Four Tasty Ginger Treats

Peppery yet citrusy, fresh ginger root is calling to us from all parts of the menu.
Street’s cardamom and ginger mini donuts

Owner Jojo Corväiá’s original, gluten-free GINGER CAKE WITH BLACK PEPPER LIME GLAZE is something to savor: The warm, aromatic cake is made with 8 ounces of fresh ginger, while the house-blend Dolce Chai, black peppercorn, cardamom and lime in the glaze awaken your taste buds. $5. Capitol Hill, 1550 E Olive Way; 206.347.6093;

The star at this internationally popular dumpling house for more than 40 years (and in Seattle for two years), each JUICY PORK DUMPLING bursts with a flavorful “soup” of green onions, ginger, pork and rich broth; the dipping sauce of fresh ginger, soy sauce and vinegar adds just the right salty kick. $9.50 for 10 dumplings. Bellevue, 700 Bellevue Way NE; 425.698.1095;

Cap Hill’s new Western-themed hangout uses co-owner Rachel Marshall’s ginger beer (brewed next door) for some deliciously simple cocktails. Order the ever popular MOSCOW MULE, with vodka, ginger beer and lime, or go native and request a MONTANA MULE, made with whiskey instead. $6. Capitol Hill, 1506 E Olive Way; 206.422.4647;


Made of sugar and spice and everything nice, the addictive CARDAMOM AND GINGER MINI DONUTS from the roving Street Donuts truck are made with a warm blend of spices and infused sugars, and are tossed with the same aromatic mix for a final crunchy coating. $4/bowl (about a dozen). Roaming; visit website for locations; 206.414.7410;