Two and a half hour flight from Seattle to Los Angeles
Two hour layover in Los Angeles
Three hour flight from Los Angeles to Austin
What would you do immediately before leaving?
I booked it down to Piroshky Piroshky at the Pike Place Market and had myself a beef and onion piroshky.
No one ever accused me of being smart.
So as much as it may not have been the best choice before a day filled with air travel, it was a perfect spot for a breakfast to go while I walked around the market.
Piroshky Piroshky is an authentic Russian bakery, serving up all sorts of piroshkys and pastries, both savory and sweet, in a tiny little shop on Pike Place with nothing more than a counter a just a few stools. Man, everything looked incredible here, everything, and while I wanted to try more than one thing, there's absolutely nothing small. So I decided I'd go savory, and the beef and onion looked the best. The piroshkys are all a little bit different, not the same type of crusts with just a change of fillings. While the beef and cheese looked tempting, its sturdy looking, egg-washed pastry didn't look nearly as good as the soft flaky crust of the beef and onion.
This and a coffee was right around $4, and fit the bill perfectly. Just enough to fill me up and get the day started, but not too much. The insides were moist and flavorful, without being kicked up with too much spice. The pastry was exactly as it looks, a flaky outer crust and incredibly soft and slightly sweet inner layers. A great combination, and a fantastic breakfast on the run.
As for the effect on travel...it worked out just fine.
Atmosphere: bakery, just a few stools and a counter
Food: piroshkys, pastries, coffee
Dog Friendly: sure, its take-out
When to Go: breakfast
Crowd: tourists, Russians
What to Order for the First Timer: I liked the beef and onion, but it's breakfast, you call it