This is my part two of my time in seattle for my birthday! Since this also is a pastry blog I think I have to touch on where we ate, and we ate a lot in seattle. The first place we stopped at on Saturday was Biscuit Bitch which is a cute joint in Belltown serving up unique biscuit and gravy dishes. I believe I had the Smokin’ Hot Bitch and Charles had a Straight Up Bitch w/ Shiitake gravy and a couple breakfast patties. We both hadn’t eaten basically all day and were ready to start eating our hair by the time we got our food. We scarfed it down in two seconds and it kept us full for a good couple of hours. I would definitely recommend checking this place out if you are in Seattle. It is unique and different which I love but the food is kick ass as well. Charles also had a Creamsickle latte that I was jealous of. Excellent espresso, great food- I’m sold.
A couple other restaurants that we went to are Elliot’s Oyster House at Pier 56. Expensive but I believe it is worth it. Our server knew her stuff about oysters and hand-selected several varieties for us to try since we had no idea what we should order. The selection that she chose was awesome and every one of those bad boys was super tasty. Who knew an oyster could actually be sweet? I would love to go back when it is a little bit warmer to sit on their patio and watch the ships go by while sipping a glass of Pinot Grigio. They also have an awesome alcohol and wine menu if you were curious at all. ???????????? #yesplease
We also made a stop at Storyville Coffee while on our second day at Pike Place Market. This place is THE PLACE if you want a practically perfect espresso beverage. Everyone is super sophisticated and the people who work there are practically robots they are so good at what they do. I felt like I needed to change into a silk dress and sky-high stilettos to grace this establishments presence. It’s not just a coffee shop, it’s a sexy coffee shop that we will blow you away the second you walk in the door. I actually think I said “Woah” when I walked in if that gives you an indication of anything. I asked for a mocha with almond milk (that is made in-house btw) and it went down like silk on that first sip. The barista made both of our drinks at the same time while making light conversation with us and still was able to pull off a perfect heart on our lattes like it was the easiest thing in the world. Our drinks were also perfectly filled to the brim of the cup which made it all the more appealing. I wish I had taken a picture before I took that first sip but alas I forgot. This place is expensive, I think we paid almost $20 for both of our small coffees with a tip.
We also made a stop at Le Panier and Piroshky Piroshky which were equally fabulous and delicious. The macarons at Le Panier weren’t anything to fuss over to us but we were comparing them to macarons from the famous French patisserie Pierre Herme which were basically heaven. I am pretty sure they put crack in those macarons because they were out of this world. Charles and I legit fought over them while we were walking down the street back to our hotel room.
Lastly, we went to Din Tai Fung at Pacific Place Mall and Shiro’s Sushi in Belltown that were both exceptional places to eat. They both offer interesting eating experiences with impeccable quality and flavor. We had to wait an hour to get a table at Din Tai Fung which is famous for their wide range of Dim Sum. We tried their Wood Ear Mushrooms in Vinegar Sauce that was surprisingly very good despite how the dish looks. They look slimy in my opinion but actually, the texture was not slimy at all but with a nice bite. We also tried a couple of their soup dumplings that were very good as well.
Shiro’s is quite expensive but if you are looking for a destination spot for sushi you can’t do much better. We waited for a table for about 10 or 15 minutes but after that, we were seated promptly in a corner booth. We both had an Asian beer to drink and ended up getting mostly sashimi with a sushi roll to split. We also decided to grab a couple oysters since it was our last night in Seattle. Our bill with a tip was upwards of $200 but we did allow ourselves to order whatever we wanted because it was my birthday dinner. Be prepared to spend a good chunk of change if you are in the mood to try new things.
Well, that is it! I hope this article helps you in planning your own getaway to Seattle with some awesome choices of where to grab something tasty. Do you have any suggestions for restaurants we should go next should we return to the rainy city? If so please leave them in the comments!
Did you have a chance to check out Part 1 of this post? Go ahead and click on the link to my previous post to read more about my trip!