seattle: how to spend 48 hours eating & drinking

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I think Seattle must be the home to more amazing food bloggers than any other city in the world. So when two of my favourite bloggers decided to hold a joint book signing around the time I was going to be in that part of the world, I took it as a sign that I needed to visit.

And I’m glad I did.

Although for some reason the weather was wonderfully sunny for the weekend I was there. So I feel like I owe Seattle a return visit to enjoy her in all her rainy splendor.

how to spend 48 hours eating & drinking in seattle

Brunch Day 1: Nettlewood
If you didn’t know it was here, you’d never expect to find lovely food in this little strip mall location. A big thankyou to the wonderful Tara for introducing me to it. Wonderful, inventive vegetarian food that showcases nettle among other less common but delicious greens. Really enjoyed the big salad with fiddle head ferns, nettles and knotwood. And the baked eggs were lovely too.

Dinner Day 1: Delancey
After following the birth of this pizzeria in Seattle on the fabulous Orangette, it was super exciting to actually see it in the flesh. Love the cosy space and the impressive pizza oven. Happy to say that the pizza even managed to surpass expectations. Loved the salads, especially the green goddess dressing. And still thinking about Molly’s fabulous choc chip cookies.

Brunch Day 2: 360 local
A whole restaurant devoted to mostly local produce.

Dinner Day 2: Sitka & Spruce
Loved pretty much everything about Sitka & Spruce. Beautiful rustic yet fresh fit out and seriously great food. I actually ate brunch here which was lovely in the sunshine but after eyeing their dinner menu, I’d love to come back and try it in the evening.

On my list for next time

Cafe Presse
French food, soccer on the televisions, decent bar, nice folks working there, but all with a Seattle hipster vibe. Stumptown Coffee is right next door too, which is an added perk. 

A fantastic Italian place. Love the sound of the the “everything” menu – a small serving of everything they make.

Dahlia bakery
Home to some pretty wonderful looking treats.


I was a bit slack in my research for Seattle so if you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them in the comments!

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Kay May 20, 2011 at 4:57 am

The first restaurant you mentioned is actually Nettletown.


jules May 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Thanks for the correction Kay! – you’re right.. I don’t know where nettlewood came from.


Meredith May 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I’m live in Sydney, but I’ve travelled to Seattle 5 times over the past 13 years. It’s one of my favourite places to visit.

The was last there in 2010/2011 (Christmas and new year), and had the pleasure of dining at a friend’s husband’s restaurant on the very funky Broadway in Capitol Hill. Chef Jeffrey’s food was unusual, inspired, and delicious. Since returning to Australia, the restaurant has had a name-change, renovations and the food has taken a different direction, and I cannot wait to go back and see what Chef Jeffery has done.

It’s called Americana (219 Broadway E, Seattle). If you are every back in that neck of the woods, please visit it for me, because I don’t know how soon I’ll be back!


jules May 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Thanks for the suggestion Meredith!
Will add it to my list for next time


Meredith May 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm

My mistake when I say that the food has taken a new direction. I just had a look at Americana’s webpage and Chef Jeffrey has kept a pretty similar same menu. Which is a relief, because those Duck Confit Nachos were amazing!


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