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Kosher Restaurants:
Island Crust Cafe
Muriel's
Pablas Renton
Einstein Bros Bagels (certain items)
Krispy Kreme (certain items)
Wolf and Spice
Bamboo Garden

Stores:
QFC in university city (open 24/7) - Big kosher section, fresh sushi, big ch'y section, lots of glatt meats, raw smoked etc.


To See:
Pike Place Markets
Pike Place Famous Fish store (they throw every fish ordered by customers - with lots of fanfare)
Pike Place Starbucks - the 1st starbucks ever.
Pike place fruit stalls bursting with farm fresh juicy succulent fruits.
The view from pike place is also great for pics.

Starbucks Reserve tasting room and roastery

Boeing Everett Factory

Museum of Flight

Space Needle

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: July 14, 2015, 03:19:37 PM »
This is Henche's spouse again.

Can someone who lives nearby or has does it tell me how realistic is it to do the North Cascades with a baby that crawls?

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: July 22, 2015, 10:52:10 AM »
For weekday stays near minyan, can anyone recommend hotels to stay at? Have SPG, Marriott and IHG points.  Was thinking either Downtown area or Bellvue max 15 min drive.

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: July 22, 2015, 02:24:00 PM »
For weekday stays near minyan, can anyone recommend hotels to stay at? Have SPG, Marriott and IHG points.  Was thinking either Downtown area or Bellvue max 15 min drive.

I stayed at westin downtown. Awesome views and cheap parking across the street. only about 15 to shul about 25 on the way back though

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: July 22, 2015, 02:25:31 PM »
I stayed at westin downtown. Awesome views and cheap parking across the street. only about 15 to shul about 25 on the way back though
good for family too?

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: July 22, 2015, 02:30:28 PM »
good for family too?

I don't see why not. It's a city hotel, not a resort type.

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #105 on: July 22, 2015, 11:49:02 PM »
What is better the W or the Westin?

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: August 17, 2015, 01:57:24 AM »
Did albertson's close down?

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: August 17, 2015, 02:34:47 AM »

Did albertson's close down?
yes Safeway very good deli/sushi bakery

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: August 17, 2015, 03:04:25 AM »
yes Safeway very good deli/sushi bakery

Thanks, that's a bust. I'm in Seattle now.

Can you point me to the Safeway and what the hours are?

How about QFC they have deli/bakery?

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: May 13, 2016, 05:07:29 PM »
Which hotel: Grand Hyatt or Hyatt at Olive 8.

I booked both for next week, then cancelled the one that was slower to offer  me kosher breakfast :). DSU FTW!

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #110 on: July 14, 2016, 12:58:13 AM »
Has anyone travelled to Seattle for vacation?
Any locals -- looks like there is a ton to do and lots of kosher options. Ideas for part city, part outdoorsy family vacation?
Food recs?
Thanks!
(I searched for Seattle master thread -- sorry if there are more recent posts I missed).

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: July 14, 2016, 04:14:51 PM »
Has anyone travelled to Seattle for vacation?
Any locals -- looks like there is a ton to do and lots of kosher options. Ideas for part city, part outdoorsy family vacation?
Food recs?
Thanks!
(I searched for Seattle master thread -- sorry if there are more recent posts I missed).
I have, what would you like to know? Island crust cafe (awesome food) and some vegetarian options, is pretty much it for the kosher food scene.

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: July 17, 2016, 09:47:55 PM »
Thanks. What are the best activities for families? Looking for city and country mix.
Looks like there is more than just Island Crust -- the Indian place, Einstein Bagels, Bamboo something.
Anywhere that sells food to go for picnics?

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: July 18, 2016, 09:57:35 PM »
Has anyone travelled to Seattle for vacation?
Any locals -- looks like there is a ton to do and lots of kosher options. Ideas for part city, part outdoorsy family vacation?
Food recs?
Thanks!
(I searched for Seattle master thread -- sorry if there are more recent posts I missed).
How old are the kids?
Depending on the age EMP & Boeing field may be a good option. Taking the ferry out to brain bridge is really beautiful as well

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: August 05, 2016, 07:03:46 PM »
Is there a Grocery Store that has kosher take out? Albertson's is closed, someone mentioned about a Safeway but can't find any information about that online.

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: August 07, 2016, 07:50:59 AM »
http://seattlevaad.org/kosher-portfolio/ 
Will show you the 2 QFC groceries that have kosher facilities

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: August 07, 2016, 11:49:49 AM »
Is there a Grocery Store that has kosher take out? Albertson's is closed, someone mentioned about a Safeway but can't find any information about that online.
The QVC in the University area has fresh BBQ chicken, Sushi, and a small selection of sandwiches and prepared salads.  Also has packaged cheese and packaged deli meats.

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #117 on: August 19, 2016, 05:47:33 PM »
Just a follow up on the food side, hopefully can write more about the tourist side later:
  • Island Crust is a bit chaotic, I would stick with Pizza and fries (ie simpler menu items)
  • Pabla Indian is a great lunch option with their buffet
  • Really enjoyed the Teapot Vegetarian house.
  • Einstein Bagels is good food, service is a little poor, AND make sure you read the Teudah as I realized afterwards they don't certify the egg sandwich I ate unless I push the microwave button myself.

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: February 23, 2017, 07:00:20 PM »
The QVC in the University area has fresh BBQ chicken, Sushi, and a small selection of sandwiches and prepared salads.  Also has packaged cheese and packaged deli meats.
has anyone gone to the QFC on Rainier (relatively close to downtown where all the hotels are)? this story seems to imply they were growing their selection but they are not on the va'ad website. http://seattlejewishblog.com/2015/07/09/qfc-adds-more-kosher-selections-at-three-locations/
Also, any experience on quality of fresh food from QFCs?

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Re: Seattle Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: March 07, 2017, 10:08:50 PM »
has anyone gone to the QFC on Rainier (relatively close to downtown where all the hotels are)? this story seems to imply they were growing their selection but they are not on the va'ad website. http://seattlejewishblog.com/2015/07/09/qfc-adds-more-kosher-selections-at-three-locations/
Also, any experience on quality of fresh food from QFCs?

They have grown their selection but sometimes they run out of certain things (kosher meat). Qfc in U village is a much better sure thing. Better yet go wth affordable Kosher and get it delivered and you don't have to worry about it- I've had really great experiences with them. Lastly you'd be surprised what Amazon prime now and fresh have in the way of kosher food.

And what do you mean by fresh food? As in prepared kosher food? Not much