Best Baguettes in Seattle 2014

Where to find the Best Baguette in Seattle?

Columbia City Bakery Bakery Nouveau

To French people, bread is something serious. Especially baguettes. We have a large choice of great bakeries in Seattle but when it comes to baguettes, we are not as fortunate. I have two favorites: Columbia City Bakery and Bakery Nouveau.

Their baguettes are crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. They taste delicious.

When a baguette is good, it will never get all the way home in one piece. When I was little, I would walk to the Boulangerie to buy bread for the family dinner, and always ate the “croûton” (the extra crust at the tip of the baguette) on the way back… I still do.

And you, where do you buy your favorite baguette?

— Columbia City Bakery 4865 Rainier Ave. S
— Bakery Nouveau: 2 locations

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Crumble and Flake

Crumble & Flake, have you heard of this tiny place on Capitol Hill?
My favorite pastries are the Ramos Gin Fizz Macaron (Gin, Lemon and Orange Blossom) and also the Pistachios cherry Macaron.

I would also highly recommend the Chocolate Kouign Aman!

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I am a big fan of that place but quantities are always limited so keep in mind that you need to go early.
They are open until 3pm (but they may close earlier if they sell out).

—  Crumble & Flake 1500 E Olive Way

Mkt.

Mkt. is one of the latest Ethan Stowell restaurants. Situated south of Green Lake, its name comes from the neighborhood name and streets: Meridian, Keystone & Tangletown.

We went there this week for the first time and it was a great surprise. The dishes on the menu were all very appealing and I could not decide what to order. The meats, fish and veggies were all tempting. We ended up with 4 dishes to share:

– Dungeness crab, endive, fennel, and apple salad
– Grilled rabbit & frisée bacon salad
– Vegetable tajine, dates, and preserved lemon
– Smoked mushroom, sweet potato gnocchi with crispy shallots

It was full of flavor and you could feel the attention to detail in each dish. Everything was so tasty that we had to have a look at the desserts menu and… The blood orange sorbet was amazing!

My pictures are not very good so I highly recommend you to go there and share yours!

   

— Mkt2108 N 55th Street