Delancey

Delancey SEATTLE, WA

PIZZA ROYALTY

WRITTEN BY ISABELLE NOVAK  *  PHOTOS BY FANCY FARMGIRL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR WHERE WOMEN COOK

Nestled in Seattle’s artistic Ballard neighborhood sits Delancey, a trendy yet unassuming destination for the best pizza in town. Inspired by New York’s authentically delicious pizza scene, Orangette blogger and author of A Homemade Life Molly Wizenberg opened Delancey with her husband Brandon Pettit. With an open kitchen, sparse seating, large tables, and dim lighting, the restaurant offers guests a friendly experience alongside their pizza. And wine. And dessert.

Masters of their trade, the couple settles for nothing less than pizza perfection. Delancey’s pizza is baked in a wood-fired oven and topped with gourmet, seasonal, local ingredients. Renowned pastry chef Brandi Henderson collaborates on the menu.

Wizenberg and her husband established Delancey with their ideal restaurant in mind. It happens to be ours, too.

PHOTO: WWCook + Fancy Farmgirl Photography

To Drink

If you’re searching for the perfect post-pizza spirit, look no further. No, really — it’s right next door. The couple opened Essex last summer, a bar dedicated to signature cocktails and house-made treats. Their concoctions are accommodated by the equally quirky whale-printed wallpaper in a cozy British pub atmosphere.
A liqueur worth mentioning is Burg’s Extra Special Orange, dedicated to Wizenberg’s father and aged in rye barrels. The Peter Falk cocktail includes bourbon, black tea, orange bitters, blood orange liqueur, and lemon. Red Medicine is a creation of ginger beer, rhubarb, rye, and Fernet.
The best part? A soft pretzel boiled in beer and served with grainy mustard. House-made, of course.

PHOTO: WWCook + Fancy Farmgirl Photography

PHOTO: WWCook + Fancy Farmgirl Photography

On the Menu

As far as pizza is concerned, Delancey is a haven. Pizzas offered range from traditional margherita to fennel salami, a dreamy masterpiece of tomato sauce, fresh and aged mozzarella, finocchiona salami, and shaved fennel. Another must is the Brooklyn: the best-case scenario for a cheese pizza, adorned with mozzarella and Grana Padano.

For a lighter taste of the East Coast, Delancey offers an array of chopped salads, marinated olives, and delicate prosciutto to accompany arugula. For dessert, fresh raspberries, meringue, and whipped Greek yogurt in a raspberry pavlova will add some sweet to your savory.

PHOTO: WWCook + Fancy Farmgirl Photography

Delancey is an extension of the owners’ home. They designed it with an open kitchen so they could get to know their customers. “It already feels like a community – a giant dinner party, even,” Wizenberg says.


 

PHOTO: WWCook + Fancy Farmgirl Photography

Nearby

While you’re in Seattle, don’t miss more of our favorite haunts. SHOPS: Watson Kennedy, Maison Luxe, Lucca, Sway and Cake. RESTAURANTS: White Horse Trading Co., Bathtub Gin & Co., Black Bottle, The Pink Door, Sitka and Spruce.

PHOTO: WWCook + Fancy Farmgirl Photography

Cinnamon Toasts
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cubed
  • 6 slices firm, white sandwich bread, or more as needed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment / aluminum for easier clean up.
  2. Melt butter in oven in oven-safe dish or pie plate.
  3. Stack slices of bread, then cut diagonally into quarters to make 24 triangles.
  4. Whisk together cinnamon and sugar, and transfer to a large dinner or pie plate.
  5. When butter is melted, generously brush onto both sides of bread triangles. Dip each piece into the sugar mixture and coat evenly. Lay each piece on baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 25 min. or until lightly browned. Transfer to rack.
  7. Toasts will crisp as they cool. When cooled, transfer to airtight container and store at room temperature.

 


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