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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Treats ‘N Beans | 412.586.5667
Oakland | 118 Meyran Ave
Mon-Thu: 10AM-11PM| Fri-Sat: 10-12AM
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!
“I would only see these types of desserts on social media! So happy a dessert place like this has opened here in town. This was our second visit, first time we got lotus fettuccine and today we got the waffle bueno, both taste equally yummy! Can't wait to come back and try other items on the menu!”-Nadi Yelp Review
Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery | 412.821.8533
Millvale | 213 North Ave
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.”-Jim G. Yelp Review
The Butterwood Bake Consortium | 412.781.0218
Lawrenceville | 5222 Butler St
Sat: 10AM-11PM | Sun: 10AM-9PM
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.” -Mariah M. Yelp Review
Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company | 412.235.7865
Downtown | 539 Liberty Ave
Mon-Wed: 11AM-8PM | Thu-Sat: 11AM-9PM
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!
“Love love love this place! Everytime I go there is something new and exciting to try, my most recent favorite was the snickerdoodle cookie dough I got around the holidays as a gift for myself. And during the warmer months, the ice cream is so delicious. I can't wait for it to warm up so I have an excuse to visit more frequently!”-Jessica T. Yelp Review
La Gourmandine Bakery And Pastry Shop | 412.682.2210
Lawrenceville| 4605 Butler St
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.
“La Gourmandine is simply the epitome of French Patisseries in the Pittsburgh area...” -Alexandra A. Yelp Review
The MilkShake Factory | 412.904.4845
Oakland | 3612 Forbes Avenue
Sun-Thu: 11AM-10PM | Fri-Sat: 11AM-11PM
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!
“If god had a favorite dessert place, this would be it. This place is delicious. It makes the best milkshakes and has a wonderful staff. I'm so glad that they opened up in Oakland! Every Pitt student must come to this place and try out the milkshakes. If you're visiting Pitt then come by and enjoy one of the best places in Oakland!” -Marcus. E Yelp Review
Sumi’s Cakery | 412.422.2253
Squirrel Hill | 2119 Murray Ave
Tue-Fri: 11AM-7PM | Sat: 11AM-6PM
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.
“Got a cake from here for my friend's birthday. Not only was the cake delicious, it was also beautiful — I loved the printing on the side! The flavor was green tea with red bean filling. It had nice strong matcha flavor and was not overly sweet. I can't wait to try their pastries!” -Anjalie F. Yelp Review
South Side | 333 East Carson St
Chef Sam Cobbett of Sam’s Bakeshop provides his specialty laminate dough creations for Astroid to enjoy with your quality java. Known as the city’s layered pastry expert, he established himself in some of the city’s most important bakeries and kitchens. You can order from his exclusive array of pastries for just Astroid, including Matcha & Dark Chocolate Muffins and Hazelnut Financiers.
“Beautiful space and great coffee! I recommend trying the Espressive (the shop's signature drink) and the lemonade is fire too.” -Allison C. 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 a friends with a GiftYa egift card!
Did we miss your favorite spot for desserts? Let us know down in the comments?