Where to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth in the Sacramento Area
Pies. Cookies. Candy. Cakes. No matter your weakness, everyone needs to indulge once in a while. Luckily, there are plenty of places where you can get your fix. Following are some of the top spots in the greater Sacramento area where you can satisfy your sweet tooth.
Real Pie Company | Sacramento
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What do jumbleberry, bourbon-walnut and butterscotch-banana have in common? They’re all stuffed into the flaky, buttery pie crust at the Real Pie Company. They also have other sweet treats including cakes, tarts and cookies with flavors such as blood orange-poppyseed and lavender shortbread.
Sweet and Shavery | Davis
This Davis shop is the perfect place for a cool treat. They specialize in Italian ice and frozen custard, all made from scratch with real ingredients. More than a dozen Italian ice flavors are available every day, ranging from root beer and sour apple to taro and rose lemon. Also on the menu are frozen custard sandwiches and made-to-order crepes.
Dough by the Spoon | Roseville
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You loved sneaking a bite of raw cookie dough as a kid – now it’s actually a thing! At this Roseville shop, you can choose from among a dozen edible (i.e.: safe to eat) cookie dough flavors such as snickerdoodle and chocolate truffle and have it served up in a waffle cone or cup. Mix it with ice cream for a unique shake or top it with candy, sprinkles or nuts for a custom creation.
Estelle Bakery and Pâtisserie | Sacramento
If French delicacies are what you’re after, check out Estelle, which has locations at DoCo as well as the Arden-Arcade area. The menu has croissants, macarons, tarts and cakes. Try the Paris Brest, choux pastry filled with a praline cream, or the macaron rosé, filled with raspberries and white chocolate.
Whips Desserts | Folsom
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Ice cream or cake? Why not have both? This shop in Folsom blends your choice of cake (or pie!) with ice cream for a one-of-a-kind treat. Try concoctions such as orange cake with vanilla ice cream or coffee toffee cake with chocolate ice cream. You can even choose from a chunky whip to a smooth and drinkable milkshake.
Devine Gelateria | Sacramento
Located in midtown Sacramento, this quaint shop makes all of its scrumptious gelato by hand using local ingredients. Flavors range from the classics to the creative, such as cornmeal cookie with orange honey caramel and plum ricotta with sliced almonds. They also have a selection of baked goods such as cakes and cookies.
Cookies and Milk | Sacramento
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Chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar: this tiny shop in downtown Sacramento has all the classic cookie flavors, as well as rotating specials such as toffee and potato chips and white chocolate blueberry, all served alongside ice-cold milk. Best of all, they deliver!
The Parlor Ice Cream Puffs | Roseville & Sacramento
At the parlor, you can get ice cream and a donut in one! Hot glazed donuts are filled with ice cream, then sprinkled with your choice of toppings and sauce. If donuts aren’t your thing, you can have your ice cream with churros, which include flavors such as Nutella Oreo and Fruity Pebbles. Or try The Works — a triple scoop milkshake with a hot Nutella-filled donut, whipped cream and unlimited toppings.
Annabelle’s Chocolate Lounge | El Dorado
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Calling all chocoholics! This cozy candy shop in El Dorado County is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings. They make all their gourmet chocolate on location, including truffles, English toffee and sea salt caramels. They also serve local wine alongside their chocolate and hold special events such as paint nights and pairings.