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Eating Local

Destination(s): Seattle

Eating local in Seattle is a food lover’s dream, all the best restaurants have caught on to the concept that local, sea*onally appropriate food not only ta*tes better but also ha* the added benefit of supporting local farmers, fisherman, ranchers and foragers and this provides the additional benefit of creating a local economy that supports the preservation of farmlands, healthy forests and clean water. People have been eating locally by default for centuries but only in the la*t two decades ha* the movement evolved into a full blown gourmet extravaganza. Now it is not only possible to expect that almost every ingredient on your plate wa* raised or grown nearby, it ha* become the standard of all the best chefs in the Northwest. Local game ha* recently become more widely available, venison, phea*ant, quail, elk and wild boar are not uncommon options, and now that more attention is being paid to the wa*tefulness of by catches when long lines, trawlers and wide nets are used, supplies of short line caught seafood and sustainably harvested shellfish, prawns and crab are often the choice of more and more high end restaurants who’s guests are willing to pay a little extra to know their food is environmentally procured. Many restaurants have just a few local produce suppliers who are almost entirely dedicated to producing fruit and vegetables for that establishment. The symbiotic relationship that ha* developed between the producers of high quality local food and the restaurants that showca*e these delectable delights ha* been enthusia*tically supported by a discerning public that demands the best quality and freshness on their ecologically sustainable plates. You have so many choices for restaurants, but among the best are Lark, Tilth, Matt’s in the Market, Sitka and Spruce, The Herb Farm, The Corson Building and One Pot. Drink locally roa*ted coffee at Café Vita or Vivace, imbibe local libations at Licorous or Zig Zag, and sample the best wine from the Northwest at the Ta*ting Room. Find time to visit a local Farmer’s Market and Pike Place Market to collect some locally produced trea*ures for your kitchen and nibble fresh berries and fruit along the way. Make time for a trip to Seabreeze Farms on Va*hon for a chance to see what a truly sustainable organic farm actually looks like and ta*te their house made cheeses and wine. Take a cooking cla** centered around local ingredients from Culinary Communion then settle in for a good night’s rest at one of the locally owned boutique B&B’s or Hotels. Maury Cottage and Cabins on the Point both have fully operational kitchens and grills you can use if you’d like to create a purely local meal on your own! Eat well! read more about Eating Local

Pike Place Fish

Pike Place Fish

  • 86 Pike Place
  • Pike Place Market
  • tel:800/542-7732
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98101
University District Farmer's Market

University District Farmer's Market

  • NE 50th and University Way NE
  • tel:206 547-2278
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98105
Culinary Communion

Culinary Communion

  • 2524 Beacon Ave. S
  • tel:206.284.8687
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98144
The Zig Zag Café

The Zig Zag Café

  • 1501 Western Ave # 202
  • tel:206 625-1146
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98101
Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

  • 85 Pike Street
  • Between Pike and Pine sts. at First Ave
  • tel:206/682-7453
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98121

Nine acres of fresh produce, seafood, coffee, donuts, crafts, unique restaurants and friendly vendors, all set against a backdrop of the Puget Sound – that's Pike Place Market, widely recognized as one of the oldest and best farmer's markets in the country. If you only have one day in Seattle, head downtown to get a real taste of the city in every sense. From fresh cheese curds at Beecher's to chowder at Pike Place Chowder, from necklaces and bags to hand-stitched leather journals and hats, from accordions to pianos to hula-hooping guitarists – there's something for your eyes, ears, and nose everywhere you look at the market.
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Salumi

Salumi

Broadway Farmer's Market

Broadway Farmer's Market

  • Corner of Broaday and E. Thomas on Cap. Hill
  • tel:206-547-2278
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98102
Matt's in the Market

Matt's in the Market

  • 94 Pike St
  • Corner Market Building
  • tel:206/467-7909
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98101
Washington State Ferry

Washington State Ferry

  • 2911 Second Avenue
  • (mailing address)
  • tel:+1 206 464 6400 / +1 206 515 3400
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98121

The country's largest ferry system would have to be in a city surrounded by water. With twenty terminals, eight routes and over 15 million passengers a year, Washington State Ferries are both practical and fun. If you're considering hopping over to Bainbridge, Bremerton, Mercer or any of Seattle's interesting islands, a peaceful ferry ride is a far cry from sitting on a bridge in traffic.

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Tilth

Tilth

  • 1411 N. 45th Street
  • tel:1 206 633 0801
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98103
The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room

Seabreeze Farm

Seabreeze Farm

  • 10730 SW 116th St
  • tel:206 567-4628
  • Visit website
  • Vashon Island, 98070
Barking Frog

Barking Frog

  • 14580 NE 145th Street
  • tel:1 425 424 2999
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  • Woodinville, 98072
Sitka and Spruce

Sitka and Spruce

  • 1531 Melrose Ave. E
  • tel:(206) 324-0662
  • Visit website
  • Seattle, 98122

Head chef Matthew Dillon moved this popular Seattle restaurant up to its new location in Capitol Hill's Melrose Market in 2010. With fresh market produce, meat, cheese, and herbs, this is the place for foodies looking for a fresh, original meal. Sitka & Spruce also has a fantastic wine list, or if you'd prefer to grab a drink before or after your meal, Chef Dillon also owns and operates Bar Ferd'nand, a wine bar and shop just across from the restaurant. read more about Sitka and Spruce

The Corson Building

The Corson Building

Herbfarm (The)

Herbfarm (The)

  • 14580 Northeast 145th Street
  • (Willows Lodge)
  • tel:1 425 485 5300
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  • Woodinville, 98072

Many foodies actually plan their vacations to Seattle primarily to visit The Herbfarm.  Located in semi-rural Woodinville, the restauran's nine-course dinner takes at least four hours and includes five Pacific Northwest wines. The chefs warmly explain the courses to the guests and gladly create alternative entrees for those with special dietary needs. A tour of the restaurant's herb and vegetable garden is offered before the seating. A variety of dietary needs can be accomodated without hassle or compromise; for example, the non-alchohlic selections are creations to themselves with fresh botanical beverages rivalring the standard wine selections.

Lark

Lark

One Pot

One Pot

Willows Lodge

Willows Lodge

  • 14580 Ne 145th St
  • tel:+1 425 424 3900
  • Visit website
  • Woodinville, 98072
Licorous

Licorous

Maury Cottage

Maury Cottage

  • 5313 SW Point Robinson Road
  • tel:206.463.4558
  • Visit website
  • Vashon-Maury Island, 98070
Pensione Nichols

Pensione Nichols