A La Mode Pies

Written by on February 19, 2017 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(alamodeseattle.com) – West Seattle, Seattle, Washington

How I heard of this place: I often walk by the little shop in Phinneywood (making my way in most times), then a GroupOn deal came available for the one in West Seattle. Woo hoo!

Type of cuisine: Pies. Pies. Glorious pies, including those savory (quiche and calzone style hand pies). Salads and Caffé Umbria drip coffee.

Ambiance: The perfect entry: a view of pie; shelf upon shelf of pie. Oooooh yeah.

A modern, rustic, simple interior with bar style seating either at the street-facing window, or facing the kitchen space offers seating to patrons.

In this light-filled, clean space, even the kitchen is organized!

Ice creams are available for take-away at the store-front, as are bottled beverages.

The bus tub and garbage/compost/recycling containers are easily accessible (and also clean!).

Tall ceilings with amber lighting offering a soothing ambiance on this grey, Farmers Market Sunday.

Looking back from towards the kitchen and entry from the far end of the establishment gives one a true sense of the space, most of it dedicated to the kitchen!

What I ordered: For my husband, the pulled pork, kale, goat cheese, mushroom, red bell pepper and shallot quiche accompanied by a generous mixed spring green salad and candied walnuts.

For me, the vegetarian version of the quiche with kale, goat cheese, mushroom, red bell pepper and shallot, also accompanied by a generous mixed spring green salad topped with candied walnuts.

For the littlest in our party, an Egg & Cheese Hand Pie!

And for dessert, the only two of the available pies that we hadn’t yet sampled: Bourbon Butterscotch,

and Sour Cherry.

What I loved: The abundance of fresh vegetables in the thick quiche, the delicious salad dressing and the uber-sweet candied walnuts. The pies, on this visit, will unlikely be ordered again, as the bourbon was too obvious (though it did nicely cut the sweetness of the butterscotch) and the cherries in the pie were maraschino cherries, giving it a fake flavor, rather than the true delight that is a sour cherry.

Why I loved it: Amazingly friendly service, delicious, generous portions and a relaxing atmosphere.

Cost: High ($6 – $7 per single-serve dessert pie)

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