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Oct 14, 2012 05:32 PM

Good Deli Rye

Just made some killer pastrami and nned some rye to compliment it. Is there anywhere in Seattle that has a good rye?

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  1. I think Brenner Brothers is decent. They make half a dozen styles of rye. I pick up their Zissel Rye at my local QFC when I'm doing the pastrami thing.

    1. I feel ya'.
      Keep looking and try Essential bakery.
      There is also some imported from Canada sold in the ethnic shops.
      Big long loaves of dark rye.
      We can't go home again for that rye we grew up with can you?
      Do you remember getting bread with a union sticker on it made out of paper?
      Or make your own.
      Please report back on what you've found.

      1. Is deli rye always sliced sandwich bread--the squishy kind?

        I really like the crusty rye loaves from Macrina and Tall Grass, but being from Seattle, I know I might not understand exactly what you're looking for.

        1. George's Sausage & Deli, 907 Yesler, offers meats, cheeses, and breads, with a focus on Polish, and you can just go ahead and order yourself a pastrami on rye and eat it on the sidewalk.

          In the Pike Place Market, Three Girls Bakery Lunchenette serves meaty sandwiches on many ryes. I don't know that they bake anything there, but I remember a dark rye there I liked.

          Also at the Market, see Bavarian Meats.

          Market House Meats, 1124 Howell (Howelll & Minor, by the Re-Bar) is very proud of their marbled Rye, though I don't get it.

          1. I went with the Brenner Brothers Zissel Rye, while not the best, it did the job it was needed to do quite well.

            5 Replies
            1. re: NYPORK

              I am glad it worked for you.

              Now I am going to have to do something about the pastrami craving I've had ever since you started this thread.....

              1. re: Gizmo56

                Go to Market House. Order a sandwich. Eat yourself into a coma.

                1. re: Jeri L

                  My pastrami cravings are based on Katz's/Carnegie Deli/Stage MINUS the classic NYC portion size.

                  Coma not wanted....high quality pastrami against rye favors and textures wanted badly.

                  When the mood strikes, I prepare my own pastirami, and eat it lightly for a few days with different cheese, condiment, and side dish combinations.

                  1. re: Gizmo56

                    you may be happy to learn that delaurenti's (pike place market) has carnegie deli pastrami and corned beef in their deli case at about $12/pound. not the same as sandwiches but better than halfway there...

                  2. re: Jeri L

                    Take a friend and you can get two comas there for sure with just one Reuben. Those guys are so generous that I end up fighting so hard against the slump of that mountain of meat the rye hasn't got a snowball's chance of holding together. It winds op as a sort of gooey bready marbling in the beef. The flavor is still great but texture suffers. Last week I was in for corned beef and lamented I could not take a Reuben to my sick wife because it really can't travel and Manuel said: No problem, I'll package the parts separately and you can finish it at home. Big box clerks can't even think this way. We are so lucky still to have these.