It’s Cozy Season in Edmonds
Despite that last gasp of sunny weather this fall, we are firmly into what we like to call “cozy season” around here.
You know what we’re talking about…the time of year when you want to spend an afternoon reading by a crackling fire, sip a hot cuppa-something-delicious, slurp up some hearty soup, and (of course) make use of the bright green Ed! umbrellas while out in downtown Edmonds.
We’ve put together a resource of all the ways we like to stay cozy right here in downtown Edmonds!
Dive into a Good Book
There is a certain joy that comes with reading and for some people, that joy is enhanced when it comes to second-hand bookstores where you may stumble on a forgotten author, find a new favorite, or feel kinship with a stranger when picking up part of their former beloved collection.
You never know what treasures you may discover when you visit Spangler Book Exchange. This shop features gently-used and vintage titles spanning all genres. You can also bring in your used books for sale or trade.
A Cup of Cozy
Downtown Edmonds is full of great places to grab a cuppa something piping hot, no matter if you prefer coffee, tea, or something entirely different.
Café Louvre serves up traditional coffee drinks and yummy seasonal specials (like toasty pumpkin cocoa) along with a selection of pastries. If you are planning a meeting (for up to six people), you can give them a call and reserve a table in advance, too. Oh, and just so you know, they also serve wine (you are welcome).
Speaking of meetings, locals gather around the big round table every day at Walnut Street Coffee for hot drinks and lively conversation. People flock to Walnut for their expertly made drinks and they also offer locally made goodies like artisan baked goods from Macrina, vegan donuts from Mighty-O, and the ever-popular black bean burrito made by Dancing Women Meals.
For an extra kick in your cup, visit Rusty Pelican Cafe for breakfast or lunch and take a look at their selection of “warmers”. There are several delicious choices but the Butterball Warmer with Bailey’s, butterscotch schnapps, coffee, topped with a dollop of whipped cream hits the spot this time of year.
One of the absolute best foods of cozy season has to be soup!
“There is nothing I love more on a chilly day than warming up with a bowl of soup and we have so many options in Edmonds to choose from!” – Andrea Wetzel
Thai Cottage serves a deliciously creamy Tom Kha Gai soup that features coconut milk, mushrooms, lemongrass, and lime leaves with your choice of protein (and spice level).
For takeout, it’s a tie on what is best between the Seafood Stew and the Mar∙Ket Chowder at popular The Mar∙Ket on Main Street.
And when in Edmonds, you can’t ever go wrong with the famous tomato bisque at Chanterelle noted locally as being “magical”.
In order to make the most of this time of year, staying well is a top priority. To keep your immune system buffered, we suggest visiting the experts at Edmonds Vitamins & Herbs where they have a wide selection of products focused on wellness. Their helpful staff is happy to suggest just what can help.
Also, you can pick up locally sourced honey in town at the delightful Hunni & Co. Owner Karin Butler shared with us, “Local and raw honey has wonderful amino acids, enzymes, and minerals that can benefit the body in increasing immunity and overall wellness!”
Stay cozy out there this season, friends!
For a complete list of everything happening in Edmonds along with all of our great restaurants, stores, and businesses, make sure to visit http://edmondsdowntown.org/.
By Kelsey Foster, photos by Matt Hulbert