Seattle: Pike Place Market

I always enjoy going to markets and one of the absolute highlights of my recent stay in Seattle was the visit to Pike Place Market. This market sells lovely food and a few crafty things like bags, paintings and general bric-à-brac but the main emphasis is on fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables. There are lots of market stalls and some small restaurants. We started off with some tasty piroges at Piroshky, Piroshky.

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The market was under cover and had lots of great neon signs advertising the fresh seafood. One of the fish vendors made a big show of throwing fish around and shouting things when someone had decided to buy something.

We tried clam chowder from a place that had won chowder competitions several years in a row. And the chowder really was excellent. We also had really good crayfish and the oyster lover in our group had the biggest oysters ever.

Definitely a place worth visiting when in Seattle.

All photos shot by me on my Olympus µ[mju:]-II camera on 35mm film.

Holiday eating

I’m back from our American road trip through the Pacific Northwest! One of the things that I was really looking forward to before the trip was the food. Juicy burgers, pancakes with bacon, ribs, huge pizzas was what I had on my mind.

I took a photo of each meal that I ate to document this aspect of our trip.

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We usually ate two meals a day. A late breakfast/brunch and dinner. In between were loads of snack which I didn’t document. But I need to share one particular snack experience as it grew close to our hearts.

Enter the cheese balls…

I first came across them in the American TV show The Office. Here’s a YouTube clip with one of the key cheese ball scenes. We bought ours at Wallmart.

But on to some more meals…

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The Manitou Lodge was an amazing guest house which we stayed in on the Olympic Peninsula. It is a bed and breakfast without a breakfast room so they prepared all these wonderful foods the night before, put them in our fridge and we ate them at the table we had in the bigger one of our two rooms. It was really lovely.

After our little road trip we went back to Seattle for the last few days.

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All photos taken by me with my iPhone 5s.