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Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill has many old stately homes, it’s fun to drive through the neighborhoods on the north end of the hill. It used to be that the two floating bridges 520 and I-90 did not exist and ferries took the wealthy owners of these homes to their summer homes across the water (now Medina and Hunts Point).

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There are also a lot of apartments and condos. The main drag Broadway attracts a young population and has a strong LGBT representation too. Pill Hill is also a part of Capitol Hill–many of our hospitals are located there off Madison. Our gorgeous St James Cathedral and the Frye Art Museum are near all the hospitals as well.

Farmers Market

Every Sunday 11am-3pm, year round. Check their website for vendors.

nuflours bakery

nuflours bakery

 

 

nuflours quiche

nuflours quiche

 

Nuflours Bakery–a dedicated gluten free bakery. Visit them early in your visit so you can stock up on a few items. They also bake bread, we had a jalapeno cheddar quiche that was very good. They’re also at seven area farmers markets and sell wholesale to various restaurants.

Restaurants

This area is fast becoming restaurant heaven, it seems like every new hot spot is opening here. Eater did a post using their restaurant heat map showing the hottest 38 restaurants in Seattle and so many of them are on Capitol Hill. They have sprung up so quickly I just haven’t had a chance to try them out so definitely look at the link–most places do a good job of showing their GF offerings on their website.

Capitol Cider–a place I have heard much about and need to try soon with their dedicated GF kitchen and ability to help folks with other food sensitivities. They are located in the heart of the nightlife on Capitol Hill a great place to be on a Friday or Saturday night.

Chavez–I haven’t been here yet but look forward to it, their whole menu says it is gluten free. Brunch begins May 1st, 2016.

Blue Moon Burgers–see notes above in Ballard section.

Taylor Shellfish–If you love oysters this is a must stop. A huge selection of fresh oysters! in the Melrose Market.

Cupcake Royale–see notes above in Ballard section.

Caffe Lladro a great cup of coffee ….bring your own gluten free treat.

 

 

Restaurant notation:

Seattle has a lot of “gluten free” people– so restaurants understand the diet to some degree– but to clarify your risk of possible cross contamination you should ask questions because every place seems to have their own definition. We have successfully dined at most of these places without issue, those we haven’t tried are so noted.