I WENT TO SEATTLE
SPOILER ALERT: I FRICKIN’ LOVED IT
As you can see above, I recently went on a trip to Seattle.
I’d only been to NYC once for work purposes, so I was really excited to explore for myself! We also went to Canada, so that will be my next post as I feel like I have too many pictures as it is!
I’ll apologise that my pictures are not blogger queen standard, they’re not me in a floaty dress on a beautiful beach, or me looking cute eating crab or whatever. This is what I got from my trip when I wasn’t too busy making memories!
Here’s (a condensed) five things I loved about Seattle, and would definitely suggest you check out if you get a chance!
Pike Place Market
This place has a lot of hype, and it lived up to it for sure. The best part of waking up in Seattle was being able to walk around the market every morning! The vibe is electric, and you don’t need to purchase anything to have a good time.
Whilst walking through my nose was filled with scents of beautiful fresh flowers, and I caught a fish throwing show (weird, I know!) and saw countless adorable furry-legged friends. It honestly is the best way to start your day.
We also stopped at Etta’s, which was known for serving up some damn good sea eats, I went for oysters because they are AMAZING and Nat decided to try some salmon. Obviously it was mind blowing, I don’t think i’ve ever had such fresh fish. They actually serve the fish they catch THAT DAY which is so cool.
In Pike Place, you’ll also come across the famous Gum Wall! It was incredible and disgusting all at the same time, so many people were taking selfies and it felt weird not to? I’m still debating starting one on my kitchen wall, because art. P.S I didn’t actually lick the wall, though I have regrets…
Lord have Mercy, I have never had better veggie food than Veggie Grill.
Also sorry for how awful this picture is, I hadn’t eaten in over a day and I had the shakes I was so damn excited. My internet parents (Jenna & Julien) spoke often about how amazing Veggie Grill is, and before we got to Seattle I checked whether they were lucky enough to be graced with such delectable beauty. Obviously they were, and we ate here around 3 times over the 5 days. NO RAGRETS. These are two different VEGAN burgers, we split it to taste both because why the hell not? Beyond Meat needs to get to the UK ASAP cos I can’t live without it now.
The Pink Door
This was a place that often came up when searching places to eat in Seattle. It’s incredibly popular, I actually wasn’t able to book in before we got to Seattle which I was gutted about. Luck struck us in the butt, and when we walked past to see if there was availability we got a table!
The Pink Door has incredible cabaret and burlesque acts, giving you an extra dynamic when it comes to dinner. We watched an incredible trapeze artist after the most exquisite bowl of pasta, I would definitely recommend. It looks incredibly secretive, so allow time to find it!
So I would definitely recommend getting a bus to Kerry Park, especially if you’re based in Downtown and it’s 20 odd degrees. I felt like I was going to fall backwards hiking up the hills, and I’m a lazy git too so I was just moaning and sweating the whole way. But it is definitely a must do. Silly me thought Kerry Park was a huge green area, but it’s actually just a sightseeing point!
We stumbled across Rocco’s when walking back from Kerry Park; delirious, tired and MARVIN. We couldn’t use our internet much out there, so we felt a bit lost as there was so many choices for food! We popped into Rocco’s and ordered a pizza, seeing it was 20 inches we just decided we would split it (and we were able to choose 2 different halfs, sick). I didn’t think too much about the size to be honest, that was until it reached the table…
THIS THING WAS HUGE!!
We were starving, but we knew there was no chance of this getting eaten. Pretty sure it lasted us 2 days, and we didn’t eat dinner that night! We both managed 2 slices each, but my oh my was is delicious. Why is food so much better in America? I would be the size of a blimp if I lived there.
The picture below shows the size of one slice on a plate, IT’S MAD.
SoOoOo that was a very condensed summary of my trip to Seattle, I absolutely adored it. Something I didn’t expect was the amount of eccentric people we came across. Throughout our 10 days, we had people shouting and screaming in the streets, someone told us (or the couple next to us) to shut the fuck up AND I saw a guy with his johnson out, wiping his bum with a quilt.
So yeah. I CAN’T WAIT TO GO BACK!
But in all seriousness, this trip was incredible. I had no idea what to expect and exceeded the limited expectations I had tenfold, and soon enough I’ll have a post all about my experience of Vancouver too, so don’t forget to check back for that!