5 Must-Try Seattle Brownies

By Leslie Kelly  |  February 20, 2014
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Since you rarely have time to bake, we wrapped the fudgeist, densest commercial bakery brownie specimens we could find into one handy list. From cake-like squares to bars with a tangy kick of cream cheese, keep it on hand for your urgent chocolate emergencies. 

Macrina Bakery's turtle brownie comes pretty close to being a candy bar - with its thick caramel layer draped over sweet chopped pecans - but then, its nearly flourless brownie base comes dangerously close to cake territory. No matter what you call it, you're going to need a fork for this beauty and a cup of coffee on the side never hurt anyone either. 2408 First Ave; 206-448-4032

Three Girls Bakery's cream cheese brownie looks like an edible sculpture - all black and white and swirly on top. The cream cheese cuts the intensity of the chocolate, giving each bite an addictive tangy kick. 1514 Pike Place; 206-622-1045

Honey Bear's Fudgey Brownie is every bit as rich as its name suggests. This traditional bakery at Third Place Books also makes an eggless version for vegans. 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park; 206-366-3330

Dahlia Bakery's pastry chefs combine two types of chocolate when making this somewhat high-end brownie: 68 percent dark chocolate from TCHO in San Francisco and 100 percent Callebaut. The combo makes for a sophisticated, deep chocolate flavor. 2001 Fourth Ave; 206-441-4540

We love Columbia City Bakery's bread so much, we often forget that its kitchen crew has a wonderful way with sweets. Their brownie is a perfectly classic specimen, not to be overshadowed by the the kitchen's above-average blondie - riddled with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and walnuts. 4865 Rainier Ave S; 206-723-6023