From Portland, we ventured to Seattle, WA. The place known for its Puget sounds and McDreamy (RIP Derek Shephard).
Although Seattle is where one of the greatest tv dramas takes places, it also houses amazing cuisine. I believe that throughout this trip, I gained about 10 lbs from just eating the local food and I have no regrets.
One of the main attractions of the city is Pike Place Market. This market is a food lover’s dream. There are many small shops and restaurants where you have the opportunity to try the local delicacy.
My favorite place at Pike Place was Piroshky Piroshky. A Piroshky is a Russian flaky pastry that is filled with either meat, cheese, fruit, or a combination of those. We followed our noses to the small bakery and had a Piroshky that was filled with mushroom and cheese. I definitely still dream of it to this day. And you know it’s a go to place when the line gets longer and longer throughout the day.
We then trekked over to the first Starbucks that ever opened. I’m not much of a coffee drinker. *gasp!* Yeah…I just never got into coffee. Anyways, the Starbucks was pretty small but they had a very efficient way of moving customers in and out of the establishment.
The Gum Wall is definitely an attraction that everyone should see and take a selfie at least once. As gross as this sounds, it smelled like mint more than saliva. Well that’s what I thought. And ironically, I got gum stuck on the bottom of my shoe. Guess you can call that a souvenir. Pike Place Market definitely has a lot to see.
Another attraction of Seattle is the EMP museum. If you’re a music lover, gamer, or a movie buff, this place is for you. My favorite part of the museum was the indie video games section, specifically the game Tenya Wanya Teens. This is considered a traveling video game as it is only exhibited in various museums.
The museum was conveniently located next to the Space Needle.
It was only right to try out the local seafood. We checked out the Westward. This restaurant was designed after Wes Anderson’s movie “The Life Aquatic.” It definitely lived up to the nautical theme. The food was so fresh and delicious. So delicious that I forgot to photograph it.
All in all, Seattle lived up to be everything that I had imagined and more.
Here’s a picture of an ice cream cone I got during my trip!