written by Cara Strickland
There are plenty of reasons you might not feel like drinking at any point, but until recently there haven’t been interesting, adult options for those times. That’s changing, and the Pathfinder is one of the reasons why. It’s a non-alcoholic hemp-based spirit (with no CBD or THC) with all the complexity of something with booze, similar to an amaro. In fact, you might want to add it to an alcoholic drink. But you can also use it to create a zero-proof Negroni or give some bitterness to a spritz. If you love the bottle, like I do, it may be because it was designed by the great mind who also did all the branding for Hendrick’s gin. Find it in a growing number of bars around Seattle and the rest of the country and order it online to try it yourself.
BORN AND BELOVED IN SEATTLE
Cozy Kathakali is usually bustling, and for good reason. Their food is fresh, delicious and served in generous portions. The giant, varied dosas are one of the stars of the menu, but this is also a great place to sample the many breads available. Regardless of your preferences for Indian food, there’s something here for you whether you never waver from butter chicken, or you’re feeling adventurous.
11451 98TH AVE. NE
You can wander into Bell’s Cookie Co.’s Green Lake store and buy your cookies out of the case, or you can order for local delivery or fast shipping throughout the country. The box I sampled in Spokane stayed the perfect consistency as I made my way through it over nearly a week. You’ll find some comfortingly familiar flavors like red velvet, snickerdoodle and confetti, or you might want to try something new, like the Columbian corn, s’more, or vegan and gluten free double chocolate cookie (which was a favorite of mine).
6900 E. GREEN LAKE WAY, SUITE D
(WITH LOCAL AND NATIONWIDE DELIVERY)
HANDCRAFTED HOT DRINKS
Atticus Coffee & Gifts, a quirky Spokane spot, has a retail space in the front with unique gifts, loose tea, coffee and all the amenities for both, but it also has a charming cafe in the back with baristas ready to whip you up a hot chocolate after some ice ribbon skating, a latte to get you through the rest of the work day, or a cup of loose tea to help you unwind (or wake up).
222 N. HOWARD ST.
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While there is plenty to offer at Ballard gem Tall Grass Bakery, many love it for its handmade pretzels, made in the Munich-style. The outside is crusty and the inside is pillowy soft. Catch these while they’re hot and you’re in for even more of a treat.
5907 24TH AVE. NW