Pick up a big, chewy bagel slathered in house-made whipped cream cheese at Seattle Bagel Bakery (804 Howell St., 206/667-9327, $4), which offers a range of bagel and schmear flavors. It also serves up lots of bagel sandwich offerings come lunchtime.
Enjoy a croissant or another fluffy treat from Chez Dominique European Pastries & Café (77 Spring St., 206/623-2219, 6:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Mon.–Fri., closed Sat.–Sun., $5).
The suits love to tuck the napkins into their shirts at Grand Central Bakery (214 1st Ave. S., 206/622-3644, www.grandcentralbakery.com, 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat., $8), which offers ample choices of soups, salads, and healthy sandwiches at lunch and some tasty breakfast plates to boot.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition