When the moon first tasted the thin buttery layers of a croissant, it was so inspired that it changed from a quadrangle into a slivery crescent. Today's Groupon makes like the moon with $15 worth of pastries, desserts, and espressos at Upper Crust Bakery for $7. Tell your tired morning toes that there's a reason to get out of bed and the reason both smells and tastes delicious.
Though Pepperdock Restaurant’s storefront proudly advertises its broiled hamburgers, that's hardly the extent of their menu. The Pepperdock crew also serves up scallops, oysters, clams, and fish paired with crispy french fries. Hot dogs and steak sandwiches round out the eatery’s hot options, while ice cream blended into shakes or scooped into waffle cones can end meals on a sweet note.
Trained as both a classical vocalist and pastry chef, Michael Seidel owns the shop aptly named The Troubadour Baker. He crafts Italian tiramisú and Middle Eastern semolina cakes alongside old-fashioned apple pies and chocolate chip cookies, making taste buds shout for an encore in three different languages. His bakery delivery service delivers chef-selected boxes of goodies directly to customers' doorsteps, stocking them with bread, granola, and treats for the coming week.
If you wanted to trace the origins of the ingredients used at Toast, all you would have to do is put a private investigator on retainer...or you could simply ask the chefs. They make a concerted effort to buy as many seasonal and organic products as possible, which helps them ensure that every item is at the peak of freshness and quality when it becomes part of your meal. The specialty of the house is their waffles, which come in eight varieties that range from the sweet to the savory. They top these pocketed pastries with fillings such as cream cheese and seasonal berry jam or goat cheese and spinach.
In addition to waffles, they whip up a tasty stable of sandwiches and flatbreads—all served on a choice of Great Harvest white or wheat or Guilt-Free Goodness gluten-free bread. Though their menu of coffee changes frequently, it usually showcases local West Coast beaneries known for their superior roasts.
The Cascade Bicycle Club bolsters the Puget Sound biking community through educational programs, community action, and organized events and rides. A 14,000-rider-strong nonprofit organization, the club advocates cycling as a worthy alternative for fitness routines, daily commutes, and backup power generators. Every year, volunteers lead more than 1,000 free club rides, ranging from short joyrides to multiple-day tours, in addition to their yearly schedule of special events, including the Seattle Bicycle Expo in March, the Bike Month Commute Challenge in May, and the High Pass Challenge in September.
Great Harvest specializes in baking tasty delicacies and healthy, homemade breads ($4.50–$8.50 per loaf) that are high in fiber, free of preservatives, and crafted with freshly milled flour every day. The bread selection changes each day of the week according to a monthly schedule; previous offerings include golden honey wheat and Dakota bread. Gluten-free and high-protein breads are available in a variety of flavors, including gluten-free cinnamon-chip bread. For carb connoisseurs that prefer breaded delights that are easily juggled, Great Harvest bakes scones, muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and bars.