Anyone looking for a good excuse to pick up sandwiches for a picnic or to take a very special someone for a casual lunch date should visit Boulangerie Nantaise. Impress your tastebuds or your date with the bakery’s mouthwatering sandwiches and pastries, and breads that would make any carb-loving-person’s-heart sing.
Understand that this humble Belltown bakery is small so wait times during rush hour can be long and may frustrate those who want something quick. Think about visiting in the morning and avoiding the lunch crowd if you want fast service. Or make your order ahead of time by calling the bakery.
The most important part of a sandwich is the bread, and with freshly-baked breads that are great on their own, the sandwiches made in Boulangerie Nantaise are filling and hearty. I had the turkey and vegetables sandwich (le fermier, photo right) while The Hubby had the grilled turkey sandwich (le dinde grillée, photo left). Les sandwiches sont délicieuses. Not only that, they were worth the wait. We also picked up two pastries: an almond croissant and cream cheese danish, which were lovely and delectable, and had to be savored.
If you’re looking for a Parisian café scene, you won’t find it at Boulangerie Nantaise… but in a way, that’s a good thing. Seattle isn’t exactly the “seen and be seen” capital of the world, and for us, who are laid-back and low-key, that’s just perfect. And if you want freshly-baked breads and pastries, Boulangerie Nantaise is just perfect as well.