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Meet The Confectional's Destiny Sund and Paul Verano

Everyone knows how amazing the cheesecakes are at The Confectional (and if you don’t, stop reading and go there now!), but few know how the specialty bakery came to be. According to co-owner Destiny Sund, it all started when she invited her best friend Paul Verano over for dinner one night in 2005. “If I’m remembering correctly, we were in business together before we finished dessert!”

Paul and Destiny met at the University of Oregon where Paul first got serious about cheesecakes. Word got out and friends started paying him to make them. Since then, he’s perfected his original recipes with Destiny as chief taste tester.

At first, opening a store in Pike Place Market seemed intimidating, but after meeting and become friends with other shop owners Destiny soon found a whole community that was welcoming and supportive. They started sourcing ingredients from other Market tenants like Frank’s Produce, the Pike Place Creamery and MarketSpice.

Over the years, The Confectional has been named one of America's "top 5 chocolate desserts" by Food Network and one of Whoopi Goldberg’s "favorite things," plus Destiny personally handed out mini cheesecakes to Jimmy Fallon and The Roots! But the most impressive feat to Destiny and Paul is the fact that they’ve kept “a small business alive and kicking for eleven years!”a testament to how delicious their desserts truly are! (Pro tip: Pick up some heart-frosted cheesecakes for Valentine's Day.)

Seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they watch cheesecakes being made in the “Chocolate Theater” and the even bigger smiles they have when they eat one, is reward enough for two friends who together have created a true Pike Place Market gem.

Visit The Confectional at 1530 Pike Place, 10 am-6 pm daily.

Pumpkin Everything: Beyond the PSL

Posted October 5, 2017

It’s no secret that pumpkin spice is a favorite fall flavor. If you’re a fan of all things pumpkin, the next time you’re at the Market take a stroll to enjoy an abundance of pumpkin spice goodness—all before you reach the original Starbucks! Here’s a quick roundup of Market businesses on the iconic Pike Place cobblestones and nearby that are offering pumpkin-y treats this season:

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Skip the Line, Order Online

Posted September 7, 2017

Pike Place Market boasts more than 70 restaurants and eateries, so it’s easy to find anything from a piping hot cup of chowder to dozens of decadent pastries. What’s not so easy is waiting in line, especially if you’re in a hurry or on a short lunch break.

Good news! Several Market businesses now have online ordering available. Just order from their website, pay online, skip the lines and grab your food to go.


From signature pizzas and sandwiches to savory soups and sweet treats, you can easily customize your food orders and be on your way.

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Pike Place Chowder

Place your order for chowder or bisque (online orders include sourdough bread, a piece of fruit and bottle of water) anytime and pick-up at a window designated for to-go orders!

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Get a taste of Southern comfort foods like shrimp grits or pimento cheese sandwiches. Cycene is open for breakfast and lunch only, and is closed on Wednesdays.

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So the next time you’re at the Market for lunch, order online, pick-up your food and enjoy it (along with the views) from the steps of our new MarketFront!

For a complete listing of restaurants and eateries at Pike Place Market, visit the “Where to Eat” section on our website.

Cycene Serves Up a Taste of the South

Posted December 12, 2016

This month, Pike Place Market celebrates the grand opening of Cycene, a new restaurant on First Avenue serving up Southern-inspired cuisine. Open early for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, hungry patrons will be delighted by the simple-yet-satisfying selection of sandwiches and grits.

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