Best bread in seattle
- Scott Sep 4, 2001 01:20 PM
Who sells the best breads in seattle?
I've recently become a big fan of the Essential Baking Company thanks to having their bread at a lot of local restaurants. The loaf we had at Eva last week was so good, I've been thinking of driving over to the bakery to get some (maybe tomorrow morning!).
And here's where I put in a pitch for Eva: that place is great. And totally affordable. Go now before they really get discovered (do try the mussels w/ginger and garlic if they're on the menu and the cabrales flan w/pear relish was OUTSTANDING).
I stop in at the Grand Central every so often, but I think their bread is just ok.
I know where I won't go again...The Pain Au Four Bakery (or something like that) across the street from the Uptown Espresso on Second (is that Second? I think that's Second). I stopped in for some pain au levain (they didn't have any) and wound up with a loaf of rye that was awful and a loaf of rustic that was barely better than what I could do in my own kitchen (with is pathetic). Maybe it was just a bad day for their bakers, but I wasn't impressed.
I really like the french baguettes at Le Panier in the pike place market. They've also got the best Palmiers in town and some great coffee, too. great place on a rainy sunday morning.
On someone's suggestion, I bought a loaf of Old
Mill Bread in Bellevue. It was inedible!
My bread addiction is the bread stick with pepper
at Grand Central Bakery. Late in the day they are
55cents and still delicious.