1906 N 34th St; order.joe.coffee/mascafe
2101 N Northlake Way; seattle.gov/parks
Get a to-go order from Wallingford’s Mas Café—you can’t go wrong with a breakfast burrito and Sunergizer juice (with grapefruit, orange, carrot, and ginger)—then find a sublime spot in the grass at Gas Works, a waterfront park on the shores of Lake Union.
1501 17th Ave E; volunteerpark.cafe
1247 15th Ave E; seattle.gov/parks
Inside a little yellow house in Capitol Hill, grab an egg sandwich on a poppy seed roll and an iced latte and head to Volunteer Park, where you can dine in the shadow of the famous Black Sun sculpture. Work up an appetite playing tennis, walking the Volunteer Park Loop trail, or climbing the spiral staircase to the top of the 520-foot-tall water tower.
9214 45th Ave SW; wildwoodwestseattle.com
8011 Fauntleroy Way SW; seattle.gov/parks
A quintessential corner store in West Seattle’s Fauntleroy neighborhood, Wildwood Market carries all the essentials for a meal on the go. Get a breakfast pastry or a hot sandwich with crispy shoestring fries to eat at nearby Lincoln Park, where there are five picnic shelters.
600 Fifth Ave S; uwajimaya.com
423 Maynard Ave S; seattle.gov/parks
With more than 35,000 square feet of Asian specialty goods, Chinatown–International District’s Uwajimaya is a picnic packer’s paradise. In the food hall, pick up fresh poke or a fish-shaped waffle stuffed with Korean barbecued beef before heading to Hing Hay Park, anchored by a colorful Chinese pavilion.
1435 First Ave; delaurenti.com
1951 Alaskan Way; seattle.gov/parks
Pike Place Market’s DeLaurenti is filled with gourmet goods from both around the world and around town. Order a slice of pizza or a panini and take it to Pier 62 to enjoy with a side of waterfront views. Top it off with a game of cornhole or giant checkers, plus one of DeLaurenti’s addictive chocolate chip cookies.
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