Twin Cities Dessert Destinations
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Sometimes a small chocolate after a meal just doesn’t cut it, and we have all eaten an entire row of Oreos at one point or another. For times like these, your sweet tooth just needs some TLC, and these places in the Twin Cities area will give you plenty of dessert options to satisfy whatever sweetness you might be craving.
If you happen to be a cookie monster, T-Rex Cookie is definitely the place to go. With half-pound cookies to match its name, the shop specializes in dozens of different flavors to keep you on your toes. Cookies range from classics like chocolate chip and snickerdoodle to one-of-a-kind flavors like margarita and cinnamon fireball. Try something new, and see if you can finish the whole cookie.
Muddy Paws Cheesecake
The Cheesecake Factory is not your only cheesecake destination anymore. Get your fix without the wait at Muddy Paws Cheesecake in St. Louis Park, just 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Muddy Paws Cheesecake has 25 flavors to choose from daily, with a total of 222 rotating flavors total. Dive into these cheesecakes and don’t worry about keeping your hands clean.
None other than “Cake Boss”’s famous Buddy Valastro has opened a new location of Carlo’s Bakery in our very own Mall of America. Simply finish watching Cake Boss and zip over to Carlo’s really quick to get your fix of Italian desserts such as tiramisu, lobster tails, and cannolis. At MOA you can find Carlo’s on the third floor in the Culinary on North.
Rose Street Patisserie
If you’re feeling French today, Rose Street Patisserie is a more sophisticated place to indulge your sweet tooth. Here, authentically French desserts like fruit tarts, macaroons and eclair stun customers. We can see why you wouldn’t want to eat something so pretty.
You don’t have to sneak spoonfuls of cookie dough from your mother anymore. Instead, Dough Dough allows you to reminisce about your childhood by ordering cookie dough in scoops, cones, or even flights with a classic glass of chocolate or regular milk. Also located at the Mall of America, try a scoop of S’mores with marshmallow sauce on top, or Salted Caramel with chocolate syrup.
Three words: dessert for breakfast. Glam Doll Donuts gives you the opportunity to eat something impossibly sweet for your fuel for the day. Arguably Minneapolis’ most popular donut destination, some of the most popular donuts include the Cosmopolitan Girl, the Flirty Frenchie and the Vanilla Darling. My personal favorite—the Cloud Nine—has dark chocolate bourbon filling and chocolate fudge brownie icing. With combinations like these and more, make sure you visit at least one of Glam Doll’s two Minneapolis locations.
Although Cafe Latte offers a cafe menu, pizza and wine bar in conjunction with its bakery, no less tender loving care is put into the desserts here. Get a slice of cake, cheesecake, or tart at your convenience with Cafe Latte’s unique cafeteria style. Remember to grab a sweet bread or scone for breakfast the next morning.
Last but not ever least, ice cream. Milkjam Creamery is known for its unique flavors, with usually at least one flavor named after a celebrity. Those of age can get adult ice cream floats, or make a shake alcoholic for a little extra. If you’re feeling adventurous—or simply indecisive—you can try all of the flavors on a platter. Just be willing to share!