If you want to explore the independent shopping scene in Seattle, head to Fremont. It's full of boutiques, bars, restaurants, and on Sundays, a fabulous Farmer's Market. Check out our recap of the best places to shop, dine and play in Fremont.
Your first shopping stop in Fremont should definitely be Pipe + Row. In addition to affordable price points, it's the mix of labels like Finders Keepers and Keepsake that had me at hello. In stock now you'll find a full assortment of apparel, accessories, jewelry, sunglasses, pom pom keychains and even shoes. Shop online and get free shipping anywhere in the USA. 611 NE 35th St. Seattle, WA 98103Stocking brands like Rachel Comey, Gary Graham, and Isabel Marant, Les Amis is a style destination in Fremont. They also carry local favorites including Alice Noon bags and Jamie Joseph jewelry. 3420 Evanston Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98103Just around the corner from Les Amis you'll find its sister store, Essenza. Stocking body products, skin care, fine jewelry, perfume and even a curated selected of children's wear, Essenza is a great place to shop for gifts. Featured brands include Grown Alchemist, Herbivore (a local gem!), Rockstella, Antica Farmacista and more. Gift wrapping is available. 615 N. 35th St. Seattle, WA 98103On the corner of 35th and Evanston avenue North, Burnt Sugar carries shoes, gifts, accessories and bags for women. Stop in for a new pair of shoes, a gift for a friend or a brand new handbag for the season. Sign up for the mailing list and get $10 off your first order of $100 or more. 601 N. 35th St. Seattle, WA 98103If you're in the mood for skincare products don't miss the new Aesop store. This Australia-based brand has been around since 1987 and focuses on plant-based skin, hair and body products. If you're new to the brand, I recommend trying out one of the travel sets to sample a few of the essentials from the line. 3415 Fremont Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98103
There are many great places to eat in Fremont, but here are just a few of my favorites and trust me, it wasn't easy trying to narrow it down.
If you're in the mood for savory noodles, short ribs with rice and melt in your mouth dumplings, head over to Revel. The food is incredibly delicious which means the wait times can be a little excessive, especially during peak dining hours. Arrive early or round up a party of 6 so that you can reserve a table. You'll find happy hour pricing on food and drinks in the bar daily from 4-6pm. 403 N. 36th St. Seattle, WA 98103
El Camino is a staple in Fremont as far as I'm concerned. If you're in the mood for Mexican food, this is the place to be. The enchiladas en mole are amazing and of course, you can't go wrong with the traditional tacos de carne asada. Weekend brunch is served from 11am-3pm Saturday and Sunday. 607 N. 35th St. Seattle, WA 98103
Head to Pie for savory and sweet bites to satisfy any craving. From traditional chicken pot pie to a more regional smoked salmon pie, there's something for everyone on the menu, including mini pies that are perfect for kids. 3515 Fremont Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98103
Mark your calendars now because the annual Fremont Solstice Fair is coming June 17-19th. It's a free-spirited weekend with music, food, crafts and community. You'll find yoga, a doggy parade, music and more.
Seattle-based Brooks Running has a beautiful flagship store in Fremont that is loved by locals, including non-runners. Get a glimpse into the company culture, pick up some lifestyle shoes from the Heritage collection and enjoy a free game of ski ball before you leave. 3400 Stone Way N. Seattle, WA 98103
Gas Works park located at the north end of Lake Union has sweeping views of the city and is the perfect place to perch for a picnic lunch on a sunny day. Spread out a blanket, watch the seaplanes come and go and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.