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7 Sweet Seattle-Area Bakeries to Try With Kids

Global treat shops plus nearby play stops make the perfect mini adventure

Published on: March 14, 2024

7 Sweet Seattle-Area Bakeries to Try With Kids

Pastries at The Salvadorean Bakery. Credit: JiaYing Grygiel

The Salvadorean Bakery

The Salvadorean Bakery in White Center

Find it: 1719 S.W. Roxbury St., Seattle, 206-762-4064

Where to start? Try the empanada de guayaba, which is like a (much better) Pop Tart filled with guava jam, minus the frosting. Or the cinnamon crispi, which resembles dinner-plate-sized Cinnamon Toast Crunch. But enough with the gringo analogies, Salvadoran pastries are delicious! The quesadilla, not to be confused with the Mexican quesadilla, is a hearty muffin made of flour, cream, cheese and butter. The budín de banana, a bread pudding with rum, raisins and banana, was too rich for my kids, but I enjoyed the dense and moist slice.

The bakery/restaurant/grocery store carries an impressive array of goods from Latin American countries. We’ll go back to try the pupusas.

Pair it with: Dick Thurnau Memorial Park, the state’s only bicycle playground, is a short drive away, at 11050 10th Ave. S.W., so bring along the bikes and scooters. 

Next stop: Kiki Bakery

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