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After six years, it’s unfortunately time to say goodbye to vegan sweets shop The Cookie Counter, famous for its plant-based cookies and ice cream. But it’s not all sad news. Local small-batch ice creamery Sweet Alchemy recently opened its third location in Capitol Hill’s Chophouse Row. The “farm-to-cone” scoop shop serves organic, seasonal flavors, including some vegan-friendly options made with coconut cream. Stop by their new spot and show them some love!
If you have yet to unroll your mat at Wallingford neighborhood yoga studio Commune Yoga, we highly recommend you do. With a range of classes from beginner's Vinyasa and restorative Yin to weekly workshops, there’s something for every level of yogi. Fitt Tip: the studio is heated to 80º, so be sure to wear something you don’t mind sweating in, and bring a water bottle!
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Good news for those of you living a sans-gluten life: the city’s second entirely gluten-free brewery just opened up in West Seattle. Introducing Cold Crash Brewing Co., a cozy space offering six brews on tap, as well as local cider from Brownrigg Hard Cider. Oh, and rumor has it there are plans to open up a patio for the warmer months. Count us in!
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Looking for a new way to de-stress and let out some of that road rage from the morning’s commute? Well, look no further than new fitness concept RowdyBox, a boxing and strength training gym coming soon to Westlake, where you can let it all out on the bag. Started by husband-and-wife duo Sami and Brandon Sweeney, the boutique studio is certainly not their first rodeo. The two also co-founded 421 Reset, a workout and meal planning program, and Sami is a Pure Barre Washington studio owner and instructor. Impressed? The best is yet to come. Check back on their social media for more updates.
We know you know Cafe Flora, and we know you know Floret in Sea-Tac, but hold onto your hats, folks, because The Flora Bakehouse is joining the lineup this spring. Selling vegan and gluten-free pastries out of Beacon Hill, the shop will follow its older siblings in its dedication to quality veg-friendly baked goods, coffee, and lunch bites. And just like Floret, the bakery’s space will be designed by Sara Knowles, the creative decorating genius behind the plant-filled, cozy aesthetic of the airport shop and Beacon Hill’s Homer.
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Time to roll out your mats, wrap up your hands, and have those kettlebells handy — TruFusion is expanding to Ballard. The nationwide studio, that’s been popularized by A-Rod and J-Lo, opened its first Washington location in Bellevue last spring, so it’s safe to say we’re excited they’re planning on doubling up. Known for one heck of a workout, the boutique fitness studio offers 65 different group fitness classes, from yoga and Pilates to boxing, cycling, and TRX. The new spot is set to open on NW 46th St. and 14th Ave. NW., right near the Ballard Bridge. So, keep an eye on their social media for more opening day details.
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Good news for our vegan friends (and fans of great ice cream), one of our local plant-based favorites Frankie & Jo’s recently announced that they’ll be opening their third location in University Village. Just in time for warmer weather, the shop will start slinging scoops this spring. Much like at their Capitol Hill and Ballard spots, you can expect cashew-, coconut milk-, and date-based flavors like Gingered Golden Milk and Jamocha Chaga Fudge, along with monthly rotating options.
Up for a challenge? Fremont fitness concept The Sweat Studios has your back (and core and glutes). Now officially open, boutique studio created by local trainer Jade Tabares offers four different workouts focused on different areas and goals: Full Body Sweat, Sweat Your Booty Off, Sweat to Your Core, and Sweaty Restore. So, grab your favorite workout buddy and get ready to be put to the test!
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The day has finally arrived — long-awaited poke restaurant Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max is finally open in Sea-Tac Airport! Headed up by the self-proclaimed “Godfather of Poke”, you can now dig into deliciously fresh, Hawaiian-style poke dishes whenever you find yourself at Concourse D. Indulge in customizable plates (make it a bowl, salad, wrap, or even a taco!) and authentic island favorites like loco moco and Spam musubi. Stop by the new spot to try it out!
It’s time to slip on your flyest shoes and coolest leggings — fitness studio The Six is expanding to Ballard. Bringing high-energy HIIT classes, yoga flows, and an always A+ hip-hop playlist, the neighborhood has a lot to look forward to. Plus, the new facility will feature a larger space and, of course, their signature in-house juice bar for that post-workout energy boost. Check their social media for more details.
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Get this on your radar, gang. Guerilla Pizza Kitchen, a pop-up slinging mostly vegan and vegetarian slices, has been cropping up monthly at Captain Blacks in Capitol Hill and they. are. HOT. To give you an idea of what we mean, last month GPK sold out in just two hours. And it makes sense, the pop-up was started by Cameron Hanin, the genius behind local restaurants Supreme and New Luck Toy. Touting naturally-fermented and naturally-leavened dough, the concept also sells a few soups, salads, and sometimes desserts. Keep an eye on their Instagram for details on their next appearance.
Prepare to bend, flow, and tone those muscles, Belltown, because CorePower Yoga has arrived. If you’re new to yoga, we recommend starting out with their C1 class, which will get you familiar with the basics while still delivering a darn good workout. If you’re looking for something beginner-friendly but want a little added heat, try their Hot Power Fusion class. No matter what you decide, just remember your water bottle! You’ll need it.
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