What to Eat at Pike Place Market: Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt

Allison Austin Scheff  |   March 2014   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION
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Ellenos’ lemon cheesecake yogurt is topped with lemon curd and oatmeal cookie bits

Heavy on the tongue, creamy and thick as pudding, the only giveaway that you’re eating yogurt is that inimitable tang, the high note that lingers after each bite. Served in shallow pans in a manner reminiscent of gelato, Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt is made in Georgetown and served at a small counter in Pike Place Market’s Corner Market (as well as at the Bellevue Uwajimaya and at seasonal farmers’ markets, including Broadway). This family-run business makes plain and fruit-flavored yogurts—passion fruit, marionberry, mixed berry. There’s even one topped with muesli. But I’d urge you toward the more decadent options, best of which is the lemon cheesecake: incredibly thick yogurt blanketed with homemade lemon curd and topped with crunchy oatmeal cookie bits. If this counts as healthy eating, I’m in. Starts at $3.50 for extra-small serving. Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at Pike Place Market, 1500 Pike Place; Mon.–Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Also in Bellevue, 699 120th Ave. NE; ellenos.com