The 4 Best Bakeries in Seattle
Are you looking to buy freshly baked bread, treat yourself to something sweet, or grab a quick breakfast? If so, you should check out one of these four bakeries in Seattle, Washington.
With over 20 years of experience and captain of the 2005 Bread Bakers Guild Team USA, William Leaman’s Bakery Noveau serves up some of the best pastries in Seattle. From breakfast pastries such as a flaky croissant, to classic cookies and colorful macarons, Bakery Nouveau has the perfect indulgence for you.
If you are craving more than just sweets, lunch is offered and includes such savory delights as sandwiches, pizza and quiche. Bakery Noveau makes many of their own toppings such as sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, mushrooms and smoked meats. Yes, the bakery even does its own meat-processing and has recently started hand-crafting their own jam.
With West Seattle and Capitol Hill locations, Bakery Noveau has one of the widest and best varieties of pastries in the city.
If you’re looking for the best French pastries without ever stepping foot in Paris, then be sure to visit La Panier in Pike Place Market. Co-owner Thierry Mougin, is a French trained pastry chef from Normandie. He and his team of bakers have developed products that combine French baking techniques with local, seasonal ingredients.
Eating with the season is something La Panier strives for, and right now the spotlight is on their Christmas menu with festive treats such as buche, macarons, tarte’s and sables. The croissants, filled with apricots, raspberries or other fruits, are a sweet taste of summer, even though it is the middle of winter.
This French bakery lives up to its mission by producing dozens of tempting sweets including what many consider to be the best macaron in Seattle. La Panier is a classic, elegant bakery and café that has been a market staple since 1983.
Home to the world famous Triple Coconut Cream Pie, the Dahlia Bakery also offers artisan breads, handmade pastries, and cakes. It was opened in 2001 by Tom Douglas, a local foodie legend who helped define Northwest cuisine. Tom also co-hosts a weekly food radio show, “In the Kitchen with Tom and Thierry”.
Start the day off at Dahlia Bakery with a healthy breakfast featuring organic eggs, and finish with lunch featuring a made to order Beecher’s grilled cheese sandwich and tasty tomato soup.
Donut fans must check this place out. They are made to order and tossed in cinnamon sugar and served with vanilla mascarpone and seasonal jam. If you want to feel like a kid again, order one of the exceptional cookies like the amazing peanut butter sandwich cookie. Don’t forget to grab a loaf of bread for home.
Macrina Bakery & Cafe
Although it was named after Macrina, the 4th century Greek mystic and visionary, you don’t have to be a mythology fan to appreciate this amazing bakery. The philosophy of the bakery is to enhance both the natural products and the flavor of the various grains.
The pastry cases overflow with delicious cookies and their tasty scones, but it’s their famous layer cakes that will make you wish it was your birthday every day.
Take your out-of-town guests here for their delicious weekend brunch featuring French toast and salmon egg bialy. Perk up your afternoon with a piping hot cup of organic coffee and a delicious chocolate chip cookie.
Macrina Bakery offers the best baked goods around, and some killer biscuits. You cannot miss the decadent caramel turtle brownie. Be sure to check out the stack of day-old bread on special, a great bargain for making homemade croutons or breadcrumbs. Be sure to come early and grab a table, as the café is often bustling.
Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, familiar or new, at least one of these bakeries has something for you.
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