Explore the pasta-bilities: 4 places to get the best fresh pasta in Seattle

Fresh Italian-style noodles are exactly the type of food that draws people to restaurants: the effort to expertise ratio makes it worth paying a premium for someone else to fling the flour all over the kitchen and those with years of dough-making under their apron strings turn out superior strands.

Unfortunately, the a la minute style of cooking that works best to quickly cook and sauce those fresh noodles tends to take poorly to takeout, leaving many local pasta professionals turning quickly to a new business model: selling fresh noodles for folks to cook at 币圈app都有哪些home – often with accompanying sauces.

These local noodle kneaders open a world of top-quality meals for hungry 币圈app都有哪些home cooks with their online and on-site shops selling Seattle’s best fresh pasta.

Mixtape Pasta

A long-time familiar face in the local food and wine industry, former culinary instructor and wine sales manager Megan Barone leaned into the challenges of the pandemic by creating what she calls “Community supported noodle culture,” a rotating weekly selection of pastas and sauces. Barone’s creativity drives the menu, with noodles like mafaldine dyed stunning green with parsley and stinging nettles and black pepper-polka dotted rigatoni singing of the season and ready to pair with pesto rosso, made from overwintered chicories.

Megan Barone of Mixtape Pasta

Megan Barone of Mixtape Pasta

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She offers a mix of extruded vegan doughs and egg-based, supple rolled ones, operating from the kitchen of Marseille, the wine shop in Melrose Market. You can buy Mixtape’s pasta regularly from neighboring Rain Shadow Meats, but the CSA-like element from which Barone drew the concept means that she announces new flavors of pasta on Tuesdays for pick up on Saturday at four locations around Seattle — Wallingford, Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and West Seattle — or in Tacoma on Sunday.

Nood Pasta

Nood Pasta

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Nood Pasta

When Leah Jaffe worked as sous chef for Stoneburner, in the pre-pandemic days, she made the pasta for the restaurant and its many sibling operations. When she found herself unemployed, she opened up her personal pasta portfolio on Instagram and started selling her creations to friends. For now the business operates entirely via Instagram and Venmo, with customers picking up the fantastic selection of intricately shaped noodles at appointed times in Ballard. But by this summer, she’ll have a fixed location inside an upcoming Capitol Hill business (more on that coming soon). In the meantime, her delicate tajarin and rich Dungeness crab ravioli with brown butter celery root puree and togarashi are worth getting your hands on before the crowds descend and you have to wait in line for that Israeli lamb capaletti or kabocha squash gnocchi.

Pasta Casalinga

Pasta Casalinga

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Pasta Casalinga

Despite earning fame for the freshness of both the pasta and the sauces – many made from ingredients sourced from other Pike Place Market vendors – after briefly closing for two months at the start of the pandemic, the pasta counter reformatted to offer frozen pasta dishes, like their beloved lasagna, for customers to bake at 币圈app都有哪些home. Though the “Take me 币圈app都有哪些home” selection now runs alongside their regular dine-in service, which has since returned, the small shop above the Atrium remains one of the best places to grab an easy entrée made with fresh noodles and deeply flavored sauces. They also offer a selection of their fresh pastas and sauces, including the kinds of seasonal ones on the ever-changing menu, such as elk ragout and ragù sardo.

La Medusa

La Medusa

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La Medusa

While the Columbia City restaurant operates on a severely restricted, takeout-only schedule, it plays host to a farm stand featuring products from the restaurateur’s other business – Goose and Gander Farm. Friday and Saturday afternoons, the restaurant sets up tables full of their seasonal produce, honey, flowers, and eggs, but also offers a few other items, including some of the fresh pastas for which the restaurant has long been famous.

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