There’s something about Seattle that just seems magical to me. There’s cupcake shops, ice cream stores, and bakeries all around. For a girl who grew up in a small town, it’s a dessert dream! The variety, the flavors, and the atmosphere gets me every time, and today, I’m thrilled to be sharing it with you. These are my top 5 absolute favorite bakeries in Seattle. I have toured and tasted quite a few throughout the city, and these are the best that made the cut.
Each and every time I make my way to Pike Place Market in Seattle, I take a long break at Le Panier. It’s an absolute must for the best croissants and macarons in the city. Le Panier is just as they say: “A very French bakery.” The atmosphere is delightful, and the array of baked goods is awe-inspiring. Everything from fresh bread to cakes can be found in this spot, as well as a few lunch items and beverages. If you’re looking for a place with a great aroma, great pastries, and a taste of France, Le Panier is certainly where you want to go.
The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company is one of my most recent discoveries amongst the cupcake craze in Seattle. It’s a quaint little cupcake shop with shocking flavors and great taste. This cupcake shop devotes itself to innovation and unique flavors. From classics such as red velvet and carrot to new flavors like orange macaroon and tomato soup, their flavor range is sure to satisfy any cupcake lover.
The Confectional is absolutely devoted to confessing their love for cheesecake. Their mini cheesecakes and cheesecake truffles are decadent, sinful, and just plain good. Because their main location is located in Pike Place Market, their mini cheesecakes are the perfect dessert companion for all market-goers. They’re compact, delicious, and ready to go! Peanut Butter & Chocolate is my favorite, but other flavors include Kahlua White Chocolate and Triple Berry. Which would you try?
Nielson’s is a wonderful little bakery that has been going strong since 1965. I was first introduced to this little spot by Jessie Oleson of CakeSpy, so you know it must be good. Their cases are always filled with incredible breads, danishes, and other pastries. They are known for their creative treat called The Potato, which is a puff pastry filled with a mixture of custard and whipped cream, then topped with Nielson’s marzipan and dusted with cocoa powder. Some of their treats are very unique while others are old fashioned. They are all homemade and all terribly good!
Tom Douglas is creating an empire of delicious food spots in Seattle. This empire consists of 11 restaurants, pizza spots, and one incredible bakery. Dahlia Bakery is a tiny store that serves great breakfast and lunch sandwiches and incredible pastries, cookies, and cupcakes. The hand pies and chocolate truffle cookies are simply delicious, but my absolute favorite (as well as many other customers) is the Famous Triple Coconut Cream Pie.
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