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Becoming Sleepless in Seattle

My mom and I are trying to take bi-monthly mother-daughter weekend trips to destinations across the U.S. This month we found ourselves sleepless in Seattle.

Seattle was the home to 460 Starbucks shops and several eclectic cafes! The city is surrounded by water, mountains and greenery. The Experience Music Project, The Space Needle, Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square are just some of the many wonderful attractions.

If you want to see the adventures we embarked on, view our day-to-day itinerary and see "Instagram worthy" pictures of food! You can also check out How A Travel App Saved Me Big Bucks: Hotel Tonight Overview to learn how I booked a hotel stay for almost nothing

Day 1: Saturday

Café Flora | Vegetarian Brunch

Cafe Flora | Click to see menu

Vegan Cinnamon Roll | Cafe Latte with Soy

Southern Platter (Vegan) | eggs or seasoned tofu, smoky collard greens & a housemade rosemary biscuit with vegan

country gravy

2 Hour Bike Tour of Seattle | Seattle Cycling Tours


View of Alaskan Way, the piers and the Seattle Ferris Wheel

Tilth | Veg/ Vegan Five Course Dinner

Spring Onion Soup | asparagus, fennel puree, pickled beech mushroom

King Oyster Mushrooms | radish, sea herb, lemon puree

Carnaroli Risotto | english pea, carrot, pine nut

Roasted King Bolete Mushroom | anson mills polenta, watercress, saba

Cashew “Cheesecake” | blueberry compote, sorrel

Day 2: Sunday

Bang Bang Café | Veg/Vegan Friendly Breakfast

1 Hour Pike Place Market Tour | Seattle Free Walking Tours

"Immerse yourself within the colorful ever-changing soul of Seattle, Pike Place Market. The oldest running farmer's market in the country is rich with history and it's brimming with delicious food and vibrant characters. Join us for an hour long cornucopia of everything that is and was the Market we have all come to love. Expect a belly full of samples, vendor interaction, history, and a great guide to lead you to the Market's hidden secrets."

Pike Market Adventure

Pike Place Market is Seattle's epicenter of fresh produce, specialty foods and independent businesses. Established in 1907 to connect citizens and farmers, the Market continues its “Meet the Producer” tradition with a year-round farmers market, owner-operated bakeries, fish markets, butcher shops, produce stands and specialty food stores.

The first Starbucks store was located at 2000 Western Avenue from 1971–1976 in Seattle. This cafe was later moved to 1912 Pike Place Market after a fire destroyed the store. Hence, Starbucks named one of their roast after Pike Place, the street it originated on.

El Borracho: Taqueria & Cantina | Happy Hour in by Pike Market

1 Hour Cruise of Elliot Bay

Plum Bistro | Vegan Dinner

Miin Burgers | BBQ Seitan with coleslaw, parsley, mustard and Buffalo Seitan with mixed greens, ranch

Day 3: Monday

Wild Ginger Thai | Lunch

SIFF Film Festival | Seattle International Film Festival in Queen Anne

"Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris star as a couple who find themselves as pawns in a game between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service in this gripping spy thriller based on the novel by bestselling author John Le Carré ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy")."

Shopping | Capitol Hill/Downtown/Market District

El Borracho: Taqueria & Cantina | Veg/Vegan Friendly Dinner

Until Next Time,


“Your life is happening now. Make it amazing!”


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