Juicy and supersweet, local eateries love to put peaches into everything this time of year, from pies to cocktails. We think that’s peachy.
Layers of flavor play into the grilled fresh peach salad, with sweet peaches from Pence Orchards in Wapato, spicy local coppa, goat cheese, and peppers pickled in house tossed in lamb’s lettuce and dressed simply, with extra virgin olive oil and lemon. $9. Capitol Hill, 332 15th Ave. E; 206.709.1900; smithseattle.com
Get a sweet start to your day with French toast, pan fried, then baked for an irresistible crunchy exterior, topped with fresh peaches from Frank’s Produce at the Pike Place Market. $8.95. Columbia City, 4872 Rainier Ave. S; 206.723.2080; geraldinescounter.com
What is this peach ginger sorbet made of? Sugar and spice—juicy organic peaches from Wenatchee’s Pipetone Farm blended with a subtle gingery kick—and everything nice (made from scratch, with no stabilizers). $4/scoop. Parfait’s mobile truck; parfait-icecream.com
SEATTLE PIE COMPANY
A flaky pastry crust stuffed with fresh Washington Pence peaches, a hint of almond and a crumb top makes this peach crumb pie a wonderful fruity, nutty dessert that goes down easy as, well, pie. $3.50/slice. Magnolia, 3111 W McGraw St.; 206.217.4743; seattlepiecompany.com
Summertime perfection: That describes the refreshing white peach Bellini with peach Schnapps, white peach purée and Cuvée 21. Enjoy it on the upstairs café deck while drinking in the view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. $8. Ballard, 6049 Seaview Ave. NW; 206.789.3770; rays.com