Whether you’re a traditionalist looking for a chocolate chip cookie fix, or into sampling the latest sweet tooth trend, this list has something for any foodie looking to try some of the Eastside’s best treats. Without further adieu, we present seven fun foodie treats you can find on Seattle’s Eastside.
The Cookie from Metropolitan Market
Appropriately named “The Cookie,” this giant chocolate chip cookie from gourmet grocer Metropolitan Market is not only loaded with chocolate and walnuts, it’s served warm and fresh off a hot plate. Every .Single. Time. You may want a napkin (or three) while enjoying this ooey gooey goodness.
You can find a Metropolitan Market near you in Sammamish, Kirkland, and Mercer Island.
Gourmet Ice Cream from Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
The gourmet ice cream at Molly Moon’s is some of the finest you’ll try – ingredients are sourced locally from the beautiful Pacific Northwest as shown in their seasonal flavor selections, and their small batches are made on the daily. We’ve never met a Molly Moon’s flavor we didn’t like, and with flavors like honey lavender and cold brew coffee, cookie dough and melted chocolate, there’s something for everyone. Our favorite combo is pretty much anything with their hardshell chocolate on top.
Molly Moon’s has two Eastside locations: Redmond and Bellevue.
Baked Goods from The North Bend Bakery
The perfect compliment to any hike located down the I-90 East corridor, The North Bend Bakery serves up fresh baked cookies, doughnuts, pies and more, just like Granny used to make. They’re situated right in the shadow of big Mt. Si in Downtown North Bend, and are a must visit during a day-trip to the greater Snoqualmie Valley or Pass.
Bubble Waffles from Happy Lemon
If understated sweets are more your style, the bubble waffles from Happy Lemon are sure to make YOU happy. Bubble waffles are an egg based waffle with an almost custardy taste. Lightly crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, they make a perfect breakfast or anytime treat. Happy Lemon offers vanilla or chocolate flavors, or a swirl of the two.
Happy Lemon has Eastside locations in both Issaquah and Bellevue.
Cookie Dough Cups from Sugar & Spoon
Every cookie dough lover’s dream – Sugar & Spoon scoops up a variety of edible (no raw egg) cookie dough, with optional add-ons like ice cream, chocolate chips, cookie chunks and more. It is soooo darn good, and sooo sweet. We recommend sharing with a friend.
Since Sugar and Spoon operate out of a food truck, you’ll find them popping up all over the Eastside! Check out their website for upcoming locations and times.
Almond Croissant from Belle Pastry
A twist on the classis croissant breakfast pastry, the almond croissant is filled with a sweet almond paste, and topped with toasted almonds and powdered sugar, making for a delicious sweet treat. The best one we’ve tried can be found at Belle Pastry, located in Bellevue’s charming downtown Old Main St. district.
An Old Fashioned Float from Triple XXX Rootbeer
Like something out of a feel good movie from the fifties, the giant rootbeer floats at downtown Issaquah’s historic Triple XXX Rootbeer are a must try at least once. We recommend spending a warm summer night on their patio sipping one of these special treats.
Check out Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In’s hours, menu and more at http://triplexrootbeer.com.
Looking for more ways to satiate your sweet tooth? Check out our favorite Eastside Doughnut Shops next!