Pre- and Post-Cruise Itineraries for Seattle
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Everyone seems to be a “foodie” nowadays and Seattle Southside is the place to be for unique sips and treats.
There’s a lot more around here than just fish and chips (although we have some great fish and chips).
Check out this tasty three-day itinerary to satisfy your group’s craving for totally Seattle Southside sips and treats.
Inside Seafood City, you’ll see little known fruits, a diverse array of fish, a massive wall of lumpia, and some unique ice cream flavors (ever heard of cheese-flavored ice cream?). The unique flavors don’t stop there, right outside of the main entrance of Seafood City, you’ll find Red Ribbon Bakeshop, a small Filipino bakery which is home to the eye-catching vibrant purple Ube (purple yam) Overload Cake.
After all the snacking, you might want to let your stomach settle by shopping for a bit. Then, it’s time to enjoy some delicious dumplings at Din Tai Fung. Known as the “tradition that crosses borders,” Din Tai Fung started in Taiwan back in the 50s; but their signature dumplings have recently become one of the biggest sensations to hit the Pacific Northwest since Nirvana. The lines may end up being long, but the steamed pork or veggie dumplings are an absolute must-try situation.
After your meal, you should stop by Lolli & Pops. A classically themed candy shop, filled with so many sweet treats, you’ll have to take some home with you. TIP: the friendly folks at Lolli & Pops will let you sample pretty much anything, so don’t be afraid to ask!
End the day’s foodie tour at Odin Brewing Company, where the Norse inspired brewery is guaranteed to please the masses. Here is a tap room where your group can feast like heathen gods on a Viking platter of BBQ meats and potatoes and sip on some of the finest craft brews in the Pacific Northwest. Odin’s private dining room holds groups up to 70 people and includes unique amenities such as yard games, a private bar, and a big screen. Group reservations required.
Start your third day off at the Des Moines Farmers Market, checking out some of the best local produce vendors in the region. In addition to fresh tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, and more, enjoy live music from local blues, rock, and country music bands, some of the trendiest local food trucks, and the sights and smells of the beautiful Des Moines Marina. The Des Moines Farmers Market runs Saturdays and Wednesdays, May – October.
Keeping to the ‘fresh and local’ theme, your group will want to enjoy lunch at the beautiful Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar at Cedarbrook Lodge. Sitting on over 11 acres of naturally restored wetlands, this tranquil setting is perfect for a day at the spa. You might be thinking “what does a spa have to do with food?” Well, after experiencing an orange peel purifying facial, chai spice & vanilla body polish, or a hydrating honey, lemon, and eucalyptus hand and foot treatment, you should be ready for your next foodie adventure at Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar.
To end your food tour in Seattle Southside, enjoy a relaxing evening of elegance and deliciousness at Salty's at Redondo Beach Seafood Grill, a hidden gem on the Puget Sound waterfront. Your group will experience fabulous sweeping views of the Sound, Maury Island and the Olympic Mountains, while dining on award-winning Northwest seafood and steak cuisine with impeccable service. Their private-dining area can accommodate groups up to 70 guests. If you want an even more unique experience, your group may dine in the Belly of the Whale Hall at the MaST Center Aquarium next door, where a 38-foot whale skeleton hangs from the ceiling!
Whether you’re in search of a restaurant near you, seafood restaurants, quaint café, Indian restaurants, family-friendly restaurants, Italian restaurants or fine dining, you’ll find Seattle Southside ready to serve.
Go ahead, stay an extra night.
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