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Top Pot Doughnuts (Queen Anne): Hand-Forged Doughnuts

I love the story about how the name “Top Pot” Doughnuts came about. It seems that, prior to opening Top Pot, the co-founders had noticed a dilapidated neon sign above a boarded-up Chinese restaurant called “TOPSPOT”. They purchased it and left it in their backyard for four years before they decided to have it restored. Once they did, however, the middle “S” fell off, leaving the words “TOP POT” instead.
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Molly Moon’s (Queen Anne): Earl Grey and Melted Chocolate

If you’re in the Seattle area and looking for ice cream, you’re bound to hear about Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream. Since their first ice creamery shop opened in 2008 by founder Molly Moon Neitzel, they have since expanded to 8 shops currently and it was at their Queen Anne location that we found ourselves during our Seattle road trip.
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The Wandering Goose: Fried Chicken Biscuit with Sawmill Gravy

Located in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle, The Wandering Goose is a tiny eatery specializing in southern cuisine (particularly brunch items). With thirty-odd seats, finding an empty table can be difficult during the busy times and seating can be cramped.
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Sansei Seafood (Seattle): Happy Hour

Sansei Seafood (and their sister restaurant DK Steakhouse) have been two of our favourite restaurants whenever we head over to Waikiki. As a matter of fact, we had just posted about our happy hour adventure at Sansei Seafood in Waikiki just recently. So when we heard that there was a Sansei in Seattle (just a hop, skip and a jump away from Vancouver), we knew that we wanted to try them out the next time we were in the area.
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Daily Dozen Doughnut Company (Seattle): Mini Doughnuts

Daily Dozen Doughnut Company is a mini doughnut stall located in Pike Place Market (fairly close to where they toss the fish around).
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Aloha Plates (Seattle): Kahuku Prawns

Whenever we’re on a road trip that passes by the Seattle area, we tend to make a pit stop at Uwajimaya in Seattle. This way station to the weary is located in the International District of Seattle and is a Japanese grocery store that contains a food court as well as an attached book store.
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Uwajimaya (Seattle 2016) – Road Trip

Summertime means it’s road trip time! This year, we decided to head down to Portland but we knew we wanted to stop off in Seattle for some food and a break from the long drive. Uwajimaya makes the perfect pit stop since it’s roughly half way between Vancouver and Portland. This large supermarket/book store/food court has everything you could possibly need.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill (Alderwood Mall)

The drive back from Portland, OR to Vancouver, BC was a long, tedious journey along the I-5 (unlike the winding, scenic route that we took a few days previously down the coast on our way to Portland). Feeling a bit groggy, we needed to stop for a quick bite and wound up in Alderwood Mall, just outside of Seattle in nearby Lynnwood.

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The 5 Point Café (Seattle) – Historic Dive Bar

The 5 Point Café has a storied history in Belltown (the most densely populated district in Seattle) dating back to 1929. To be honest, this was an unplanned visit so we didn’t know what we were getting into.
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Uwajimaya Asian Food & Gift Market – Tako Kyuuban (Seattle)

Uwajimaya Asian Food & Gift Market is located in the Chinatown-International District of Seattle. In some regards, it’s similar to the Fujiya stores in Vancouver. You can find pretty much everything you need here… there’s a large asian book store attached to one side of the market and an eclectic selection of asian food stalls in the food court. Read the rest of this entry

Café Presse (Seattle) – Œufs Plats, Jambon, Fromage

Café Presse is a French bar/café located in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. We came here for an early morning breakfast but didn’t realize that their Petit Dejeuner menu (served from 7am to 9am) doesn’t contain all of the items on their regular menu. It’s too bad because I would have really liked to have tried their croque madame. Read the rest of this entry

Rachel’s Ginger Beer (Seattle)

If you’ve explored the area around Pike Place Market in Seattle, you’ve probably come across Post Alley and perhaps have chanced upon the (in)famous Gum Wall. A short distance away, at the corner of Pine Street and Post Alley, you’ll find Rachel’s Ginger Beer.
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