Dine on a rooftop patio bursting with greenery at Terra Plata in Capitol Hill, where creative dishes are made from organic, sustainable ingredients and inspired by the changing seasons. One month might feature a summery plate filled with just-picked tomatoes, while the next might lean into cozy fall favorites. Restaurants like Bounty Kitchen, with locations in Queen Anne and Capitol Hill, also source from local producers and highlight vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free dishes on a menu of healthy and farm-fresh grain bowls, salads, and brunch fare. The offerings change so frequently based on what’s just been harvested or caught that the menu is written on a chalkboard at Columbia City’s Off Alley, where chefs showcase not only regional fish and greens but also offal and underused butchery parts.
Another popular option that highlights locally sourced ingredients is Portage Bay, where its five Seattle locations are known for an all-organic brunch menu, including a signature breakfast bar where you can enjoy unlimited scoops of juicy berries to go with your plate of pancakes or French toast. The George at downtown’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel is equally committed to using cheeses, vegetables, meats, and seafood from Washington producers. Expect a refined menu that spans elevated classic dishes like lobster benedict and salmon crudo, all enjoyed in an elegant dining room.
In a stunning ivy-covered building in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, The Corson Building honors the local ecosystem and natural bounty of the Pacific Northwest with its Sunday suppers and weekend fixed-price menus featuring everything from cherry-roasted pork loin to ricotta dumplings. Discover more sophisticated and thoughtfully sourced food at Art of the Table, a Fremont establishment that creates seasonal tasting menus based on what’s been foraged, caught, grown, picked, and produced by local artisans.
For a truly unforgettable dining experience, The Herbfarm in Woodinville is the place. A 30-minute drive from Seattle, this high-end culinary destination grows its own vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Chefs here create nine-course menus based on different themes that highlight an ingredient or a season. Visitors can even tour the garden before their meal for a true farm-to-table experience.
And any time of day, taste the abundance of the region at Pike Place Market, where hundreds of market stalls are stacked high with towers of farm-fresh fruit like cherries, blueberries, pears, apples, and more. Chances are a vendor will be willing to offer a succulent, tasty sample.
Travel Info: Capitol Hill is a 15-minute walk from downtown and is accessible via the King County Metro 2 and 12 bus routes. Queen Anne is accessible from downtown via the King County Metro 3, 4, and 13 bus routes. Fremont is accessible from downtown via the King County Metro 40, 62, and E Line bus routes. Georgetown is accessible from downtown via the King County Metro 113 and 124 bus routes. Woodinville is a 30-minute drive (32 kilometers) from Seattle. Take I-5 to I-90 east. Take exit 10A for I-405 north, toward Bothell/Everett. Take exit 20B for NE 124th St. Turn left onto 132nd Ave NE and turn right on NE 143rd Pl.
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