Note: Availability may vary.
The local cupcakery has crafted a fall fig and honey flavor made with brown butter vanilla cake filled with a citrusy fig compote and topped with orange cream cheese frosting, fig compote, and honey. Plus, they've also got a salted honey fig ice cream with house-made fig bar chunks in a clover honey, orange and cinnamon-spiced fig purée base with Jacobsen sea salt.
Deep Sea Sugar & Salt
Charlie Dunmire's Georgetown cake shop offers a seasonal special called "The Fig," with cornmeal cake, honey syrup, fresh figs, balsamic curd and orange mascarpone cream, and cream cheese frosting.
The Fig & the Judge
This downtown spot's eponymous "Fig and the Judge" burger features Snake River Farms Wagyu beef, applewood-smoked bacon, Port Townsend Cirrus cheese, herb aioli, fig and onion jam, crispy onions, and red leaf lettuce on a Macrina Bakery brioche bun. They also have a salad of the same name with warm spinach, fresh figs, feta cheese, toasted hazelnuts, sautéed red onion, applewood-smoked bacon, and sherry vinaigrette.
Flying Squirrel Pizza
You already know figs are great in desserts, but don't discount them in a savory preparation, like on this pizza from neighborhood joint Flying Squirrel Pizza. Their Figure 8 pie features balsamic reduction, goat cheese, mozzarella, organic figs, prosciutto, and arugula.
Frankie & Jo’s
For October, Autumn Martin and Kari Brunson's ever-innovative plant-based creamery is featuring a flavor with cold-smoked fig leaves steeped in a coconut and cashew milk base with smoked chocolate, candied Oregon hazelnuts, and a swirl of fig balsamic caramel.
With their year-round "The Fig and the Pig" burger, Li'l Woody's ratchets up the decadence factor with pickled figs, Hill's bacon, AND crumbled blue cheese piled on a grass-fed patty on a bun.
Turkish kalamata figs appear on a few of the dishes on the Belltown Mediterranean restaurant's menu, including a fig spread available with freshly griddled pita, a fig scone, and a kebab with halloumi cheese, kalamata figs, and petimezi (grape syrup).
Preserve & Gather
Greenwood's adorable cafe has been sharing some fig-forward specials as of late, like sourdough toast with ricotta, fig, and honey; sandwiches with fig jam, melted Brie, arugula, and optional prosciutto; and toast with fromage blanc, fig jam, and arugula. They also have a year-round cacao nib, hazelnut, and fig granola that pairs beautifully with their house-made yogurt.
Temple Pastries (available at Addo, Cafe Bambino, Sound and Fog, Slate Coffee, and farmers markets)
The sourdough pastry pop-up recently featured rye and fig knots, described as "basically a fig wrapped up in rye dough."