Kid-Friendly Spots to Get a Sweets Fix on the Eastside

The Chocolate Bourbon Mousse Cake at Lot No. 3. Photo source.

The Chocolate Bourbon Mousse Cake at Lot No. 3. Photo source.

As kiddos get back to school, the chances to enjoy time together as a family will get fewer and farther between until the holidays are here. Take them out for a sweets fix on the Eastside, and visit one of these great kid-friendly spots!



India Gate | 3080 148th Ave SE, Suite 102, Bellevue | 425-747-1075

Beyond the flavorful entrée dishes that offer a taste of the authentic food of India, the menu at India Gate has a special section for after-dinner treats! Save room after your meal to counteract the spices from your tandoori with the sweetness of traditional Indian desserts. Gulab Jamun is a fried milk dumpling soaked in a sweet natural syrup, while Kheer, a South Asian dessert, is a tasty rice pudding. Looking for something more familiar? India Gate is proud to offer their own homemade ice cream (called Kulfi) in its traditional flavor as well as Rose Coconut Almond, and Ras Malai (basically cheesecake without the crust).


Lot No. 3 | 460 106th Ave NE, Bellevue | 425-440-0025

Specializing in comfort food, cocktails and beer, Lot No. 3 is an eatery for parents to love. After chowing down on delights such as Fried Chicken & Fries or a Turkey Sandwich (while Mom and Dad savor an Albacore Poke Bowl or Chile Braised Beef Tacos), the whole family can share desserty dishes including a Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie, Housemade Cinnamon Roll, Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake, and more. Don’t forget an order of Lot No. 3’s housemade Salted Pretzel Caramels to-go!


Teddy’s Bigger Burgers | 24032 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell | 425-485-8111

Sometimes a burger and a shake just hit the spot for filling hungry bellies and getting that sweets fix! Teddy’s Bigger Burgers in Bothell has hand scooped, extra thick shakes to eat with a spoon! From kids sizes on up to a large 32-ounce dessert for Mom and Dad, choose your flavor of choice from vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, root beer, dreamsicle, pineapple and cookies & cream. They also do a special Shake of the Month flavor to switch things up!


Wilde Rover | 111 Central Way, Kirkland | 425-822-8940

After a day on the water, the Kirkland waterfront offers several fantastic spots to grab a bite of something sweet. From gelato to cupcakes, there are tasty treats to nibble, but if you want to make a special memory, head to Wilde Rover for one of this Irish pub and restaurant’s acclaimed desserts. The Ginger Peach Cobbler and Lemon & Blueberry pastry are delicious fruity sweets, while the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookie satisfies your chocolate craving with baked-to-order deliciousness as it’s served hot in a cast iron skillet with Olympic Mountain ice cream and Jameson caramel sauce. Keep the kids busy with those treats while you sink your fork into the boozy amazingness that is the Chocolate Whiskey Cake.  


Wildflour Gluten-Free Baking Co. | 13600 NE 20th Street, Suite B, Bellevue | 425-765-6115

From muffins and cakelets, to bars, cookies, and cupcakes, Wildflour offers a sumptuous experience of desserts from their Bellevue bakery, and… It’s all gluten-free! Highlights from their menu, which currently continues through October 1st, include a rich Marbled Nutella Pound Cake, Raspberry Streusel Bar, Molasses Ginger Cookies, and the Kona Coffee Mocha Cupcake.