Sated in Seattle


Eat and drink your way through the city’s many gastronomic gems.

Lively, literate and liberal-minded Seattle is also a great eating city: You may come for the coffee, but you’ll stay for the biscuits and brandade de morue. Consider Pike Place Market, as much an emblem as the Space Needle and emphatically not a tourist trap. Locals shop here for a wide array of fruit, flowers and, of course, fresh fish. Take a moment to admire the arrangements of glistening seafood, luminescent on their beds of crushed ice, and don’t miss the famous salmon-tossing shtick—it’s hokey, but it’s fun. Be sure to pick up some fresh fruit to bring back to your hotel and avoid mini-bar temptation; the local apples are exceptional.