Who doesn’t like dessert? Whether it’s a mouthwatering, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate anything, or a fresh burst of cool fruity flavor, dessert is often the best part of the meal. Most people don’t have room left at the end of the meal for dessert, so here’s a tip—start with dessert! Below are 9 of the best dessert restaurants around the state that will help you get started.
Craving a piece a pie along with a nice cold beer? Then Pie Bar in Seattle, Washington is the place for you. Whether you want a savory slice of chicken pot pie or the sweet and delicate taste of coconut cream pie, you can find it here. Located in the Capital Hill area of Seattle, Pie Bar is a late-night hangout that only serves pie and beer. Not 21 yet? No problem, because the lower level is just for you and you can enjoy your favorite pie and non-alcoholic beverage. Open every day, there’s a convenient walk-up windows so you can take your favorite slice of pie with you.
Founded in 2004, Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria’s style of preparing food and their menu is inspired by the wood-fired ovens and flavors of the Old Country. Using only the freshest ingredients for all their menu items, the goal of this authentic Italian eatery is to go beyond conventional traditional and conventional ideas of food and how it should taste. VPN-certified, Tutta Bella also offers authentic Italian desserts like tiramisu and Italian gelato.
Leavenworth is a Bavarian-themed town nestled in the Cascade Mountains in Washington. Each year, thousands of visitors come to see what life in an Old World-style German village would be like, and to let all their senses be awakened to the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. Designed to look like a real gingerbread house, the Gingerbread Factory, one of the many places to eat in the area, offers wraps, salads, soups, and beverages for the hungry traveler. Since their opening in 1988, a full-service espresso bar has been added, and the menu includes gluten-free options. Any of their freshly baked cookies are a good choice for a quick snack or to give a sweet finish a healthy lunch.
Located above Ray’s Boathouse on the waterfront in Seattle, Washington, Ray’s Café is a great place to sit back and relax while you enjoy dishes like smoked salmon or creamy clam chowder, and there’s a nice selection of microbrews and wines on hand to accompany whatever you choose from the menu. Live music is a special treat and you can celebration life with friends, your date, or family. Make sure to leave room for dessert when you stop by Ray’s Café, because you’ll find a similarity between the gorgeous sunsets and sweet treats like the raspberry oculus with its chocolate shell or the vibrant orange carrot cake with cardamom cream cheese frosting, five spice crème anglaise, and brandies cherries.
Known for using local and fresh ingredients, McGlinn’s Public House in Wenatchee, Washington wants to craft more than just good food. They craft relationships and dining experiences. The perfect place to bring friends or business partners, McGlinn’s will connect you with flavors and combinations that will delight your palette. With menu items like the Portabella Nirvana, Wilderness Bison, and Bavarian Pesto Sausage, you might not have room for dessert, but don’t miss out on trying one of the delicious treats on the mile-long list of choices. A popular favorite is the chocolate toffee mousse, but the salted caramel & berry s’mores is hard to pass by.
If you’re in the Pacific Northwest north of Seattle near the little town of Mukilteo, Washington, make a point to stop by Arnie’s Restaurant, even if only to experience the desserts there. The steak and seafood part of the restaurant was almost an instant success when the place opened in 1979, but has become so popular in recent years, a second location was opened in Edmonds. You’ll fall in love with the caramel walnut apple crisp, a perfectly seasoned and nutty apple dessert served warm with vanilla ice cream and a rich caramel sauce. Yes, this is heaven on a plate.
E.PU. LO understands that there’s more to food and eating than just putting food in your mouth. They didn’t become the OpenTable Choice Winner or earn the Certificate of Excellence, Best Restaurant, and Experts’ Choice Awards by accident. When you eat at this Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, you embark on a culinary journey. Celebrating the best of the European passion for food and flavor, you’ll get to choose appetizers, pizza, and entrees that will win your highest rating. There are daily specials on food and alcohol, and for dessert, Theo’s dark chocolate torte can’t be beat. Except maybe by the house-made carrot cake. Or the house-made ice cream. You get the idea.
Located right next to Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle, Jimmy’s On First is a casual but sports-friendly eating establishment that specializes in celebrating all things to do with sports. Locally owned, Jimmy’s carries on the same dedication to providing quality food and service since it opened more than 30 years ago. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, you don’t want to go without dessert when you eat here. You may think that a brownie is just a brownie, but you’ve never had one from Jimmy’s. And a Jimmy’s Irish Coffee would go perfect with that brownie sundae.
Looking for a romantic place to take your sweetheart? Try Arrowleaf Bistro located in Winthrop, Washington. With an elegance that’s sweet and simple, Arrowleaf Bistro is the perfect place to lay down the busyness of the day, take a deep breath, and let yourself relax and experience food and wine like you haven’t for a while. Using locally sourced ingredients, from starters to salads, entrees to desserts, you can count on freshness and quality. The menu changes with the seasons, but look for delicious items like cherry lemon cheesecake for a perfect ending to a perfect meal.