How to: A Seattle Galentine’s Day


Featuring: Ballard Coffee, Royal Cupcakes, Root Table & Molly Moons.

If Valentines day rolls around and you don’t have any date plans, hit the road with some girlfriends for a weekend filled with adventure, fun and some really yummy food. Our destination this weekend was Seattle, home of good eats and better coffee. We started off Valentine’s morning with a hike through Discovery park. Smelling the clean, fresh, ocean air was the perfect way to start our day.

Afterward, we went to the Ballard Coffeeshop where I got a latte. They made a beautiful heart on it, which probably had something to do with the day 🙂 My friends got a red velvet cake-pop from Rodeo Donut which was very sweet, and a red velvet cupcake from Royal Cupcakes. Both shops are right down the street from Ballard Coffee.

For dinner, we weren’t organized enough to have made a reservation weeks ago, so we looked for a place that would let us in on short notice. We eventually found a restaurant called Root Table in the Ballard area that specialized in Thai food. The atmosphere was very warm: all of their tables, chairs, and menus were made from thick slabs of wood. The lighting was dim, mostly candles. The environment felt very natural and calm. The menu had interesting thai-italian combinations and prices were around $15 for an entree. I ordered the “Drunken Fettuccini” which was noodles, tofu, peppers, chilis, carrots, onions, and snap pees all mixed in a spicy sauce. It was delicious! I love when a dish is spicy enough to leave a little mild sting on my lips.


We let dinner digest for a while before heading out on the search for dessert. Can you say that you’ve done Seattle right if you haven’t had ice cream from Molly Moons? I don’t think so. Plus, I think it’s a rule of thumb that you have to eat dessert of some kind on Valentine’s day.


They have the most delicious looking flavor collection that I’ve seen. I eventually decided to split the single scoop between the fudge brownie chocolate and scout mint (mint ice cream with thin mint girl scout cookies). This ice cream was the and I really truly mean it.

Thank you, Seattle, for a Valentine’s day of good eats!


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