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Readers’ Choice: Your All-Time Top-Voted Golden Teddy Award Winners

‘Golden’ resources for Seattle-area families

Published on: August 27, 2021

Readers’ Choice: Your All-Time Top-Voted Golden Teddy Award Winners

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Readers’ Choice: Top-Voted Food + Dining

Cool Ice Cream Shop

Full Tilt Ice Cream (multiple locations) — Offering all-natural ice creams with whimsical flavors (and vegan offerings), these hip scoop shops are adored for their down-to-earth, “funky” atmosphere.

Ice Cream Social (Tacoma) — Readers love the fact that Ice Cream Social uses only natural, mostly local ingredients and no corn sweeteners.

Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream (nine locations in Seattle and on the Eastside) — Established scoop mainstays for many Seattle families, these modern parlors feature an “exceptional” variety of house-made seasonal ice creams, including the celebrated salted caramel and balsamic strawberry.

Corner Coffee Shop

Anthem Coffee (eight South Sound locations) — Offering coffee, tea, even beer (if it’s been that kind of a day), Anthem is a hip meeting place for families.

Caffe Ladro (multiple locations) — The name means “coffee thief” in Italian because when it opened in 1994, the original Queen Anne shop intended to pinch customers from coffee giant Starbucks. This old-school coffee shop’s 16 neighborhood locations around Seattle have stolen ParentMap readers’ hearts.

Cloud City Coffee + Café (Seattle’s Maple Leaf neighborhood) — This welcoming and homey destination is all about community, and readers rave about the locally roasted specialty coffee and delish house-baked pastries.

Crave-Worthy Cultural Eats

Crossroads International Public Market Restaurants (Bellevue) — Got a hankering for Japanese food? Or maybe Italian? Mexican? Korean, Mediterranean, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese? Crossroads is truly a cuisine crossroads for every taste.

Din Tai Fung (four Greater Seattle locations) — Serving up crave-worthy Taiwanese, Shanghainese and dim sum, Din Tai Fung always has a line out the door. Totally worth the wait.

Tamarind Tree (Seattle) — Kids get so busy chowing down on the delicious provincial Vietnamese food that they completely forget about making any dinner-table mischief.

Family Pizzeria

MOD Pizza (multiple locations) — The pioneering concept behind MOD’s artisan-style pizzas and mission of Spreading MODness have made it a popular pick for ParentMap readers.

Pagliacci Pizza (multiple locations) — Parents know Pag’s creative seasonal pizzas rock, and cheese pizza aficionados (read: all kids) beg for its signature, baked-on-bricks cheese pies.

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria (multiple locations) — Born in Naples and raised in Seattle, Tutta Bella’s neighborhood restaurants bustle with activity and happy kids noshing on true Neapolitan pizza and scrumptious gelato.

Kid-Friendly Neighborhood Restaurant

Elliott Bay Brewing Company (multiple locations) — Parents can relax at these laid-back family-friendly brewpubs in Burien, Lake City and West Seattle.

Red Robin (multiple locations) — Red Robin’s staying power in the Golden Teddy Awards has everything to do with its great kids’ menu, delicious burgers and lively atmosphere. Not to mention the bottomless steak fries!

Vios Café & Marketplace (Capitol Hill, Seattle) — Fans love the traditional Mediterranean fare, particularly the lamb skewers, spanakopita and galaktoboureko (creamy custard in flaky phyllo); the play area keeps kids busy so parents can relax.

Sweet Treat Shop

Cupcake Royale (five Seattle locations, plus delivery) — This long-standing favorite for Seattle-area families serves up a variety of seasonal flavors, house-made ice cream, espresso drinks and more.

Hello Robin (two Seattle locations) — This Golden Teddy darling got its start because fellow GT stalwart Molly Moon Neitzel of Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream encouraged baker Robin Wehl Martin to set up a bakeshop on Capitol Hill. About a dozen flavors are on offer each day, including gluten-free and vegan options.

Mighty-O Donuts (five Seattle-area locations) — Readers love that all of Mighty-O’s doughnuts are made with certified-organic ingredients and are free of GMOs, artificial flavors, additives, dyes and preservatives. (They’re also free of eggs and dairy.)

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