Sugar plum ferries have cemented the idea that the holiday season is for desserts, and we are firmly on Team Sugar Plum Fairies. Plated cookies for Santa, thick slices of pie a la mode, and rich affogatos to kick off a long night of wrapping usher in feelings of warmth and joy. 

Whether you’re craving a pot de creme or pre-ordering a pile of pastries for your next party, Edmonds' holiday desserts are sure to sweeten your season and create lasting memories. Come with us as we take you on a culinary adventure through Edmonds and discover the sugary, seasonal treats that await.

Without any further ado, our robust—and far from comprehensive—guide to festive desserts in Edmonds. Use this as your launching pad for dopamine-driven city exploration. We reserve the right to update it frequently as we eat our way through the city this season. It’s a hard job, but someone’s gotta do it, ya know? 

Grab a spoon. Let’s dig in.  

Too busy or not interested in baking for Santa? 85C Bakery offers bags of mini chocolate chip cookies with a sprinkle of sea salt the big guy won’t even notice were made in someone else’s kitchen. If you’re hosting a gettogether, also consider their cakes, which include oodles of flavors like tiramisu and coffee crème brulée. 

Arnie’s knows you can’t possibly choose just one dessert, so they’re offering a tray of their best-sellers. The Dessert Sampler includes burnt creme, chocolate mousse, ice cream, and tiramisu. Perfect for entertaining out of town guests!

Bistro 76 & Costa Davis Catering will keep you enjoying in-season flavors via their cranberry orange scones and pumpkin pecan cobbler.

Why not double down on your love of pumpkin spice by having it baked into a delicious cake? Cakes by Frosted inside Ace Hardware will happily do that for you! Cupcakes more your speed? Order a dozen (or more!) of their pumpkin spice with cinnamon cream cheese frosting variety. 

Immerse yourself in the tropics at Calypso and savor a slice of warm vanilla rum cake topped with toasted coconut, rum caramel sauce, and vanilla ice cream. 

Nothing speaks to the season more than cinnamon does. At Caravan Kebab, order the Bougatsa, a Greek filo pastry filled with semolina milk custard and flavored with lemon, cinnamon, and fennel seed.

If you like sweet and savory combinations, enjoy a night cap and some sugary carbs at ChurchKey Pub. Order the Decadent Dessert Pretzel, a Bavarian pretzel baked and covered with butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. It’s served with a side of house made sweet vanilla and cream cheese icing that will have your mouth watering before it hits your table. It’s watering right now, isn’t it? Same.

Claire’s is the local go-to for pie. Opt for a slice of classic pumpkin or apple or indulge in Boston Creme. Your holidays—your rules. 

The Cottage, Community Bakery has Caramelized Honey Pumpkin Pie, Brown Butter Apple Crumble Pie, and a seasonal galette that’s made with Collins Family Bosc pears, vanilla bean crème patisserie, and a walnut ginger crumble.  

Edmonds Bakery is known for its sweet and spicy gingerbread people decorated with detail. Pick your favorite from their display case on Main Street or visit their booth at the Edmonds Holiday Market

We love a perfect segue, don’t you? In addition to Edmonds Bakery’s gingerbread people, you’ll find brown butter mallow crispy bars from Browned and Toasted, melt-in-your-mouth mini donuts from BZ’s Donuts, chocolate truffles from D Loves Chocolate, toffee from Pete’s Toffee, and more at the Edmonds Holiday Market.  

Refuel with an affogato to cap off your dinner at Epulo: Theirs comes with salted caramel, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and Fonte espresso. 

Stop by Fire & The Feast to experience its Christmas Bar, which boasts fun holiday drinks and specials.  

Kelnero has us all scraping every last crumb of caramelized white chocolate apple cheesecake off our plates. Carrot cake fan? Kelnero’s comes with orange frosting, carrot marmalade, and candied ginger. 

Still craving donuts? We get it. Take the artistry up a notch at Mochinut Edmonds, where you can celebrate the season with bites of Sugar Snow and Tiramisu-flavored airy dough. And, keep your eye on their Instagram page for weekly specials that are sure to be Instagrammable crowd-pleasers. 

Molly Moon’s does a fabulous job of telling us about their seasonal specials. Currently scooping? Gingersnap, Vegan Pumpkin Chai, Dutch Apple Pie, and more to come. Keep this page on refresh to be the first to know—and taste them.   

Our Place Dessert Cafe in EdmondsEnjoy a break from your packed holiday schedule at the “highly aesthetic” (as the kids say) Our Place Dessert Cafe. Ask them about their seasonal specials and make sure you caffeinate with one of their signature Einspänner coffees, a hot espresso topped with cool whipped cream. 

Salt & Iron is bringing back its cute little snow globe dessert before Christmas, so keep your thumb pulling down on their Instagram page for previews. 

Make it a point to stop at Shore Pine to grab a warm drink and check out their epic gingerbread house display. 

Vinbero is a great place for you if you’re craving sugar and carrying with you a food intolerance or two. Try their maple pecan cookie or gingerbread toffee pudding with housemade vanilla bean whip cream. Also on the menu? A vegan gingerbread posset garnished with chocolate. 

Desserts for Days

If we’ve done our job well, you’re probably drooling right now. We’re drooling, so we’re confident in the work we’ve done here together—our compilation of desserts and your mental strategizing about what order you’ll consume them in. 

Take us along as you hit the town! Tag #edmondsholidays in your social media posts and remember: The holidays are a marathon, not a sprint. Pace your palette accordingly.

Photos by Matt Hulbert