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.



The Public Market neon sign at Pike Place Market at dusk

Visit Pike Place Market
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.

A masked florist at Pike Place Market and a person posing with a wall mural that reads, "Make it a Market day."
A hand pouring chowder at Pike Place Chowder

Pike Place Chowder
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!

A person using their camera to take a photo of a piroshky in front of the Piroshky Piroshky storefront

Piroshky Piroshky & Old Stove
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.

A person holding a glass of beer while sitting on the outdoor patio at Old Stove Brewing

Grab a table with the Great Wheel as your backdrop and order a beer (for the adults) from Old Stove Brewing!

The fire pits on the roof of The Inn at the Market

Inn at the Market
When you’re ready to call it a night, my favorite hotel is the Inn at the Market. Their outdoor patio overlooks Pike Place Market and has warm fire pits to keep you cozy.

For more hotels like the Inn at the Market, check out The State Hotel, The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton, and the Mayflower Park Hotel for a similarly great experience.


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A person walking under a paper dragon in front of displayed snacks in Uwajamaya

Uwajimaya & Dochi Donuts
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!

A masked man opening a box of Dochi Donuts and a person riding on a Jump bike.
Hands opening a pork bun from Dim Sum King

Dim Sum King
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.

An orange sculpture at Hing Hay Park in the CID

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.


Ready to embark on Angela’s adventure? Start by finding your perfect hotel.

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About the Author

Angela Shen

Founder of Savor Seattle Food Tours • Shen is a self-proclaimed “food evangelist.” This translates into a huge love of eating, shopping for, and cooking food. She grew up working in her family’s restaurants and countless others. After graduating from the Wharton School, she moved to Chicago to work in Brand Management at Quaker Oats where worked on iconic brands including Life Cereal and Quaker Oatmeal. A fresh start brought her to Seattle, where she has never been happier to be so close to fresh seafood, local wine, and artisan cheese. • She owes her incredibly abundant life to the passionate team at Savor Seattle and a loving family. During the past fourteen years in Seattle, she has had the honor of being named: Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, Seattle Tourism Ambassador, and Nellie Cashman Business Owner of the Year Finalist. She currently serves on the Visit Seattle Board of Directors and is a member of the Seattle chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. She has been featured on CNN Travel and represented Seattle as the Queen of Seafair in 2017. • In her spare time, she enjoys laughing with her two children, sweating it out in HIIT classes, and traveling the world. Her favorite foods include: sushi, tacos, and red wine. There are few things she won’t eat…and durian is one of them!

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  1. Very interesting information. Live in Tacoma so when I come to Seattle, these blogs are informative and enlightening.

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