Any good bakery recommendations for Seattle? I get to spend 4 days there in mid Feb.
Thanks in advance
not a bakery, but their crumpets are good. it's at pike place market as well.
I don't know where you are going to be staying but if you are willing to get out of the downtown corridor I would highly suggest 2 places to try. The first would be the Columbia City Bakery in Columbia City. It's probably a 10-15 minute taxi ride from downtown Seattle. They are especially known for their baguettes, and their Walnut Levain.
The second place is Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle they have very good bread also, but I would say that pastries are their forte (the head baker/owner was on the American team at the Coup du Monde de la Boulangerie in 2005) Wherever you do go I hope you have a great time, and you really get a chance to enjoy our great city.
I hear Grand Central bakery started in Seattle. They bake artisan loaves, country bread, pastries with butter. All delicious. They also sell lunch & wonderful coffee.
I'm going to SEA in late Jan 2011 and will have jet lag that will get me up just in time to watch bakeries open.
Does anyone have recommendations for Seattle (or across the 520 - I'll be staying in Bellevue)?