Angela Shen’s Savory Favorites
The following itinerary was created in February 2021 and features businesses offerings that were available at that time. Be sure to check with individual businesses before you go and read our travel advisory for the latest on COVID-19 and Seattle’s reopening status.
Angela Shen is an entrepreneur and self-proclaimed “food evangelist.” The founder of Savor Seattle, Angela guides us through two days of exploring the hidden gems of Pike Place Market and the Chinatown-International District.
As the founder of Savor Seattle, I love Pike Place Market! A typical morning for me is almost like a mini food tour: a cup of coffee from Storyville Coffee and a dozen warm, cinnamon sugar donuts from Daily Dozen. Don’t forget to pick up a bouquet of Market tulips—insider tip, Flower Farmers are here Thursday through Monday.
For lunch, try Pike Place Chowder. My pro tip–do a “chowder parfait.” Order half a cup of seared scallop chowder and top it with half a cup of the classic clam chowder. The chowders are thick enough that they don’t mix!
After a day of walking the family through the market, pick up a warm beef and cheese or smoked salmon piroshky from Piroshky Piroshky, and head down to the new part of the Seattle Market waterfront.
Wake up the next day, rent a JUMP bike, and pedal along the waterfront towards Chinatown-International District. Make a pit stop at the food hall in Uwajimaya to pick up Japanese mochi donuts from Dochi Donuts (my favorite flavor is coffee). Add ‘em to your bike basket and keep pedaling!
Next, Dim Sum King for takeout dim sum at 1990 prices. The shrimp dumplings and shu mai are my faves. Add to the basket. Bike over to Phin and grab a Vietnamese iced tea latte. Basket.
Pedal over to Hing Hay Park, and if you’re lucky, listen to a street musician, spy some tai chi, and nosh on your fresh eats.
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