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What are the must-have desserts in the Seattle area?

BennyShoga Aug 7, 2012 03:47 PM

Yes, we're skipping supper so that the stomach has room for sweets. What would you recommend as the must-have desserts in the Seattle area? I want my "just desserts"!

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    PAO Aug 7, 2012 03:54 PM

    The El Diablo at Tango. The lemon sour cream pie at B&O. Some rave about Tom Douglas' triple coconut cream pie.

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      akq Aug 7, 2012 06:12 PM

      TD's coconut cream pie is good, but the one at Seastar is better, imo.

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      Jeri L Aug 7, 2012 03:57 PM

      El Diablo at Tango, the Lunar Orbiter at Sky City @ the Space Needle (for its historic and novelty value only),Bananas Dulce at Cactus.

      1. mrbigshotno.1 Aug 7, 2012 04:17 PM

        Maybe not a dessert, but the frosted cake donuts at Top Pot are the best on the planet!


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          Jeffo405 Aug 7, 2012 05:37 PM

          The fresh, hot beignets with salted caramel and Macallan 12 butterscotch at RN74 get my vote. As does the butterscotch budino at the Pink Door.

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            akq Aug 7, 2012 06:11 PM

            LOVE those beignets.

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              Booklegger451 Aug 8, 2012 05:01 PM

              The what, at the where-now? Excuse me, but I need to go find my car keys. That sounds incredible.

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              akq Aug 7, 2012 06:14 PM

              Being an ice cream fan, my #1 would be a ferry ride over to Bainbridge for ice cream at Mora. YUM.

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                christy319 Aug 8, 2012 02:07 PM

                The dessert thali at Poppy. I am not a sweets person and rarely order dessert, but I always get it at Poppy.

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                  cburnsi Aug 8, 2012 05:17 PM

                  I second the vote for Mora and I love the boozy shakes at Hot Cakes on Ballard Ave.

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                    BennyShoga Aug 10, 2012 06:47 AM

                    Thanks for the suggestions so far. But no fruit pies other than lemon? Rich or gooey chocolate desserts?

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                      PAO Aug 10, 2012 09:48 AM

                      El Diablo is a rich somewhat gooey chocolate dessert. Very intense. There is a pie place called ala Mode near the zoo. http://alamodeseattle.com/ I'd rather make my own quite frankly, but given the number of people who don't bake pies, it's a nice alternative. Simply Desserts in Fremont has a serviceable berry pie. Fran's chocolates are superb.

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                        knowspicker Aug 10, 2012 10:21 AM

                        Moelleux au Chocolate at Ponti Seafood grill is one fo my favorite rich and gooey chocolate desserts. They also have a trio of custards which really good.

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                          PAO Aug 10, 2012 10:45 AM

                          Here is the El Diablo. http://www.seattlemet.com/eat-and-dri...

                          We ALWAYS share an order when we go to Tango.

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                            BennyShoga Aug 10, 2012 11:10 AM

                            Thanks, PAO. Actually, I've had the El Diablo...was just looking for other chocolate treats. I appreciate all of your suggestions!

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                          bighound Aug 14, 2012 11:08 AM

                          try shoo fly pie company or sugar rush baking company both in west seattle

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                          Lauren Aug 13, 2012 09:38 AM

                          My favs are at Boat Street; the bread pudding and the pot de creme.

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                            equinoise Aug 14, 2012 02:54 PM

                            Strong seconds for the beignets from RN74 and the dessert thali from Poppy. The pastry chef at Canlis was the only SEA candidate for Food & Wines's top new pastry chef title, so I assume Canlis can turn out something formidable. Probably Joule or Revel will have something seasonal and good as one of the principals there has deep training. Also, not in a restaurant, but the triple chocolate cupcake from Trophy is serious.

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