A vacation to Seattle might call to mind packing grungy flannel for rainy days, but any old-school notions might be ready for an update. This notoriously gloomy city also has a softer (dare I say sunnier?) side. Sure, Seattle does rack up an average of 155 days of precipitation per year. But, on the actual bright-side, it also has an average of 152 sunny days. Which means there’s a 60/40-ish chance you can be sipping oat-milk lattes in the window of a sun-drenched, plant-filled coffee shop, lunching alfresco at charming bistros serving freshly-shucked local oysters or meandering sunny city streets in search of pastel-hued macaroons and vibrant tulips.
While you might still want to bring a sweater and an umbrella, read on for some sweet spots (no matter the weather) in our Sweetness in Seattle foodie travel guide to Washington state’s biggest city, Seattle.