Holiday Gift Guide: East Plateau

Man holding donuts at Chuck's Donuts in Renton, Washington.


Local tastes and ambient experiences

East Plateau is a neighborhood of urban conveniences and rural ambiance where you’ll discover a range of regional tastes and one-of-a-kind experiences.

If you’re all about local this holiday season, the East Plateau is your spot. Soak up the small-market appeal of a decades-old grocer and savor selections from a bucolic winery offering the best of what Washington state offers. For fun, kick up your heels at the local dance hall or catch a glimpse of a future Seattle Kraken or Thunderbird at the neighborhood ice arena. 

Platter of colorful donuts at Chuck's in Renton, WA.

Local Gifts from Shops, Restaurants and Experiences in the East Plateau Neighborhood:

Note: as of November 16, 2020, indoor dining is prohibited. Please contact the business to confirm takeout availability before visiting. 

Cedar River Cellars

Give a gift that’s local, artisanal and refreshingly good. This small, but flourishing, winery produces award-winning red and white vintages from some of the state’s finest grapes. Taste for yourself at the winery’s pastoral tasting room set amid old-growth cedars.

Chuck’s Donuts

This Renton institution has long been a destination for a morning pick-me-up or the icing on a late-night adventure. The maple bars and apple fritters are legendary. Preorder a holiday dozen or two, or get there early for the best selection of mouth-watering, doughy goodness.

Over the Rainbow Tea Bar

Along with its friendly and cozy vibe, this family-owned shop serves up authentic cream, fruit and milk bubble teas to please every palate. Freshly brewed in small batches, each order is handcrafted using fruit preserves, house-made toppings and zero additives.

Sno-King Ice Arena

Baby, it’s cold outside, so give the gift of indoor winter fun. Sno-King Ice Arena offers public skating, broomball, hockey, figure skating and learn-to-skate programs for all ages. The 46,000-square-foot arena spans three acres and features two ice rinks.

Top of the Hill Quality Produce & Meats

This independent market offers a cornucopia of fresh gift ideas for everyone on your list. You’ll find specialty food items, organic and natural meats, fresh fruit and veggies hand-selected daily and a lot more. Best of all, products are locally sourced whenever possible.

Unique Nails & Spa

Whether your nails are in need of a touch-up, repair or a whole new look, this bustling salon strives to provide the most enjoyable and relaxing manicures and pedicures possible. Stick with a classic look or a contemporary ombre dip, or opt for one of their dazzling designs. (Call ahead, reservations required.)

While You’re Here. Perfect your two-step, brush up on your ballroom skills or find out what swing is all about. Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn offers lessons to suit any style and level, from beginners to advanced hoofers. 

Plan Your Trip

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