Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 5 Non-Traditional Eggs Bennies You MUST Try

July 12, 2017

I'm a MAJOR fan of brunching. In fact, I did so this past Sunday, and it inspired me to blog about one of my FAVORITE things to eat at brunch - Eggs Benedict! Although I love a traditional Eggs Benny, I have branched out when I've found something non-traditional on a menu. I wanted to share these 5 spins on the classic! 


For my north end friends, Skylark's Hidden Cafe is well-known for their phenomenal Eggs Benedict offerings. They have several interpretations, but the Nova Scotia Benny is a real game changer. Skylark's takes Nova Scotia, wild-caught smoked salmon and puts THAT on the English Muffin, then top with two poached eggs. Not only do they smother it in Hollandaise, they also add some capers! Smoky, savory and adventurous. I may need to road trip this weekend JUST to have this again!

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The Benny that inspired this blog was the one I had at Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen in Ballard on Sunday. Get this - Brisket Benedict. If you think that sounds good, it will exceed your expectations ten-fold. BIG slices of house-smoked brisket on top of biscuits, topped with your poached eggs and hit hard with Hollandaise. I looked at my plate and said, "I'll NEVER finish this." Guess what? I did...


Maltby Cafe in Snohomish has an incredible reputation among locals, and it's well worth the drive if you're out of the area. Especially for their California Eggs Benedict. You get not two, but THREE soft-poached eggs atop avocado and tomatoes over a melt-in-your-mouth split buttermilk biscuit, decked out in Hollandaise sauce. Even if you're a complete carnivore like I am, this Benny will absolutely dazzle you!


If you're in the south-end, hit up Sel in Tacoma for a super-hip spot to brunch. Specifically, they have a Spanish-style Chorizo Eggs Benedict that will leave you absolutely speechless! It comes with avocado, cilantro and lime with the Hollandaise on the side. A serious competitor in the most creative Benny EVER! Plus they have great ambiance with a killer view and the occasional live music. 


Across the pond in Sequim, you'll find Nourish, with a focus on local, organic offerings that's truly an art form! If you're a Benny connoisseur like I am, you've probably been waiting for this one... Dungeness Crab Bennie! It comes with sautéed greens and creamy leek sauce, and that flavor combo is likely to change your life. Nourish shares their location with Bell House Farm, so you can walk the gardens, enjoy the views while you brunch!


Have you had a spin on the Eggs Benedict worth sharing?! Send me an email so I can go check out your spot! 


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly