joule

Black rice with Bacalau at Joule

Halibut curry at Joule

Halibut curry at Joule

Seattle did not disappoint, and in fact, made me more excited about eating out than I have been in a while.  A mix of fresh, light, and fragrant, definitely a haute eats city!

 

 

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