I first discovered 400 Fairview in South Lake Union when I went to visit the Kai Market’s grand opening in early May—Uwajimaya’s new boutique concept store. Market Hall on the ground floor of the 400 Fairview building is a food and retail experience with different shops, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes. It has a similar feel to Melrose Market in Capitol Hill, with an open and welcoming space for browsing, gathering, and dining. Here’s a rundown of what 400 Fairview has to offer.
Bar Harbor is a highly curated wine, craft beer, and spirits bar that serves food inspired by the Atlantic Northeast. You can choose if you’d like your lobster, crab, or shrimp roll in the style of Maine (mayo), Connecticut (butter), or New England (mayo, celery, and chive).
The menu features other unique items such as a Cheeseburger Tartare and Dungeness Crab Deviled Eggs. If you’d like to opt for something lighter, there are salad options and Burrata with baby artichoke, piquillo peppers, almonds, and preserved lemon.
With an outdoor deck and a nautical-style space, it’s a great place to grab a drink and some happy hour bites with coworkers or to catch a game with friends.
Meat & Bread
The mission of Meat & Bread is to make good simple, fast, and delicious food. Originally from Vancouver BC, the South Lake Union location offers a Porchetta, Spicy Cajun Chicken, Vegetarian and a daily special sandwich.
You can order ahead and skip the line during peak business hours (weekday lunch).
Verde & Co.
A boutique flower shop owned and operated by Meridith Isaacson who moved from New York to Seattle in 2007. She creates floral arrangements, orchid gardens, and living planters for any occasion and deliver to your residence or business.
Verde & Co. also hosts Design Classes with the next one—a Terrarium class—scheduled for July 19th at 6:30pm. If you’re interested in booking a private class or party, the minimum is four people and you can call them at (206) 619-7917 to discuss.
Carefully curated goods that range from sensible and affordably priced accessories to slightly outrageously priced home items, it’s a pleasurable browsing experience. 50+ independent designers and studios from across the United States are featured in the stores that began in Seattle and expanded to the PNW and beyond.
This rooftop space with sweeping views of Lake Union has a modern Middle Eastern-meets-Mediterranean menu and an expansive drinks list including cocktails, beer, and wine. Grab a cocktail and some bites on top of one of the best patios in Seattle. Get there early—as close to 4pm as possible—because it gets crowded fast. You’ll need your entire party before they’ll allow you to check-in and take the elevator.
It has an exclusive feel, but it’s also casual enough to go in jeans (or yoga pants) and sandals.
Explore an array of fresh seafood and authentic Asian flavors at Kai Market by Uwajimaya. This boutique specialty food store features local and international products and grab-and-go meals for lunch and dinner. There are also plenty of sweet and savory Asian snacks and drinks to choose from.
Online ordering to skip the lunch rush is coming soon! Stay tuned.
Other shops include Caffe Ladro which offers pastries and coffee and Juicy Cafe, which offers fresh juice and healthy breakfast and lunch options.
Seattle Makers Market / July 8
The Seattle Makers Market announces its new Second Saturday Market Series in South Lake Union, to be held at 400 Fairview Ave N. Located in the ground floor Market Hall, Seattle-area artists, crafters, makers, and artisans will display their work for sale from 11am until 5pm on Saturday, March 11th, and every second Saturday of the month through the end of 2017. Markets are free and open to the public.
The Seattle Makers Market is a not-for-profit arts group dedicated to providing space and opportunity for local artists, artisans, and makers to showcase and sell their work, and to create and encourage a thriving and diverse community of artists and makers in the Puget Sound area and beyond.
For more information about the Second Saturday Market Series, or our other pop-up market events, please check out: seattlemakersmarket.com
400 Fairview | 400 Fairview Ave N, Seattle