The Simply Real Health Travel & Lifestyle Guides are back for another round today! And a very special edition this time, because the city is SEATTLE.
That’s right, a little hometown guide, from a born-and-raised hometown girl.
Combining the best of all things in a healthy life:
Food. Travel. Wine. Neighborhoods. Best cocktails. Restaurants. Ambiance. Sunsets. Healthy spots. Hipster Coffee Bars. Cute Shopping. Fun Workouts. GF Treats (GFT’s).
And the best areas of these fun cities to see, do and stay.
Also, did I say ambiance? Hi, my name is Sarah and I’m an ambiance freak.
It’s true: I always make Kyle circle the block a few times, just to find the perfect spot- relaxing and gorgeous, easy on the eyes, but never too fancy or fussy.
It has to make me feel something. You know, with a few good options on the menu for this gluten-free lady.
So many of you have asked for recommendations– both from those of you that live here too and watch all the instagram-story-bopping-around that happens at the best & healthiest spots, and those of you that come here to visit.
So I thought, why not put it all in ONE PLACE that will always exist?
But, before we jump in, just to note: this is not at all an exhaustive list- there are always new places, restaurants & things to try in this beautiful city (which I always love to try), but instead, this is a little medley of my tried and true favorites. The hidden gems, and special spots I’ve found over the years, and the places I so dearly love– for their quality, the people behind them, the food, the ambiance and overall experience, and the ones that we go back to, over and over again.
The Simply Real Health Seattle Guide
best healthy spots for breakfast, brunch, lunch & lighter dins:
jujubeet cafe (bellevue & SLU locations)
deru market (kirkland)
places that serve matcha & matcha lattes:
little brother (kirkland)
best coffee shops:
caffe fiore (for organic cold brew that tastes like a dark chocolate bar)
miir (the best peppermint tea of my life, also kombucha and rose on tap)
best artisan cocktails:
best & favorite date night spots:
the pink door (patio)
casual restaurants/fun with groups:
el chupacabra (during patio season)
favorite happy hours:
the gerald (the best grass fed burger & fries)
8oz burger bar (the best grass-fed burger & fries)
real-food dessert/GFT’s (gluten-free treats):
little oddfellows (gf biscuit)
macrina (gf cranberry current scone, gf raspberry jam biscuit & gf blueberry muffin)
seattle cookie counter (vegan ice cream & gf cookies)
city sweats (psst- mention the code “simply real health” at checkout and get 15% off AND a free tonic shot of your choice)
fly fitness (kirkland)
gluten-free hot spots & supplies
nu-flours (the best gf crostini & cookies)
liberation bakery (the best gf sourdough bread of my life- she’s at the Ballard Farmer’s Market most Sundays. Also, lots of paleo GFT’s. Tell her I sent you, she’ll laugh).
razzi’s pizzeria (cauliflower crust, gluten-free, egg-free and/or dairy free pizza options for everyone)
flying apron bakery (a vegan GF bakery for those people that can’t do either!)
cute shops & boutiques owned by amazing seattle women:
book larder (an entire specialty shop dedicated to only cookbooks)
olympic sculpture park
volunteer park & planatarium
burke gilman bike ride
ballard farmers market
university district farmers market
fremont sunday flea market
olympic sculpture garden
Hotspots that sell The Simply Real Health Cookbook:
whisk cooks (bellevue)
fly fitness (kirkland)
pcc (issaquah & redmond always in stock, call other stores ahead of time to check)
Other Simply Real Health Healthy Travel Guides:
What other spots are so worth trying? Leave a comment below and let me know!