I was going through photos today and came across ones from a Seattle bakery that I’ve meant to write about but haven’t yet. What better time than now?
When Cate and I jetted off to Seattle for Starbucks Coffee College back in May, we literally spent our last afternoon eating our way through Pike Place. It was glorious. Among our stops that day was Piroshky Piroshky Bakery in Place Place Market.
I have to tell you though: If not for a Top 10 List of foods to try in Seattle that Cate’s friend sent along, I wouldn’t have tried it. But I am so glad we did.
Piroshky Piroshky is a Russian bakery that specializes in sweet and savory filled pastries. Their display cases are epic and filled with an array of varieties. And the line often is out the door — so the availability of the pastries is subject to that. In fact, while Cate and I were waiting, one of the varieties we’d hoped to try sold out.
We tried the Potato, Onion and Cheese Piroshky as well as a Cheddar Dill Stick. Also, I bought a Whole Baked Apple but didn’t end up eating it until I got home the next day. Poor Cate, I wish she could have tried it.
The Potato, Onion and Cheese Piroshky, pictured above, was excellent — stuffed with well-seasoned cheesy potato goodness. Loved it. But the Whole Baked Apple? It was a revelation. The tender, juicy apple with enrobed in sweet, powdered sugar bathed pastry. I’d planned to take a few bites to try it … and ended up eating the whole thing right then and there. Just amazing.
Unfortunately, the Cheddar Dill one just didn’t hit the spot. The dill flavor was so overpowering … just not my thing. But hey, can’t win ’em all, right?
It’s definitely worth a stop — and braving the line out the door.
Piroshky Piroshky Bakery
1908 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101
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Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.