One of my all-time favorite treats is a phosphate soda, and one of the best ones you can get is Shug's Soda Fountain & Ice Cream in Seattle. All of their syrups and toppings are house-made, and they have everything from ice cream cocktails to organic coffee. You can find something there no matter what mood you're in.
In the mood for some tasty Korean desserts? If so, you ought to check out Snowy Village if you haven't already. You'll find all kinds of milk-made snow, and you can get all the Traditional Bingsoo, specialty teas and French Taiyaki to your heart's content.
Everyone has been raving about the mango Bingsoo, which is an incredible towering treat! The chocolate version is also quite impressive, complete with candy rocks, and be sure to try the traditional Injeolmi flavor, which is sticky rice with a nutty flavor.
Seattle Fudge is on my brain not because I've got a craving for fudge, but for cotton candy! Most people who love Seattle Fudge know about their fresh-spun cotton candy, which is delightful. You can get it in classic pink vanilla or my favorite, blue raspberry. But if you do really crave fudge, it's definitely the shop to stop at!
Sometimes you just need fresh donuts, and one of the best places to get them in Seattle is General Porpoise. They have fresh ingredients as well as seasonal fillings that make each donut not only tasty and delightful, but a celebration of the season itself. Favorites like lemon curd and vanilla custard are always staples at General Porpoise but you can also get unique, yummy flavors like date shake and rose cream. They are incredibly decadent and delicious.
It's funny: I always decide to start eating "clean" again on a day when I'm so stressed all I want are gummy bears and caramel! Do you have the same issue? I think treats are fine as long as they're every once in a while, though, and if you get them at Sweet Mickey's you're definitely getting real treats.
How does some homemade ice cream sound today? Tis the season for ice cream fever and nobody does it better than Molly Moon's. First of all, everything is homemade, and you know you can taste the difference. But there are also some incredible flavors. In addition to traditional strawberry and sweet cream (trust us, it's better than vanilla), they've got honey lavender, thin mint, Earl Grey, cookie dough, salted caramel... they even have a "yeti" flavor made with granola and pieces of chocolate!
Who fancies a Cheshire Cat, Banshee or Delicate [Expletive] Flower with me? These are all types of teas and tea lattes you can get at Burial Grounds Coffee, where you can relax in a welcoming environment, relax with your favorite drink...
One of the things that's most beloved about Valentine's Day is that it's the time of year when everyone seems to go after something sweet. The more I learn about sugar and try to stay away from it, the more special these treats become, so I want them to come from a really good place! The Confectional at Pike Place Market is one such place and I really love that you can get a smaller dessert there to avoid overdoing it, too.
Remember when you used to have to wait for someone's birthday to have a cupcake? These days if you get a craving you're almost always in luck with a cupcakery around the corner! In Portland, one of the best places to satisfy your craving is Saint Cupcake, where you can find all of your classic favorite flavors as well as some more exotic delights, too. They also have basic cupcakes versus those that are all decked out: "Dots," for $1.75, or "Full" cupcakes for $3.50. That makes it easy to indulge your way at your price.
Doesn't it drive you crazy when you get a craving for something sweet and it just won't go away? Usually mine will fade after a while but sometimes you just really want that cupcake or ice cream. In the case of Amandine Bakeshop, if you're visiting, I bet you've got macarons on your mind! The shop is famous for their delectable macarons, and they have just about every flavor you could want, from brownie to pistachio, buckwheat and honey to juniper lemon... yep, I'm craving one right now!