Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places in Fremont

Are you looking for Instagrammable places in Fremont, Seattle? Here 10 unique Instagram worthy spots to check out in this Seattle neighborhood!

Ophelia's Bookstore - Fremont Seattle - Seattle's Most Instagrammable Places in Fremont

One of my favorite things to do in each Seattle neighborhood is find Instagram worthy places. I love finding the places and sharing them on my blog and Instagram. I’ve written Instagram guides for Ballard, Capitol Hill, and Pioneer Square. This year, I knew I wanted to add Fremont to the list.

Where is Fremont?

Fremont is located in North Seattle next to Wallingford and Ballard. Like most Seattle neighborhoods, Fremont has great coffee shops, restaurants, and unique features like the Fremont Troll. Fremont is near a few of Seattle’s major landmarks like Gas Works Park and the Ballard Locks.

If you’re visiting Seattle for the first time and want to see a unique neighborhood, I recommend stopping by Fremont.

Here are Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places in Fremont:

1. The Fremont Troll

Address: N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103 – Located right underneath the Aurora Bridge

The Fremont Troll - Aurora Bridge - Troll Avenue - Fremont Seattle - Seattle's Most Instagrammable Places in Fremont

Did you know that in 1989, the Fremont Arts Council launched an art competition for area under the Aurora Bridge? Local artists; Donna Walter, Will Martin, Steve Badanes, and Ross Whitehead came together to create the troll under the bridge which is based on the tale of “Billy Goat’s Gruff”. The 18ft cement sculpture holds a Volkswagen Beetle in its hand.

The Fremont Troll - Aurora Bridge

2. The Fremont Rocket

Address: 3420 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

The Fremont Rocket - The center of the universe Fremont

Holly and I were heading to the Fremont Vintage Mall when we stumbled upon the Fremont Rocket. Made up of military surplus, this 53 foot rocket has materials from a Fairchild C119. The Fremont Business Association went to acquire this rocket in 1991 when a newcast announced that the display was going to come down in Belltown.

The Fremont Rocket - Rocketship in Seattle

3. The Fremont Bridge

Address: Fremont Avenue North

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It’s hard to miss the blue and orange Fremont Bridge. The bridge matches the Fremont neighborhood’s quirkiness. Originally opening in 1917, the double leaf drawbridge connects the Queen Anne and Fremont together. It was painted blue and orange in 1985.

I originally shot on the Fremont Bridge for my first partnership with American Eagle Outfitters. It’s definitely one of Seattle’s most colorful and Instagrammable Places in Fremont!

4. Lucky’s Pho

Address: 3414 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Lucky Pho - Pho restaurant in Seattle - Restaurants in Fremont Seattle

Lucky’s Pho wasn’t originally on my list of most Instagrammable places in Fremont. Holly, Natalie, and I walked by this place shooting for this blog post. All three of us were pretty hungry so we were excited that we found this pho place!

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5. Theo’s Chocolate

Address: 3400 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Theo's Chocolate Factory - fremont seattle

Have you ever walked outside of Theo’s Chocolate? It smells so good because of all the chocolate! Theo’s Chocolate was founded in 2005 and they are the first organic, fair trade chocolate maker in America. They have so many great chocolates! One chocolate I want to try next and need to pick up next time I visit the Flagship store is the dark chocolate peanut butter cups.

I love the classic brick building with teal accents. I’ve seen people take wedding photos next to the building and I thought it would also be a cute shot for Instagram!

Theo's Chocolate - Flagship Store Fremont Seattle

6. Indoor Sun Shoppe

Address: 160 N Canal St, Seattle, WA 98103

Indoor Sun Shoppe - Plant Shop Seattle - Plant shops in Fremont Seattle

One of my favorite things to find and feature on my blog/Instagram are plant shops! I first found the yellow Volkswagen beetle on Instagram last summer during a Fremont festival. I was so excited when I found it, but I had no idea if it was still around the neighborhood.

I finally started seeing photos of this yellow bug again in Fremont and I found it at the Indoor Sun Shoppe! I decided to take my birthday photos in front of this adorable succulent/yellow bug!

Indoor Sun Shoppe - Yellow Volkswagen Beetle - Yellow Bug

7. Fainting Goat Gelato

Address: 3415 Fremont Ave N A, Seattle, WA 98103

Fainting Goat Gelato in Fremont Seattle - Pink Storefront

The first Fainting Goat Gelato location opened in 2009 in Wallingford. The family business also expanded its operations to the Fremont neighborhood. Holly and I were so excited when we found this pink store front! I thought it would be a cute spot for a few birthday photos.

We also stopped by for iced caramel lattes and they were so good! The store employees were also super sweet. Holly and I have to go back to grab gelato.

Fainting Goat Gelato - Dessert shop Seattle

8. Vintage Mall

Address: 3419 Fremont Pl N, Seattle, WA 98103

Vintage Mall Fremont Store front

I had no idea how big the Vintage Mall was until a few weekends ago! Holly and I were shocked by the amount of thrifted clothes, accessories, shoes, and furniture inside the vintage mall.

We originally tried to take a few photos inside but it was so busy that Saturday. We decided to snap a few photos outside instead! If you’re wandering to Fremont, I recommend stopping by the Vintage Mall but taking photos outside since its pretty busy during the weekends.

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9. Ophelia’s Books

Address: 3504 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Ophelia's Books - Bookstores in Seattle

One of my favorite Instagrammable places in Fremont is inside Ophelia’s Books. They have this really cool spiral staircase that leads to the bottom level of the bookstore.

Ophelia’s Books originally opened in 1997. This bookstore has a huge collection of used books across all genres.

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10. Fremont Mural (right in front of Pipe and Row)

Address: 611 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Fremont Mural - downtown Fremont Seattle

I’m not sure when this Fremont Mural was created but I started seeing on Instagram a year or two ago. Holly and I were walking back to our cars when we found this mural and snapped a few photos!

What other spots would you include in Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places in Fremont?

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For more Seattle Instagram guides, you can also check out:

10 Most Instagrammable Coffee Shops in Seattle

Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Dessert Places

Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places in Ballard

Most Instagram Worthy Plant Shops in Seattle

Thank you for reading!

Love,

Emma

Photos: Holly Phan

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