Bakeries in Lakemont

Up to 50% Off at Kringles Bakery

Kringles Bakery

Redmond

$10 $5.50

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This traditional bakery whips up treats such as cookies, cupcakes, and sour cream kringles using generations-old recipes

$11 for Baked Goods at Borracchini’s Bakery

Borracchini’s Bakery

North Beacon Hill

$20 $11

Bakery with nearly 100 years in business has a diverse selection of pies, donuts, cakes, and cookies, as well as a full deli counter

$10 for Chocolate-Chip Cookies at Cow Chip Cookies

Cow Chip Cookies

Multiple Locations

$19.50 $10

Ghirardelli semisweet chips are planted in 13 signature drop cookies made from farm-fresh ingredients

$6 for $12 Meat Pies at The Australian Pie Company

The Australian Pie Company

Burien

$12 $6

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Pies such as Beef, bacon & cheese, and chicken & asparagus mingle with mashed potatoes in fluffy pastries sold in three sizes

Up to 32% Off Pie-Making Classes or Pie at A la Mode Pies

A la Mode Pies

Phinney Ridge

$125 $89

A seasoned baker teaches up to 10 students how to craft a seasonal pie during two-hour classes held every Tuesday

45% Off at Madi Kat Cupcakes

Madi Kat Cupcakes

Federal Way

$4 $2.20

Bakers whip up custom cupcakes and cakes from scratch each day in flavors like butterscotch, banana split, and red velvet

Up to 45% Off at Madyson's Gourmet Marshmallows

Madyson's Marshmallows

Sumner

$20 $11

Gourmet hand-crafted marshmallows stuffed with chocolate, peanut-butter, toffee, and more

50% Off at The Buttered Biscuit

The Buttered Biscuit

Sumner

$24 $12

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Diner that serves breakfast all day also dishes out dinner entrees like steak, fish and chips, smoked chicken fettuccine, and taco salads

50% Off Cupcake

Sweet Surprises: Cupcakes By Michelle

Harbour Pointe

$38 $19

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off at Silver Cup Coffee

Silver Cup Coffee

Bayside

$5 $2.50

Fair-trade, organic coffee beans are roasted and bagged the same day for optimum freshness; cafe also serves wine and beer

Up to 47% Off at Yummer's 2 the 3rd Power Cupcakes

Yummer's 2 the 3rd Power Cupcakes

Midland

$15 $9

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Flavors such as french toast with maple-buttercream frosting and candied bacon, coconut-cream, and sweet potato with marshmallow frosting

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Great Harvest specializes in baking tasty delicacies and healthy, homemade breads ($4.50–$8.50 per loaf) that are high in fiber, free of preservatives, and crafted with freshly milled flour every day. The bread selection changes each day of the week according to a monthly schedule; previous offerings include golden honey wheat and Dakota bread. Gluten-free and high-protein breads are available in a variety of flavors, including gluten-free cinnamon-chip bread. For carb connoisseurs that prefer breaded delights that are easily juggled, Great Harvest bakes scones, muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and bars.

3610 Factoria Blvd SE
Bellevue,
WA
US

The vibrant lime walls at Peaks Frozen Yogurt Bar merely hint at the intense flavors hidden beneath the folds and swirls of its frozen treats. A set of 15–18 dispensers dishes out low-fat, non-fat, and tart frozen yogurt, as well as sorbet, in a variety of rotating flavors. That flavor roster includes Hawaiian pineapple, pomegranate raspberry tart, and sweet coconut. After making their selection, patrons of the sweeteries' three locations—including the newest location, in Issaquah Commons—peruse the toppings bar for any combination of the 40 available treats, such as M&Ms, fresh fruit, and pecan chunks.

3700 Factoria Blvd
Bellevue,
WA
US

The sunset-orange hues of a neon sign reflect off mirrored walls, the cursive letters spelling out “Crossroads Cafe.” Husband and wife Dana and Cindy Nielson stand beneath, presiding over the restaurant they opened more than two decades ago.

In the rippling-hot air rising from a griddle, cooks grill bacon to top hot dogs and flip quarter-pound beef patties before coating them with housemade thousand-island dressing. Blenders full of malt milk shakes and smoothies purr. Expanses of black-and-white-checkered counters and glittering red chairs give one the pleasant feeling of stepping back into the ‘50s without ever having to see John Wayne cry.

15600 NE 8th St
Bellevue,
WA
US

A cozy boutique bakery, New York Cupcakes whips up house-made cupcakes in small batches throughout the day, topping each petite treat with signature buttercream frosting made with fresh butter from a nearby dairy farm. Like a sugary maelstrom, a rotating array of daily flavors widens the eyes of toddlers and grownups alike, tempting tongues with such varieties as East Village vanilla latte, royal red velvet, and orange dreamsicle. Orders must be placed by noon at least 24 hours in advance, and an additional charge will apply for filled, specialty, seasonal, and breakfast cupcakes.

15600 NE 8th St
Bellevue,
WA
US

Coho Cafe's two locations help their diners fight the weather—whatever that might be. In the winter, large rock fireplaces send heat bouncing off curved architecture and metal art while stomachs warm with Southwestern spices. In the summer, cool Pacific breezes fan guests on the outdoor patios while they sip cocktails and sink into cod tacos. But no matter what the temperature outside, there's an undeniable flair to the restaurant's Northwestern seafood. It's something viewers of KING 5's Evening Magazine have noticed too—they've lauded Coho for having the best New American cuisine in western Washington four times since 2008.

The cornerstone of these accolades is the kitchens' culinary restlessness. The executive chefs of both locations revamp the Fresh Sheets menu of weekly specials every two weeks to make use of seasonal ingredients and flavors. What results are bold plates such as pit-roasted salmon cooked over apple wood, and stir-fried coconut green curry with prawns and ginger-jasmine rice. Each bite pairs with a Northwestern wine as well—a fitting drink for any season.

6130 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy. SE
Issaquah,
WA
US

At the center of a big, round table sits a lazy susan bearing tiny, elegant white dishes. Each holds a mound of intriguing dried leaves that look as though they’ve been emptied from an alchemist’s vial. Over the course of the evening, everyone around the table will watch, smell, and taste as the power of those leaves is awakened through hot water and the deep knowledge shared by Roberta, Experience Tea’s owner. A certified tea specialist, she leads classes on a vast range of tea topics, exploring everything from health benefits to proper steeping techniques to the etiquette of Chinese tea ceremonies or British-tea hot tubs. Within a warmly lit storefront lined by painted brick walls and a veritable library of tea varieties, students can also learn how to create their own signature brew in blending workshops. Even customers who stop in for a pouch of loose-leaf are likely to end up indulging in a rich sensory experience as Roberta offers them a sample and shares tasting notes.

195 Front St.
Issaquah,
Washington
US