We are firm believers that there is always room for dessert—no matter how big your double bacon cheeseburger, no matter how rich your beef bourguignon. If you’re as fanatic about sweet treats as we are, here are a few spots that you’ll need to check out for the best desserts in Seattle.

Bar del Corso’s Warm Polenta Cake

Nestled in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of the city, Bar del Corso specializes in Italian fare—wood-fired pizzas, salumi, and regional wines. Our favorite dessert is the warm polenta cake, topped with Northwest berries and whipped cream. Bar del Corso: 3057 Beacon Ave S.; 206-395-2069

Top Pot Doughnuts

Lucky for you, doughnuts are both dessert and breakfast items. We won’t judge you if you have them for lunch and dinner, as well. Try Top Pot’s rich, handmade maple bars and apple fritters. They’re melt-in-your-mouth-delicious, and best enjoyed with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Top Pot Doughnuts: 2124 5th Ave; 206-728-1966

Hello Robin’s Cookies

Head baker Robin Wehl Martin won Seattle’s whoopie pie bake-off two years running and Seattle Magazine’s 2017 Readers’ Choice awards for “Best Cookies” in the city. Best treat? Orange habanero chocolate chip—if you can handle the heat. Hello Robin: 522 19th Ave. E.; 206-735-7970

Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream

Molly Moon’s business practices are just about as sweet as her ice cream. The popular ice cream purveyor promises free healthcare, paid family leave, sick leave and living wages to all of her employees. The love she put into her people definitely shows up in her product. Try a scoop of honey lavender or Stumptown coffee on your next visit to its flagship shop in Wallingford. Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream: ½ 1622 N 45th St; 206-547-5105


Made to order doughnuts accompanied with seasonal jam and vanilla mascarpone or chocolate olive oil cake with black sesame ice cream? Come hungry so you don’t have to choose. Lola: 2000 4th Ave; (206) 441-1430