1. The food
The fact that Seattle isn’t on every single one of those “top foodie destination” lists is a shame. And when it is, it’s practically criminal that the blurb only talks about our seafood and coffee. The food scene in Seattle is so much bigger and more complex! (Although, yeah, seafood and coffee are in excellent abundance as well.)
Caribbean sandwich joint Paseo serves one of the “best sandwiches in America,” according to Esquire. And vegetarians, don’t be deterred; while the slow-cooked Cuban pork sandwich is the most lauded, their tofu sandwich is also quite amazing. And I have yet to find another restaurant like the Trinidadian Pam’s Kitchen. Their paratha, a doughy flatbread with a flaky croissant-like texture, is so good that after writing this sentence, I’m looking up airfare to Seattle. I’ll also never forget Crumble & Flake, one of the absolute best bakeries I’ve been to, where they fill your cream puff to order.
There’s just some seriously good food in Seattle.