On The Street

What is the signature artisan toast of the Northwest?


LYDIA TOLLBOM

I would think it would be morels, a foraged mushroom. Morels are from the Northwest. This is a tough question. Morels, some little 4-inch greens, microgreens, we love that shit here, it wouldn't be avocado-based. It would need a good shmear. Let's go classic. Butter, morels, some little microgreens, garlic. That's all I got.


DANIKA DECUIR

Huckleberry toast, in my opinion. I love homegrown huckleberries. Huckleberry's my favorite jam.

Are you a fan of artisan toast?

Kind of.


LACEY SHERMAN

It can't be avocado toast, because we can't even grow those here. It would have to have cheese, I don't know. Raspberry jam and homemade ricotta cheese.

Why those two?

Because we have raspberries in our backyards and we can make it, and I like ricotta and jam.


TALITHA PETERSON

Like avocado toast? That's all I have, I haven't thought too much about it. It probably is avocado toast.

What taste makes you think of the Pacific Northwest?

I'd say black coffee. I associate good coffee with the Pacific Northwest, and normally when I get good coffee, I take it black.


KATIE ENDERS

I feel like you just need good, artisan, locally made bread. The right bread is the first step. Second step, I would say almost something like a brie with huckleberry. Something to encapsulate the freshness.


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