April 1, 2016 by Terumi
I have walked by Procopio Gelato more times than any person ever should walk by a gelato store without going inside. In my defense, it’s usually in the morning and way too early for a gelato store to be open or for anyone to be carrying ice cream in hand for that matter, but I really should have tried this place a long time ago. Procopio Gelato also has lunch and coffee but when I visited for my 52 weeks of eating in the market project, I was specifically on a mission to see what the gelato here was all about.
And not only is it a gelato store, but it’s also on the historic hillclimb area of Pike Place Market that most visitors to the market never see. There are a bunch of stairs-this site says 163-but what counts is that if you go down all those stairs from the market you get to the Seattle Aquarium which is a really fun place to go with kids. (We have been members there for ages! The touch pools are truly mesmerizing and my kids can play there for hours!)
Because I had biked to the market, I was craving something refreshing, so I went with a medley of flavors and my favorite was cantalope. There was also a prickly pear cactus fruit flavor that looked so intriguing and an apple cinnamon flavor too. There is indoor and outdoor seating at Procopio, but it was so gorgeous today that I thought I’d take my ice cream around the market. There is a really awesome public seating area near the Sound View Cafe about 100 steps above the gelato spot.
And today a seat miraculously had my name on it.
There are few things as perfect as sunshine in Seattle with gelato on top. I think I’ll be revisiting Procopio Gelato again soon.
(PS. I’m spending this year eating at a new to me Pike Place Market eatery every week. If you’d like to follow along I’d love to hear if you try something new!)
Category 52 weeks of Pike Place Market Eating, DAILY LIFE, food, RESTAURANTS, seattle with kids | Tags: gelato in seattle, ice cream in pike place market, pike place market local seattlelite, pike place market with kids