Best Jewish Neighborhoods

Long Lamented for Its Bland Deli Scene, Seattle Is Having a Pastrami Moment

Jewish eateries are cropping up around the city.

11/26/2018 By Naomi Tomky

Feature

Best Jewish Neighborhoods 2018

What we love about where we live

11/26/2018 Edited by Emily K. Alhadeff By Lara Hale, Alexis Kort, Rachel Román, Naomi Tomky, and Boris Kurbanov Illustrations by Amrita Marino

Teva

Puget Sound Once Teemed with Herring. Can the Industry Be Revived?

The little fish are central to Scandinavian, Native, and Jewish cuisine, and their decline is part of an ecosystem breakdown.

10/31/2018 By Naomi Tomky

As American as Apple Pie

Apple Pie Three (Historical) Ways

The classic American dessert has an immigration story of its own.

08/28/2018 By Naomi Tomky

The Set Table

All in the Family

Vancouver’s two new Jewish restaurants welcome an underserved clientele — parents.

06/25/2018 By Naomi Tomky

The Set Table

The Rose City Ups Its Food Game Against Rain City

For some good Jewish food, head south of the Washington border.

02/14/2018 By Naomi Tomky

The Set Table

Pastrami Loves Wine

Two food entrepreneurs want their products to be an experience.

08/10/2017 By Naomi Tomky

Set Table

Here’s What to Do with That Leftover Matzoh

These ingenious brewers turn it into beer.

04/05/2017 By Naomi Tomky

Personal History

Could Brenner Brothers Bakery See Another Day?

A nostalgic rock star wants to reopen his family’s bakery. But you can’t bring back the past.

04/05/2017 By Naomi Tomky

Travel

Journeys to the Unexpected

Four Jewish women venture into uncharted territory — both physical and personal.

02/09/2017 By Naomi Tomky, Rita Golden Gelman, Pam Mandel, and Nelly Rabinowitz

Travel

In East Jerusalem and West Jerusalem, Food Brings Us Together

Two meals, so different yet so much the same

02/09/2017 By Naomi Tomky

The Set Table

A New Jewish Deli Comes to the Northwest — Just Not Seattle

Vancouver’s new pastrami hot spot is worth a trip north.

02/09/2017 By Naomi Tomky

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Bellevue: The Kibbutz

Beyond the immediate advantages of this lakeside suburb, members of Bellevue’s diverse, polyglot population may just greet you with “boker tov."

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Capitol Hill: The Original

Capitol Hill is where it all started — from Temple De Hirsch in 1899 to the bustling Jewish life of the nearby Central District through the 1950s.

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Rainier Valley: Hipsters and Hasids

On offer: semi-affordable housing, light-rail, five synagogues, and an eruv that extends from the shoreline on the east up to Martin Luther King Jr. Way on the west.

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Ravenna/Wedgwood: The Small Town

How could we not note this swath of northeast Seattle for its vibrant Jewish community, dating back to the 1950s?

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Ballard: The Startup

Though historically considered a Scandinavian neighborhood, as more and more Jewish families move in, Ballard has become an under-the-radar hub of Jewish life in Seattle.

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Seattle Life

The Best of Jewish Neighborhoods

Chances are if you’re moving here and looking for community, you might start to look in one of these five places. So here they are, and here’s what we love about them!

12/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

The Set Table

The Sweetest Things

Support your local trees and bees on Rosh Hashanah.

10/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky

Recipes

Spice It Up

Change up a weeknight dinner or a holiday menu with these recipes adapted from Pabla classics.

08/01/2016 By Naomi Tomky