Just Desserts! In a good way…
Getting your just desserts, where did that phrase come from? But desserts are our favorite meal! Sometimes, we think the best part of the dinner is the dessert; here are some of our favorites!
4 Rivers Smokehouse – Located on SW 35th Blvd. How did a smokehouse land in desserts? They have a Sweet Shop with cupcakes, cookies, specialty cakes and chocolates that are amazing.
Cold Stone Creamery – Hand-crafted ice cream churned on frozen granite stone and mixed with your choice of candy, cakes, fruits or nuts.
D’Lites Emporium – Located on NW 16th Blvd., serving frozen soft-serve low-fat ice cream. Specials available each day of the week, so check their website.
Decadent A Dessert & Coffee Bar – At Celebration Point, serving bundt cakes, cookies, muffins, gelato, coffee, lattes, espresso, arabica, cold brew, and craft beer & wine from Swamp Head Brewery.
FogBoxx – The newest nitrogen ice cream shop in Gainesville and it’s delicious! Located on SW 34th Street, choose from ice cream, yogurt or coconut milk bases. Kosher certified zero preservatives and 98% fat-free. Try their Matcha Green Tea waffle cone. Closed on Mondays.
Fox & Bear Creamery (formerly 8 Fahrenheit) – a high-end ice cream parlor brand. All their cream bases (full dairy, yogurt, and coconut milk) are prepared daily. Every serving is made-to-order so once you choose your base, mix-ins, and toppings, they use liquid nitrogen (chilled at -321ºF) to flash freeze it to perfection. In addition to serving dessert, the location will double as a mini arcade – offering customers the ability to play games ranging from foosball to billiards during their visit. Check their Facebook page for special offers.
Frosty Fox – located off of Archer. Great place for coffee, tea, bubble tea, shaved ice, and slushies. (Wi-Fi)
Gelato Company and Eatery – Located in downtown Gainesville, try their homemade gelato — or grab a sandwich, crepe, salad or breakfast and then have the gelato.
Gigi’s Cupcakes – Located on Archer Road, this bakery offers gourmet cupcakes, cakes, cheesecakes, and cookies filled with frosting. They’re known for their delicious cupcakes made with their signature icing.
Halo Potato Donuts – They are back at 1323 S. Main Street- you’ve got to try their homemade donuts including their maple bacon. They also have vegan options.
Karma Cream – located on University Avenue, this counter-service ice cream café offers vegan and dairy ice creams and organic homemade desserts coffee and tea. Check their Facebook page for daily baked specials.
Krispy Kreme – Located on 13th Street, this longtime chain serves up their signature glazed doughnuts along with apple fritters, seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice cake and Oreo® cookies and Kreme along with coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, and Ghirardelli® hot chocolate.
LEJ Pretzel Co. – Students head to this stand for “some of the best soft pretzels they’ve ever had”. Consider yourself lucky if you are at a market or an event and find them there. Choose from traditional pretzels with butter and salt, a horchata-glazed pretzel with cinnamon, pretzel sticks, bits, and pretzel buns (in a hot dog, hamburger or slider shape).
Midnight Cookies – Located on SW 34th Street, this homemade, fresh-baked cookie shop features either pickup or delivery and offers everything from traditional chocolate chip to sugar, snickerdoodles, peanut butter, and oatmeal raisin. They even have vegan cookies including their limited-time Pumpkin Spice.
Mini Donut Plains – located near downtown. Gourmet miniature donuts with a variety of toppings.
Patticakes – Located in Haile Village Center, try their cupcakes (they even have pupcakes for your furry friends), ice cream and coffee. (They closed their downtown location.)
Sweet Dreams – They’ve been a staple in Gainesville since 2004. Try their homemade ice cream, sorbet and Italian ices. Cute mom and pop ice cream shop.
Sweetberries Eatery and Frozen Custard – Located on 13th Street, they have the best custard and concretes. What’s Concrete? It is fresh-scooped frozen custard with mix-ins of your choice stirred together until it reaches a thickness so thick that they serve it upside down.
The Hyppo – Two locations, one-off Archer on 35th Blvd. and one downtown. The Hyppo has unique flavored gourmet popsicles, some can even get dipped in chocolate. And, they will even ship a box of 27 customized Gourmet Ice Pops.
Yogurtology – Located on Archer Road. Great frozen yogurt with literally every topping you can think of.
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