9 Best Bites in Winslow, Bainbridge Island, Near Seattle, WA
When a tourist in Seattle asks for anything interesting to do that’s not-so-Seattle, I recommend a trip to Bainbridge Island, which is both a city and the island on which the city is found. You can reach Bainbridge by boarding a ferry from downtown Seattle, arriving at the island just 35 minutes after crossing Puget Sound. There’s no need for a car if you just want to explore the downtown area known as Winslow. Steps from the ferry terminal, Winslow is a walkable stretch of street (and adjoining areas) with a number of interesting cafés, bakeries, and restaurants worth a look.
There are a number of “classic” spots in Winslow that will suit an old-schooler who sees Seattle as a place far, far away….I walked and walked and walked in Winslow, scouring the streets and sampling the food to find places to recommend, which include an old-time diner, a new-style restaurant, a French bistro, a local coffee roaster, and what some say is the best ice cream shop in the country.
For more information about the best bites I found at Hitchcock Restaurant (duck breast pictured, above), Restaurant Marche, Mora Iced Creamery, Fork and Spoon, The Four Swallows, Blackbird Bakery, Madison Diner, Pegasus Coffee House, and Hitchcock Deli, check out the Serious Eats story, here.
(More on my meals in Winslow to follow in a future post…)