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Get a taste of spring

Are your taste buds dialed to spring? Find out what’s on the menu in Kent, Washington.

Longer days and the long-anticipated return of (sort of) sunny skies mean it’s spring in the Pacific Northwest. Pack away the fleece and down and find out what’s on the menu in Kent. Here are just a few spots to get a taste of spring.

Just say oui. There’s nothing like biting into a French-inspired baked treat to celebrate spring. Tasty Doux bakes fresh and fluffy goodies with just enough sugar to sate your sweet tooth. Along with to-die-for cream puffs and colorful French macarons, the Kent East Hill bakery offers custom cakes, cupcakes, gluten-free delicacies and more. Be sure to check out the special deals on their website. Who doesn’t need 20 cream puffs?

Aloha, poke. We don’t need to tell you this Hawaiian fresh-fish delight is taking the mainland by storm. But one place was around long before poke was a craze. Poke Bar was born in Southern California more than 25 years ago, and Kent is home to one of just three locations in Washington state. Pick your base, protein, sides, mix-ins, sauce and toppings and be prepared for something truly fresh and special.

Tap in to spring. Visit The Airways Brewing and Bistro & Beer Garden in historic downtown Kent for local food and craft beer. Enjoy daily seasonal specials, salads and flatbreads, along with a full menu of creative sandwiches, gourmet burgers, entrees, kids’ meals, and a few spring surprises with an ethnic flair. Pair your fare with the Mosaic IPA or a year-round favorite like the Preflight Pilsner or award-winning Jumbo Juice IPA. Warmer days means patio dining. The Bistro offers a great outdoor space.

Roll into spring. Beyond the cute play on words, the spring rolls from Spring Kitchen at Kent Station are definitely worth a nod. Choose from traditional, fried tofu and grilled pork sausage selections. There’s a lot of other deliciousness on the expansive menu. Pho lovers give the place high marks. Added bonus: Kids 10 and under eat free on Tuesdays.

Give your taste buds and little springtime love. And find out more about places to eat in Kent.