For those of yinz with a sweet tooth, Pittsburgh has no shortage of venues offering delectable treats!
From cakes and cookies to chocolates and pastries, we’ve rounded up our list of favorite desserts to indulge in.
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This waffle is covered with Nutella, Oreos, and strawberries to start your day off in decadence. Image courtesy of Facebook
118 Meyran Ave | Pittsburgh | treatsandbeans.com
Oakland’s Treats n Beans serves up the finest waffle and crepe treats in town. You can dig into waffles and crepes smothered in decadent toppings, and even mini pancakes, paired with coffee drinks or milk shakes. Definitely try to order the Chocolate waffle with nutella!
“This place was diabetes on a plate and I LOVED IT! We got both a milk chocolate banana crepe and a Nutella and strawberry crepe. Both were bursting with fruit and chocolate and absolutely delicious.”- Yelp Review
213 N Ave | Millvale | jeanmarcchatellier.com
Transport yourself to Paris, just by crossing the Allegheny to Millvale. Jean-Marc Chatellier’s french bakery serves fresh top notch pastries and Parisian treats for even the most discerning francophiles. You’ll want to stock up on some of their famous macaroons when you go!
“This is legit French pastry. Call ahead if you want kouign-amann. Appreciate the high quality and passion they put into their pastries. Well worth a visit. Try it for yourself and decide on your own.”- Yelp Review
Whether you need a beautiful delicious cake for a special occasion or a dessert treat after dining out, they have you covered.
5222 Butler St | Pittsburgh | thebutterwoodbakeconsortium.com
The Butterwood Bake Consortium offers a charming ambiance to enjoy amazing cakes and treats. Always stunning and delicious they always feature gluten free and vegan options for guests with dietary restrictions. You don’t have to sacrifice flavor even in their specialty options.
“I love the atmosphere here! It's so cozy and timeless. The cakes are always new and an inventive blend of flavors. I would definitely recommend coming here to sit down, have a coffee and some cake, and relax.” -Yelp Review
Chocolate, cakes, cupcakes and more at Sinful Sweets!
539 Liberty Ave | Pittsburgh | sinfulsweetspgh.com
If you find yourself Downtown searching to treat your sweet tooth, stop at Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company. Pick from their assortments of chocolate confections, cakes, cookies and cupcakes. One thing you won’t find at many other sweet shops is their edible cookie dough. No need to feel bad indulging in that guilty pleasure!
“Small but well-stocked shop. I tried the triple chocolate cupcake and the brookie dough. Actually, I bought both to bring with me on an airplane and they kept well (they have special cupcake containers)!”- Yelp Review
Whether you’re craving authentic meringue or macarons, you’ll satiate your taste buds here.
4605 Butler St | Pittsburgh | lagourmandinebakery.com
Line up early before all the best treats are gone at this Lawrenceville French bakery. Locals line up for the popular “La Gourmandise,” a buttery, flaky dough filled with vanilla pastry cream and chocolate chips, for a rich and delectable treat. No matter what you prefer you won’t be disappointed with anything you buy here.
“If you're in Lawrenceville make sure you stop here. Delicious, authentic, French pastries in a cute bakery setting. The croissants are to die for, and the baguettes are perfect. The smells once you step in are amazing.”- Yelp Review
Known as the best place for milkshakes in Pittsburgh, The Milkshake Factory hand crafts their gourmet ingredients to ensure a tasty beverage.
3612 Forbes Ave | Pittsburgh | themilkshakefactory.com
With a rich history beginning as a soda shop to the Milkshake empire they’ve grown to today, The Milkshake Factory serves up classic, old-fashioned milkshakes. They also feature a wide range of chocolate confections at The Chocolate Bar, and delicious ice cream sundaes and floats. In the colder months, try a Hot Chocolate float!
“When I visit, this is the place to go! My go to... the strawberry chocolate dip milkshake. Real dipped chocolate strawberry on top and small pieces of choco pieces throughout every sip! It is so delish!” - Yelp Review
2119 Murray Ave | Pittsburgh | facebook.com/sumiscakery/
If you’re looking for exotic baked goods, you’ve found the right place. Indulge in traditional Korean delicacies served with beautiful presentation. Order a sticky rice and red bean filled donut for a special breakfast treat or the purple sweet potato cake for a delectable dessert.
