Must-Have Sweet Corn Treats

Chow down on the crisp delight of sweet fall corn with these four savory dishes.

By Katie Joy Blanksma August 14, 2012


This article originally appeared in the September 2012 issue of Seattle magazine.

Kingfish Café
Surprisingly light and subtly peppery, made with local corn, a creamy bowl of CRAWFISH AND CORN CHOWDER, flanked by flaky crackers, will hit the sweet spot. $5.50 cup, $8.50 bowl. Capitol Hill, 602 19th Ave. E; 206.320.8757;

This FRESH CORN SALAD—a simple dish of corn, onions and tomatoes, seasoned with basil and drenched in lemony house-made dressing—sells out fast, so get in line early. $6.99/pound. Pike Place Market, 1904 Pike Place; 206.448.4758;

This CORNBREAD PUDDING is a local favorite, for good reason. Order up a side of this savory bread saturated in Tillamook cheddar. Available alone or served with salmon. $6 side or $30 with entrée. Pike Place Market, 2020 Western Ave.; 206.443.6000;

Best Roasted Corn on the Cob
For that must-have-now craving, pull over at the Best Roasted Corn on the Cob stand, where they deliver on the promise of fresh, juicy roasted corn. Slathered in Cotija cheese, chili powder, mayonnaise and lemon, the #2 MEXICAN is bound to cause an eye-popping, groan-inducing, forget-you’re-in-public reaction. $2.50/cob. White Center, 9811 15th Ave. SW; 206.307.7724


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