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The Sweeter Side of SEA

May 27, 2022

By Dianne Ciceron 

There’s no sugar coating the fact that travel can be stressful. So let us ease those rocky roads with some sweet stops at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Trust us ... these treats are way better than “plane” chocolate!  

Before Security  

Alki Bakery 
Starbucks 
Sourced Market  

Located near Ticketing and Baggage Claim 
Start your day with a coffee and some sweet pastries — something soft and fluffy like Starbucks cake pops, Sourced Market’s chewy taffy, a blueberry muffin, or chocolate chip cookies from Alki Bakery. Options abound from all three of these stores before heading through security. Just remember to remove the evidence from your lips if you’re waiting to meet and greet friends and family! 

A Concourse 

Capitol Hill Food Hall  
Gate A5  
Stay cool, calm, and collected with Snoqualmie’s handmade ice cream. The King County-based company has savory and sweet flavors based on Seattle taste profiles. You'll never guess that olive oil ice cream could be so delicious. Don’t miss salted, malted, chocolate chip cookie dough and many other seasonal flavors. And even Ellenos Greek Yogurt for another creamy and cool option 

Lady Yum Macarons 
Gate A1 
What goes together better than macarons and mischief? Sign us up for Seattle’s own Lady Yum! Their tasty macarons (which also happen to be gluten-free!) have unique flavors such as Unicorn or Honey Lavender. They’re so hard to describe that you should just stop by and try them yourself! Don’t go home wondering “what does unicorn taste like?”

Floret by Café Flora 
Gate A1
For our vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free passengers, Floret is the place to be with their handmade pastries from their own local bakery, the Flora Bakehouse. Grab some brownies, apple spice muffins, and chocolate hazelnut coffee cake that you just can’t make at home. 

 

Ice cream with gooey chocolate sauce
"Ice Cream" by photogmateo is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

B Concourse 

McDonald’s 
Gate B1 
Find the familiar and quick yums everyone loves like a warm apple pie, a hot fudge sundae — or the all-time favorite — a creamy vanilla cone! 

QDOBA 
Gate B1 
Cut the space of your hearty burrito by following it with some brownies and cookies!  

LouLou Market and Bar 
Gate B3 
Say “oui oui” to sweets with some French-inspired cuisine at LouLou Market and Bar. Go light and fruity with their Strawberry and Mascarpone Crepe or indulge in the all-time favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread, in a Nutella Crepe. (They even have savory crepes if that’s more your vibe!) 

C Concourse 

Café Vita 
Gate C2 
Pastries are life. Delivered from family-owned Anjou Bakery where they make flavorful bakery items with the best available ingredients. Try the Chocolatine, which has dark chocolate in the middle of a butter croissant, and is the perfect pair with a hot cup of Vita coffee.  

Subway 
Gate C2 
Subway isn’t famous for their great collection of cookies — from classic chocolate chip cookies to raspberry cheesecake. But maybe they should be.  

LeGrand Comptoir  
Gate C10 
Which dessert pairs best with wine? For our money, it’s the Grand Marnier with strawberries and vanilla mascarpone cream that goes with white, red, rose, and anything in between! 

Hachi-ko 
Gate C9 
Craving bubble tea before boarding your flight? Hachi-ko serves Thai Tea and Taro bubble tea; add some boba or jelly to build the drink of your dreams. 

Dish d’lish 
Gate C11 
No time to tame your sweet tooth? All the sweet pastries and bakery items are wrapped and ready to take on the plane with you. Indulge and make your seatmates jealous as they crunch on their free snacks.  

Seattle Chocolate 
Gate C2 
You’ll be full of regret if you miss Seattle Chocolates at SEA Airport. These locally produced and themed chocolates look as good as they taste with unique and colorful illustrations on the labels and big flavors like Camper’s Smores, Honey almond coconut, chocolate wafer cone truffle bar, and so many more. 

Pile of cookies with white icing and colorful sprinkles
"Cookie Close Up" by Lori L. Stalteri is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Central Terminal

Dilettante Mocha Café 
Travel like royalty with chocolate recipes from the Master Pastry Chef to the last great Emperor of the Hapsburg dynasty. We know traveling can be truffling but ease the trip with unforgettable flavor and texture of the signature Ephemere truffles that melt in your mouth. Or branch out with hand-dipped truffles, caramels, toffee pieces, sweet cakes, and cupcakes. Or the deep and decadent hot chocolate crafted from the finest chocolate.   

Lucky Louie Fish Shack 
No fishing hooks or bait are needed to catch these fish! This top spot serves sweet waffle fish filled with cheesecake and dipped in your choice of chocolate fudge, salted caramel, Northwest berry, or warm maple bacon.  You might have to come back again to try every flavor! 

Trail Head BBQ 
Don’t be so preoccupied that you miss this caramel apple pie, apple fritter, or New York cheesecake. 

D Concourse

Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max 
Gate D6  
The inside scoop is that Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max sells Laina’s Handcrafted Ice cream and sorbet options featuring flavors like Lilikoi, Ube*, pineapple whip, and toasted coconut*  
(* these items are not only dreamy, but dairy-free and vegan!) 

N Concourse

Natalie’s Candy Jar 
Marketplace at N 
Feed your inner child with self-serve candy with over 400 nostalgic candy selections. They have all the sweets you need from chocolate to sour candies, gummies, and jellies. 

Caffé D’arté 
Gate N13 
This roaster was founded in Seattle and features quality pastries from other local brands Alki Bakery and Macrina Bakery! (P.S. Caffé D’arté is also at Gate A10!) 

SEA Roast Coffee House 
Gate N8 
Serving Caribou Coffee with chocolate croissants, scones, and many more options for a balanced breakfast. 

Tundra Taqueria 
Marketplace at N 
They don’t just sell great tacos and burritos; they also have salted caramel cheesecake and cinnamon sugar churros for dessert!  

Wendy’s
Marketplace at N 
Looking for the perfect sweet and salty combo? Can’t go wrong with a Wendy’s classic, frosty, and some natural cut and freshly salted French fries.  

Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen 
Gate N19 
Offers Vietnamese Iced Coffee served with condensed milk and Thai Iced Tea sweetened with cream.   

close up of raspberry pie with a lattice crust
"Raspberry pie with raspberry jam close up" by wuestenigel is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

S Concourse

Peet’s Coffee 
Gate S8 
Another classic coffee stop, Peet’s serves baked goods such as blueberry cream cheese muffins, raspberry dessert scones, and many more artisanal baked goods. 

Greedy Cow Burger 
Gate S3 
Shake off the stress of traveling with milkshakes in all the classic flavors like chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. 

Craving something else? Find what your tastebuds desire on the SEA Airport interactive map with step-by-step directions. Or browse the restaurant directory.

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