Monday, June 1, 2009
Tea and Crumpets
We had company this weekend. Tristan's cousin Kate flew up from Oakland to check out Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and then made her way north to hang out with us. It was a fabulous night with dinner, drinks and good conversation until the wee hours. She was leaving the next day and after very little thought, we knew just where to take her for breakfast: The Crumpet Shop, located in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market.
Their airy, soft crumpets are made on-site in a little bakery, which can be viewed from inside through a large glass window. Toasted crumpets are served hot and buttered with your choice of sweet or savory toppings, ranging from orange marmalade, boysenberry jam, nutella, and ricotta, almonds & honey to green eggs, ham & cheese, and our personal favorite, pesto, tomato & English cheddar.
The Market's Crumpet Shop is properly British and offers bottomless cups of whole leaf, pre-steeped teas. And lucky for us, they sell crumpet six-packs to tide us over on those days we can't make it downtown.