I hope you guys are having a great, long weekend! I usually don't post on holidays, but I have so much I want to share after being away that I decided to post today 😉
Before I had kids, I would eat like five meals a day when on vacation to take advantage of all the amazing food in a new city. We couldn't quite go on a non-stop food tour of Seattle with the kids but we did make sure to have some fun meals, snacks, and a loooot of ice cream…
The Wandering Goose - When I heard this place had biscuit sandwiches, I knew I'd fall in love. And I did. Especially with this fried chicken and biscuit sandwich drizzled with honey and spicy pickles. SO. GOOD. (Afterwards, I got a great iced latte from Victrola next door).
Rachel's Ginger Beer - I discovered ginger beer when I was pregnant with Ruby and needed something bubbly to calm my nausea. It's like ginger ale but with real ginger and extra zingy. Rachel's Ginger Beer makes a ton of fruity versions including blood orange, blueberry, and white peach. We visited a couple locations, one which serves fries, and both which offer fun cocktails made with their homemade ginger beer.
Oddfellows Cafe — We met up with my friend, Elizabeth (who lives in LA, but happened to be in Seattle at the same time), at Oddfellows. It's kid-friendly but also still really, really good. And, they had the best meatball sandwich I've ever had.
Then, as we were walking down the street, we ran into Molly Moon! I blogged about Molly's ice cream book a few years ago, and was excited to finally try her amazing ice cream. I didn't think we'd literally bump into her on the street. It was a serious treat, and she let us taste test some new hot fudge recipes she's working on (Ruby happily obliged).
Molly Moon - In addition to the epic hot fudge, we loved Molly Moon ice cream. There are unique and fresh flavors with incredible toppings (these sprinkles are the prettiest, too!)
Hello Robin - We miiiight have had Molly's ice cream a couple other times that week, too. Because the Hello Robin cookie shop was just blocks from our rental house and they combined their homemade cookies with ice cream for the perfect ice cream sandwich. It's like what happens when freshly baked cookies hug ice cream…everyone is so, so happy.
Trove – We went to Trove for Korean BBQ and ice cream parfaits. The parfaits were SO good and worth going just for those. The one we got had orange frozen yogurt, toasted coconut, boba, mango, and a bunch of other things that made me want more immediately.
Serious Pie - I don't have a photo of this amazing pizza because the lighting wasn't great where we sat, but I do have this photo of Coco being very cute after eating said pizza. And, there's an awesome chalkboard pig that Ruby and my friend Jenny's son, Eli, loved drawing on after dinner.
Pike Place Market - No visit to Seattle is complete without munching on a bunch of random foods from Pike Place Market. We got some Mac n' Cheese from Beechers, fresh grilled corn and apple cider from a local stand, and freshly backed donuts.
After a couple hours at the market weaving in and out through tons of people, we were all pretty beat and ready for a nap!
A few places not shown…we also loved Monsoon for fancy Vietnamese and Manolin for date night (yes, we got a baby sitter one night!).
There were so many places on my list we didn't get to go to but will be on my list for our next visit!
P.S. See what we did and where we stayed right here…
I love Ruby’s purple watch! Where can I get that fir my little girl?
Seattle is one of my favorite cities and I love that you documented some of the best eats! Out of curiosity how did you find your babysitter? I did this when I traveled to DC earlier in the year, but wasn’t super happy with the service I used. Any tips would be appreciated!
Yay! I work in Seattle and love it! I managed to pin some places that I need to check out! Thanks! Such cutie pie kids!
Hi! I was wondering where Ruby’s metallic sneakers are from? So cute!
Beautiful pictures and delicious food!! I’m so curious about ginger beer now!
Monsoon, yes! I grew up across the lake from Seattle and the other Monsoon is about a mile from my house. That ginger lemonade with basil seeds and grapefruit bitters… seriously one of the best drinks I’ve ever had.
Was wondering where your outfits at from. Love this jeans! So cute and look so comfy!
Are you sure you mean the ice cream in “infamous”? That’s not a compliment!
I love these shots. I commented last week; I’m from Seattle and moved to Australia last year. I met my husband while working at that Victrola eight years ago! So glad you had a good time and I love visiting home vicariously through your photos.
Your Jean details joy!!!
They are from the Gap!
Aw! Love that!
Oops! Sorry for the typo!
The jeans are from Gap!
yum, those ginger beers sound delicious, especially with cocktails and fries, dream! Seattle is definitely on my ‘to visit list’, glad you enjoyed!
Looks like you had a great time, the kids are getting so big every day! Thanks for sharing your holiday and places to go if I get to Seattle.
It’s the best! I would have gone there again if we had stayed longer!
They are from Freshly Picked 😉
Ruby is wearing a kid’s VTech watch:
Wish I saw this two weeks ago;) just got back!
We did manage to try Monsoon tho!!
The host of our house did have a sitter service she suggested but I felt a little weird having a complete stranger come. So I asked friends who live in Seattle or have visited Seattle a lot. And one of my friends who visits her family there a lot had a sitter she used for her kids when in town, so we went with her referral since she could vouch for that person.
I’d def. start with asking friends if they have their own nanny or sitter that they’d recommend.
Wasn’t it SO good?!
Thanks Joy! Now she’s asking if its waterproof…..need to do some research for her.
I’m so bookmarking this for our next trip to Seattle! Btw where are Ruby’s cute pants from in the top/Pike Place market photos? My girl would love those colors and pattern (well I do at least, haha).
It’s not waterproof 😉
Here pants are by Munster Kids:
Joy, you managed to hit all the spots. Walrus and Carpenter is not for kids so on your next date night in Seattle you should make it happen. Eat all the oysters.
So I found out as well…thanks Joy. I was from LA before I moved away…visiting your blog reminds me so much I am missing the place!
Everything looks amazing! I’m curious how you keep the girls’ clothes stain free in all these eating pics!!! When I went on vacation I only wanted to take grubby clothes because I wouldn’t be able to scrub them right away…what are your secrets!!
You made it to some wonderful spots. I especially love The Wandering Goose and Hello Robin.
Nice, thank you!
Nice blog. Stumbled on here looking for tips around Seattle? Also curious where you got the dress from in the ice cream on lap picture. Such nice colors…