The Pike Place Market in Seattle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. This nine-acre historic district is home to hundreds of produce sellers, craftspeople, small businesses, and, naturally, restaurants. The food choices are overwhelming, so here is a list of sixteen of the best things to try if you’re in the area.
Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake
The Cheesecake Factory is one of the most popular restaurants in Seattle and no wonder. The Cheesecake Factory menu has so much to choose from, but you won’t go wrong with the lemon cheesecake drizzled with raspberry sauce.
Curry Beef Hom Bow
Mee Sum Pastry
There are plenty of places in Seattle to get authentic Chinese food, but only at Mee Sumwill you find these hybrid Chinese-American savory curry beef-filled, sweet, crispy-topped, fluffy rolls.
Hot Mess Bitch
Biscuit Bitch in Caffe Lieto
Biscuit Bitchis a trio of restaurants and this one is inside a coffee shop.They combine their Southern-style biscuits with an imaginative array of choices. Hot mess bitch biscuit and gravy comes with eggs and garlic grits, covered in cheese, jalapeños, and a hot Louisiana link.
The sign over the stall reads “Hot specialty breads,” which is putting it lightly. Here you will find here every cinnamon roll imaginable from plain to frosted to vegan, or anything else.
Daily Dozen Doughnut Co.
Here you will find the perfect donut – small minis that go right from the fryer to your mouth. Careful! Don’t burn yourself.
Save this place for breakfast! Their breakfast sandwich is a biscuit topped with Bavarian Meats bacon, Beecher’s cheese, and caramelized onions.
Pain au Chocolat
This authentic French bakery displays an eye-popping array of baked goods. Choosing what to sample is daunting, but try the French chocolate, rolled up and baked in a buttery French pastry.
Okay, here’s choice number two at the same bakery. Who could possibly choose just one? This is a savory treat in a puff pastry tart slathered with tomato sauce, cheese, and herbs. It’s a little like a fancy, flaky little pizza.
Cheddar cheese and garlic roll piroshky
If light and flaky French pastries aren’t enough to fill you up, these Russian pastries will do it. They come loaded with cheese, potatoes, beef, and cabbage.
Pike Place Special Reserve
You can’t come to Seattle and not drink something at a Starbucks. (It’s probably illegal.) This one isn’t the original (contrary to local legend), but it is the oldest one still in operation. And it offers a coffee you can’t find any place else – Pike Place Special Reserve, one of the company’s best beans.
The Crumpet Shop
Goo googoojoob! This establishment has served the traditional English accompaniment to tea for over forty years. Try a fresh organic crumpet topped with ricotta cheese, walnuts, and honey.
Three Girls Bakery
Their meatloaf sandwich is the most popular, but try the reuben instead. It showcases their specialty caraway or black rye breads (it is a bakery, after all) with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing.
This place is a German as they come. Try their simple bratwurst meal with sausage, sauerkraut, potatoes, and mustard. And beer, abernaturlich!
This sandwich is so good, you’ll want to move to France. It is Parisian ham and Comtè cheese baked on home-made bread topped with a fried egg so that the runny yolk seeps through the bread onto the ham and melted cheese.
If you want to know what an authentic jianbing breakfast in Shanghai tastes like, this is it. Chinese Crêpe is made while you wait by pouring batter onto a hot griddle, after which it is layered with egg, a Chinese donut, hoisin sauce and bean curd sprinkled with green onion and cilantro.
This might just be the greatest salad in the world. It is simple, tasty, crunchy and balanced with just enough baguette and butter to make it a full lunch. It’s made with Bibb lettuce topped with a mustard and hazelnut vinaigrette.