Food Lover's Guide to Seattle
With its prime coastal location, Seattle is known for being a seafood hot spot—locals and visitors alike relish feasts of salmon, oysters, and other fresh-from-the-sea delights. Rounding out the city’s foodie scene are chefs, bakers, brewers, and other gourmands with multicultural backgrounds. Here’s how to ensure a memorable culinary experience in Seattle.
Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle is a non-negotiable stop—simply a must—where you can samplesmoked salmon,hot doughnuts,crab cakes, andcheeseall in one place, plus grab a cup ofcoffeefrom the original Starbucks.Oysterlovers won’t want to miss dining at the Walrus and the Carpenter, while pizza aficionados should head to Serious Pie for artisanalpizzawith house-made charcuterie. For something sweet, visit Dahlia Bakery for the triplecoconut cream pie, a beloved creation by James Beard Award winner Tom Douglas. Purple Café and Wine Bar is a great place to end the day, with their extensive list of regional and international wines, and a selection ofbeerfrom local breweries such as Holy Mountain and Pike Brewing.
Explore Pike Place Market with a chef tour guide for the best insights into the seafood and other goods for sale.
Book an early-access Pike Place Market tour to get inside before the crowds.
Experience a piece of the Pacific Northwest’s beer culture on a Seattle brewery tour.
Go beyond Starbucks on a walking tour of local coffee roasters and cafés.
Learn how to make and plate sushi with a sushi-rolling class.