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2019 Golden Teddy Awards — Food + Dining

This year's winners and finalists

Published on: June 28, 2019

2019 Golden Teddy Awards — Food + Dining

Tray of cupcakes at Cupcake Royale
Photo courtesy of Cupcake Royale

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Winner: Cupcake Royale

Our 2017 winner clinches the title again. Cupcake Royale isn’t just a cupcake place: It also scoops up made-from-scratch ice cream and is the exclusive purveyor for Rodeo Donuts. With a different featured cupcake every month, seasonal ice cream flavors and doughnut offerings that rotate throughout the week, you might have to make Cupcake Royale a regular habit — you know, for scientific reasons.


Snohomish families rave about Cookies by Kellyanne (Facebook). One reader says, “Cute, tasty, made with love. Best ever!!” while another gushes, “The most beautiful cookies that actually taste good! And the nicest owner!” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Hello Robin Cookies got its start because Molly Moon Neitzel of Golden Teddy winner Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream encouraged baker Robin Wehl Martin to set up shop on Capitol Hill. And yes, you can get ice cream with your cookies.

Larsen’s Bakery in Ballard has been serving Danish delectables for so long (more than 40 years!) that it’s not just a taste of the old country, it’s a taste of old Seattle. From marzipan marvels to wholesome breads, if it can be baked, Larsen’s bakers can make it.

Mighty-O Donuts might not be good for diets, but they are good for the planet. All of Mighty-O’s doughnuts are made with certified-organic ingredients and are free of GMOs, artificial flavors, additives, dyes and preservatives. (For those with allergies, they’re also free of eggs and dairy.) All of which means you can indulge in a Cuckoo for Coconut doughnut guilt-free.

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