The 40 Most Delicious Desserts in the World Right Now (20 - 01)
The 40 Most Delicious Desserts in the World Right Now (20 - 01)
CAFÉ DU MONDE, NEW ORLEANS, LA, U.S.A.
you a big fan of beignets? Those delicious doughy pastries of sugary
goodness can be both mouthwatering and mind blowing. How can one not
be a fan? There’s a perfect place to find them too. “New Orleans
is famous for its beignets, and Café
du Monde is
the place to get them. The cafe serves up its world-famous doughnut
fritters 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and all doughnuts are
made-to-order and dusted with powdered sugar. The fritters work well
as a morning, afternoon, or anytime treat, and are best paired with a
cup of café au lait” (Fodors). Customers love this café and
always come back for more beignets.
CROWN CANDY KITCHEN, ST. LOUIS, MO, U.S.A.
doesn’t love chocolate? Combine that love with ice cream and you
have paradise at Crown
“The soda fountain and candy shop has been serving up treats since
1913, and uses a copper candy kettle to create its homemade ice
cream. Popular menu items include the French Sundae with toasted
cashews and chocolate sprinkles, or one of the shop’s flavored
malts: guests can choose from chocolate banana, butterscotch, and hot
fudge. According to shop policy, anyone who drinks five malts in 30
minutes gets them for free” (Fodors).
DOUGHBOYS, LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A.
a dessert lover’s dream. The café’s extensive menu includes
everything from cakes to scones, and the bakery makes its desserts
and pastries fresh daily. Stop by for a slice of the famous red
velvet cake, or try a pecan shortbread cookie filled with chunks of
white chocolate and dried cherries” (Fodors). If you’re a true
lover of Red Velvet Cake, you need to visit this shop. Be careful,
once you try that famous cake, you’ll be hooked.
THE VARSITY, ATLANTA, GA, U.S.A.
cream fans and pie lovers will love this joint. The
been around for over 75 years, so it has built itself a nice little
reputation for having delicious desserts. “The drive-in offers 16
flavors of ice cream, and fried apple and peach hand pies that are
made fresh daily. For a larger treat, try the pie a la mode or the
drive-in’s famous Frosted Orange, a cross between a milkshake and a
slushie” (Fodors). The frosted orange really looks mouth-watering
and promises a cool sweet experience in your mouth.
GHIRADELLI ICE CREAM AND CHOCOLATE SHOP, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, U.S.A.
a craving for a delicious frozen treat? Or even some sweet chocolate?
Check out theGhiradelli
Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop.
The Shop is widely known for its world famous chocolate and old
fashion sundaes. “Guests can enjoy old-fashioned ice cream sundaes
topped with cherries, nuts and whipped cream, and sample the shop’s
homemade hot fudge. The shop also offers a variety of shakes, floats
and chocolate drinks, including a chocolate-bar infused milkshake and
sea salt caramel hot cocoa” (Fodors). Go visit and feast yourself
on yummy treats.
SERENDIPITY3, NEW YORK CITY, NY, U.S.A.
known for its “frrrozen” hot chocolate, this venue is the
ultimate dessert paradise. “New York City’s Serendipity
been a popular dessert spot since its opening in 1954. While
Serendipity is most famous for its frozen hot chocolate, there are
plenty of other sweets and treats to choose from. Guests can enjoy
the Can’t Say No Sundae with humble pie, ice cream, banana and hot
fudge, or a slice of the restaurant’s Crème De La Crème Cream
Cheese Cake” (Fodors). Of course, let’s not forget the one
dessert on the menu that is listed in the Guinness World Record as
the world’s most expensive sundae, the Golden Opulence Sundae.. For
a whopping grand, you can partake of this world famous treat.
According to Factoholics, “the ice cream is made of Amedei
Porcelana and Venezuelan Chuao chocolate, two of the rarest
chocolates in the world! But we aren’t there yet, because the it’s
also served with 24-karat edible gold, gold dragnets and dessert
caviar topping. Everyone can try it, but you have to wait two days
before you can eat it, because that’s the time it takes to make
this ice cream” (Factoholics).
