Then we hopped on a ferry to Bainbridge Island. It was my first time being out on Puget Sound, which was beautiful. Lovely views of Seattle and Bainbridge Island.
Once we arrived we spent some time wandering around the cute little shops on the main street before looking for lunch. We had planned to go to Blackbird Bakery, which I had heard had savoury vegan options, but they didn't have any that day. So instead we went to a tiny vegan place called Emmy's Vege House. We got some potstickers, which were a bit disappointing as the wrappers were way too thick, and some delicious Ginger Tofu.
After lunch we stopped back at Blackbird and I picked up a slice of their vegan Chocolate Applesauce Bread to take back to the hotel for afternoon tea.
Then we hopped back on the ferry for another lovely ride back to Seattle.
After getting off the ferry we walked down the waterfront and back up to Pike Place Markets, and I tried in vain to find Twin Peaks themed gifts to bring home for my friend Leigh. But there was nothing! Nothing! What is wrong with you Seattle? I had to head back to the hotel at that time as I was getting a bit sunburned, so needed to hide in the shade for a little while.
Once it had cooled down a little, I headed back out for a lovely stroll back to Capitol Hill to meet up with Highline, which had recently started serving food again. It was my first time here. When I arrived, Helen had already ordered a plate of the famous Fried Pickles to share. These were good, though I was glad I was sharing because it would have been a bit too deep fried for me to eat all on my own!
Tim ordered some of the tacos, I don't remember which one it was. I have heard good things about their tacos. Helen ordered The Bell Toll, which is a sandwich with seitan steak, caramelised onion, capsicum, mushrooms, garlic aioli and provolone sauce with au jus dipping sauce. I had a bit and it was good! I ordered the BLT, which was perfect, and a side of creamy coleslaw. I was a bit disappointed in the coleslaw, as I didn't really consider it creamy.
Highline also has bingo on Monday nights, so we got to play a couple of rounds. No winners on our table, but it was pretty fun!
It was sad to say goodbye to Helen, but I am happy that I will be seeing her again next year. Then I wandered back to the hotel via Black Coffee Co-Op for a chai and I also bought a pre-made Wayward sandwich to take on the plane the next day. You know how sometimes you find an awesome place right at the last moment of your holidays? This was it. I look forward to hanging out here, reading and drinking and eating next year. Though their webpage says they are planning a move, so I hope they are still available to me then!
The next morning we had to wake up early to go to the airport to fly back to Hawaii. I had a slice of leftover mac and cheese pizza from Pizza Pi and a tub of strawberry soy yoghurt before we left the hotel. I love the yoghurt that is available in the US! We don't have anything quite right here.
I also had a loaf of vegan banana bread from Cinnamon Works and a Tempeh Reuben Sandwich from Black Coffee to take on the plane with me for food, plus some other snacks. I was rather glum to be leaving Seattle, because it is my very favourite place. But I had kitties waiting at home. We just had a couple of days in Hawaii first.
Cute Kitty Photo of the Post
Dim Sim was less cooperative for her last photo before I left home for my trip. I think she was a bit suspicious because of all the suitcases and my obvious separation anxiety kicking in, plus she really hates my actual camera, so this is a photo of her butt as she was trotting away from me.