Seattle may be a city known for coffee, but we're not too shabby on the chocolate front, either. We play host to an annual Chocolate Salon, as well as the Northwest Chocolate Festival. And why not? Seattle has a bounty of chocolate makers, including the only organic, fair trade, fair-for-life certified bean-to-bar chocolate factory in North America: Theo Chocolate. With all the chocolate options around the city, Seattle's becoming a bit of a chocolopolis. Here are 5 top choices to meet your Valentine's Day needs.
'Crumble & Flake' on Serious Eats
It's 5,000 miles from Seattle to Paris as the crow flies. Despite the distance, the Emerald City is shining proudly in the area of pastries—good news for those who can't quite cross the Atlantic for the real thing.
With weekday Facebook postings announcing sell-outs in mere hours, weekend carbo-warriors have been getting to chef Neil Robertson's new Seattle patisserie well before opening. We joined the mob to see what's baking.