My list of favorite food in Seattle is always changing, because there are so many great places and so many new restaurants opening its doors every year that it makes my list of favorite foods endless. But today I have compiled a list of great places to eat, which have been around for a while and have earned their spots due to consistency of producing great food. You may not agree with everything on my list, but don’t keep your words to yourself, let me know. I love conversing about food and finding out which restaurants are on another’s list because that’s how I discover new places and taste new food.
- The Chocolate Box: First on our list is for my fellow chocolate lovers. Located in downtown Seattle, this place has the best chocolate and wine in the city. Feel free to visit and take free sample or better yet schedule for a chocolate making class or a chocolate and wine tasting tour.
- Pike Place Market: Probably the most popular on our list and where every great chef goes to buy fresh ingredients. If you are ever board Pike Place Market is a great way to kill a few hours or a day, browsing all of the wonderful foods, fresh vegetables, fruit and seafood, local clothing and trinkets. Start your day off at Le Panier, where they serve great breakfast croissants or get a cup of coffee at the first Star Bucks, have oysters for lunch at Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar, treat yourself to a little snack before dinner and order a dozen mini doughnuts from Daily Dozen Doughnuts, and if you still have room for more there are plenty of great places for dinner: The Pink Door, Matt’s in the Market, or Steelhead Diner.
- Farestart: Want delicious food and support a great cause at the same time? Farestart not only serves wonderful food, but every meal helps support job training programs. Open all week and don’t forget to make plans for dinner Thursday night (Guest Chef Night) when they serve three-course dinner.
- Walrus and the Carpenter: The wait at this place can be long, but it’s worth it. This critically acclaimed restaurant is known for its fresh oysters, fancy seafood, and fish and meat combo dishes.
- Westward: This is yet another seafood-centric restaurant, owned by Josh Henderson, owner of many famous restaurants and whose original stardom came from a none other but a food truck named Skillet.