This tiny little strip, tucked right in the middle of Ballard's historic homes, is jam packed with some of Ballard's best eats. And clearly, it's important that you do not miss a single one. Here's what you need to know:
THE FAT HEN brunch
If you show up on a saturday, expect to wait outside for at least 45 minutes. Good news is, they've got great coffee to tide you over until then. People go absolutely nuts for their shakshuka. And heres the deal, if they have the orange olive oil cake with pistachio, you must eat a slice. I don't care how full you are.
o r d e r : camicia + fingerling potatoes
FRANKIE & JO'S vegan ice cream
You know, if you need a top off after your brunch, I think vegan ice cream is the right way to go. Specifically the kind that is made out of plants and makes you feel like magic. They have the most incredible, over the top flavors that remind you why ice cream is the best treat money can buy. They also make their own waffle cones that I have, on occasion, bought without ice cream. For the love of Pete, get over there.
o r d e r : sample everything + order anything (w/ a waffle cone)
It's important that you know that I am 100% biased towards Bar Cotto as the winner of Seattle's best pizza. But this pizza is a very close second in my book, with that blackened and bubbly crust.
o r d e r : white pie
Do you like butter? Do you like sugar? Do you like happiness? If so, then I would say you should probably make a stop at one of the best french bakeries in Seattle. They will provide you with butter, sugar, and happiness.
o r d e r : kouign amann
UN BIEN caribbean
Technically around the corner on 15th, so this is a bonus! There's some important Seattle history here. Originally, the Lorenzo brothers opened a restaurant called Paseo. In almost no time it became Seattle's favorite sandwich. Eventually, Paseo sold and the Lorenzo brothers left the business, leaving Seattle sandwich-less. That was until the birth of Un Bien, reviving Seattle's best sandwich to it's rightful place yet again, making it completely appropriate to list, even though it's not on 70th.
o r d e r : carribean roast