Dessert in Seattle, WA
If you're chatting with a Seattle-ite about bakeries or treats in Seattle, there's no doubt that someone will start swooning about Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle. What used to be the West Seattle neighborhood's best kept secret, the news about Bakery Nouveau is out -- it's obvious from the line that comes out the door and down the street on weekend mornings! The criossants are the stars when it comes to desserts at Bakery Nouveau -- the chocolate and twice-baked almond are very popular. But, if you don't consider croissants a true dessert, they have other sweets to keep you happy as well -- including a delicious chocolate cake.
Your sweet tooth will ache just walking in the door of The Confectionery at University Village! This is the candy store of your childhood dreams -- jars of candies chicly lining the bubble-gum pink walls and cases filled with delectable chocolcates. Our favorite way to experience The Confectionery is to get little samples of a few different types of candies and chocolates -- most things are priced individually, as well as by the pound, so you can get a taste of everything that you're craving for a moderate price. Not to be missed at The Confectionery? Chocolate covered gummy bears and every flavor of Jelly Belly imaginable!
Have you ever been out to ice cream or frozen yogurt and asked for toppings on your treat, only to get the tiniest scoop ever? Well, problem solved! Menchie's is a serve-yourself frozen yogurt spot -- you choose from their wall of rotating flavors (this location has more than a dozen to choose from!) and serve yourself as much or as little as you'd like! Then, head over to the toppings bar and load up your cup with cookies, candy, fudge, caramel, whipped cream, nuts -- anything you can dream of! Be warned -- you pay by weight, so the more you get, the more you pay!
It's so good, you'll faint! Well, not really, but the gelato at Fainting Goat Gelato is practically that good. This sweet, family-owned gelato shop, tucked in the popular Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle is worth a visit. They pride themselves in using the best possible local ingredients in their gelato -- in fact, they are the only gelato in Seattle made with organic milk and sugar. Fainting Goat offers 18 flavors, which rotate seasonally. Some fun ones include avocado, eggnog, honey rose, sour-cherry swirl and Turkish hazelnut.
Sometimes, it's late and you just have a hankering for pie. But, you don't feel like going to the store and making one is out of the question. That's when you call The Piecycle. University of Washington student, Max Kraushaar, delivers pies in the University District of Seattle via bicycle in the wee-hours of the weekends. He spends his mornings baking pies -- typically one vegan and one non-vegan variety -- and then delivers them to customers between the hours of 9:30 pm and 3:00 am. You can only reach Max via text and he will venture further out of the U.District, if you give him a couple of days to plan ahead. Pies are $20 each or $3 per slice.