Trigger that warm and fuzzy feeling at this locally-infused Fremont newbie.
The place is called Wine Tea Chocolate, so most of you are probably already out the door. For those who still need a nudge, I will continue. Wine Tea Chocolate makes good on their title’s promise of artisan, addictive consumables, but also provides a satiable array of meal options that aren’t wine, tea, or chocolate.
I stopped by last Saturday for a quick, no-fuss bite with friends. The spacious booths and wide tables were ideal for our group. I see why they call this a community gathering space. We took our sweet time looking over and re-looking over the menus advertising sipping chocolate and baguette au chocolat. Bread and chocolate? Drool. While many of their sandwiches and wraps are prepared fresh from nearby businesses like Molly’s Salads, I wanted something that I didn’t have to fetch from the lobby fridge. We were pleased to see that their $5 specials suited our not-tremendously-hungry-but-still-hungry moods. Tummy growl or not, I would be having chocolate.
Meal Steals: Wine Tea Chocolate’s three best plates under $10
One of my favorite things to eat in the fall – and winter and spring, for that matter – is a grilled cheese. The one of the day was called the comte grilled cheese ($5) and came on seared slices of Macrina whole-wheat cider bread. And that tomato soup you usually have on the side? That flavor combo can also be accomplished by slathering a roasted onion and tomato jam inside the bread. Here we have the perfect rainy day sandwich.
If you want the whole package, the vegan minestrone soup ($5) does the trick. Hot, vegetable-packed, and not bland at all. It actually had quite the kick!
If you like rich dessert like I do, try the housemade chocolate mousse ($5). Made with Theo dark chocolate, garnished with sea salt and cacoa nibs, this one is unadulterated joy in a bowl. To go with, I suggest the sweet and spicy chai tea latte made from scratch ($3-3.50); It’s sure to go over smoothly.
Whether you’re popping in or staying a while, it is worth stopping by to savor these carefully crafted artisan plates.
Wine Tea Chocolate | 3417 Evanston Ave. N. #102, Seattle | (206) 372-4747