Food & Drink

The Best Stuffed Buns in Seattle

We ate many, many buns in our research to find the city’s best bakeries—these are our favorites

By Naomi Tomky November 1, 2018


This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Seattle magazine.

This article appears in print in the November 2018 issue, as part of our “The Best Neighborhood Bakeries,” cover story. Click here to subscribe.

1. Mee Sum Pastry
Pike Place Market, 1526 Pike Place; 206.682.6780

Beef curry bun—soft bread, sweet crumbly topping and rich, savory filling inside. 

2. Despi Delite Bakery
Beacon Hill, Everett

Mini ube bread—soft bread stuffed with bright purple yam. Photograph by Despi Delite

3. Fuji Bakery
Chinatown–International District, Interbay, Bellevue

Smoked salmon brioche—a cube of buttery bread filled with black-pepper-flecked fish. Photograph by Despi Delite

4. Regent  Bakery and Café
Capitol Hill, Redmond, Factoria

Barbecued pork bun—the platonic ideal of a classic. Photograph by Regent Bakery

5. JB Garden
Greenwood, 10410-A, Greenwood Ave. N; 206.297.8090

Egg custard bun—bright yellow custard baked inside delicate buns. Photograph by Adam Eberhardt


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