Welcome back to part 2 of our trip to Seattle. If you missed part 1, you can go here to get the low down.
The next few days were filled with…you guessed it, more food! Lots and lots of ridiculously good food. If there’s one thing Selma and I love about traveling to new places, it’s sampling the local fare. And it just so happens that Seattle has a plethora of places to try.
The next morning, everyone headed over to the Ballard Sunday Farmers Market because who doesn’t love brunch and an open air market amiright?? First stop was an amazing brunch place called Bastille Cafe & Bar. It’s a quaint Parisian restaurant designed to transport you back to 19th century France. Everything from the food to the decor screams rustic.
Just feast your eyes on what I ordered and try and tell me that you don’t want to crawl into this little skillet and die. This my friends is the Eggs Cocotte: Eggs baked in cast iron with Skagit River ham, kale, béchemel & aged Comté. Can I get a kale yeah?
Selma ordered the Tall Grass Seed Bread Tartines: Willamette Valley gouda, nine minute egg, fig jam, rooftop greens. Yep, those greens came straight from their rooftop garden and onto this plate. So rustic.
After our minor food coma, we headed out into the market to check out what all the fuss was about. The first stand that caught our eye was this homemade caramel shop. I’m usually not a fan of caramel (haters gonna hate) but these were simply delicious.
There were also a huge variety of offerings ranging from fresh meat and seafood to teas, pickles and even organic muesli!
I also really liked this DIY at home mushroom growing kit.
Best of all, there were even stands selling food like this pizza stand!
They actually made and bake the entire pizza on the spot which is fantastically awesome.
But if you ask me, the best part about the entire market was the mini donut stand.
I couldn’t resist taking a short video of the process because it’s just too spectacular of an experience to miss out on.
No explanation needed.
And finally, for dinner that evening we went to one of our favorite restaurants in town – Din Tai Fung! You can read all about our past experience here to get the full scoop!
The next morning, we again visited another one of our favorite spots from our previous trip – Portage Bay Cafe.
Look familiar? I am a creature of habit, what can I say?
Needless to say, we certainly ate like we gave a damn.
After brunch, I went and checked out the Tesla dealership again because I had some time to kill while Selma got her hair did. There’s this place called Gary Manuel in Seattle that comes highly recommended by the girl. Just in case you were looking for a good salon in the area…
Last stop of the day was the Theo Chocolate Factory. Theo is a bean to bar chocolate producer that prides themselves on being not only 100% certified organic but also fair trade.
And at the end of the tour, they give you a free bar to take home with you! If this post made you really crave chocolate, then you’re in luck because you don’t have to travel all the way to Seattle to get your Theo fix. They sell them in all Whole Food’s so help support an awesome company and farmers by buying fair trade!
And this concludes our trip back to Seattle. We had a ton of fun and can’t wait to go back again. The weather was actually amazing and the food is the die for. Who knows, maybe we will even move here one day 🙂
Happy Saturday and thanks for reading!