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This community hub for homeless and struggling locals is built around one core belief: Everyone matters.
A winner of a prestigious James Beard Award for its humanitarian work, FareStart is famous not just for its food, but for its work helping struggling Seattleites build their careers.
It’s a Seattle coffee shop with a heart. Every time you buy a bag of coffee from Street Bean, you support one hour of job training for young locals looking to get off the streets.
It runs shelters for homeless women and families, and was just the recipient of Amazon’s biggest gift to date: The tech giant just gave half of one of its new buildings to Mary’s Place so it can house more than 200homeless Seattleites there a night.
To young members of Seattle’s LGBTQ communities, this is one of the city’s most fun, safe, and supportive places to hang out.
You’ve had Starbucks, but not like this. With its roastery, the world’s most famous coffee company is upping the ante in a city already obsessed with the bean.
Craving mac and cheese? Beecher’s made a name for itself with that signature comfort food staple. Visit the store to actually watch them make the goods.
One of the newer favorites at Pike Place Market, this delectable drink company got its start at Seattle’s farmers markets and grew from there.
Don’t be surprised if there’s a line out the door at this Seattle icon. With “always” flavors like salted caramel and honey lavender, plus a rotation of seasonal deliciousness, something’s bound to make your mouth water.
Step inside and see beautiful things crafted by Northwest artists who love what they do and know how to show it.
In the mood for something strange? Here’s where you’ll find it. Shrunken heads, mummies, strange exhibits...this old store’s still getting double-takes.
The Metsker family opened its first store in 1950 to sell maps of the Northwest. Now the store is a big hobby shop for anyone who wants to know their way around.
Seattle has plenty of great local bookstores, but this one’s the go-to. A beautiful space, a friendly staff, loads of author events, and beckoning shelves await.
Called a newer, fresher version of Pike Place Market, this collection of modern shops and eateries has built quite a following since it opened in 2010.
Ping-pong and shuffleboard add a bit of fun to this elevated restaurant and cocktail bar.
This downtown hangout is less than a year old but already a high-rise favorite. Want to splurge? Order the Flamingo.
Chef Jason Stratton makes sure this view from the sky tastes as good as it looks.
What better place than Seattle’s tallest building to see the city’s booming downtown core in all its glory?
Rise and fall over Elliott Bay as you gaze at the mountains, waters, and cityscapes that make Seattle amazing.
Water Taxi to West Seattle
Seattle’s skyline shines from many angles. Hop on this water taxi from downtown to see it sparkle on the water.
Add good food to a good view at this Korean fusion icon.
This beach-bound seafood restaurant’s almost as iconic as that legendary waterfront view.
Up for a walk? Take in the city as you weave through the paths at this neighborhood favorite.