Things To Do/Try Around Seattle

As I posted a list of places to visit around Hyderabad, how could I resist posting a similar list for Seattle!

I had compiled this for a friend travelling to Seattle during summer. A few locations are not accessible/ as much fun in winter – but nevertheless this is a list dear to my heart. It says Seattle to me.

Hope you enjoy it as well.

Places to Visit

  1. Kerry Park – On a clear evening, go here for panoramic view of the city, Rainier and Space needle
  2. Mt. Rainier – Narada falls, Reflection Lake
  3. Alki beach – Go there one evening and have Tully’s coffee.
  4. Pike Place Market – Oldest farmers market in the city
  5. Kirkland waterfront – Evenings or weekend afternoons are best.
  6. Boeing Factory Tour in Everett
  7. Museum of Flight
  8. Seattle Art Museum and Asian Art Museum
  9. Woodland Park Zoo
  10. Greenlake
  11. Snoqualmie Falls

Restaurants to try

  1.  Toulouse Petit – New Orleans, Creole . ( Beignets (sweet doughy pastry) , gumbo and Po Boy’s – call to see if they have veggie options)
  2. Café Flora – Seasonal menu veggie only place – try anything – loved everything we have tried.
  3. Serious Pie – Thin crust pizza with gourmet toppings – Try rosemary and potato –
  4. Café Veloce – Italian – Any pasta or pizza – love everything they have here.
  5. That’s Amore – Again Italian , but with a view of Mt Rainier
  6. Ohana – Japanese – Try veggie sushi and yakisoba noodles ( ask them not to add fish sauce or oyster sauce) . Tiki bar atmosphere is perfect for Fri and Sat nights.
  7. Pike Place Market – Sandwich @ 3 girls bakery, Falafel @ Mr D’s greek, Spicy Mac and Cheese @ Beechers, Mini cheesecakes @The Confectional Cheesecakes, French chocolate croissants @ Le Panier , Piroshky @ Piroshky – Russian Piroshky (ask if they have veggie) and Turkish coffee @ Turkish Delight.                     Everything but 3 girls bakery is one row starting so you can buy eat and walk to the next place.
  8. Silverspoon or Thai Kitchen or Chantanee – Thai food. First is a smaller gem in Redmond which is cheaper than others but with excellent quality
  9. Matador or Cactus (Kirkland) – Mexican – Great atmosphere, food, music
  10. Pho in Microsoft Commons – MS Campus – must try their veggie pho with tofu. Its better than what you get outside.
  11. Fainting Goat Gelato – try all flavors , handmade unique combinations
  12. Mediterranean Kitchen – Middle eastern ( Mezze platter , Falafel and Fool Moudamas – both veggie), end with Turkish coffee and baklava-
  13. Malay Satay Hut – Malay food (have their roti kanai as starter), very close to Microsoft, can go for lunch!
  14. Wild ginger – Awesome Satay and noodles
  15. PF Changs or Sichuan (in the same complex as Sears , next to the Regents bakery) – Chinese .
  16. Regents bakery as well for pastries (fresh fruit is the best with bubble tea)
  17. If you miss Indian food, then Spice Route( South Indian and excellent rasmalai) , Roti (north indian) , Bamboo Garden (Indo –chinese) and Mayuri Chaat Place
  18. Coffee – Fonte (in front of Seattle art Museum), Victors ( in Redmond near RTC)
  19. Rovers – Special event dining, French food

About rutujak

A travel addict, self confessed foodie and a mom trying to make SFO my home after a decade in Seattle and a stint in Hyderabad, India.

Posted on November 16, 2012, in Around Seattle, Travel, USA and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You’ve listed a lot of good places to visit in Seattle. You could also go to to check out upcoming events in this area. They are very helpful if you’ll be bringing your kids with you. One of those kid-friendly places is the Seattle Aquarium which you didn’t include here. Anyway, good post…:)

    • Thanks Joan…Yes, absolutely the aquarium is a must visit especially for the kids along with Ballard locks to see the fish ladder, the mono-rail ride and a visit to the Olde curiousity shop along the pier. Will check out for events when we visit with Varun! Thanks for the tip about the site.

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