And we’re back with the next segment of my “Seattle’s Best Coffee Shops”, this time featuring places that all start with “Caf(f)e”. If you missed the first one, feel free to check it out here. I purposely grouped these particular coffee shops together because of their names. Well that, and they’re all really good. It stands to reason that if you come across a coffee shop in Seattle whose name starts with “Caf(f)e”, it’s probably a good one. Plus it just sounds very classy and European, doesn’t it?
It’s that time of year again - festival season! Which means I’m reporting to you (not) live from the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Look, I know if you follow bloggers on Instagram, you probably feel like you’ve seen enough festival content to last you a lifetime already, but this is different! I mean sure, maybe it’s like Coachella, but without the celebrities, music, drinks, body glitter, or mesh outfits, and you’ll probably be in a lot of trouble if you try to harvest the tulips for a flower crown. Ok, so it’s nothing like Coachella, except that it’s considered a festival and you can get some bangin’ Instagram pics while you’re at this one too. OH, and it will only cost you $10 (and not your soul) to get in! So really, Coachella WHO?
Seattle is known for its unreal coffee scene. A quick Google search brings it up on multiple lists as one of the top coffee cities in the world. It’s also common knowledge that Seattle is the birthplace of Starbucks, and while I’m not ashamed to admit that I do enjoy the occasional Starbucks beverage, Seattle has so SO much more to offer in the coffee department. If you only drink Starbucks while you’re here, I promise you that you are missing out on some of the best coffee and espresso that will ever grace your tastebuds. There are so many incredible options that I’ve decided that the only way for me to do this any justice is to make it a series. I’ve already got a list of about 15 coffeeshops I want to talk about, but I feel like 5 seems like a good place to start. I drink a lot of coffee and have a lot of time on my hands, ok?
I’m back with another bad pun title and another one of my favorite food categories - doughnuts. Oscar Wilde once said, “The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole," but I don’t know how anyone can be a pessimist when there are doughnuts involved. I don’t think I ever even realized how much I love them until I moved to Seattle. Seriously. I sometimes enjoyed a sour cream glazed or honey cruller from Tim Hortons, but aside from Doughnut Party/Moonshine Doughnuts in Edmonton (which are SUPERB, by the way), I had never really appreciated just how good they could be. Seattle has forever shifted my view on that. Let me show you why.
I’ve decided to start with pizza, because what type of person doesn’t love pizza? A weirdough, duh. Sorry, I just needed to get at least one pun (ok, two if you count the title) out of my system. I’ll stop.
For real though, I think pizza is just one of those staple food items that’s too good to live without. I’ve managed to try a few really great places in Capitol Hill (my neighborhood) and so I figured that it’s a great place to start with some of my Seattle recommendations. While these are pizza places in Capitol Hill, some of them do have other locations around town, just in case you don’t want to make the trek or order delivery! Just to be clear, I’m not really a food blogger, but I am a food lover. I’m hoping my love of stuffing my face qualifies me enough to write about it. Now let’s get to it (before I start adding more pizza puns).
I’m switching things up this week with a post coming from my own kitchen and giving my wallet (and my waist) a bit of a break. If you ever watch my stories on instagram, you probably already know I’m a huge fan of breakfast bowls. I’ve had a few people message me about the bowls I make, so I figured it was a worthwhile post. PLUS, even if you never come to Seattle, here’s something you can use! I find it easy to just throw a bunch of stuff together that I already have in my kitchen and the result is always delightful. The best part is that it requires very little measuring (I mean you could measure the ingredients, but I don’t), and you can sub ingredients in and out to your heart’s content, based on what you have in your own cupboards. All of these recipes can be made in 15 minutes or less.