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Sweet Iron is a small joint which is known for serving Liège waffles. Their Liège waffles are simply amazing and if you have a sweet tooth make sure you order it with nutella or a scoop of ice cream on top. For a savory meal try the waffle with brie and basil or order it with prosciutto, creme faiche and green onions. Sweet Iron also serves Stumptown coffee, which has gained considerable attention among coffee-lovers in Seattle.
Specialized in serving handmade pasta, Il Corvo is located in downtown Seattle; and is highly recommended by the foodies of this neighborhood. Nothing fancy, this local pasta place has a simple ambiance; and seems to be perfect for those casual meals with friends or family. Ravioli stuffed with kale and parmesan puree, maccheroni alla bolognese and pot head terrine are some of the mouth-watering dishes on their menu. Freshly made pasta and locally produced veggies and meat are combined with authentic herbs and spices, to give the food a beautiful texture and aroma.
Located in the historic Pike Place Market, this extensive store houses a vast variety of food and libations for the discerning palate. The shelves at DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine are well-stocked with food imported from Italy: olive oil, chocolates, various pastas, artisan breads, prosciutti and an array of chocolates are amongst their selection. They also offer more than 200 varieties of artisan cheeses, sourced from across the globe. The wine cellar, housing a variety of pots, white and reds, will delight any connoisseur. Take home the choicest ingredients from here, and create your own tantalizing concoctions.
Located on Seattle's coastline, Seattle Antiques Market is a haven for an antiquarian. Founded in 1978 by Ken Eubank, this store offers a variety of essential antiques, ranging across, wardrobes, sofa sets, coffee tables, trunks, vanity tables and more. They also offer beautiful adornments like vases and counter pieces, that will add to the beauty of your room. Their range of collectables from the 1800s and early 1900s accompanied by the amicable service, makes this a wonderful place to stop by for antiques or just to browse through their shelves.
Located right around the corner from Pike Place Market, Three Girls Bakery has been a fixture in the neighborhood for over 100 years. Although the donut machine is gone and the bakery has new owners, the quality product remains the same. The sandwiches and salads, or even the apple fritters will leave you mesmerized. The bakery offers a diverse range of breads, all flavored with beautiful condiments and layered with sugar-dust. A laid back lunch with friends will find the perfect budget friendly venue at Three Girls Bakery.
Some of the finest spices and herbs in Seattle are credited to the World Spice Merchants. The strong and varied fragrances of the spices is the first thing you notice as you walk in the doors to this shop. The exposed brick walls are stacked with shelves holding jars of different spices and herbs. Apart from spices, the shop also offers flavorful teas and blends and certain recipes that all help you to use the spices you buy in different dishes.
As part of your visit to Pike Place Market, be sure to grab a cup of chowder from this spot, it's an obligatory Seattle stop. This multiple award-winning seafood joint is a must-visit for any lover of seafood, chowder or local Seattle flavor. Enjoy the energy of fellow market-goers bustling by as you taste different concoctions of chowder, soups and seafood. Diners here have described their eating experiences here as "emotionally moving," so be prepared for a transcendent experience. The first thing you will notice is the giant line, but don't fret, it moves rather quickly. If you want to capture the essence of Seattle in one meal, this wouldn't be a bad choice.
Once your eyes grow accustomed to the dimness of this shop, they'll widen at the array of preserved elegance. The specialty here is fine antique jewelry. The estate jewelry ranges from antique engagement rings with all manner of precious stones to original pieces from the Victorian era. A large selection of Art Deco jewelry is a big draw at Isadora's. This store definitely has that special, unique piece to make anyone's eyes sparkle with delight.
MarketSpice began as a humble tea shop that also sold spices, in 1911. Nestled in the monumental Pike Place Market, this store has become a trusted name when it comes to variety in spices and teas. Do purchase this store's special tea, the MarketSpice Tea, which is an aromatic amalgamation of cinnamon-orange and spices mixed with black tea, rendering it a sweet and spicy flavor. Selling more than a 100 varieties of teas, spice blends, flavors and spices, this is a must visit for those who love flavors.
At Beecher's Seattle, the all-round theme is cheese, cheese and some more cheese. Located in the popular Pike Place Market area of Seattle, this restaurant and specialty shop is known to make the best plate of macaroni and cheese. Other delicious items include a wide variety of cheese sold in bulk, gift baskets, crackers, dipping sauces and more.
Established over two decades ago, Le Panier offers a little taste of France while being conveniently located at Pike Place Market in Seattle. The bakery follows traditional French recipes and uses fresh ingredients in order to provide an authentic French experience. All the products are baked fresh daily in order to ensure quality. Le Panier is the closest you can get to a traditional boulangerie without boarding a plane to France.
Piroshky Piroshky occupies a prominent shopfront in Pike Place, the line out the door the first hint of the quality products on display. Specializing in piroshky, a widespread stuffed bread item from Russia and Eastern Europe, this small shop keeps it extremely simple. Visitors can choose between sweet piroshky such as the cinnamon cardamom or savory options such as the Bavarian sausage of the beef and onion. Vegetarians have a decent amount of options too, the spinach, egg and cheese a definite favorite although the sauerkraut, cabbage and onion can't be beat for a tangy taste of the dish's homeland. Showing how to take one product and make it the best, Piroshky Piroshky can't be beat.