Seattleites love their secret restaurant openings; see Stop N Shop for example. I got a tip about a hidden French bakery next to Manolin and went to investigate. Located at N 36th and Stone Way the sign for Sea Wolf is pretty nondescript.
I have been waiting years for a French bakery to come to our neighborhood. Now I know we have had some great bakeries that sold croissants over the years, but I’m talking about the type of bakery that sells croissants that you bite into and unleash crispy crumbs everywhere. That sort of place.
I also know that technically this side of Stone Way is Fremont, but with all of the new development on Stone Way this bakery is just across the street from many Wallingford destinations.
I tried a croissant, a huckleberry croissant and a baguette. All were great. Crispy. All were served on a non-matching country home plates. I do hope they increase their offerings however. The prices are more than reasonable for what you get. If the place gets popular I could see the prices rising.
You may have already tasted Sea Wolf’s bread before at The Whale Wins.
While I hope Sea Wolf is successful, I’m also dreading the lines that may come once the secret is out. Again, see Stop N Shop.
Sea Wolf is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.