Want to snack on biscuits and tea like the Londoners do while you cheer on Team USA during the 2012 Summer Olympics? Here are some of our favorite British inspired shops in Puget Sound for your UK fix.
The British Pantry
8125 161st Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Head to Redmond to find this family owned and operated shop. Since 1978, fresh baked British pastries are made each day. Authentically English, the bakers come from generations of bakers and their recipes have continued to impress. Stop in for official London Olympic games items filled with very British Cadburys Chocolates. Baked goods, gifts and items you can only find in the UK fill the shelves at The British Pantry.
The Crumpet Shop
1503 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Come celebrate 36 years with fresh organic crumpets dressed with sweet, savory or egg toppings and a cup of loose-leaf tea or organic fair trade coffee. Located in Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market, you might just spot jazz saxophonist Kenny G picking up his freshly baked crumpets. A reported fan of the chewy British bread, try a crumpet smothered in butter with jam, marmalade or clotted cream for a breakfast treat.
105 S Meridian
Puyallup, Washington 98371
Pop into this bakery and specialty grocery store for a wide range of imported foods from the UK. Stay for a delicious baked English style treat and good cup of perfectly brewed British tea.
1511 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
AllSaints is a British Fashion brand of directional clothing, featuring menswear and womenswear. You’ll find printed tees and jerseys, denim, casual wear, tailoring and accessories.
T42 Tea Room, Restaurant and British Aisle
105 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA 98371
T-4-2 is a Tea Room and Restaurant with a wonderful gift shop and is located in the heart of historic downtown Puyallup. Offering imported British and Scottish food, you’ll find food to satisfy and a retail shop that provides you with an exquisite array of cups and saucers, tea pots, serving trays and other gift ideas. You’ll find lots of British food items for purchase. Sit and stay for afternoon tea, or take home warm and fresh scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd.