When it comes to healthy cities, Seattle tops the list (It’s true; the Google said so!). We’re super green and we eat lean. Hey, even our kids love kale chips as a snack. But sometimes, you just need to indulge your taste buds. So, go bike the Burke or SUP the morning away on Alki, then take the fam (and your appetite) for a tour of some delightfully delish food fads that are truly drool-worthy. But maybe not so skinny jean friendly. Nosh on!

Hawaiian Shave Ice

Froyo is so last year. All the cool kids will be getting their dessert on with Hawaiian Shave Ice this summer at Ma Kai Marination on Alki. This cool treat is made with real shaved ice, straight from the block, so that the fruit syrups (all made in house) stick to the icy layers and don’t pool on the bottom. Snoopy’s snow cones ain’t got nothin’ on this island favorite. Try it with or without vanilla bean ice cream on the bottom. Let the kidlets dig into a cup of strawberry-mango, while you enjoy a guava mai kai (splashed with a bit of rum). This cool taste/killer view combo on a sunny spring or summer day can’t be beat. Ahhh!

Find it: Perfect your summer brain freeze at Ma Kai Marination.

Have you and the kiddos tried any of these delish fads? Tell us about your experience in a comment below.

–Allison Sutcliffe

Photos thanks to: Jackie Donnelly Baisa Pictures, KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn, Toast, Andrea Walker, Meander’s Kitchen’s Facebook page, French Fry Heaven’s website