Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Make it your mission to check off this list of the 10 best places to grab dessert in San Diego:
1. The Incredible Cheesecake Factory:
This local cheesecake company on Adams Avenue in University Heights hand-makes each dessert using high-quality, all-natural ingredients and old-world methods for the perfect flavor. They sell cheesecake by the cake as well as by the slice, so you can try a few flavors like Bailey’s Irish Cream, red velvet, or java chocolate chunk.
2. The Cravory:
If you are a self-proclaimed cookie lover, you need to try The Cravory. They have achieved a balance of gooey center and crisp cookie perfection and have a variety of creative flavors including cookie monster, lemon bar, and pancakes and bacon as well as classic favorites. Visit their Point Loma shop or order online.
3. Boba Bar and Desserts:
Located off Convoy, they are known for their milk teas, specialty drinks, and puffles (puffy waffles filled with ice cream and toppings). With a delicious menu, plenty of flavors, and tons of options for customization, Boba Bar and Desserts can easily satisfy the cravings of even the biggest sweet tooth.
4. Elizabethan Desserts:
An Encinitas favorite, Elizabethan Desserts is known for their cupcakes and pies, which come in individual or full sizes. They also have variety of bars including their Butterscotch Pecan Blondie Bar, Peanut Butter S’mores Bar, and the Cheesecake Brownie.
5. Le Parfait Paris:
Known for their award-winning, authentic French pastries and desserts, Le Parfait Paris is a must-try with locations in the Gaslamp, Liberty Public Market, and Fashion Valley Mall. Their fabulous, handcrafted desserts include macaroons, crème brûlée, eclairs, gelato, and the Parfait Signature, as well as classic pastries. You can even order a decadent four-pound, cream-filled chocolate croissant.
What better place to get gelato than in Little Italy? Their notoriously rich and creamy gelato comes in several delicious flavors like pistachio, mixed berry, pumpkin, Nutella, and more depending on the time of year. You can also order an affogato, gelato with espresso poured over it.
7. Blackmarket Bakery:
From churrsants (yes, a churro combined with a croissant) to cinnamon rolls, Blackmarket Backery in University Heights knows their baked goods. Stop in to try their fresh and full-of-flavor desserts like their Earl Grey shorties, berry pop tart, Cookie Monster Bread Pudding, and more.
8. LAB Desserts and Coffee:
Have you ever tried a cotton candy burrito? If not, you need to visit LAB Desserts and Coffee off Convoy. Frequent visitors also rave about their snow ices as well as their macaroons which come in a variety of flavors and can even be made into an ice cream sandwich with your choice of toppings.
9. VG Donut & Bakery:
Donuts definitely count as dessert and VG Donut & Bakery located in Cardiff holds the title as one of the best donut places in San Diego with a range of glazed, old fashioned, and jelly donuts. They also have donut bites, doissants (donut-croissants), and noteworthy sweet loaves.
10. Extraordinary Desserts:
No San Diego dessert list would be complete without Extraordinary Desserts, which never fails its promise to offer elegant and unique sweet creations. From tartes and cobblers to handmade ice cream and cakes you cannot go wrong. Experience their luxurious desserts at their Little Italy or Banker’s Hill locations.
Whichever treat is your favorite, you will definitely find a new go-to spot at one of these dessert destinations.