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Category archives: Specialty Stores

Special Interests on the Eastside

Are you on a special diet?  Do you like board games?

Hugo’s and Mox Boarding House are the solutions to special interests on the eastside.

Hugo’s Restaurant is located in Redmond; one of the very few, if not the only, full organic, soy free, gluten-free and cow’s dairy free restaurant in the Greater Seattle area.


I love the health consciousness bright about by Hugo’s: aside from organic food, fish are wild caught and beef are grass-fed.

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Terra Plata and Cupcake Royale

Terra Plata, a local sustainable restaurant in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle.


The triangular layout of the restaurant made the place fun with its inviting sliding doors opening to the street.

The heavy natural wood décor gave a very down to earth, layback feeling to the space.

DH and I came for brunch.

My curiosity led its way to their cherry drinking vinegar.

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Fun Food at University District Farmers Market

It was finally the time of the year when we Washingtonian saw abundant fresh vibrant produce in the many farmers’ markets in different neighborhoods.

A deliberate trip to University District Farmers Market to purchase apple cider from Rockridge Orchards.

There were many different food offering at this large farmers market — Veraci pizza, empanadas, Thai to name a few.

We were very happy to try some funky waffles on a stick from My Sweet Lil Cakes.


I loved the groove and the funk that whole food truck was exuding.

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Pike Place Market Good Eats Part II

Passed by lovely fresh fruits and vegetables, and after Uli’s sausage, next stop was Pure Food Fish.


This was a must-stop for me to purchase smoked semi-dried salmon jerky.

These long thin strips of smoked salmon, smoky with lovely sweetness were my family’s favorite.

It looked like we were buying waist belts and most definitely a delight!

My father would buy them and brought them home to Hong Kong for further enjoyment.

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Pike Place Market Good Eats Part I

A whirlwind shopping and eating trip at Pike Place Market for about an hour and fifteen minutes before the crowd swarmed in on a quiet Friday morning.


It was always plenty of fun to go but parking could really be a hassle; Friday morning proved to be not so bad.

We started off with breakfast at The Crumpet Shop.


The store was filled with people and they were certainly speedy as the line moved quickly.

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