The 10 Best Sweet Treats in Seattle

Midday or late at night, these 10 desserts are the best treats in town

By Chelsea Lin & Naomi Tomky


January 31, 2019

This article originally appeared in the February 2019 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the February 2019 issue, as part of the 100 Best Things To Eat cover story. Click here to subscribe.

Chef’s hot chocolate
A Thierry Rautureau classic, paired with buttered brioche ($5).

Ube cheesecake
Hood Famous Bakeshop
Come for the color, stay for the rich, nuanced flavor ($21/four mini cheesecakes).

Foie gras cake batter
Eden Hill
Queen Anne
A playful, delicious idea: Who knew foie gras went so well with sprinkles ($15)?

Soft serve
Beacon Hill
Whatever the seasonal flavor, get the swirl ($7)—also available from a takeout window ($5).

S’more choco tacos
A sophisticated take on an ice cream truck staple, with peanut butter ice cream and edible flowers ($9).

Rachel’s Ginger Beer
multiple locations
Try it with caramelized pineapple ($8), plus tequila ($10.50) for the grown-ups, for a tropical treat.

S’more sundae
Shug’s Soda Fountain and Ice Cream
Pike Place Market
Marshmallows flamed to order make this campfire sundae something special ($9).

Bourbon butterscotch pie
A la Mode
West Seattle and Phinney Ridge
Decadent butterscotch custard in the flakiest pie crust ($6.25/slice).

Molten chocolate cake
Hot Cakes
Capitol Hill and Ballard
Ten years in, we’re still crazy for this warm, gooey cake in a jar ($11).

Cherry hand pie
The Wandering Goose
Capitol Hill
Known predominantly for tender biscuits and towering cakes, this cute café also sells the city’s best hand pie ($5.25)—usually filled with sour cherries.

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