No photos for this post because I keep forgetting to take them! I finally decided (after another missed photo opportunity yesterday) to just write-up a post anyway because I love this place and you should give it a try.
Hitchcock Deli is the sibling and neighbor of Hitchcock (the restaurant) on Bainbridge Island, located just a short walk from the ferry landing. I have yet to try Hitchcock the restaurant but have been to the Deli a few times. And I’ll continue to come back to this delicious place.
The folks at Hitchcock make nearly everything by hand – even the condiments on the sandwiches, although I believe the bread is from Macrina. I’ve seen the delivery bag at the restaurant and assume they also supply the deli.
The menu looks like a basic deli menu listing turkey, roast beef and pastrami sandwiches, to name a few. But it’s the quality of the ingredients that elevates the sandwiches to praise-worthy. The short menu of salads is filled with thoughtful, tasty options, too. The pastries have been a bit hit or miss for me. For instance yesterday my friend had a scrumptious apricot scone but my biscotti didn’t do much for me. I’ve yet to try the tarts, quiche and cake but they look great. I’m saving those for a future morning treat, since Hitchcock opens at 7:00 am.
The one drawback for the deli is seating is extremely limited. There are a couple of window seats inside and a large, communal, picnic table outside. On nice days you can walk across the street to a little corner park or to an open seating area about one-half block east (back toward the ferry landing). On a rainy day you’d need to be a little more creative.
A day trip to Bainbridge Island is a great little escape. With “main street” (Winslow Way) just a 5 or 10 minute walk from the ferry landing you can walk on the ferry in Seattle (no waiting in a line of cars or worrying about not getting in line early enough to catch your ferry). Once you arrive in Winslow check out the new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art on the corner of Winslow Way and Hwy 305; wander in and out of the shops along Winslow Way; and just as you near the end of “downtown” you’ll see Hitchcock Deli on the south side of the street.
129 Winslow Way