My first visit to Seattle:
Our first stop on our self-guided tour of Seattle was the iconic Pike Place Market. I have seen so many chefs on TV visit Pike Place, I knew I had to go. It was packed with tourists.
Watching the fish mongers was my favourite part. The fish was so fresh, and there was such a huge variety!
We tried to go into the very first Starbucks, but the line up was so long!
Just outside the Starbucks, was this cute little truck called the Soda Jerk. Not only was the Sparking Lavender Lemonade that I ordered amazing, backstory to the Soda Jerk is also great.
It was also important to me to create an environmentally conscious company. I have chosen to use as many organic ingredients as possible and proudly display the ingredient list. While not all ingredients we use are able to be grown in the Northwest, we always seek out ingredients that are locally produced first and locally distributed second to reduce our carbon footprint.
I also wanted to use 100% compostable serving materials. The cups (corn based), straws (corn based) and napkins (made from recycled material) are all safe to put into the compost bin. When the occasion allows for us to sell growlers, we offer a deposit program to encourage patrons to return the glass bottles for sanitizing and reuse.
Another place that we had heard about was Juice Box. Juice Box is a little cafe in Capitol Hill that serves breakfast, lunch & weekend brunch. They focus on Cold-Pressed Organic Juice.
We tried a flight of Wellness Shots:
- ginger: with local raw honey
- turmeric root: with beet & apple
- parsley: with cayenne & lime (my fav)
and we also had the ‘Green’ (kale, celery, cucumber, apple, lemon).
Totally not food related, but something you should definitely check out if you go to Seattle is:
The Underground Tour is under the streets of current Seattle. In 1889 a fire went out of control and burned down almost all of downtown Seattle. During the rebuild, the streets were raised to prevent tidal flooding, but the sidewalks stayed at the original height for many years. Eventually, business owners raised the sidewalks to the same level as the street. What were originally street level storefronts are now underground tunnels and basements.
We had a really awesome tour guide named Scottie, and she told us about the History of Seattle while we walked through the underground tunnels.