1416 34th Ave., Madrona
This casual wine bar/shop is in a converted house in the mostly residential neighborhood of Madrona. Come here for a tasting, glass, or a bottle—PNW wines are well represented here, but there's also an international selection, plus microbrews and ciders (and some wine on tap). Bottlehouse's small plates revolve around cheese—there's a cheesemonger board; mac and cheese made with gruyere, cheddar, goat gouda; and a brie sandwich—which you pair with side greens or sweets. Hang in their living room-esque space, or on the outdoor deck on a sunny day.
1408 34th Ave., Madrona
If you ask someone who lives in Seattle where to go for ice cream, Molly Moon's is likely to be one of the first places on their must-try list. Mainstay flavors here include vanilla bean, earl grey, honey lavender, melted chocolate, balsamic strawberry, and Scout Mint (Molly Moon's buys thousands of boxes of Thin Mint cookies each year from Western Washington Girl Scouts). They have a number of do-good policies: Everything used in the shop (from spoons to milkshake cups) is entirely compostable; their Anna Banana Milk Fund sends fresh milk to families in need every week; they source locally as much as possibly. (About 90% of their ingredients come from the Pacific Northwest. They've been working with the same organic lavender farm, Purple Haze, for several years. And the approximately 16,000 pounds of chocolate that they use annually comes from organic, fair-trade Theo Chocolate, which is made in Seattle.) The original Molly Moon's is in Wallingford, which has a parklet outside with swing seats and a baby hill for play. All of the ice cream in Wallingford is made on-site—same goes for the locations in Capitol Hill, Queen…
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