Sourdough waffles at the Pioneer Square cafe the London Plane
are just one of the ways you can enjoy figs during their limited season.
The first week of November is National Fig Week
, a good reminder that there's nothing quite like fresh figs in season. Here, we've rounded up where to catch the ephemeral fruit in Seattle before it's gone, in cocktails, pizza, burgers, cakes, waffles, and more. For more food and drink ideas, check out our guide to where to eat and drink pumpkin in Seattle right now
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Bathtub Gin & Co.
This Belltown speakeasy's Death Star cocktail includes bourbon, fig and maple syrup, and lemon juice.
The fig bars at Tom Douglas's bakery update the classic Fig Newton with a honey and fig filling.
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.
Fig lovers with a taste for the finer things may want to splurge for the celebrated chocolatier's double-chocolate figs, which are whole Sierra figs filled with rich dark chocolate ganache and enrobed in pure dark couverture.
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).
At this bright, airy all-day cafe in Pioneer Square, you can try figs on sourdough waffles and pancakes, and atop ricotta toast with sesame, honey, and sea salt.
Fig honey is available as a fixin' to slather onto Morsel's ineffably fluffy biscuits.
Preserve & Gather
Greenwood's adorable cafe has a year-round cacao nib, hazelnut, and fig granola that pairs beautifully with their house-made yogurt.
The longtime Seattle bar, which re-opened last year with a facelift from Linda Derschang, serves a fig and ricotta bruschetta with crispy prosciutto.
Salt and Iron
This Edmonds restaurant specializing in steak and oysters also serves fig toast with chevre, candied spiced pecans, pomegranate seeds, and olive oil.
Von's makes a sourdough pizza with pickled figs, crispy lardons, Washington apples, mozzarella, farmstead fontina, and Rogue blue cheese.