There is nothing better to do on a sunny Friday during spring break in Seattle than to visit Pike Place Market. From my first step into the market, the stench of fish flooded my nose complemented with the fresh smell of daffodils. I went my beautiful friend J– today. I have to admit that I haven’t been to Pike Place since last summer. I know! What kind of Seattlite am I? Well I’m making up for it during spring break.
One of the first things we did when we got there was buy honey sticks.
With flavors ranging from root beer to pink lemonade to clover, nobody can resist such eye candy. 4 for a dollar! Plus, they are totally excused for my diet. It’s honey, it’s sweet, but it has its health benefits too. I was really tempted to just buy one of each, but I just bought the four that caught my eye immediately: root beer, pink lemonade, mango, and clover.
Next order of business? Doughnuts.
A dozen assorted doughnuts for only $3.24? No way. Well, that’s how it is at the Daily Dozen Doughnut Company. From the first bite into the doughnut, I was in love. I ate a plain first and progressed to higher orders of heaven from there. The plan doughnut was soft, yet crunchy, at the same time. Biting into it was like biting into a light soup cracker, but much better tasting. Other flavors included powdered, sprinkles, and cinnamon. Envy me:
Le Panier translates literally to mean “the basket” in French. It is not located directly in the market, but on the street right across from the market. Walking insde, your olfactory senses are bombarded by the scent of baguettes and fresh pastries. Baguettes are only a little over $2. And when I say baguettes, I mean long, Parisian baguettes. J– bought a “Champignon”, a mushroom pastry, to be more exact.
Pike Place Market is never to be set aside as a simple Seattle touristry spot. It is a gorgeous place with gorgeous sights and smells. Next time, I go, I will try eating all the things I did not eat this time. Like these: