Six hours on a layover in downtown
Planning on being in Seattle for six hours on a layover. There for the first time since I was 10. I estimate that I'll be in the city from 12pm-6pm after a long flight from SE Asia.
I am planning on a lunch when I arrive, bakery-snack and then something light at around 5pm (soup/sandwich etc). Also would appreciate advice on local food stores or retail outlets. Looking for local specialities/ingredients which do not incorporate Asian flavors to a great extent.
My thinking is that I will be limited to the downtown but if transport is easy to more promising areas I'd be happy to reconsider.
Any advice is appreciated.
You are ambitious, but a fun hour light-rail zip downtown to Interational District station puts you 2 long blocks from Big John's PFI, to stock up on Mediterranean groceries: Pastas, cheeses, spices, olives, oils, grains, chocolate, chocolate...
ambitious, indeed - time is precious and the light rail (though cheap) is an hour each way - treat yourself to a $30 cab to Pike Place Market where all your gustatory needs (both consumable and portable) can be fulfilled
From SeaTac to downtown, taxis are $40, I believe. Your best bet is the Market: piroshky and a few doors down good baklava at Turkish Delight. Get a box to take home. Pink Door is good for lunch. Of Cafe Campagne. Farmers are selling great Bing and Rainier cherries now-try Martin Family Orchards. Raspberries are in season, but maybe difficult to transport.