Pretty gorgeous view, right? This morning I had an almond poppy seed muffin with a chai (which was very heavy on the cinnamon) before going for a wander through the markets.
One of the best things about the markets is the gorgeous peonies. They are my very favourite flowers! I also love all the gorgeous fruit and vegetables that are available. There are a lot of other fun shops at the markets as well.
We went for a stroll along the waterfront to another of my Seattle favourites, the Olympic Sculpture Park. What is not to love about an outdoor sculpture park overlooking the water?
The park is a short walk up a hill to the Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle. And also home to Plum Pantry, part of the Plum range of restaurants in Seattle. I ordered a smoked tofu, yam, salad and chipotle mayo sandwich with a salad plate (kale and potato, broccoli and yam, and caesar grain) with a juice.
The Seattle Center is also home to the EMP and Science Fiction Museum, which is a completely awesome place.
We saw such goodies as the actual Mr Pointy stake from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and also Jareth's costume from Labyrinth (be still my heart!).
Then it was back to Plum for some apple plum tart! I was in Seattle for a vet conference, and I had an afternoon meeting with my research supervisor and some other people who are supporting my research project. Which gave me a good appetite for dinner at Veggie Grill! This was before the downtown location was open, so we took the bus to the South Lake Union restaurant.
I ordered the Hail Kale Salad with Tempeh (which I had heard Our Hen House raving about) and a side of Mac and Cheese. The salad certainly lived up to the hype! The mac and cheese was a bit gluggy, but had a great cheesy flavour. Ashleigh was keen to try the Buffalo Wings, which she loved. I had one and thought the texture was a bit funny but the buffalo flavour was not too spicy. I also got some Taquitos, which is when I discovered I am not a big fan of Gardein chicken, hence why I thought the texture of the wings was strange. I understand that I am in the minority about not liking Gardein chicken, so most other people would probably have enjoyed it.