Posts tagged Seattle
One Seattle dish is the national favorite on Yelp

The New England clam chowder at Pike Place Chowder is named the No. 1 dish among Yelpers across the country. Charlene S. wrote: "My favorite was the New England Clam Chowder, which was perfectly creamy and delicious. The clams were tender and tasted fresh. It was honestly better than most chowders I've had in SF and Boston. ... For my visits in the future, I'll definitely stick to my favorite, which is the New England Clam Chowder."

Does that mean we beat New England at their own game? This chowder is backed with national awards, so let's say yes.

Check out what other dishes in Seattle are among Yelpers' favorites. READ MORE >

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14 Classic Restaurants at Pike Place Market

Fancy and decidedly otherwise, these destinations stand the test of time.

Pike Place Chowder

Did you think Ivar’s was the only big-name chowder in town? Clearly you’ve never waited in the Disneyland-level line for a bowl at the Post Alley counter that’s become a tourist phenom. It is superb, creamy, and a rare chowder with more clams than potatoes. If the queue and subsequent wait for seating override the charms of location, you can get that same chowder sans wait at the Pacific Place outpost six blocks away. READ MORE >

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It’s hard to recommend just a few places to stop on a road trip in Washington, but these are my favorites if you only have a few days.


If you’re starting in Seattle, I recommend spending more than one day since there’s so much to see. However, if you just have a day, make sure to stop by Pike Place Market. While it may seem like a tourist trap, I still enjoy going there for fresh flowers and produce. While you’re there, check out the original Starbucks and stop by Pike Place Chowder for some delicious seafood chowder. READ MORE >

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9 Cruise Homeports That Are Just As Good As Your Destinations

If you’re sipping Starbucks coffee on a rainy day with a mountain behind you and the water in front of you, chances are you’re probably in the Pacific Northwest city of Seattle. Nearly all cruises from Seattle are northbound to Alaska and Canada, but occasionally you’ll also find cruises to the Pacific Coast, South America, and Hawaii from the Emerald City too.

Sites to See:

The Space Needle and Pike Place Market are givens, and if you consider yourself a wine connoisseur head to nearby Woodinville for plenty of wineries that offer tastings. For more active activities, try hiking at Tiger Mountain, rock climbing at the Seattle Bouldering Project, or renting a bicycle to ride the Burke-Gilman trail. The offbeat Museum of Pop Culture can also fill a rainy afternoon.

Things to Eat:

  • Pike Place Chowder

  • Pho - hot Vietnamese broth-based soup

  • The Seattle Dog - hot dog with cream cheese on top

  • Fran’s Chocolates

  • Craft Beer - from one of the many microbreweries

  • Grilled Fish - there are lots of varieties


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24 Hours in Seattle – According to a Foodie

When in Portland (more on that in the next few weeks), do as the Oregonians do and take a city trip to Seattle. Better still, drive up the Oregon coast and stop off at the beaches and forests to take in some Pacific air en route. We had only 24 hours in Seattle, but we made the most of them the only way we know how – by eating! If you want to follow our itinerary, you’ll need to arrive by lunchtime on day 1 and leave after brunch on day 2. Just enough time to catch a few restaurants, a market and some Seattle coffee houses. Enjoy!

12:30-2:30 pm: Lunch at Pike Place Market

Split across multiple levels and spilling out into the street as well as indoors, the Pike Place Market is a feast for the senses – especially of the gustatory variety. Walk past vibrant flower stalls on the upper level until you reach Pacific-fresh fish mongers and patchworks of colourful fresh produce. We stopped at a bagel stall for a just-baked sesame bagel with cream cheese and lox (I believe it was made from chinook, the local northwest salmon). We also headed inside for a pasta-and-wine stop at Casalinga. What’s the one thing I wish I’d had room for? Typical Northwest clam chowder from Pike Place Chowder! READ MORE >

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72 Hours in Seattle – Day 2

Pike Place Chowder – Oh my. There is a reason this place has been winning awards for 25+ years. Get here early, because the line gets really, really long. But once you get there…yummm. We had the chowder sampler and went with New England Clam Chowder, Smoked Salmon Chowder, Crab & Oyster Chowder, and Seafood Bisque…with a 1/2 Lobster Roll. All my husband asked for on this trip was lobster and chowder. My, oh my, oh my. When can we go back??? READ MORE >

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MealPal, a lunch subscription service from the creators of ClassPass, launched today! MealPal offers convenient and affordable local restaurant meals for pickup to busy Seattleites. The launch area currently includes Downtown Seattle and South Lake Union. 

You’ll get lunch every weekday from restaurants in Seattle, including:

Evergreens Salad, Manmoon Street, Din Tai Fung, Assembly Hall, Veggie Grill, Dahlia Bakery, Kigo Kitchen, Pokeworks, Homegrown, Skillet, Eggs & Plants, Gyros Place, Blue Water Taco Grill, Pho Bac, Citrus Thai, Pike Place Chowder, and dozens more! READ MORE >

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The Best Way To Spend Two Days In Seattle

Jack’s Fish Spot in the center of the market is an excellent pit stop for freshly steamed Dungeness crab or English-style fish and chips. If you’re in the mood for a hearty seafood soup, don’t hesitate to get in line at Pike Place Chowder. Usually boasting a 30-plus minute wait, this storied shop always has a line at least 20 people deep for its selection of chowders and lobster rolls (Pro tip: if you’re only getting chowder, order online and take it to go). READ MORE >

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Seafood: From Sea to Shining Sea

Lest we forget, on the opposite side of the states, there’s also a place where seafood is fresh, plentiful and popular, and a city where you can find some of the country’s best seafood eating. We’re talking about Seattle, Washington! From its location in the northwest corner of the continental United States where it sits right on Puget Sound, Seattle is known as one of the best and most famous seafood cities internationally.

Pike Place Chowder

Even if you’re visiting from the east coast, you can get New England clam chowder here that’s extremely filling and delicious. It’s a comfort food staple packed with big, meaty clams and served steaming hot. On the menu are also Pacific Northwest smoked salmon chowders, seared scallop chowder, vegan chowder, shrimp rolls, dungeness crab rolls, smoked salmon rolls, and more.


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