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West Seattle Farmers Market

West Seattle Farmers Market

One of the best parts about West Seattle is the sense of community. It is one of the first things I noticed about this Seattle neighborhood. The people are friendly, supportive, and they truly stick together. One of the best events that showcases this tight-knit community happens every Sunday. It’s the West Seattle Farmers Market, and it is packed with people, farmers, and lots of fresh, local food. The West Seattle Farmers Market takes place in the heart of the West Seattle Junction (on the corner of 44th Avenue SW and SW Alaska Street). It is open every Sunday throughout the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is plenty of free street parking around the market, as well as a few different free public parking lots nearby. The vendors are so diverse at the West Seattle Farmers Market that it is easy to do all of your shopping for the entire week at the market. More than 35 farmers and small-food processing vendors sell their products there. You...

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The Beer Junction in West Seattle

The Beer Junction in West Seattle

The Beer Junction in West Seattle is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a fun place for friends and strangers to connect over beer, wine, cider and more beer. Boasting Seattle’s largest beer selection, The Beer Junction is a bottle shop with more than 1,300 domestic and imported beers from more than 50 different countries. If that’s not enough for you, The Beer Junction is also a fun beer bar with more than 20 craft beers on tap. The Beer Junction in West Seattle (4511 California Ave. SW) is perfect for a pint or two, a specialty six-pack, or buying beer in bulk. The shop will happily fill your empty growlers with their two counter pressure growler fillers. Instead of your beer going flat after a few days, the counter pressure growler fillers keep your beer fresh for months at a time (as long as you don’t open it). The Beer Junction also sells specialty kegs, but  just be aware that you have to pre-order them. The Beer Junction rotates...

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West 5 in West Seattle | An Inconsistent Experience

West 5 in West Seattle | An Inconsistent Experience

Let’s talk about West 5 in West Seattle, a lounge and restaurant located in West Seattle. The joint’s claim to fame is tasty cocktails and delicious bites. I discovered the place about a  month ago and have ventured back three times since then. To be clear, West 5 is not worth three visits in a month. In fact, I recommend not going if you have other options. While my first two visits to West 5 were fine, the third trip was a dud. My mom and I were running errands around West Seattle about a month ago when a woman recommended West 5 in Seattle for lunch. She said the ‘Mac ‘n’ Cheese’ is out of this world and it is a must-check-out spot in the neighborhood. I’m a lover of macaroni and cheese (who isn’t?), so I was instantly hooked. Since it was a Monday, West 5 was pretty quiet. There were only a few other patrons. My mom and I took a seat at the bar. She...

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West Seattle | A Great Place to Get Lost

West Seattle | A Great Place to Get Lost

I hate having plans. That’s just how I was made. Instead of plotting out every step I’m going to take every day, I’d prefer to just hop in my car with my camera, take a few random turns and see where I end up. Tove and I have done this several times and we’ve run across some awesome places along the way. Random adventures aren’t exclusive to just Tove and me, though. I recently got lost in West Seattle with my mom (one of my other top travel partner). My mom and I actually didn’t plan on a random adventure through West Seattle, but after we missed one of our turns — there was no stopping us. If you’ve never been to West Seattle, you need to go the next time you’re in the Emerald City. It’s like being in the big city, but in your own small community. There are incredible views of the Seattle skyline, beaches and plenty of great bars and restaurants (my mom and I stopped for...

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