Chef’s hot chocolate
A Thierry Rautureau classic, paired with buttered brioche ($5).
Hood Famous Bakeshop
Come for the color, stay for the rich, nuanced flavor ($21/four mini cheesecakes).
Foie gras cake batter
A playful, delicious idea: Who knew foie gras went so well with sprinkles ($15)?
Whatever the seasonal flavor, get the swirl ($7)—also available from a takeout window ($5).
S’more choco tacos
A sophisticated take on an ice cream truck staple, with peanut butter ice cream and edible flowers ($9).
Rachel’s Ginger Beer
Try it with caramelized pineapple ($8), plus tequila ($10.50) for the grown-ups, for a tropical treat.
Shug’s Soda Fountain and Ice Cream
Pike Place Market
Marshmallows flamed to order make this campfire sundae something special ($9).
Bourbon butterscotch pie
A la Mode
West Seattle and Phinney Ridge
Decadent butterscotch custard in the flakiest pie crust ($6.25/slice).
Molten chocolate cake
Capitol Hill and Ballard
Ten years in, we’re still crazy for this warm, gooey cake in a jar ($11).
Cherry hand pie
The Wandering Goose
Known predominantly for tender biscuits and towering cakes, this cute café also sells the city’s best hand pie ($5.25)—usually filled with sour cherries.