I'm finally sharing the first part of my trip to Seattle! :) It was such an amazing trip, not only because I got to attend Plush You, but also because my sisters joined in on the adventure. We hadn't had a sister vacation in nearly 10 years so it was great to catch up and explore! We met up at Sea-Tac, rode the Link Light Rail to downtown, and walked to the Moore Hotel.
Pike Place has so much more to offer than just seafood and produce. They had a huge selection of local handmade vendors of plush dolls to glassworks. (We were too busy looking through everything to take photos.) One of the huge differences that I saw in Seattle from other cities I've been to, was the visible amount of support they have for independent artists and businesses.
We had late lunch/early dinner at one of the eateries in Pike Place Fish Market and unfortunately, we were disappointed in not only the food but also the service. From that point on, we decided to stick with what people had recommended which made our bellies very happy. A huge thank you to everyone who gave us suggestions on where to eat!!
For dinner, we ate at The Pink Door.
Oh my, this place had some delicious entrees and desserts! Had it not been on the pricier side, we would've dined there again.
On Day 2, we had breakfast with Kristen and some of the Plush You artists at Le Pichet.
Then we headed to Top Pot to try their famous doughnuts.
My favorite was their raspberry glazed doughnut! I loved all their branding too!
view of the city from our water tour portion
We were hungry after the Duck Tour so we found Cherry Street Coffee House and split a vegan sandwich.
Spotted some graffiti art on our walk back to the hotel.
But before we got there, we stopped by Macrina for some desserts.
Went back to Pike Place to take a photo of the first Starbucks.
We decided to have some wine at the White Horse before Plush You! (You can click the link to read about my experience at my first plush show.) and tried a couple of Mee Sum Pastry's humbows. I think these buns were my favorite things I ate on the trip. We even bought a box each to take home on our last day – yes, THAT good!
They dropped us off back at our hotel and that concluded our second day in Seattle. Now that I've put this post together, I realize we ate A LOT! Hahaha!
...But we walked a lot too! ;) I'll share part 2 of our adventure (including all the other places we ate at) in the next post so stay tuned!
Lots of Smiles, Akiyo
Note: I've included links to all the places I'd recommend visiting. :) So if you decide to visit Seattle, there's a lot of places to check out (and food to eat)!