Start your day with coffee and decadent pastries at the bright and airy Sea Wolf Bakery, which also supplies bread to some of Seattle’s top restaurants, such as seafood, wine, and cocktail hot spot Manolin next door. Chef Ethan Stowell’s Super Bueno features both a grab-and-go cafe offering Mexican-inspired items like horchata lattes and breakfast burritos and a lively dining room serving street-food favorites like tacos and elote. James Beard Award–winning chef Renee Erickson prepares Pacific Northwest ingredients with Euro-leaning techniques at The Whale Wins. Just opposite, steak house Joule—helmed by another prodigious female chef, Rachel Yang—specializes in Korean-influenced noodle and fish dishes.
It’s easy to lose track of time at the Fremont Sunday Market, a year-round abundance of food stalls, handcrafted accessories, and one-of-a-kind finds. Discover things you never knew you needed among the quirky gifts, gadgets, and home products at Portage Bay Goods. Trust the knowledgeable crew at the flagship store of Fremont-based outfitters evo to help you find the best gear for your next outdoor adventure, from skiing to skateboarding and everything in between. Similarly, the Brooks Trailhead store, the local running company’s only retail outlet, specializes in identifying the best fit for your feet.
Pose for a photo with one of the city’s most unlikely icons, the Fremont Troll, a two-ton behemoth made of steel rebar and concrete that lurks under the Aurora Bridge. Learn how humble cocoa beans are transformed into luxe artisan confections on a Theo Chocolate factory tour, which includes plenty of tastings. Gather with friends new and old for board games at the long communal tables at Fremont Brewing, a spacious family-owned joint that welcomes kids and dogs and pours everything from local standby Interurban IPA to limited-run “community beers” like Pride Seattle Kölsch.
Brooks Trailhead 3400 Stone Way N; brooksrunning.com/en_us/meet-brooks/brooks-trailhead
evo 3500 Stone Way N; evo.com
*Fremont Brewing 1050 N 34th St; fremontbrewing.com
Fremont Sunday Market 3410 Evanston Ave N; fremontmarket.com
Fremont Troll Troll Ave N • Joule 3506 Stone Way N; relayrestaurantgroup.com
Manolin 3621 Stone Way N; manolinseattle.com
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