Bite of Seattle is this weekend. It’s one of our favorite summer festivals because “You can’t spell Seattle without ‘eat’!” We’re drooling just thinking about our next meal. From the Krispy Kreme birthday cake to the deep-fried PB&J, as well as American classics to twists on all kinds of ethnic dishes, you won’t leave the Bite of Seattle hungry. For three days, our staff comes back from their breaks with some of the most amazing cuisine Seattle has to offer. The smells, the eats, all the things to do – it’s all at the Seattle Center this weekend, right across from Ride the Ducks’ Seattle Center location.
We are big fans of the food scene here in Seattle and you should be too. If you can’t make it for “The Bite,” check out the foodie scene on a Duck Tour!
Pike Place Market
On the Duck Tour, you’ll see the iconic Pike Place Market – a mecca of local with Washington’s freshest fruit, seafood and delectable treats. Swing by Chukkar Cherries and then go see the fishmongers throw salmon at Pike Place Fish.
You’ll also go by Tom Douglas‘s first restaurant: Dahlia Lounge. Tom is our local celebrity chef in Seattle and has been honored by the James Beard Foundation multiple times for his collection of restaurants in Seattle. Whether you want pizza, seafood, greek, Italian or … well, basically anything delicious, you can’t go wrong when you visit a Tom Douglas restaurant. You can try his food this weekend at The Alley at the Bite of Seattle and support Food Lifeline!
Last but not least, we love to share about FareStart on the Duck Tour. It’s a local social enterprise that is providing a real solution to homelessness, poverty and hunger. Part restaurant, part food kitchen, part consulting firm to support 60 similar organizations in 150 communities across the United States, we’re proud of the 7,000 FareStart graduates who have transformed their lives to move from disadvantaged to gainfully-employed and amazed by the 6,000,000 meals served to Seattle’s most vulnerable citizens by FareStart. Wow, right? Plus, the restaurant in South Lake Union has a 4.5-star rating on Yelp! Delicious and amazing. A portion of the proceeds from some of the events at Bite of Seattle this weekend go to support FareStart, so keep an eye out to support their efforts.
All this and the Bite of Seattle is totally affordable. Admission is free, no entrée is more than $10 and every restaurant has bite-sized snacks for $3.75 or less. What are you waiting for? Come downtown this weekend explore Seattle… by land, water and stomach!