Food & Drink

The Best Fresh Bread in Seattle

We ate many, many loaves of bread in our research to find the city’s best bakeries—these are our favorites

By Naomi Tomky November 1, 2018


This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Seattle magazine.

This article appears in print in the November 2018 issue, as part of our “The Best Neighborhood Bakeries,” cover story. Click here to subscribe.

1. Sea Wolf Bakers
Fremont, 3621 Stone Way N; 206.457.4181

Big, beautiful sourdough boules—also sold at farmers’ markets and the Sand Point Metropolitan Market.

2. Columbia City Bakery
Columbia City, 4865 Rainier Ave. S; 206.723.6023

Baguette—crisp on the outside, airy on the inside, this is as classic a baguette as you’ll find in Seattle. Photograph by Alex Crook

3. Plane Bread
Pioneer Square, 300 Occidental Ave. S; 206.624.1374

Sourdough loaf—slow-rise sourdough with flavor as big as the 2-pound loaf itself. Photograph by Kyle Johnson 

4. Sandwich House Tres
Bellevue, 1502 145th Place SE; 425.643.7333

Shokupan—a light, fluffy Japanese sandwich bread. Photograph by Sandwich House TRES

5. Hello Robin
Capitol Hill, 522 19th Ave. E; 206.735.7970

Challah—sweet, honey-brushed loaves available only Fridays; call ahead to reserve. Photograph by Sarah Flotard


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