In a culinary capital like Seattle, Halloween is about more than just store-bought candy. From chocolate ghosts to pig roasts, we’ve got the delicious details on where to find the best Halloween revelry in the Emerald City.
Since sweets are the centerpiece of this holiday, why not celebrate at Seattle’s most beloved chocolatier? Organic, fair trade, and mouthwateringly delicious, Theo Chocolate is stocked with Halloween treats like “Ghost Chile” dark chocolate, “Full Moon” white chocolate, spooky spiders, and chocolate-covered ghost marshmallows. As one of the sponsors of Fremont’s annual Halloween event, where local businesses open their doors to trick-or-treaters, Theo Chocolate will be giving out candy to costumed kids on October 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Bastille is celebrating the spooky holiday in savory style. From 4 to 6 p.m. on October 31, chef Jason Stoneburner will be roasting a pig on Back Bar’s patio; pork sliders are just $6, as are goblets of hot cider and chilled sparkling cider, both of which are available in kid-friendly and adult versions. Coinciding with the trick-or-treating along Market and Ballard Avenues, this party will be all treats, no tricks.
For one night only on October 31, the culinary curators behind some of Seattle’s tastiest events are hosting a gourmet Halloween soirée. The dessert buffet will feature treats from stellar pastry chefs: Rachael Coyle (Coyle's Bakeshop), Laura Pyles (Parchment), Jennifer Shea (Trophy Cupcakes), and Liz Shoemaker (Canlis). Cocktails will be shaken by Anu Apte of Rob Roy and Chris Elford of Canon. A $50 all-inclusive ticket gets you access to the party, which will run from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Mallet Inc. Kitchen in SODO. No costumes necessary.
Seattle’s best rooftop patio will be sparkling on Halloween. At Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails, Veuve Cliquot is hosting Yelloween: a 21+, costumed affair with live music throughout the night. Costumes are encouraged; there’ll be a contest with fabulous prizes at 10 p.m. Frolik’s full menu of bites and booze will be offered, as well as plenty of bubbly, of course. There’s no cover charge, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged.