When in Rome, be a Seattle Locavore

Naturally, half the purpose in life for Seattle Bed & Breakfast inns is fueling visitors with delicious dishes in the morning. Many B&Bs feature locally grown produce and serve Pacific Northwest specialties. But what about the rest of the day? Beyond Pike Place Market – certainly worth a stop on anyone’s tour – below are some tasty ideas for sampling the region’s bounty.

EAT – Find good, local food suggestions at Eat Well Guide, which lists 96 restaurants, 22 bakeries, and 17 farmer’s markets that serve up regional fare in the Seattle area. On Sundays and Wednesdays through September 11, you can harvest your own produce for lunch at Dog Mountain Farm in Carnation, WA. For dinner, Woodinville’s Herbfarm showcases seasonal food and wines of the Pacific Northwest, with some of its nine-course dinner grown in the restaurant’s own kitchen gardens.

DRINK – Microbrews abound in the region. What better place to locate a place that brews and serves them than a site called Washington Beer? In addition to our own “wine country” in nearby Woodinville, tasting rooms and wineries can be found in surprising places in and around Seattle itself. Wines Northwest gets you oriented to some of them.

CHOCOLATE – Whether it’s the multitude of local chocolatiers or the simply unparalleled pleasure of this luscious treat, chocolate deserves its own special callout. Don’t miss a visit to at least one of our Chocolate Stops.

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