My last day in Seattle saw me back at The Crumpet Shop for a crumpet with almond butter and marmalade and a crumpet with marmite. Then I picked up a perfect punnet of raspberries from the market and a chai and ate them overlooking the waterfront.
I can't resist taking photos of some of the beautiful produce that is available at the markets. All these mushrooms!!
Lunch found us back at Veggie Grill. Ashleigh ordered the Santa Fe Crispy Chickin' Burger with a side of potatoes and gravy, as well as some more buffalo wings. I ordered the Papa's Portobello Burger Kale Style (served over steamed kale instead of on a bun) with a side of Sweet Potato Fries and a half serve of their delicious Kale Caesar Salad (because you can never have too much kale). I also had some carrot cake and oh-my-gosh Veggie Grill makes the most amazing carrot cake. Ignore all other desserts on the menu and get this! Veggie Grill is such a great place, I await their global domination with anticipation.
After lunch we went down to the waterfront itself. I love old carousels, and there Seattle has a beautiful one. Last time I was in Seattle it was closed when I walked past, but this time it was open and Ashleigh and I took a ride. So much fun!
When I was in Seattle in 2011 I had dinner at Cafe Flora with another internet friend, Meg, and we met up with her again on this trip to repeat the experience. Ashleigh and I shared a few dishes, including a Caesar Salad, Ginger Beer Tempura and Coconut Tofu.
There were a number of dessert choices, and Ashleigh and I decided to share a towering Lemon Cake and a rich Chocolate Brownie Sundae. These were amazing but so rich, we couldn't quite finish them. There was a berry tart on the menu I had been considering, so I think for me in the future I should always pick the berry for dessert. It was lovely catching up with Meg again as well.
The following morning we were up super early to say farewell to Seattle and catch a train up to Vancouver. I was so sad to say goodbye to Seattle, a city which I truly love and will never get tired of visiting (as I did again this year!).
Something that cheered me up was seeing Bald Eagles from the train. This is a terrible photo, but those are actual Bald Eagles on the top of those trees. So exciting!
The other interesting thing is that Amtrak has a vegan burger in their dining car. As you can see, it is not exactly gourmet. It is a frozen burger on a bun that they cook in the microwave for you. But it is still fun to be able to get a burger on the train!
After arriving in Vancouver and checking in to our hotel, we were planning on visiting a Loving Hut food truck that was meant to be nearby. We walked to the location and asked around but alas there was no sign of them at all! Luckily we caught site of Agro Cafe, which I had read about having vegan options. The location we visited has apparently closed, but they do have a few other locations.
Agro came to the rescue with a yummy chai and a quinoa wrap. Thank goodness!