One of the reasons I travel is to experience food all around the world. No matter where I go, you can bet that I am doing a lot of research on the food scene. I love learning about the city through food-centered tours that teach me about the history, the people, and the cuisine of the city.
Some cities offer more food experiences than others, Seattle is one of those. The food scene in Seattle is huge and progressive. Here are six Seattle activities that all food lovers will enjoy.
A Hands On Cooking Class – Diane’s Market Kitchen
“Where connecting cooking, companionship, and community combine to make a memory, not just a meal,” is the motto behind Diane’s Market Kitchen. This unique class is hands-on, uses locally sourced food, and all takes place in Diane’s kitchen. She offers a few different classes, including soup and salad, pasta 101, and seafood secrets. The price of the classes include food, water, coffee, and recipes.
A Progressive Social Dining Tour – Seattle Food Tours
Over the course of three hours, explore the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle through five restaurants with Seattle Food Tours. Led by a local, this tour is a full dinner experience that highlights the best of the neighborhood’s dishes. Foods on the tour include cured meat, sushi, gelato, and a few chef’s choices.
Booze ‘n’ Bites Tour – Savor Seattle
Indulge in appetizers, finger foods, wine, and cocktails on this lively walking food and drink tour of downtown Seattle with Savor Seattle. Learn about the history of food and booze in the city, and taste 12 samples (six of them cocktails).
*Since this tour involves alcohol, it is probably best to book one of the many Seattle hotels downtown so there is no need to worry about how you will be getting home!
Food and History Walking Tour – Seattle Bites
With a guided tour through the famous Pike Place Market, meet the merchants and enter the shops that make up the hub of the Seattle food scene. Seattle Bites advertises their food tastings as “savory and sweet, big and delicious,” and makes sure that a bite is not one piece of cheese, but a few samples. Seattle Bites Food Tours only has this one tour. To me, that means they have really mastered it and give an incredible experience.
Farm to Table Cooking Class – Eat Seattle
Spend the afternoon with Eat Seattle and a local chef as they guide you through the Pike Place Market to select and buy the food for the class. Then head to the Atrium Kitchen where you get to use those ingredients to prepare (and eat!) a three-course meal while learning about the history of food in Seattle.
All Things Chocolate – The Chocolate Box
If you are more inclined to focus on one specific food and not many, head to The Chocolate Box for all things….chocolate! Choose from truffle making, chocolate making, or a wine and chocolate experience. All the classes spend a few hours educating guests on the history and process of the chocolate and wine industry.
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