Battle in Seattle: Bakery Nouveau v.s. Nook

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Growing up a total McDonald’s kid, I still get random cravings for a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit. I try to make my own breakfasts as much as possible but I’ve been super lazy this week.  I decided to try some hot breakfast sandwiches and make them battle to the death.

Bakery Nouveau 
4737 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Bakery Nouveau is a West Seattle bakery the serves bread, all kinds of desserts, sandwiches and even pizzas. Whenever you walk by there is a line out the door and plenty of tourists snapping Instagram photos (not just me!). The desserts and here pizza are amazing but I was there for the Junction croissant.

The Junction croissant is stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, ham and melted cheese. It tastes amazing and I love that the scrambled eggs were moist and well seasoned, but it’s a little complicated if you’re on the go. The croissant ends flake everywhere and the inside goodies spill all over. It’s not something I would eat on the way to work, but I had time to dine in I would for sure.
Another slight bummer I had with this place is the service. Their employee handed me the croissant while it was luke warm so I asked for it to be heated. She assured me it was hot and it so wasn’t so I had her heat it up and I could she was a little irritated.

nook

4754 University Way NE
(between 47th St & 50th St)

Seattle, WA 98105This woman should totally look into print modeling, am I right? Yes, I asked permission to take this picture and she posed.

nook is a little vintage inspired biscuit bakery in the U district of Seattle. They are primarily known for their biscuits and gravy, but since I was on-the-go I got a biscuit sandwich with ham, brie and arugula pesto. The biscuit held it self together well, it didn’t flake off. The brie melts perfectly with the thick cut ham, but the arugula pesto added a nutty flavor to it that made it stand out for me. The girl working the counter was also super patient asked I asked her a million questions about their other options. That gives them a boost.

AND THE WINNER IS…….

nook. It’s yummy, doesn’t flake and they have nice service.

Julianne

Actress and Founder of Girls on Food: I was born and raised in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. I grew up a typical “McDonald’s kid”. I was very picky about what I ate and refused to try new foods. No fun, I know. My Mom started taking me on trips to Europe when I was a teenager and that’s when my palate for finer foods began to develop. Some of my most memorable favorite meals include Veal Bolognese in Rome, Gyros in Athens, Paella in Lisbon and Duck L’Orange in Paris. While this helped me grow out of a fast food phase, I still eat out quite a bit. I know I should be at home cooking, but I love dining out. I started working in restaurants in various front of the house positions at age 15. Since my start, I’ve worked in every casual restaurant setting you can think of: a teriyaki stand, brewery, sushi nightclub, trendy Mexican, family-style Italian, American diner, pizza parlor and even a BLT themed food truck. I can't help but notice that many of the LA food bloggers don't have any sort of background working in a restaurant. A lot of my perspective on food and dining out comes from my years of experience in the biz. Since starting this blog, I have shot appearances on a couple of cooking competition shows as a taster (including MasterChef Junior and another upcoming show). We have also started producing a Youtube Channel. IMDb page here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2023647/ For this site I contribute content from all over Los Angeles (and the world) to showcase my favorite fine-dining spots, steakhouses, exclusive supper clubs, Hollywood nightlife and our very own #GOFx events, which I plan and coordinate.

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