Oysters, Sushi, Vegan Ice Cream, and Unicorn Droppings

It was a day filled with plenty of Seattle eats. Earlier that morning, we wandered Pike Place Market and then it was time to head back out for more food. My sister had a vegan dinner lined up for later. I decided to go to The Walrus and the Carpenter for a bit because I couldn’t get enough of those wonderful West Coast oysters!

The Ballard spot houses a great oyster bar with excellent seafood and drinks. I was shown to a seat at the counter and ordered a cocktail.

I was ready for a dozen local oysters and watched as they were shucked nearby.

I ordered 4 each of Blue Pool, Bonita, and El Don that were served with lemon, grated horseradish, and zesty mignonette. The oysters were super fresh, sweet, and fantastic!

Then I ordered a glass of Bordeaux and tried the Scallop Crudo made with Asian pear, sunchoke, and hazelnut oil before asking for the check and heading to my next stop.

For the best oysters in town, check out The Walrus and the Carpenter.

The Walrus and the Carpenter

I eventually made it to Capitol Hill where my sister was having dinner. Before meeting up for dessert, I stopped by Momiji for a couple Japanese plates.


I sat at the bar and ordered the Salmon Sampler which had one piece each of sockeye salmon, ivory salmon and Atlantic salmon belly nigiri. I also enjoyed the crispy fried Maitake Tempura with green tea salt.

Then it was a short walk to Frankie & Jo’s to meet my sister for yummy plant-based ice cream.

I’m all about trying different things and vegan places have pleasantly surprised me in the past, so this was no exception. Their vegan ice cream is delicious. My sister had Chocolate Mint Brownie and Jamocha Chocolate Fudge in a waffle cone. I enjoyed a cup of the Rhubarb Yuzu Yogurt.

The final stop for the night was Unicorn, a carnival-themed bar with colorful decor and salvaged carousel panels that serves a variety of whimsical drinks and food.

We went downstairs to the Narwhal bar where I tried one of their concoctions. Karaoke was in full effect that night.

Unicorn & Narwhal

And just to add more to our food list that day, I tried The Original corn dog and Unicorn Droppings – fried peanut butter cookie dough surrounded by tons of whipped cream. I ordered the food downstairs, but you pick it up upstairs. The corn dog batter was pretty well done, but there’s no surprise that I liked the fried cookie dough.

It was one tasty day in Washington State’s largest city and we were looking forward to seeing some of its popular attractions the next day.

The Walrus and the Carpenter
4743 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 395-9227

1522 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 457-4068

Frankie & Jo’s
1010 E Union Street
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 557-4603

1118 E Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-6492

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