Once a quiet working-class Nordic-American neighborhood, Ballard is now a nightlife, shopping, and restaurant destination. Boutiques and cocktail bars line Ballard Avenue (home to one of Seattle’s few year-round farmer’s markets), and townhomes and high-rises have taken the place of single-family homes. Some of the best restaurants and bakeries in the city can be found here, along with almost (almost!) too many breweries, which is why if you walk far enough inland you can literally smell the hops. Where else in Seattle can you find Dungeness crab fried rice, Detroit-style pizza, and perfectly flaky French pastries?
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