“So glad that they're open again! Must say my favorite is their Green Tea cake- love that I could also personalize lettering on the cake. The green tea flavor is very strong, perfectly balanced with red beans.” - Yelp Review
Ice cream, fudge, or a milkshake topped with chocolate covered pretzels or pound cake -- this place is where you should go!
1503 E Carson St | Pittsburgh | goodyhouse.com
Fudge Farm is a whole meal in itself -- if you try the milkshakes. They have a number of specialty milkshakes that are topped with tons of goodies from brownies to chocolate covered pretzels, cheesecake, warm pound cake, graham crackers, and more! If this doesn’t satisfy your cravings they have a huge selection of fudge, chocolates, and chocolate covered fruit!
“If you go to Pittsburgh and you don't visit the Fudge Farm please don't add me as a friend! LoL The Fudge Farm is without question one of my FAVORITE places so I may be just a tad bit biased.” - Yelp Review
Known for ice cream cookie sandwiches, fresh baked cookies, ice cream by the pint, and a cold glass of milk.
1734 E Carson St | Pittsburgh | insomniacookies.com/locations/store/1181
Insomnia Cookies is a chain location that has gained a reputation for their warm, fresh baked cookies that make great late night snacks. Pittsburgh now has one of these locations so you can get a taste of the hubbub! They offer boxes of warm cookies, ice cream by the pint, ice cream sandwiches, and cold glasses of milk that make the perfect accompaniment to warm cookies.
“I ordered cookies during the night shift to shadyside and they were so wonderful that I ordered again the next night for my kids!! The cookies were perfect and I can't wait to order again!!” - Yelp Review
Milkshakes, soft serve, vegan and dairy free soft serve, smoothies, sundaes, slushies, shaved ice, and more!
4112 E Carson St | Pittsburgh | pagedairymart.net
Having been around since 1951, Page Dairy Mart is still standing proud today. South Side locals love to get a taste of this ice cream -- and even stand in lines for over 30 minutes (but it’s worth it)! They have a huge selection of soft serve ice cream, new dairy-free, vegan soft serve made with oat milk, milkshakes, sundaes, and so much more. If you’re looking for your new favorite ice cream, this is the place to go!
“The best soft serve ice cream around hands down. My favorite is the peanut butter sundae. On my most recent visit I tried the pumpkin ice cream. It was really good but I'm going back to my peanut butter sundae next time.” - Yelp Review
Serving Taiwanese buns, cakes, bread, bubble tea, and more right in Shadyside, Pittsburgh!
2104 Murray Ave | Pittsburgh | pinkboxpgh.com
Pink Box Bakery Cafe is a Taiwanese bakery specializing in authentic baked goods. They have a variety of filled buns from green tea to red bean to chocolate and more, along with breads, cakes, and a delicacy -- bubble tea! They offer a variety of tea flavors with generous portions of boba.
“This place reminds me of the bakeries I used to go to in Taiwan. It is a bit small, but it has all the classics!” - Yelp Review
Some of the best donuts in the Pittsburgh area.
2414 Brownsville Rd | Pittsburgh | donutconnection.com
Donut connection is another chain location serving coffee, breakfast foods, and of course -- donuts! Pittsburgh locals rave that these are some of the best donuts in the Pittsburgh area. If you’re looking for a donut and coffee on your morning commute to work, this is the place to stop!
“This place has excellent donuts! They are always fresh and delicious! I got two hot chocolates and did not know that they were not covered by food stamps. The owner gave me both for free!” - Yelp Review
No matter the occasion, Pittsburgh offers plenty of delicious treats to satiate any sweet tooth craving. Whether you’re Downtown or in the Southside, there’s a treat around every corner! And remember, all of these treats could be yours and friends with a GiftYa egift card!
Did we miss your favorite spot for desserts? Let us know down in the comments?