Baked goods at this all-day cafe near Climate Pledge Arena are homespun comfort with a dash of espresso or miso buckwheat.
2. Sesame Seed Bagel
Sea Wolf’s new Montlake bagel shop is meditatively serene, but serves carbs and schmear worthy of a celebratory yelp (the lower-case kind). Save room for a pecan roll.
3. Chocolate with Sprinkles
A joyfully pink group of vegan doughnut shops work brioche dough into fanciful flavors, but don’t neglect the classics.
Korea’s answer to the sandwich—eminently portable, often elaborate, reliably delicious—is a staple at Bopbox’s sibling deli in Fremont.
5. Pastelito de Guayaba y Queso
Ballard’s Miami-inspired coffee shop is its own sultry microclimate, complete with top-notch Cuban pastries from La Ventanita bakery.
Alas, this kosher Jewish cafe appended to a Chuck’s Hop Shop closed after our restaurant issue went to press. But you can still find Josh Grunig's Jewish deli fare at Zylberschtein's in the North End.
7. Chorizo Taco
Nixtamalizer of tortillas, champion of heirloom corn, this Pike Place Market counter makes a mean taco. A new second location in Belltown is similarly great.
8. Đăc Biêt Bánh Mì
Sure, coffee’s technically the draw, but this counter also excels at the art of the banh mi, starting with notably good baguettes.