Tuesday, May 28, 2013


During our third full day in Seattle my sister and I made our way over to Melrose Market, on the edge of the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood.  Seattle is pretty dense in its downtown area, so we walked the half mile over from Capitol Hill to check out Melrose Market.  The Market was recommended to me by my friend Sarah, who is always in the know as to neat things to do.

Melrose Market may be thought of as the trendy version of Pike Place Market.  While you won't find fresh fish being tossed here, instead you'll find artisanal foods, kitchen products, and a beautiful (and not crowded) space.  My sister and I had already ventured to Pike Place when we made our way to Melrose and we both firmly agreed that Melrose Market was definitely the more enjoyable experience (and did have some fresh meats and fish).  It had a nice ambiance, great food options, and altogether felt like something a Seattle local would do.

When I saw that Homegrown was offering gluten free sandwiches I couldn't resist, despite having had a dessert not long before visiting the Market.  Best of all, Homegrown makes all of their gluten free bread in-house; mind you it is made on shared equipment, so for those of you who are super sensitive eat at your own risk.

It's rare that I see a more beautiful sandwich.  The photo above is the Portobello and Goat Cheese sandwich on the restaurant's gluten free bread.  The flavors were awesome, the bread was delicious, and the people working at Homegrown were knowledgeable and friendly.  I enjoyed it so much that I went back the next day to pick up a Seasonal Squash & Snap Pea Pesto sandwich for the plane ride home.  If I'm ever back in Seattle, Homegrown is definitely on my list to visit.

Do you love it or do you love it?
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Capitol Hill (Melrose Market)
1531 Melrose Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 (Map)
3416 Fremont Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103 (Map)
2201 Queen Anne Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98199 (Map)

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