Today’s snack: A small baklava ($2.50) from Mr. D’s Greek Delicacies.
As food trucks around town were going brick and mortar, Mr. D’s, a gyro stand in the Pike Place market, did the opposite. While its permanent digs receive a seismic make-over, the lunchtime destination has been temporarily moved to a trailer painted a garish shade of red and parked just across the sidewalk from its normal location in the market.
That means that there has been, and will be, no interruption in your access to the city’s best baklava, made on the spot by a very friendly Greek lady of advanced age. A classic version of the layered treat made from filo dough, chopped nuts, and honey, Mr. D’s ’va is sweet but not too sweet, perfectly flaky, and fresh as the morning dew, even when made in a tiny truck surrounded by chaos and construction dust.