One of my very favorite parts of our whole trip was early Monday morning. On the first day ( not including travel) we woke up and headed down to the famous Pike Place Market. It was so fun. Although we couldn’t go home with hordes of produce, fresh flowers, or the other array of lovely tidbits to cook with we still enjoyed walking, and eating our way through the market. Our first stop was the original Starbucks for lattes. It was cold and drizzly so the hot beverage was welcome indeed. Then we headed off for a small breakfast. Our restaurant of choice was the Crumpet Shop, and I think we both agree it was this little shop in Seattle where we enjoyed the best eats of the whole trip. Clarke enjoyed the Pesto, Ricotta and Ham, with an add of fresh sliced tomato, and I had the peanut butter and jelly. Of course, I tried it with the peanut butter, and although I was tempted to order another one immediately after finishing, I resisted the urge as I knew there was plenty more eats to be found shortly. Clarke however did not resist, he got up and ordered himself another right away. If we ever make our way back to Seattle The Crumpet Shop will be the first direction we head in.
We continued through the market enjoying the sights, the famous fish mongers, the fresh flowers all around us, and many , many free samples. There were so many fun shops to look through, eventually we found ourselves at the Three Girls Bakery, with their wall of baked goods, I couldn’t resist. Snack time was in order. Although still full from the Crumpet and many other goodies I felt I must order something here. Bakeries as we all know are my weakness. I was just a little sad I couldn’t fit anything larger in my belly. So I ordered a small cookie and enjoyed every single bite. I went for the chocolate drop, a shortbread cookie with a huge mound of chocolate on top, shortbread, chocolate now that’s a good combo.
More market walking, yes we spent a good time there, and it was getting on towards lunch now. I was stuffed to the gills no lunch for me, Clarke however couldn’t resist the pizza, as we walked by DeLaurenti Specialty Food and Wine Shop. It was an awesome shop, one that I would love to shop at if we had one here. Although I didn’t actually try the pizza, Clarke enjoyed it, and that ends the Pike Place eating for the day. If you are going to Seattle this is the place to be. Plan for an extended time, I think we ended up spending over 4 hours there, maybe closer to 5, and to be honest I could have spent even more. Make sure you go hungry!