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Seattle Snacks We Loved This Year

The portable, hyper-palatable heroes of our newest bakeries and cafes.

By Allecia Vermillion December 13, 2022 Published in the Winter 2022 issue of Seattle Met


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1. Cookies

Bake Shop 

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 

Dough Joy 

A joyfully pink group of vegan doughnut shops work brioche dough into fanciful flavors, but don’t neglect the classics.

Dough Joy puts forward flavors like everything bagel, caramel, vanilla Biscoff, strawberry milkshake, and french toast.

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4. Kimbop

Made in House 

Korea’s answer to the sandwich—eminently portable, often elaborate, reliably delicious—is a staple at Bopbox’s sibling deli in Fremont. 

Made in House deli mixes grab-and-go heroes with comforting sit-down dishes.

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5. Pastelito de Guayaba y Queso

Papá Changó 

Ballard’s Miami-inspired coffee shop is its own sultry microclimate, complete with top-notch Cuban pastries from La Ventanita bakery. 

6. Bialy


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 

Voi Cà Phê 

Sure, coffee’s technically the draw, but this counter also excels at the art of the banh mi, starting with notably good baguettes. 

Banh mi meets fun coffee.

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