Food & Drink

Cravings: Fresh Raspberries

If you’re crazy for these sweet summer berries, here are six local dishes to try.

By Carolyn Yuen June 10, 2011


This article originally appeared in the July 2011 issue of Seattle magazine.

Sweet and tangy, raspberries are the perfect companion to a summer day.

Seattle Sorbets
The refreshing raspberry Merlot sorbet is a sophisticated marriage of local raspberries puréed with a hint of red wine. $4.79/pint. Available Metropolitan Markets, including Queen Anne, 1908 Queen Anne Ave. N; 206.284.2530;


An airy vanilla meringue topped with local organic raspberries from the Ballard Farmers Market and whipped Greek yogurt make the raspberry Pavlova a fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth piece of heaven. $8. Ballard, 1415 NW 70th St.; 206.838.1960;

Mighty-O Donuts
Made with all-organic ingredients, the chocolate-raspberry doughnut is a dense cake doughnut dipped in subtle, sweet raspberry glaze. $1.50/doughnut. Wallingford, 2110 N 55th St.; 206.547.0335;

Bakery Nouveau
Nouveau’s signature croissant is the base for the raspberry-almond croissant, which is baked with a smooth almond cream and finished with fresh raspberries, almond flakes and a velvety raspberry cremeux. $4.40. West Seattle, 4737 California Ave. SW; 206.923.0534;

Mora Iced Creamery
Take a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island for raspberry ice cream, which is made from scratch with ripe raspberries smoothly blended into fresh milk and cane sugar. $3.90/scoop. Bainbridge Island, 12685 Miller Road NE; 206.855.1112;

Columbia City Bakery

The mascarpone raspberry tart is filled with creamy vanilla bean mascarpone custard; the crumbly almond crust is topped with fresh raspberries from the Columbia City Farmers Market. $4.25. Columbia City, 4865 Rainier Ave. S; 206.723.6023;


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