I know it's called the Hog Island Oyster (emphasis on Oyster) Company, but they have some of the best steamed clams I've ever had. A perfect amount of white wine, butter, and garlic! Don't get me wrong. The oyster shooters are great too. Go for happy hour and get a pretty good deal. But try and go early because it can get really crowded!
Ferry Plaza Seafood is one of my favorite spots for lunch. It can be really hard to get a seat at the counter during the lunch hour since it seems to be everyone else's favorite spot as well. The clam chowder and the crab cocktail are delicious and if you're in the mood for some greens, try the seafood salad. Not the cheapest lunch but it's great seafood!
Amazing, amazing bread! I don't know what else to say other than that it is so good. Goes great with wine and cheese too! All of which you can find at the Ferry Building. The smell of the fresh bread is overwhelming. My favorite is the sweet baguette. But if you're not sure ask them if you can try it and they will usually let you.
I went up to Seattle for the weekend to visit my aunt and uncle and over the weekend they took me out for some pretty good dim sum. The place was your typical dim sum Chinese restaurant...fairly clean, really busy, Chinese decor. The service was pretty fast and there were always carts of food coming by. My favorite was the shrimp dumplings and the fried noodles. Cheap and filling!
We went to Uli's and were encountered with these wonderful, fresh, hand-made sausages and speciality meats. The butcher was really helpful and explained the ingredients and the different kinds of sausages in front of us. We had such a hard time choosing, but you can't go wrong with the German sausages! We bought some and took them home and grilled them with onions. Great meal!
We were at Pike Place Market when we were introduced to Moon Valley honey. I wasn't that big a fan of honey before. I usually only drank it in my tea, and even then only on rare occasions. The sales lady was very insistent on me trying her honey though, saying that it would be different than any honey I'd ever previously tried. She was right. It was great! Wonderfully sweet! I ended up buying a jar and went through it in a couple months! It's really cool that their products are all-natural and they support sustainability as well!
My dad is a huge lover of salty nuts so when we found Pike Place Nuts he was in heaven. Caramel cashews, roasted salted almonds, peanuts! They had pretty every type of nut you could think of. The sweet nuts were some of the best ones I've ever tasted and the best thing was they offered many different kinds of samples so you could try everything before you bought it. Needless to say we ended up buying 5 bags of assorted nuts.
You can smell the aromas coming from this place about a mile away. The second I walked into the shop I was salivating. I was a little surprised to learn that there products were vegan friendly and definitely a little hesitant to try it having the preconceived notion that super healthy foods probably taste really bad. How wrong I was! Clearly the cinnamon rolls were amazing, but the vegan snickerdoodles were just as great! A little more expensive than chain bakeries but so worth it!
My family and I visited Pike Place Market and fell in love. Discovering all the antique stores on the lower level was really fun. One of my favorites was Market Coins that sold all these cool really old posters, cards, coins, pins...To see all this stuff from the 50's, 60's and on was really neat. We probably spent a good 20 minutes in the store just having so much fun looking at all the cool stuff. We didn't end up buying anything but I would highly recommend a visit here!
My girlfriends and I went here for dinner and were really pleased. The drinks and the appetizers were really yummy and not too badly priced. I ordered the pesto pasta for dinner and it was great! Our waiter was super friendly and always came over to check on us. The interior of the restaurant is simply but nicely decorated. Good food! I'd go back again!