Social Distancing Activities Near Northgate, Seattle

As we enter the second month of the covid-19 shutdown, it’s becoming more vital to get fresh air and enjoy a change of pace. For our neighbors in the Northgate and North Seattle area, here is a Iist of things to do, places to go, and eats to enjoy along the way, all in a socially distant manner.

Wander through Nature at Carkeek Park

The largest park in walking distance of our own Haller Post apartment complex, Carkeek Park follows the babbling Pipers Creek all the way to Puget Sound. The park is home to squirrels, birds, and other wildlife that enjoy the greenery and thick wooded areas. Visitors can either drive straight to the white sand beach or walk one of several trails that pass through the forest, eventually leading to the water.

Visit the Ducks at Green Lake 

Green Lake Seattle

Formed by a glacier 50,000 years ago, Green Lake lies in the center of North Seattle between Northgate and Wallingford. The lake is surrounded by park grounds on all sides, allowing visitors to walk a full circle around the water. The park is a wonderful place to watch ducks and geese, and listen to the frogs in the evenings. Directly south of Green Lake is the Lower Woodland Off-Leash Area, a place for dogs to roam through the trees with their human companions. 

Watch Online Concerts Hosted by Tim’s Tavern

While in-person concerts are closed during the outbreak, musicians still want to share their music and folks still want to hear it. The local live music venue, Tim’s Tavern, is devoting its time to bringing live music to your computer screen, and is requesting donations to support artists through the crisis. Browse upcoming online music events hosted by Tim’s Tavern.

Watch the Boats at Northwest 60th St Viewpoint

While the famous Ballard Locks are closed to visitors, there is still a fun spot to watch the boats come in from their voyages at the entrance to the canal. Find a spot by yourself or with your roommates and enjoy the view! You have your choice of restaurants to grab take-out from while in the area: Un Bien to the North, Portage Bay Cafe to the east, and Ristorante Picolinos to the northeast if you feel like spoiling yourself.

Have a Socially Distant Cook-Off

Cooking together with friends and family is a wholesome experience that can’t be beat. To capture the magic from separate homes, you might challenge your friends to a cook-off. Show off your favorite meals, guilty pleasures, or best Australia-shaped pancakes. There’s no wrong answers. 

If your apartment is equipped with stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops like Haller Post in Northgate, consider giving your friends an online tour. (Speaking of virtual tours, we’re offering a 3D look at all our apartment layouts!)

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Restaurant, Grocery, and Other Delivery Available in Northgate, Seattle

As of Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement on March 23rd, all Washington bars and restaurants are switching to delivery only. In addition, many Washington businesses are adding delivery options that didn’t previously exist. See how to stay at home, practice social distancing, and still acquire the goods you need through delivery to Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood.

online grocery shopping, hand reaching out of computer to deliver paper bag of groceries

Restaurant Delivery

You can support local businesses through the Covid-19 outbreak by ordering delivery from your favorite restaurants. The delivery options are nearly endless: Uber eats, Postmates, Grubhub, and Doordash being the most well-known. 

Grocery Delivery

There are several grocery stores with delivery options to Northgate, including Safeway, Fred Meyer, QFC, Costco, and even Uwajimaya. Grocery delivery from PCC and Metropolitan Market is also available for choice organic and prepared meals. Increased demand for food delivery due to the Covid-19 outbreak means there are not always available drivers, so it’s a good idea to order groceries ahead of time. In the Northgate area, both Instacart and Shipt are available for grocery delivery. 

Alcohol Delivery

With the bars and clubs closed, same-day delivery of beer, wine, and liquor is the most practical way to acquire drinks. In the Northgate area, you can order alcohol delivery from both BevMo and Total Wine & More on Instacart. Note: You must be 21 or over to order alcohol delivery.

Drug Store and Prescription Delivery

Instacart delivers off-the-shelf items from two major drug stores in the Northgate area: CVS and Bartell Drugs. Though delivery drivers are discouraged from picking up prescription medications, you can set up prescription delivery through CVS. During the Covid-19 outbreak, CVS is offering free prescription delivery to help keep customers and employees safe.

Pet Food Delivery

Cats and dogs need to eat, too! If you, like many Haller Post residents, take advantage of our pet policy and various pet-friendly amenities around the apartment grounds, then you may be looking for a way to get pet food delivered. Luckily, Petco is on both Instacart’s and Shipt’s lists of available stores. 

To help prevent spread of the virus, delivery companies are encouraging their drivers to leave goods outside the door, avoiding hand delivery. Don’t be surprised if you get a text saying the delivery has already been complete. Have a great meal and a great day!

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Exploring the Restaurants of North Seattle

North Seattle, home of Haller Lake, has brought together people from all over the world. Celebrate cuisine from Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, China, Mexico, and The Mediterranian by tasting genuine cultural foods. Learn a little bit more about the wide world by visiting the restaurants of North Seattle.

Different Restaurants in North Seattle

Mekong Village

pho with Vietnamese meatballs and rice noodles

This Vietnamese restaurant is a great place to fill up on pho, rice dishes, and a wide variety of new and traditional fare. Their house-made egg rolls are a fan favorite, freshly made with a crunchy crust. The ingredients delectable freshness packs each meal with natural flavors.

Pop Pop Thai Street Food

phad thai with tofu, peanuts, leeks, and lemon

Enjoy a mix of traditional Thai dishes and modern snacks you can enjoy on the streets of Bangkok. The meat is juicy and tender, the seafood is hot and fresh, and the noodles are cooked just so. Each meal is prepared with love and pride in Thai cuisine.

Indo Cafe

chicken kebab skewers on charcoal grill

Take a tour of genuine Indonesian fare. From juicy meat skewers fish cakes and stir fry, every dish is top-notch. Have a hankering for a unique dessert? Enjoy shave ice with Indonesian toppings or pudding served in a coconut. Sip on wine, beer, or a tropical drink as you take in the sights, smells, and tastes of Indonesia.

Saffron Grill

butter chicken or chicken tikka masala in serving dish at restaurant

Tied together by a single beloved ingredient, this restaurant offers both Mediterranian and Indian dishes. Stop in for lunch to enjoy a tasty gyro, then come back at dinner time for lamb shahi korma. Mix it up by sipping a mango lassi with your shish kabob.


crawfish boiled or stir-fried with shells intact

From the tamest to the most adventurous palate, there is something for everyone at this Chinese seafood restaurant. Enjoy a tame dish of pork fried rice or sea bass, or venture into the unknown with plum sauce goose liver, dungat grouper, couple lung, or stir-fried clams.

El Camion

vegetarian taco with lettuce, cheese, tomato, and cilantro

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner any day of the week, gorge yourself on savory Mexican food, just one block away from Haller Post Apartments. Choose from a list of 7 meat and veggie options for your taco or burrito. Fall in love with lesser-known Latin American foods such as mulitas stuffed with avocado and gorditas topped with your favorite meat.
Ready for more? Check out The Best Family Activities in North Seattle.

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