In Seattle, it's an effortless endeavor to satisfy your sweet tooth with a relaxed, sit-down dessert or an on-the-run bite that you likely won't soon forget. The Seattle area offers a wide array of dessert choices–from the traditional ice cream, cookies, and cupcakes, to local dessert fare that's made waves near and far. Seattle's bistros, bakeries, restaurants, and food trucks offer something to tempt everyone's palate.
Molly Moon offers homemade ice cream with a rotating menu that changes with the seasons. Simply Desserts definitely lives up to its name, with selections that are simply delicious. The casual elegance of MistralKitchen and the cozy Francophile ambiance of Le Pichet are nicely counterbalanced by Fran's Chocolates and Fainting Goat Gelato. Unusual - and unusually addictive - flavor combinations like smoked salted caramel, honey lavender, and balsamic strawberry are available year round. The best news: people with dietary restrictions can find organic, vegan, or gluten-free options, too.
Are you more fond of sweet or spicy desserts? Richer treats or lighter fare? An elegant presentation on china and linens or a speedy, handheld option? You may have to look a bit harder than in some cities, but you'll also find that an increasing number of Seattle-area restaurants offer amazing desserts from around the world...and from right here at home.