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Aug 2, 2007 05:28 PM

Salumi in SEA--I have questions

We're coming to SEA for a few days and trying to plan out our lunch options. We're debating between MIke's at the Market and Salumi. Looked at Salumi's website for the menu and wondering if ALL of their sandwiches have pork based products. They do have a lamb prosciutto, but it doesn't say if it's available in a sandwich.


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  1. daantaat, If you look at Salumi's logo, you'll see it's a pig.

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    1. re: Leper

      yes, I realize this. And I want to make sure I'm not writing it completely off b/c of the pork products and what's listed on the website.

    2. Personally, Salumi is far and away my favorite dining experience in Seattle, and I highly recommend it, even if you don't eat pork. You'll be able to get the lamb proscuitto, but also grilled leg-of-lamb sandwitches, cured beef tongue, pasta, soup, vegetables, and probably some other things I'm forgetting now. My wife and I took hundreds of dollars of Salumi meats to New Orleans for our wedding, and because many of the guests were Jewish (and kosher), we brought some non-pork salumi. Needless to say, I think you should give it a try.

      1. Matt's in the Market (and 1 block north of there, Steelhead Diner) are good lunch options. Also, with a handle like daantaat, you might be interested in trying the dimsum at O'Asian (5th and Columbia).

        1. I don't eat pork either, and I go to Salumi. The pasta is sometimes vegetarian as is the veggie option of the day, and sometimes the soup has no pork in it. They also make a few nice cheese-based sandwiches. I've tried both the lamb things. The prosciutto was a little salty for me, but in a smaller quantity it might have been nice. I liked the grilled lamb, but the peppers it came with burned my lips - and I tend to like spicy food.

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          1. re: seattledebs

            thanks for the info on non-pork options at Salumi! We are definitely going to stop there for lunch (as well as Matt's on the Market).

            Also, thanks for the dim sum tip (good call on my handle) and Steelhead Diner.

            1. re: seattledebs

              We were there just yesterday (as was Tiffani from Top Chef - how cool is that!!) and my father, who does not like spicy food, ordered the lamb sandwich with the peppers on the side.

            2. I hate to bring this up about our favorite Seattle spot, but I read a review, even though I do not remeber where, that Salumi is now using way too many chemicals to be able to cure enough for the demand. Something about becoming another "molinari". I sure hope not.

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              1. re: scottpearson111

                I think it is very imprudent to state, even by way of hearsay, gossip etc., that a nationally known and very respected artisan meat product now has "too many chemicals." If they have changed their manufacturing technique that is a fact and I think that is fair information to pass along but I think you need to be able to cite a source.