Field Trip to Seattle in the Summer

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a chance to get out of town and take a “Field Trip” for the day or a few days to explore, learn, taste and experience.

Field Trip to Seattle

Anytime there is an opportunity to visit Seattle for a day or more I am always ready to go. Last month my friend Lawrence and I did just that and headed to Seattle for the day, a chance to visit some cafes, eat, sip and eat some more.

The first stop of the day was for coffee in the Roosevelt neighborhood, since Broadcast Coffee is one of my favourite Seattle area roasters, that is where we began the day.

Espresso Macchiato

I had an Espresso Macchiato and Lawrence had an Iced Americano, we had a chance to read some papers, enjoy the ambiance before heading on our way.

Broadcast Coffee

6515 Roosevelt Way N.E.

Seattle, WA

After walking around downtown and visiting our mutually favourite Barnes and Noble bookstore, we then went over to the Capitol Hill neighborhood for lunch. I had been wanting to visit this Thai eatery for quite sometime.

Soup

Khao Mun Gai,

I had one of the speciality lunch specials, the Khao Mun Gai, Crispy chicken breast with garlic ginger-chicken-broth, rice, cucumber and spicy ginger sauce, served with a side of soup.

Soi Capitol Hill

1400 10th Ave,

Seattle, WA

Around the corner was General Porpoise Doughnuts and this was a spot I was curious to try. It is a small spot with a limited selection of house-made donuts, most filled, plus coffees.

chocolate filled donut

We shared one of their chocolate filled donut creations, so yummy!

General Porpoise Doughnuts

1020 E Union St,

Seattle, WA

Next it was over to the Fremont neighborhood for a chance to walk some, as well it was a good chance for me to play tour good as Lawrence and never been to this neighborhood.

JP Patches,

Here we discovered some cool public art including one statue of JP Patches, a tv show that I used to love to watch when I was a kid.

From here we drove NW to the Ballard neighborhood to get some late afternoon dessert, one spot that I wanted to visit again was Hot Cakes, here it is all about chocolate.

Classic dark chocolate molten cake

We both shared the Classic dark chocolate molten cake with a gooey chocolate chip cookie center and served up with a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream that is made from their cookie dough and spun by Blue Bird Ice cream, dry-burned salted caramel sauce and a mini chocolate chip cookie to finish, very decadent.

Hot Cakes

5427 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA

We ended our day with dinner in the Roosevelt neighborhood, at one of Chef Edouardo Jordan’s eateries. Jordan officially opened the doors to his restaurant, Salare, in June of 2015. Salare takes influences from France, Italy, the American south, and the Caribbean and has become one of Seattle’s hottest restaurants.

Here Lawrence and I shared some wonderful dishes.

Buratta with carrots

Buratta with carrots, chrysanthemum, flaxseed tuile & ginger vinaigrette; a glorious dish

Cappelletti with corn

Cappelletti with corn, haricots verts, almonds, feta & garden sage, a delicious dish

Melons with Halloumi,

Melons with Halloumi, honey lime aigre-doux, pistachios & padrón peppers, a tasty dish from Chef that celebrates the summer season

Black Cod

Black Cod with cucumbers, Zucchini, squash relish & lemon sauce, a delicious dish

Salare Restaurant

2404 NE 65TH Street, Seattle, Wa

Stay tuned for my next Field Trip outside of Vancouver.

By: Richard Wolak