December 1st, Around Pioneer Square

On Instagram, I often hashtag #Seattleasalocal but it is sometimes fun to play the role of a tourist in your own city. 

By tourism, I mean wandering in a neighborhood with no map or agenda.

Here is what I liked around Pioneer Square last week.

On Occidental Park, you can see the inside of a shipping container decorated with painting and lighting. It features Seattle in the 20’s and the exterior features the Pacific Northwest forest.
“History, Contained”: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. every day till the end of December.
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It was windy and cold at lunch time, we stopped at Grand Central Bakery for warm comforting soups and tasty sandwiches.
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Have you already made ou bought your holidays wreaths and garlands? If not, here are some unique ones at London Plane.
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A fancy holiday pop up store on first avenue (411 First Ave South) with unique gifts for all ages. You can also visit their store online: Flora and Henri 
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The London Plane again

I already talked about The London Plane when they just opened last year.

I like these kind of places where you can, in one stop, have lunch, pick up my favorite Jam, buy a present for a friend, or grab some pastries or even flowers. You can also come in for a coffee in the morning.

A few days ago I had a nice lunch there with my parents.

In a light and warm space, we enjoyed tasty dips and salads:

– 3 dips: Beet Hummus with harissa oil – Pecan, Nettle and Feta Pesto  – Split Fava Bean Dal, mint and coconut

– Mix of 3 salads: : Brassica raab, Celeriac, lentils, turmeric, ginger –  Roasted baby carrots, spring onions, fennel, bulgur, preserved lemon  – Chick peas with olives, currants, cauliflower and pine nuts

3 dips

3 dips

Mix of 3 salads

Mix of 3 salads

We also appreciated an attentive service. In a few words, we had a great time.

Don’t forget to go upstairs and have a look through the window at the baker kneading the bread.

Tip: We made a reservation on Opentable to be sure to have a table.

London Plane 300 Occidental Avenue S