The 10 Best Sweet Treats in Seattle

Midday or late at night, these 10 desserts are the best treats in town
  • Seattle's best desserts: A La Mode Pies, Hot Cakes, Ube Cheesecake
Clockwise from top: molten chocolate cake from hot cakes; foie gras cake batter from Eden Hill; ube cheesecake from Hood Famous Bakeshop; bourbon butterscotch pie from A la Mode

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Chef’s hot chocolate
A Thierry Rautureau classic, paired with buttered brioche ($5).

Ube cheesecake
Hood Famous Bakeshop
Come for the color, stay for the rich, nuanced flavor ($21/four mini cheesecakes).

Foie gras cake batter
Eden Hill
Queen Anne
A playful, delicious idea: Who knew foie gras went so well with sprinkles ($15)?

Soft serve
Beacon Hill
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
multiple locations
Try it with caramelized pineapple ($8), plus tequila ($10.50) for the grown-ups, for a tropical treat.

S’more sundae
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
Hot Cakes
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
Capitol Hill
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.

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