Every week I head to Pike Place Market and every week I could probably go to the same spots and be perfectly content. But because of my 52 weeks of market eating project, I’ve expanded my boundaries and I think it’s really helped me fully embrace all the new that is coming with the Market Expansion and Seattle Waterfront projects. There is definitely a lot of change coming to downtown Seattle in the next few years! And it seems like in the past few weeks a WHOLE BUNCH of new restaurants and businesses are popping up. This week I noticed Choukette, a delightful new eclair bakery, opened up right near Billie the Pig in the lower area of the market near Ugly Baby and La Rue.
Choukette is a gorgeous French-style patisserie with gourmet eclairs. I love bakeries that pay attention to gorgeous details. I like when my treats taste delicious but look beautiful too.
The pastry case in Choukette is stunning. I had trouble picking which eclairs I would bring home. And I really liked the carrying case my eclairs were packaged in.
I also enjoyed my latte. They make good coffee at Choukette which is important when you are eating something delicious like eclairs.
And I like that although this little place had no seating inside, there are tables and chairs outside that might bring a bit more attention to Billie the Pig. She’s not as well-visited as her cousin Rachel who lives in the upper market where the guys throw fish but she does amazing things for Pike Place Market too!
Have you ever eaten an eclair? I wonder if they’ll become as popular in Seattle as macarons…
(PS. I’m slowly eating my way through the market every week. You can see where I’ve been on my growing list.)