Sweet Spots: Seattle

Is it just me or does Seattle know how to do two desserts really well- macarons and ice cream. It does help that these are my two favorite desserts, so…maybe I’m just bias. Regardless, here are my top dessert spots (in no particular order) in Seattle! And speaking of…

Molly Moon’s Ice Cream

Multiple locations

There’s nothing quite like simple & sweet. This popular ice cream shop is locally made and known for their fresh and fun flavors. A fan favorite is lavender.

Trophy Cupcakes

Multiple locations

I honestly didn’t think I was a cupcake fan, until I found Trophy! Maybe it’s how they fill the center of the cake with rich flavors, or maybe it is how they seem to put just a little more frosting on top. Whatever it is, this sweet spot not only has decadent cupcakes, but also incredible macarons.

The Moo Bar


This is not a drill! This place got creative and somehow smushed my two favorite things into one- ice cream & macarons. Aside from this dynamic duo, The Moo Bar is also known for their teas and puffy waffle cones.

Macaron and ice cream from The Moo Bar.

The Confectional

Pike Place Market/ Armory at Seattle Center

The only thing you really need to know is they have truffles and mini cheesecakes! The perfect little treat while walking around the market or the Seattle Center.

Mini cheesecake from Pike Place Market

Shug’s Soda Fountain

Pike Place & T-Mobile Park

Just a quick walk from Pike Place,  Shugg’s is going to give you “all the feels” with their soda fountain style and ice cream offerings. You can choose ice cream in the form of shakes, floats, sundaes, and boozy floats/shakes.

Le Panier

Pike Place Market

I’ve been to France and these are the closest thing to true French pastries. If there isn’t a line out the door, this Pike Place bakery might blend in with the hustle and bustle. Located near Beecher’s Cheese, this sweet spot is a must.

Macarons at a French bakery in Seattle, WA.

Pie Bar

Capitol Hill

Don’t worry pie lovers! There is something for you too. This…well, pie bar is a quaint little spot almost hidden amongst the older buildings in Capitol Hill. You can not only eat pie, but drink pie-inspired cocktails too! You can get something to go, or dine in. However, seating is very limited.

Apple pie from Pie Bar

Lady Yum

Amazonia & SeaTac airport

Macarons & Mischief- that’s their motto. Add a little bubbly and you have a trifecta. Lady Yum is well known for their unique flavors and eclectic décor. They have monthly flavors, but shindig and salted caramel are among their best original flavors.

Macarons and champagne

Full Tilt Ice Cream

Multiple locations

Speaking of quirky and fun, Full Tilt is another local Seattle ice cream shop that lives for bright and bold. For example, the below photo is marshmallow and Sour Patch Watermelon flavors. (They also offer vegan flavors!) To add to their atmosphere, the parlor includes neon walls and an arcade.

Ice cream from Full Tilt

Bakery Nouveu

West Seattle, Burien, Capitol Hill

Talk about sensational! This bakery will play to your senses with it’s tantalizing smells, and ornate confectioneries. Nouveau offers everything from sweet pastries and chocolate to pizza and bread.

Bluebird Ice Cream


Simple, sweet, and to the point. This old-school styled soda fountain offers a variety of classic (and vegan) flavors that’ll bring you back to the good ole days. However, if you want to mix it up a bit, they also offer boozy milkshakes.

Old fashion ice cream

Cupcake Royale

Multiple locations

Another cupcake place that grabbed my attention! According to their site, they were the first cupcake bakery to open in Seattle, and have since focused on fresh, natural, and local ingredients. Aside from their scrumptious cupcakes, they also serve ice cream.

Cupcakes from Cupcake Royale

Did I forget one? Let me know in the comments!

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