What’s a great vacation without a little dessert indulgence? From cupcakes to chocolate confections, sweet treats are the perfect topper to a fantastic day of fun and relaxation.
With bakeries and ice cream shops one nearly every corner, it can be a challenge finding just the right spot to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you find yourself in the Finger Lakes when searching for a dessert spot, here are the 7 best places for all things sweet:
602 South Ave.
With over 250 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor, Cheesy Eddie’s is a sure bet for a delicious dessert. They’re most well-known for their cheesecakes, which come in a wide variety of flavors including Fudgy Brownie, Apple Caramel Streusel, and Blueberry Swirl. For anyone looking for a slightly less sweet experience, try their sugar free cheesecake, made with Xylitol.
And you don’t have to limit yourself to just one kind of cheesecake, either! Cheesy Eddie’s offers sampler platters so you can mix and match your cheesecake flavors to try more than one.
But the treats don’t stop with cheesecake. This bakery offers everything from chocolate log cake to cookie sandwiches to suit your cravings.
2267 Clifford Ave.
If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat before you dig into dessert, check out Savoia’s pizza. Share one with your fellow travelers to save more room for dessert.
When you are ready, choose from their delicious pastries such as Easter bread, Dream Rolls, and cake pops. If you’re more in the mood for pie, Savoia offers a selection of all-American treats such as apple pie and strawberry cream, as well as the more decadent peanut butter or chocolate cream pies.
And if you’re feeding a small crowd of family vacationers, consider one of Savoia’s famous cookie cakes. An assortment of tea cookies held together by almond paste offers variety and easy eating for everyone.
58 E. Market St.
If ice cream is more your speed, you can’t go wrong with local favorite Dippity Do Dahs. With a large variety of homemade ice cream flavors, you’re sure to find someone everyone in your party will love. Staples such as Chocolate Explosion, Vanilla Bean, and Mint Chip are available all the time, or check out the shop’s seasonal offerings. In fall, test out Caramel Latte, Apple Cider Sorbet, or Pumpkin. Dippity Do Dahs also has soy ice cream and sorbets for anyone who’s dairy-free.
Not really feeling an ice cream cone or sundae? They also have milkshakes, ice cream pizzas, and homemade cookie sandwiches.
409 E. 4th St.
You can’t go to New York without trying an authentic cannoli, and Scuteri’s is legendary for their cannoli. If you’re in the mood for just a small cannoli, you’ll find a flavor-packed selection at a great price. For those who want something more, Scuteri’s offers large and large chocolate-dipped cannoli.
Butter cookies, tiramisu, pizzeles, and lobster tail (a cannoli cream-filled pastry shell) round out the bakery offerings. To make it a meal, grab a fresh pizza and some wings to take with you!
44 N. Main St.
If you make this a stop on your itinerary, be prepared for a wait in line as visitors say Pittsford Farms is always busy. The homemade ice cream and pies more than make up for the wait, and staff keep the line moving quickly. The selection of ice cream and custard is expansive, so you’re sure to find something for everyone.
Browse their selection of other treats to take with you, including pies, cake, breads, and cookies. Want the true dairy experience? Pittsford Farms sells fresh plain and chocolate milk for purchase.
4 Hannum St., Suite 2
This adorable little bakery is a hidden gem in the middle of town. Enjoy traditional patisserie fare such as croissants, muffins, and breads, all baked fresh on-site. Or, get a little sweeter with an eclair, truffle, or chocolate-covered strawberry.
Everything is reasonably priced and comes in generous portions, visitors say. Their highly-recommended bars come in lemon, raspberry pecan, and brownie. Fancy a touch of cheesecake without going whole-hog into a slice? They offer cheesecake cups in cherry, blueberry, and strawberry flavors.
211 N. Clinton St.
Who says donuts are just for breakfast? At this artisan donut bakery, you’ll find a variety of delicious donut flavors. From traditional cinnamon & sugar or the Jimmy (a plain donut) to the Cereal Killer (a honey-glazed donut topped with Fruity Pebbles) or the Elvis Strikes Back (a peanut butter-glazed, raspberry-drizzled donut to which you can add candied bacon), delight your taste buds no matter what time of day.
If you like mixing your savory and sweet flavors, consider getting a Donini. Get delicious savory sandwich ingredients such as three types of cheeses, melted and pressed between two glazed donuts for the perfect portable package.
Whatever your craving, you’re sure to find something delicious and unique in the Finger Lakes to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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