Piroshky Piroshky & The Original Starbucks in Seattle

When I first announced my travel plans to Seattle, John over at Travel Rinse Repeat offered up a gift card to Piroshky Piroshky. Not only was I grateful that someone I never met would be so kind, but I was also stoked because I had heard that this food establishment was a master in their craft.

Piroshky Piroshky, located at Pike Place Market, specializes in Russian Piroshkys, buns that are fried or baked and stuffed with a variety of fillings.

Piroshky Piroshky is one of the smallest eateries I have seen, just a few stools inside. But, in this case, size does not matter.

Eating at Piroshky Piroshky & Drinking at the Original Starbucks in Seattle

There was only a handful of items to choose from on the menu, but I still had a difficult time deciding. 

Thankfully, the Potato & Cheese and Beef & Onion were a recommendation. And there was no doubt that they were fresh, because dozens were being made right in front of me. The buns were flaky and warm, the filling well seasoned and, even if I didn’t have a gift card, they were cheap at 4 bucks.

The restaurateur in me was envious of this operation; a limited menu with few employees and a tiny location. I could do this. And be very happy.

I spotted the Cinnamon Cardamom Braid in the case and knew there was no option but to return the next morning for one…or two.

My cinnamon braid was going to go perfect with a cappuccino from the Original Starbucks which was just a few doors down.

I was just one year old when it opened in 1971. Too young for coffee, unless it could be snuck into my baby bottle. 

The interior wasn’t that of the typical stream-lined Starbucks that I am used to. This one seemed more rustic, more…original.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the Pike Place Market area if there weren’t souvenirs, which I did NOT buy. I took pictures of the souvenirs instead. 

Happily waiting for our caffeine fix. Actually, mine was decaf.

Have you ever had a piroshky? What do you think of the Original Starbucks?

I still have about $10 left on my Piroshky Piroshky gift card. Any takers?

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8 thoughts on “Piroshky Piroshky & The Original Starbucks in Seattle”

  1. On our last morning there, we got some piroshky and ducked into Le Panier for coffee (I'm not sure if we were really supposed to bring in food, but we did). I wish I were going back to Seattle soon b/c I'd be all over that gift card!

    Ha ha, we also did our obligatory Starbucks visit earlier in the trip. You pretty much HAVE TO. :)

  2. I'm so glad you were able to use the gift card and make a post out of it. I love the idea of passing it along too…hopefully someone else will take you up on it.

  3. I love Piroshkys.  I agree the place is tiny, I actually ended up just walking around while eating my yummy goodness.  I wish I was in the Seattle area to take you up on your gift card offer.

  4. You're making me homesick for my beautiful Seattle! :) Piroshky Piroshky is one of my favorite places to snack in Seattle, and grabbing a coffee at the original Starbucks makes it a perfect day! 


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