Friday, April 28, 2017

Travel: Savor Seattle Food Tours-Pike Place Market & Hip on the Hill

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When I joined Kevin on a business trip to Seattle, I took two food tours, one by myself and one with Kevin. Both were great experiences, and I highly recommend taking one or both of these Savor Seattle tours.

Because Kevin was working, I took the Pike Place Market Tour on my own, and I would absolutely do it again. After Justin, the tour guide, introduced himself, he talked about the history of Pike Place Market and started us off with hot mini donuts. Then we ate two samples of freshly made Greek yogurt with different fruit toppings (my personal favorite) and headed to Beecher’s Handmade Cheese where we sampled cheese curds, their namesake cheese and macaroni and cheese. Next, we consumed award-winning clam chowder and then devoured sweet and savory piroshkys (stuffed buns). After seeing the outside of the first Starbucks, we ended the day with Seattle celebrity chef Tom Douglas’s crab cakes. This Savor Seattle Tour was a fabulous experience-the tastings were delicious, Justin was informative and entertaining, and we learned a lot about Seattle and Pike Place Market.

Kevin was able to join me for the Hip on the Hill tour, and we both absolutely loved it. It took place in the Capitol Hill area, which is an artsy, progressive part of Seattle. We started with mini artisanal cupcakes and then sampled Montreal-style bagels with unique spreads. The next restaurant was my favorite, where we ate Naam Khao Tod (Thai crispy marinated rice), and then we feasted on Korean beef tacos. The next sample consisted of hard cider and housemade sausage, and the tour finished with ginger beer floats. Our tour guides were fun-hipsters with dry senses of humor who know a lot about food and Seattle. Some of their love for Capitol Hill rubbed off on us and we definitely want to return to this area!

Watching the cheese being make at Beecher's Cheese Shop-Pike Place

I liked the samples of Ellenos Greek Yogurt so much
that I went back TWICE to purchase their yogurt-Pike Place

The famous fish-throwing market at Pike Place

The bagel & cream cheese tasting-Hip on the Hill tour

Naam Khao Tod, my favorite dish on the Hip on the Hill Tour

The sausage and cider "sample"-Hip on the Hill tour

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