Let’s get into the fall spirit with a seasonal treat!
Happy first day of fall, Seattle! We here at Secret Seattle love summertime in Washington State, but there’s so much to look forward to about fall in Seattle. In addition to the colorful leaves, fall festivals, and crisp weather, there’s a near-endless parade of fall-flavored treats that we can’t wait to get our hands on. Many cafes, bakeries, restaurants, and breweries in Seattle debut limited-time fall menu items in September, October, and November.
Now that we’ve officially entered autumn, we rounded up the best fall treats in Seattle that we’ve seen being offered so far. We will be continuously updating this list whenever we see a notable fall menu item announced. If you see one that you like, make sure to go try it before it’s rotated out! We can’t always say for sure how long these seasonal treats will remain on the menu.
Here are our picks for the yummiest fall treats in Seattle this year:
1. Pumpkin croissants at The Flora Bakehouse
These seasonal croissants feature sugar pie pumpkins topped with toasted pepitas and crunchy almonds. They’re available daily at The Flora Bakehouse in Beacon Hill.
2. Fall drinks at Bake Shop
Bake Shop just rolled out their cozy fall drink menu! The limited-time drinks are Hazelnut Maple Latte, Gourd Girl Latte (their version of the pumpkin spice latte), and Chai Cider.
3. A Monster Mash Sundae at Milk Drunk
If you thought ice cream season was over, think again! Milk Drunk has us coming back for more with their fall treats. Their Monster Mash Sundae—which has layers of Matcha soft serve, Ube pudding, Oreo bits, plus whipped cream and cherry syrup—is available only on Sundays this October. You can also try their seasonal soft serve flavors: Pumpkin Mascarpone and Pomegranate Serrano (vegan).
4. Pumpkin clove ice cream at Molly Moon
Seriously, we have to get our fill of ice cream before the weather turns too cold! Molly Moon is now offering pumpkin clove ice cream, which you can enjoy on its own or as a sundae or a shake topped with hot fudge. You can even try it in the form of their seasonal chocolate and pumpkin clove ice cream cake.
5. October vegan ice cream flavors at Frankie & Jo’s
If you need your ice cream treat to be dairy-free, Frankie & Jo’s just announced their limited-edition October flavors: Eclipse (toasted coconut-oat and vanilla bean combined with dark chocolate), All the Trees (bay leaf ice cream with swirls of apple jam and apple cider plus pecan shortbread cookies), and Seattle Fog (earl grey tea, orange zest, and sea salt). And they’re all vegan!
6. Pumpkin Cheesecake Latte at Coffeeholic House
Craving a pumpkin spice latte? Skip the Starbucks line and treat yourself to this decadent drink at Coffeeholic House. They just teased the return of their Pumpkin Cheesecake Latte for a limited time between October 6 and October 29. We’re addicted to the pumpkin cheesecake foam and graham cracker crumble! You can find this Vietnamese coffee shop in Greenwood, Columbia City, and Bellevue.
7. Fall donuts at The Flour Box
Despite its infamously long lines, we love The Flour Box in Hillman City. Their current seasonal donut flavors (now through October 8) include Pumpkin Cheesecake and Salted Beer Caramel.
8. Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte & vegan donuts at Dough Joy
If you prefer your donuts to be made without eggs, dairy, tree nuts, or peanuts, you should check out Dough Joy. They add new flavors to their regular menu on a weekly basis; for the week of October 4 to 9, the new donuts are Cinnamon Chocolate Cheesecake and Chocolate Cherry Filled. They also have a decadent Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte for fall!
9. Pumpkin Cheesecake Croissant at Temple Pastries
Head over to Temple Pastries in the Central District to get your hands on this beloved fall pastry: a croissant filled with pumpkin cheesecake and topped with a cinnamon almond pepita streusel. It is available every day through Thanksgiving.
10. Fall drinks at Broadcast Coffee
Ease into those chilly fall mornings with a seasonal coffee drink from Broadcast Coffee. Choose between the autumn-spiced Sweater Weather, Canadian Tuxedo with smoky maple syrup, and the spicy Honey Badger with Thai chili-infused hot honey.
11. Fall baked goods at Macrina Bakery
Stop by one of Macrina Bakery’s Seattle locations for their fall treats which include vegan pumpkin scones, ganache spiderweb cupcakes, and a maple buttercream spice cake.
12. Cemetery Chocolate Pie at Dreamland
Dreamland in Fremont (currently known as Screamland!) has rolled out the most over-the-top Halloween decor that you simply have to go and see. While you’re there, be sure to enjoy a cocktail and their new Cemetery Chocolate Pie dessert.
13. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies at Hello Robin
Hello Robin just dropped their seasonal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie! Get it at their Capitol Hill or University Village locations.
Check back soon for more, as we’ll be adding to this list as fall goes on!