I’m not terribly familiar with the biking in this part of the city so I was looking forward to finally checking out the East Sammamish Lake Trail. While clearly marked and not unpleasant, it’s not the best for a bike with skinny tires like mine which prefers pavement. A good bit of the parkway though has a room on the shoulder for bikes and the spin toward Redmond was quite nice.
Once I got to Redmond, I was going to connect to the Sammamish River Trail/Burke Gilman at Marymoor. I got postponed for lunch.
At the junction of these roads sits yet another bland office building, I think Xerox Sales is in it. Quite understated and easy to miss is the Pomegranate Bistro, the front end to a well known catering business. While the lunch prices might be a bit steep for every day lunch for the roving cyclists, they have an espresso machine and pastry case that is a notch above the stuff you’ll find across the street at Whole Foods. After my lunch of Arugula and Truffle Oil “pizza”, I snacked 10 miles later on a take-out Molasses Cookie Sandwich and tea.
18005 NE 68th St
Redmond, WA 98052
Good Eating at Pomegranate: Perfect for a Lake Sammamish Loop