KOPP’S FROZEN CUSTARD, MILWAUKEE, WI, U.S.A.
Frozen Custard is
a landmark in the Metro-Milwaukee area. Famous for our delicious
frozen custard and equally tasty jumbo burgers. Founded in 1950,
Kopp’s Frozen Custard has been serving up these delectable
Midwestern treats ever since” (Travel
The creamy frozen dessert will be sure to burst your taste buds.
There is no better place to try this growing popular frozen treat
than Kopp’s. “While available around the country, its Milwaukee
joints like Kopp’s that have made frozen custard famous” (Today).
BAILEY’S CHOCOLATE BAR, ST. LOUIS, MO, U.S.A.
may scream as they come across their ultimate chocolate dream at this
bar. “From chocolate martinis to lavishly plated desserts, Baileys’
Chocolate Bar has
it all. Guests can choose from a variety of chocolate-inspired
creations, including the Chocolate Inebriation cake with layers of
chocolate stout and bittersweet chocolate ganache, or the Brownie
Royale with dense, fudgy brownie, bananas, hot fudge and a cherry.
Chocolate aphrodisiacs can sample the Lover’s Plate, which features
nine of the restaurant’s most popular desserts” (Fodors).
FLOUR BAKERY + CAFÉ, BOSTON, MA, U.S.A.
need to visit the Flour
Bakery + Café,
managed by legendary Chef Joanne Chang. She knows how to whip up
delicious meringue clouds. “A Boston institution in the
city’s South End, the bakery exudes a relaxed, neighborhood feel
and serves a selection of delicate, sweet pastries. The meringue
clouds and ginger molasses cookies are not to be missed” (Travel
and Leisure). In addition, according to Fodors, the Café is labeled
as the venue with the “Best Boston Cream Pie.” So be sure to grab
a slice. If you can’t travel to Boston, bring the pie to you home.
You can find the link to the pie’s recipe here.
MR. MINSCH, BERLIN, GERMANY
desserts look amazing to taste. “The vibe is Mad Hatter meets
1950’s hausfrau at this Kreuzberg takeout bakery, where master
pastry chef Andreas Minsch turns out his extravagant confections.
You’ll be hard-pressed to choose between an enormous cinnamon roll
or a slice of the popular black forest cake. (CNN International).
Personally, as a chocolate lover fan, I’d go for the Black Forest
Cake. That soft moist slice of gooey goodness looks amazing.
CHRISTALLI DE ZUCCHERO, ROME, ITALY
to a farmers’ market just off the Circus Maximus is a
pretty-in-pink pasticceria where Parisian-style tartlets are made
with regional ingredients like apricots and pistachios” (CNN
di Zucchero is
known best for its excellent tarts and cakes. You don’t want to
regret missing this place when you’re in Rome. Visit this great
pastry place and enjoy a nice crisp fruit tart.
you need a good scoop of ice cream in Cambridge, check
Homemade Ice Cream.
The shop has become quite popular in the area both for its taste and
large range of flavors. “Behind a distinctive lavender façade on
Inman Square, the shop’s intense, exotic flavors (more than 50 each
day) include burnt sugar, licorice, honey-lavender, apple cider, and
cinnamon-spiced Mexican chocolate” (CNN International). A reviewer
various flavors including Coffee Oreo and Burnt Sugar with Oreo
Cookie Crumb (below). They loved it and the ice cream’s fresh
mint and tarza chocolate of 80 percent (above). Even looking at the
picture makes one want to try a taste.
ICE MONSTER, TAIPEI, CHINA
tooth travels should stop by this delicious shave ice venue. Ice
Monster is well-known for its delicious shave ice treats. If you
really want a true shave ice flavor experience though, there is one
kind you’ll want. “What you want is the “mango
avalanche”—shaved ice piled high with cubes of fresh fruit, mango
pudding, condensed milk, and mango sorbet. It’s enough for four
dainty eaters or two ravenous ones” (CNN International). There is
also the Fresh Mango Sensation offered if you desire more options for
Mango lovers. Ice Monster serves other various delicious sweet ice
flavors, but it’s the Avalanche that’s been the popular choice.
