Treat your taste buds
If your motto is “Eat dessert first,” it’s easy to fulfill your mission in Seattle, where sweet tooths find plenty of satiation. For donut lovers, Top Pot is the place to go. With more than a dozen locations in the area, they delight with 40-some types of hand-forged donuts—glazed old fashioned, blueberry cake and maple bars among them. For vanilla custard donuts done to perfection, visit General Porpoise on Capitol Hill. Shug’s Soda Fountain became an instant classic when it opened last year in Pike Place Market, thanks to its photo-ready floats in a charming spot. Nearby, add soft-serve vanilla to one of the concoctions at Rachel’s Ginger Beer for a refreshing treat. For cookie fans, it really doesn’t get any better than the soft, straight-from-the-oven cookies from Hello Robin—Salted Butterscotch is particularly decadent. For a grownup Oreo, Crumble & Flake makes the Cheweo, with rotating filling flavors.