Fashion, Food and Fun in Spokane

Anyone looking for the freshest boutiques, coolest coffee shops, and stellar restaurants in Spokane should definitely take the lead of our Local Experts Blake and Alex. These super-rad mamas—and Spokane natives—definitely know their way around, and their trip shows you some of the coolest parts of Spokane, that regardless of whether you’re a mom or not, you’ll have no problem enjoying.

Alex Brudnicki & Blake Alfstad – Fashion, Food and Fun in Spokane

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DAY 1

BOOTS BAKERY & LOUNGE

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Organic food and fair trade coffee. Everything is beautiful at Boots, from the clean lines of the wooden furniture and the gigantic paintings lining the walls to the artfully decorated cupcakes and colorful, wholesome salads.

SWANK BOUTIQUE

Swank Boutique - shopping in spokane

An amazing selection of clothing and accessories from some of the most up-to-the-nanosecond cool companies, Swank Boutique should have just what you’re looking for; from infinity scarves to awesome jewelery and home decor to shoes, whatever you’re looking to spruce up, they’ll have something that’s sure to be as swanky as it is casual, genuine, and most importantly, totally your style.

 

STELLA’S

Stella’s has a cute, welcoming atmosphere with classic fare like soup, salad, and sandwiches—all of which are done right and, consequently, are pretty darn delicious—you can’t really go wrong with anything on the menu. Even if you’re gluten-free or prefer vegan options, they have you covered.

RIVERFRONT PARK

Riverfront Park - shopping in spokane

Right in the heart of Spokane, and next to the Spokane Falls, Riverfront Park is the natural centerpiece of this stunning city. With a host of different activities within the park ranging from a sculpture tour to the 1909 carrousel—as well as the SkyRide gondolas that take out out over Spokane Falls—everyone from thrill seekers to art aficionados will have something to gawk at for a little while.

DAY 2

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METHOD JUICE CAFÉ

All of their juice is organic, and no matter what kind you’re feeling, there’s a good chance they’ll have something to stifle the craving. And if you’re feeling something equally as healthy as juice but with a bit more heft to it, you can always grab one of their salads or other raw food selections.

FRENCH TOAST

From pjs to shoes, if you’re looking to pick up some awesome baby clothes, stop into French Toast. Whether you’re shopping for your own little one or you’re looking to pick up a few things for a friend, you won’t be short on options (or “oooo’s” and “awww’s” for that matter), and their friendly staff will be thrilled to help you sort through.

MADELEINE’S

For delicious French fare, Madeleine’s boasts a great lunch menu with selections like croquet monsieur and baguette sandwiches. If you stop in for dinner, be sure to try the Steak au Poivre, the duck confit crepe, or the almond-crusted salmon. Delicious food in a charming atmosphere is the cornerstone of this café.

PINK SALVAGE GALLERY

Pink Salvage Gallery

Whether you’re after something with a vintage, salvage, modern, or rustic (or any combination thereof) touch to bring back home with you, these fine folks should be able to help you out. And the best part: here it’s about form and function, quality and craftsmanship.

FRINGE & FRAY

Whether you want to reinvent your own personal style, simply add a few touches to your wardrobe, or even redo your home’s look, Fringe & Fray should have just what you need—with everything from boots to mid-century desks to dressers, tables, and chairs.

SCRATCH

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Serving both lunch and dinner (made from scratch), visitors enjoy specialties like gnocchi with blackened shrimp, grilled quail, seared halibut, and Moroccan spiced baby back ribs. Lunch is no less delicious as evidenced by favorites like fish tacos, citrus chicken paninis, and Baja steak wraps. Signature soups and salads are also available.

DAY 3

THE SHOP

Wonderful coffee, delicious treats (including vegan and gluten-free), and locally made ice cream—a welcoming place to fill up on these delightful things.

CUES

If you’re looking for a boutique that’s as casual as it is classy and chic, Cues should be just what you need. With everything from skirts and dresses to a stunning selection of accessories, the collection at Cues is sure to have something to liven up your look.

LOLO BOUTIQUE

Combining a wonderful, contemporary selection of everything from dresses to accessories and soap with a friendly atmosphere, Lolo is a wonderful place to peruse for something special to take home with you. Whether you’re on a quest for the perfect little black dress, a pair of pumps,

DAY 4

RIVER PARK SQUARE

From galleries to a movie multiplex (that comes complete with an IMAX theater) to dozens of shops, boutiques, and stores, River Park Square is Spokane’s premier shopping destination. Big names include big names Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Williams Sonoma.

GINGER

Ginger is a popular Japanese restaurant serving everything from creative rolls to high quality, fresh sashimi as well as a few entree options from the wok (for those of you that aren’t fans of raw fish) like teriyaki chicken or spicy pork.

PICABU BISTRO

With a neighborhood café vibe, this bistro is a great place to bring kids and it offers fare that kids will enjoy like pizza and mac and cheese. Of course, the bistro offers plenty of great selections for adult tastes like Louisiana-style black bean chili, curry bowls, Kung Pao beef, and falafel with tahini sauce.

DAY 5

MANITO PARK

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Manito Park is the natural crown jewel of the city. With 90 acres of stunning outdoor space that’s packed to the branches with fantastic floral displays, amazing wildlife, playgrounds, and other stunning natural space that’s sure to be a highlight on just about any stay in Spokane.

CHAPS DINER AND BAKERY

chaps diner

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this diner and bakery is a must-visit when you’re in town. With its charmingly rustic décor and delicious cuisine, the diner and bakery is far from the ordinary. Visitors enjoy entrees like maple-glazed salmon, curry chicken, lamb chops, and Kobe beef tenderloin.

Want to explore Spokane some more? Check out the Discover Spokane page to find more restaurants, bars, museums, shopping, and more!

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