Tuesday, December 1, 2009

When Baked Goods Beckon

When you are forced outside of the zipcode for either shopping or eating, let's make it local and good. Head to Historic Kent (I am rather keen on the place) and indulge in some great food and a bakery that does not disappoint.

Wild Wheat has a breakfast quiche that makes me wanna eat all day and a choice of their homemade breads to accompany your meal choice (I love the Challah bread - buy a loaf while you are there, you won't be sorry). Fresh soups and salads are served for lunch, and some mighty sandwiches that will not leave you hungry. I have as yet not made it for the third meal of the day, but Wild Wheat has become a welcome dining destination when venturing out of Renton in search of good eats and bakery items that you just don't find close to home.

Downtown Kent has a charm and vintage flavor that I am partial too. It is also an easy walk to Kent Station from wherever you parked. These two seemingly different shopping environments work and meld together in downtown Kent in a way that it is hard to imagine and yet true. It was what I had hoped for when The Landing at Renton was proposed - an integrated commercial experience with the rest of our town.

The gardens just north of Wild Wheat are really worth an extra zen moment in your day. Just across the street is the Rosebed Garden, pictured here. The garden runs along the side of the old railroad tracks, beckoning with it's soft greeness and quiet. Allow yourself the pleasure of a little wander.



Further up you will find the Middle Garden. Each bit of block of greenery has it's own theme. This fountain had the most lovely quote writ upon it's side -

Four rivers flowed through Eden, one, through the Middle Garden.
Within this ancient garden hanging low in the upper sky,
between the Wilderness and Ever After
I await Eternity.
Reflecting upon the river, the gifts.
by Donald James Barrie

So go and eat great food and wander - it is a great place to take yourself too when you need just a little getaway.

Wild Wheat Bakery Cafe and Restaurant
202 1st Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
(253) 856-8919

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3 comments:

happydelusions said...

I love Wild Wheat, and The Bittersweet, right across the street from it. Downtown Kent is super cute.

Freakazoid Freddy said...

Yup, that's a little secret block of hipness there, with Bittersweet, Wild Wheat, the Greek place, and a gay bar. Wild Wheat is awesome, just a little pricey.

Freakazoid Freddy said...

Yup, that's a little secret block of hipness there, with Bittersweet, Wild Wheat, the Greek place, and a gay bar. Wild Wheat is awesome, just a little pricey.

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