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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 09, 2022

7 Sweet Seattle-Area Bakeries to Try With Kids

Baked lucky pudding from Kiki Bakery in north Seattle and Redmond among great global bakeries to visit with kids
Baked Lucky Pudding from Kiki Bakery

Kiki Bakery

Kiki Bakery: Taiwanese bakery in North Seattle

Find it: 13200 Aurora Ave. N., Suite E, Seattle, 206-617-7688

There are a lot of fun and unusual flavors to taste at Kiki Bakery, such as a polo pineapple raisin bun, a green tea red bean bun and a macha red bean bun. Some of the smaller pastries are displayed in a plexiglass-covered counter island that resembles a display case in a jewelry store. The hard-to-find pineapple cakes are worth searching for. Kiki’s prices are a tad higher than other Asian bakeries, but still affordable. 

Don’t let the name of the pork floss bun scare you. It’s savory bread topped with dried, shredded pork. Pork floss, or rou song, is a staple for Chinese kids, just as mac and cheese is for kids in the United States. Kiki also made me nostalgic for my childhood cartoons, with special-order cakes depicting Doraemon, Hello Kitty and Totoro.

Pair it with: Kiki Bakery’s North Seattle shop is located in a shopping plaza on Aurora Avenue that includes the Asian Family Market. This is a great spot for picking up tropical produce, such as dragon fruit and longan. A 5-minute drive away, find Northacres Park, a woodsy park with fun play equipment and a fab spray park open in summer.

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Editor’s note: This article was originally published a few years ago and updated most recently for 2023.

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