XOCOLAT, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
lovers will enjoy this wonderful realm. Xocolat serves
chocolates galore from bars to truffles to pralines. “Even the most
jaded epicurean succumbs to the Willy Wonkaesque sense of wonder at
this haven for the cocoa-obsessed” (CNN International). You’ll
feel like a kid all over again as you gaze in wonder at the delicious
chocolate delicacies served at this venue. How can you resist sweet
CAFÉ CENTRAL, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
traveling to Vienna, one needs to of course partake some delicious
apple strudel at theCafé
“Though it’s welcomed plenty of tourists over its 137 years—not
to mention habitués like Freud,
Lenin, and Trotsky—the
utterly grand café inside the majestic Palais Ferstel is known among
pastry-obsessed Wieners for serving the best, flakiest strudel in
town.” Denise Lu, a writer for The Cultureist, praises the tasty
the apple strudel the café serves. In her post she states that of
all the strudels in Vienna, the Café
the best one. Lu writes, “the strudel at Café Central takes the
cake with a crispy outer shell and tart and soft, not mushy, apples”
MORNING CALL, NEW ORLEANS, LA, U.S.A.
you in need of a nice relaxing place with a great selection of sweet
treats? Visit Morning
their sugary and airy beignets. “The airy beignets (made from a
143-year-old recipe) and café au lait at this 24-hour, wood-paneled
Metairie haunt leave the better-known Café du Monde in their sugar
dust” (CNN International).
FLOUR &STONE, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
you explore the wonders of Sydney and watch out for wandering
kangaroos, you should also try some delicious lamingtons at the Flour
These “Aussie squares of vanilla
slathered in chocolate icing and dusted in coconut, come stuffed with
panna cotta and berry compote” (CNN International). All I can say
is yum. Additionally, the little place also serves various warm and
sweet fruit tarts and a nice lemon drizzle cake. Don’t miss out on
this great place.
LOONG FATT EATING HOUSE & CONFECTIONARY, SINGAPORE
next time you travel out to Singapore, be sure to check out the Loong
Fatt Eating House.
The House and Confectionary have a great selection of delicious
desserts that include the popular Tau Sar Piah. The Tau Sar Piah are
“crumbly sesame-seed-encrusted pastries filled with sweet or savory
bean paste” (CNN International). You have to try this great
ST. FRANCIS FOUNTAIN, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, U.S.A.
for the ultimate ice cream parlor? Travel out to the St.
Francis Soda Fountain.
The fountain’s ice creams can make you scream in pleasure. “Since
1918, San Francisco’s St. Francis Fountain has served up classic
ice cream sundaes and old-fashioned soda fountain treats. The diner’s
dessert menu includes everything from a double dip ice cream soda to
a dreamsicle float with vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet. Ice
cream specials include the Battleship sundae with three types of ice
cream and sauces, or the Buster Brown with a warm fudge brownie,
vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce” (Fodors). Just gazing at
that sundae makes me drool.
MINDY’S HOT CHOCOLATE, CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A.
for a nice warm cup of hot cocoa? Chef
Mindy Segal’s place is
famous for it. Her signature hot chocolate wouldn’t be perfect
though until one also tosses in delicious gooey homemade
marshmallows. The drink is a perfect way to battle against those
freezing nights in Chicago. Additionally, Mindy’s has an amazing
selection of desserts. “The restaurant’s dessert menu changes
seasonally, and includes everything from brioche doughnuts with hot
fudge and caramel corn, to chocolate ‘souffled’ tart with salted
caramel ice cream and house made pretzels” (Fodors). The chef uses
only ingredients that are sourced locally and of course fresh.