The Best Bakeries In Seattle

Photo of Sarah Lantz
22 November 2016

With bakeries scattered throughout the city, it may be difficult to choose where to go in Seattle for fresh baked bread and tasty desserts. From small Seattle neighborhood bakeries to popular downtown bread peddlers, you’ll find all sorts of delicious bakeries in the city. Here are some of our favorites.

Croissants at Le Panier | © Kelli Wong Photography/Flickr

Le Panier

No visit to the Pike Place Market is complete without a morning stop at Le Panier, where they make and sell delicious croissants, brioche, feuilletés (puff pastries filled with savory fillings), sablés, meringues, and other pastries along with tasty fresh bread. The croissants, filled with apricots, raspberries, or other fruits, are a sweet taste of summer even in the middle of winter. This place is always busy and it may be difficult to get a table to sit down.

Le Panier, 1902 Pike Pl Seattle, WA USA +1 206-441-3669

Cupcakes at Macrina Bakery | © Rachel Kramer Bussel/Flickr

Macrina Bakery

With delicious bread like the Apricot Nut with Turkish apricots, walnuts, and pecans, Macrina Bakery is another Seattle favorite. It has three locations, with the original in Belltown. Besides the perfect place to get your loaf of bread for the week’s pantry stock, the cafes also serve delicious quiche and yummy pastries like the Orange Currant Scone and Banana Ginger Muffin.

Macrina Bakery, 2408 1st Ave Seattle, WA USA +1 206-448-4032

Pastries at Le Fournil French Bakery | © rudinotyet/Flickr

Le Fournil French Bakery

Since Le Fournil opened in Eastlake Neighborhood in 1997, it has been a local favorite and serves affordable French pastries, including delectable fruit tarts, eclairs, and croissants, making it a hidden treasure for a weekend breakfast. They also serve quiche and sandwiches, which make it a very popular lunch spot. Their macarons and madeleines are tasty treats to pair with coffee.

Le Fournil French Bakery, 3230 Eastlake Ave E Seattle, WA USA +1 206-328-6523

Bakery Nouveau

Bakery Nouveau makes a wide variety of goods like chocolates, pastries, quiches, breads, pizzas, jams, and cakes. Customer favorites include the Twice-Baked Almond Croissant and the Parisian Macaroons. They hand-make over 30 different types of chocolate, hand dipped in fruits and molded caramel. Their lunch menu offers quiche, sandwiches with flaky and buttery baguettes, and pizza with fresh made dough.

Bakery Nouveau, 137 15th Ave E Seattle, WA USA +1 206-858-6957

Columbia City Bakery

Using natural starters and as little commercial yeast as possible, Columbia City Bakery is a Seattle favorite and their bread is served in many of Seattle’s restaurants. They also make tasty donuts, Danishes, and scones in dozens to bring into work, and tasty lunch sandwiches to tide many Seattleites over on a busy work day. One of their signature pastries is the Pistachio Snail, made with their Danish dough and filled with pistachio frangipane.

Columbia City Bakery, 37th Ave S Seattle, WA USA +1 206-632-5234

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