On Saturday morning, my shuttle didn’t leave until 11:30. I knew I didn’t want to spend my morning sitting around the hotel room, so I decided to check out, hop in a taxi and head into the city. I had the taxi drop me off at Pike Place Market. Even though I had my suitcase in tow and looked like an obvious tourist, I was determined to experience a little bit of Seattle.
I was happy that on my last day in Seattle, the sun made a brief appearance. It was still a bit brisk, but at least it wasn’t raining. I headed down to get a good view of the water. So pretty! I just love water and hate that Atlanta is landlocked.
My mission during my two hour tour, was to see what I could see and eat as many tasty treats as possible. I think I did a pretty damn good job. As I moved through the market, I kept asking myself WWJD.
What Would Jenn Do?
My first stop was at this cheese place where I saw a crowd gathered. I had never seen cheese made before so I pulled up a stool and watched for a bit. All that sitting and watching apparently built up an appetite, so I moseyed on over to the counter and ordered up a cup of macaroni and cheese. It was called “World’s Greatest” and I saw that as a challenge.
It actually was pretty darn tasty. I didn’t think it was going to be that good, but I enjoyed it. The cheese was creamy and flavorful. The pasta (not macaroni) was cooked just right. I actually had to throw the cup away before I finished the entire thing. I had more eatin’ to do!
My next stop was at one of the fish guys I saw. I have never seen such a spread of fresh fish laid out like that before. The guy kept calling out all of the specials. I immediately noticed the halibut because that is what I had for dinner the night before.
When I saw the cups of dungeoness crab I knew I had met a new friend. $8 for a cup FULL of fresh crab? Hellz yeah! I don’t care if it was only 1030 in the morning. My only regret is that I couldn’t find a seat to enjoy those tasty morsels. It was worth every penny and was oh so delicious.
I walked around a bit more. I wish I could have bought some of the beautiful flower arrangements or the fresh pastas, pickles and other confections, but I knew I was only taking a carry on to the plane.
When I came upon a line of people, I had to stop and see what they were waiting for. Never one to turn down fresh baked donuts, I got right in line. I only ate two of those two bite donuts. They were soft and doughy and had just enough powder on them.
My last stop was at a place called Market Grill. It was actually a lunch counter in the middle of the market. I ordered a simple blackened salmon sandwich. It was so good, but honestly, I was so full I couldn’t even do it justice. I ate about half before I cried mercy.
My two hours at Pike Place Market were well spent. I wish I had time to do more sightseeing in Seattle. I decided as I walked on the streets looking for a cab that I would definitely be back. There is a lot to do in Seattle and next time I’ll take my time enjoying it.