For some of the best oysters, visit Taylor Shellfish, a generations-old, seafood expert with shellfish farms throughout the region. Or crack some shells at Vinnie’s Raw Bar, washed down with their impressive collection of natural wines. Finish your tour at French fishing pub-inspired The Walrus and the Carpenter, helmed by James Beard Award winner Renee Erickson.
For global cuisine:
A port city at the edge of a continent, Seattle has globe-spanning tastes. Visit Nue for street food from Brazil, Burma, Ecuador and beyond. Or get your noodle fix at Kamonegi, where Food and Wine’s Best New Chef 2019 Mutsuko Soma makes soba from scratch. Try their tempura-fried Oreo cookies for dessert.
The Gerald is a Mid-Century Modern bar with a long and ever-changing cocktail menu. Cocktails, plus well-executed bar snacks, are also the theme at Good Bar, set in a former bank – look for the gold vault doors behind the bar.
At Espresso Vivace, order the cafe nico, espresso with half and half, orange syrup and cinnamon. At Mr West, start your morning with a cold brew with candied ginger syrup, or your night with a caffe corretto (espresso spiked with amaro liquer).
Stoup Brewing is popular for its expansive patio, food trucks and impressive range of beer styles, from sours to porters and beyond. And Seapine Brewing Company has perfected the local favourite beer style, the bitter IPA.
Q&A with Erin Andrews, founder of indi chocolate in Pike Place Market
What is Pike Place?
The market brings the farmers to the people. That same concept is what makes Seattle such a vibrant food scene, where chefs have a great relationship with farmers.
What’s a dish visitors should seek out there?
There are so many places for great seafood, whether you pick up smoked salmon or lox in the market or eat fresh local seafood in a restaurant like Maximilien.
What makes Pike Place Market so special?
It’s such a fun place to be, with a lot of small business owners who have chosen to be here because they’re passionate about bringing their skills and crafts to a wider community.
Singapore Airlines now flies direct to Seattle thrice weekly. For more info and to book a flight, visit singaporeairlines.com.
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This article was originally published in the September 2019 issue of SilverKris magazine