Cupcake Royale, N.W. Market Street
"Cupcakeries" have been popping up in cities and towns across America, but Cupcake Royale is one of Seattle's most popular dessert shops. Decadent confections like chocolate coconut bunny and the buttercream-rich peppermint party, carry a glow of virtue, too, having been crafted from locally sourced flour and fruit, cage-free eggs, and organic sugar. A new, limited-time-only cupcake debuts monthly. As with its other four shops, the Ballard location of Cupcake Royale is roomies with Verité Coffee, which serves up locally roasted, fair-trade Joe.