Despite being clear across the globe, Europe’s influence on the bakeries of Seattle cannot be denied. The twice-baked almond croissants at Bakery Nouveau, the Russian sweet and savory “piroshkies” (handheld pies) at Piroshky, and the traditional English tea and crumpets at The Crumpet Shop all feed the city’s appetite for foreign fare. But that doesn’t mean all of its sweets skew traditional—try Frost Doughtnuts’ sweet and smoky maple bacon bar or a chocolate graham cracker cupcake at Trophy for proof.Read More
From Our Editors
In Focus: Irwin’s Neighborhood Bakery and Cafe
- Locations: two—Wallingford and Eastlake
- Claim to fame: marionberry pie and pizza made from scratch
- Other specialties: homemade pastries, quiches, and deli-style sandwiches
- What makes the food special: ingredients such as free-range eggs, hormone-free Sunshine Dairy products, Stumptown coffee, and local flour
- When to go: Stop by on the third Tuesday of the month, when 20% of the proceeds are donated to the charity of an employee’s choice.