One thing I love about travel and just in general is food. All sorts, from restaurants to street food and from molecular gastronomy to freshly picked fruited, it's all good and everywhere you go you find great stuff.
In Seattle, we have a little taste of Paris called Bakery Nouveau. This little gem is in West Seattle and 15 minutes from downtown by bus, but rivals any bakery in Seattle. They've got plenty of local awards under their belt, but their claim to fame also includes first place in the Coupe du Monde de Boulangerie.
For New Years, we went all out and got a cake, which was absolutely delicious. If you like chocolate, this cake was very much a death by chocolate experience. However, the bakery is much more than just sweeties and high end cakes like this: It's got everything you could need from croissants to tarts to danishes and sandwiches for both breakfast and lunch.