Take 5 Urban Market Ballard
Ce n'est pas une McMuffin.
While Take 5's Executive Chef, Bryan, had a high school gig grilling at a nearby McDonald's, his hand-crafted, breakfast sandwich is similar only in form and packaging to the fast food classic. At Take 5, slathered butter fills each nook and cranny of a toasted English muffin. Topped with scrambled egg, melted cheese, and ribbons of honey-roasted ham, it is hearty enough to fuel a day at work, yet sufficiently naughty for a hangover cure. Worth the trip from across the Sound and picnic-worthy for a beach brunch.
Considering that Take 5 has a team of chefs, it's not surprising that their other edible offerings are equally good, especially the unbelievably tasty sandwiches and dinners-to-go. Wash it all down with artisanal sodas and microbrews. If you're in a rush, call ahead to avoid a wait--delicious takes time. Next time you're en route to work, why not take 5 breakfast sammies? Your co-workers will thank you (and me).