Taste The Neighborhood: Eat Seattle

Spheres Seattle SPIRE

Spire is placed at the edge of everything, conveniently located where Belltown, South Lake Union and Denny Triangle meet. Over the last decade, Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood has become a thriving tech spot, home to the expansive Amazon and Google campuses—and, consequently, a vibrant street food scene. Looking for a fresh way to explore our location? Taste Seattle’s top-rated restaurants surrounding Spire in the famous SLU neighborhood through the lens of a culinary walking tour, thanks to Eat Seattle. Eat Seattle, based in Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market, offers chef guided food tours, highlighting the best local artisans, telling their stories, and uncovering this special community. We cannot think of a better way to experience some neighborhood flavor!


Seattle is a melting pot of flavors and this 2-hour walking and tasting tour represents just that. The Street Food Tour of South Lake Union stops at six different locations in SLU for tastings and stories behind the distinctive local businesses—with the opportunity to explore the outside of the famous Amazon Spheres. Indulge in some of the city’s best noshes—from hand-rolled sourdough bagels at Rubenstein to Korean-Hawaiian fusion Marination to perfectly balanced beverages from Rachel’s Ginger Beer to Middle Eastern mezze at Mamnoon Street.


The Street Food Tour is offered from 1pm to 3pm on select Fridays and Saturdays. Meeting up is easy with the starting point located ~ 0.4 miles from Spire outside Marination at 2000 6th Avenue. You’ll sample food at six of the most influential and top-rated restaurants and learn the stories behind the characters that run each of them. The best part is that you don’t have to wait in line.


Led by founder and Cordon Bleu Paris graduate, Chef Liz Philpot, this is a team of chefs passionate about uniting both travelers and locals alike, tasting and learning about seasonal food. “You’re with a chef guide. Everyone on the team comes from a culinary background,” shared Liz Philpot, the founder of Eat Seattle. Philpot created this tour after successfully launching a similar program in Pike Place Market. She said this tour has a more ethnic flair. The stops include Marination, a Hawaiian-Korean fusion restaurant, and Mamnoon Street, which serves middle eastern cuisine. Maono Fried Chicken is also among the stops, as well as local favorites Jack’s Barbeque, and Rachel’s Ginger Beer.


In addition to delicious food, you’ll stroll the streets that encompass this unique neighborhood. Learn about the meticulously chosen horticulture at the Amazon Spheres, the extensive history of the neighborhood and the modern businesses that reside there. Bring your appetites and walking shoes.


Whether you’re looking to call Seattle home or have already found your way here and are ready to settle into a spot all your own, don’t forget to book your private tour of Spire and take in views like no other. Life on the edge allows for a life well-lived with some of Seattle’s best year-round cultural destinations and experiences within reach. Get social with us on Instagram at @spireseattle and follow our visual journey in and around Spire.

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