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A sweet French treat is now open in the Ballad neighborhood. From chocolate croissants, to sweet breads and pastries, Cafe Besalu strives to give you the best in terms of quality and taste. The friendly staff greets you with a warmth, akin to family and have you try their various sweet offerings. Scrumptious pastries and a decadent range of quiches will drive away the hunger pains and make for a quick bite to eat. Munch on these heavenly desserts and forget your worries for a short while.
As part of your visit to Pike Place Market, be sure to grab a cup of chowder from this spot, it's an obligatory Seattle stop. This multiple award-winning seafood joint is a must-visit for any lover of seafood, chowder or local Seattle flavor. Enjoy the energy of fellow market-goers bustling by as you taste different concoctions of chowder, soups and seafood. Diners here have described their eating experiences here as "emotionally moving," so be prepared for a transcendent experience. The first thing you will notice is the giant line, but don't fret, it moves rather quickly. If you want to capture the essence of Seattle in one meal, this wouldn't be a bad choice.
Featuring a charming French exterior, Bakery Nouveau is a popular bakery in West Seattle. With everything baked fresh daily, owners William and Heather Leaman have created a neighborhood hotspot. The display of macaroons, twice-baked almond croissants, creamy pastries with generous doses of caramel and cinnamon and heavenly breads are only a few of the luscious confections on offer. Don't be intimated by queues in front of the store, as the line moves swiftly, taking you ever-so-closer to your Nouveau dream. These flaky, buttery pieces of bliss will leave you wanting more each and every time.
For all the folks out there in Seattle with a sweet-tooth that doesn't seem to lull anytime soon, this dessert and bakery shop will be a welcome delight. A colorful and tasty assortment of flavorful pies and a decadent variety of ice cream will keep you on your toes. A la Mode Pies has gained recognition as one of the most popular pie restaurants in all of Seattle. The divine array or pies, at USD5 per slice may seem to be a tad bit expensive. However eating at this sweet shop will completely floor you with its authenticity and sheer genius that comes through with each bite of their peach pie, apple-ginger, sour cherry or even the Mexican chocolate mousse.
At Beecher's Seattle, the all-round theme is cheese, cheese and some more cheese. Located in the popular Pike Place Market area of Seattle, this restaurant and specialty shop is known to make the best plate of macaroni and cheese. Other delicious items include a wide variety of cheese sold in bulk, gift baskets, crackers, dipping sauces and more.
Established over two decades ago, Le Panier offers a little taste of France while being conveniently located at Pike Place Market in Seattle. The bakery follows traditional French recipes and uses fresh ingredients in order to provide an authentic French experience. All the products are baked fresh daily in order to ensure quality. Le Panier is the closest you can get to a traditional boulangerie without boarding a plane to France.
Dahlia Bakery offers a sizable selection of handmade breads, pastries and more from their Belltown location. Dahlia's quality comes primarily from its freshness, all of the pastries, breads and cakes baked on site every day. These aren't just typical loaves however, because onion rye, pain de champagne and pecan flax are just some of the innovative options on the menu. The biggest seller, however, is Dahlia's triple coconut creme pie, available by the slice and in small and large sizes. There is also a weekly selection of tasty gourmet sandwiches available for guests who want something a little more substantial. A unique assortment of baked goods and an obsessive dedication to quality make Dahlia Bakery a must stop location in the area.
A classy and elegant venue, this bistro is a favorite of many locals. It serves a healthy brunch comprising of french toasts, crepes and sandwiches, salads and ample gluten-free options. The bar has a popular happy hour menu that one can avail. Dine outdoors in the summer months in the cool patio. A few recommended dishes from the menu include Giant Caper Linguini, Tangy Pepper Seitan and Red Lentil Ravioli. It provides sharing platters too which can be enjoyed by groups. Plum Bistro is a good choice if one is looking for a peaceful meal with plenty of options to choose from.
At Geraldine's Counter, breakfast is served all day! Surprised? Craving breakfast at 4p during the day will not have you make awkward choices anymore. The culinary experts at Geraldine's Counter understands your need for a hearty breakfast at any time of the day, something that is not too heavy but leaves you satisfied at the same time. Emerald Scrambled eggs or the Bacon Arugula Sandwich will give you that coveted sense of having a great breakfast. The cute decor of this eatery exudes a pace of its own which is neither too frantic or dull. Fresh and locally-sourced ingredients will make for a wonderful meal, only at Geraldine's Counter restaurant.
Offering a delectable range of cakes, pastries and sweetmeats, Hot Cakes is a hit with locals who throng here to indulge their sweet-tooth. The most ordered item on their menu is the molten cake that come with melt-in-the-mouth chocolate. Choose from a range of delicious milkshakes to quench your thirst. Wines are also available, though you can try a 'spiked' drinking caramel as well.
The folks at Full Tilt Ice Cream craft up some flavors not normally seen in your run-of-the-mill ice cream parlor. In addition to the classics, you'll also see flavors like Mango Chili, Lemon Lavender, Ube, Thai Tea, Salted Licorice and Toasted Coconut. Try Mexican Chocolate with a Tequila Caramel Swirl, or be really adventurous and have the chocolate-covered bacon ice cream. There are also usually a few vegan options as well. Located in the gritty White Center neighborhood, Full Tilt is somewhat of a diamond in the rough, but the delicious ice cream is worth the trek. In addition to ice cream, Full Tilt serves beer and beer floats, and has a wall pinball machines and arcade games. There are other shop branches throughout the Seattle area, but the one in White Center was the original.
Piroshky Piroshky occupies a prominent shopfront in Pike Place, the line out the door the first hint of the quality products on display. Specializing in piroshky, a widespread stuffed bread item from Russia and Eastern Europe, this small shop keeps it extremely simple. Visitors can choose between sweet piroshky such as the cinnamon cardamom or savory options such as the Bavarian sausage of the beef and onion. Vegetarians have a decent amount of options too, the spinach, egg and cheese a definite favorite although the sauerkraut, cabbage and onion can't be beat for a tangy taste of the dish's homeland. Showing how to take one product and make it the best, Piroshky Piroshky can't be beat.