Don’t Skip the Dessert Menus at These Seattle Spots

Cedars in the University District offers a variety of Indian desserts. Photo source.

Got a sweet tooth? Here’s where to satisfy it in Seattle.

Americana | 219 Broadway E | 206-328-4604

A comforting meal isn’t complete without a decadent dessert. Finish your Capitol Hill dinner with any of Americana’s housemade sweets. Of course, don’t expect the choice to be easy with offerings such as rotating milkshake specials (recent stars include pumpkin, candied pecan, and sweet potato and marshmallow), the Americana Ding Dong (with white chocolate mousse, a chocolate glaze, and coconut tuile), donut a la mode (with vanilla ice cream, caramel and chocolate sauces, icing, and pecans), and apple cardamom crisp (served with an oatmeal crumble and vanilla ice cream). For those with an especially strong sweet tooth, pair your dessert with an after-dinner drink made with limoncello, fig-infused bourbon, hazelnut rum, or Vivace coffee liqueur.

Cedars | Multiple locations

Any of the sweets at Cedars in the University District would make the perfect grand finale to your favorite curry or other Indian plate. Go beyond the average dessert menu culprits and try the Kheer (traditional Indian rice pudding with cardamom and nuts), Kulfi (Indian ice cream made from condensed milk, cream, cardamom, and almonds), housemade coconut-almond or mango-pistachio ice cream, New York Cheesecake served with fresh mango sauce, Rasmalai (fresh paneer served in sweet almond and cardamom sauce), Middle Eastern marble nut Halvah (made with sesame, Swiss chocolate, roasted nuts, and honey), or must-try housemade Baklava. You’ll also find the final two items on the dessert menu at the Capitol Hill location.

Cure | 1641 Nagle Pl | 206-568-5475

Fine meats, cheeses, and complements are best when chased with a stiff drink and a handmade dessert -- specifically, Cure’s rustic and warm apple strudel. Alternatively, go for the kitchen’s own vanilla bean ice cream (or order a scoop on the side of your strudel). Enjoy with your favorite sparkling or dessert wine and voila!

Local 360 | 2234 1st Ave | 206-441-9360

Get your sustainably minded, locally inspired, from-scratch bites right in Belltown! Brace yourself for Local 360’s doozy of a dessert list. Drool over Northwest berry crisp with Olympic Mountain vanilla ice cream, PB&J bon bons with a milk shooter, housemade ricotta cheesecake with roasted seasonal fruit, a chocolate pot de creme, slice of Holmquist hazelnut cake, chocolate meringue, Washington apple fritters (served with vanilla ice cream and bacon brittle), spiced wildflower honey panna cotta, Olympic Mountain ice cream or sorbet (served with a snickerdoodle), and Flying Bird Chokola (organic spicy hot cacao served with a cookie) or Cacao Especial (organic classic hot cacao served with a cookie).

Teddy's Bigger Burgers | 17705 140th Ave NE, Woodinville | 425-408-1604

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers can hook you up with your favorite milkshake pairing to wash down your patty. Order any of these hand-scooped shake flavors (you can also add malt!): Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, pineapple, root beer, Nutella, cookies and cream, mint chocolate chip, or dreamsicle.

Virginia Inn | 1937 1st Ave | 206-728-1937

Just steps outside of Pike Place Market, treat yourself to some Chocolate Decadence (you’ll have to visit Virginia Inn for yourself to find out what this dessert entails). You can also nibble on carrot cake, tiramisu, and more, plus enjoy your sweet treat with a specialty cocktail or dessert wine. Cheers!

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