Thanks for joining us for this discussion about the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Birmingham, UK. There are numerous dessert shops selling sweets around town and you will be learning about the top options as this blog progresses.
The best ice cream shops in your area will kick things off. Those that love vanilla, chocolate, gelato, frozen yogurt, malts, ice cream cakes, and other frozen delights have numerous options to choose from.
Bakeries where you can buy cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of sweet treats will be up next. After that we will focus on donut shops, where to buy cupcakes, candy stores, and chocolate and fudge shops near you.
Then we will pivot to healthy dessert options like Birmingham gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops. Restaurants that are known for their must have desserts in your area will round us out.
A local dessert map that has all the various venues we are mentioning throughout the post pinned on it will be shared at the end. And the curious types can find all of our other posts on the United Kingdom at that link.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
The best Birmingham ice cream shops or some healthier frozen yogurt can be found at:
- Sundaes Gelato at 162, 160 Corporation St
- Ice Stone Gelato at 353-355 Ladypool Rd
- Cheeky Joes at 616 Bristol Rd
- Treatz Sparkhill at 671-675 Stratford Rd
- Mee Cha at Bullring Shopping Centre
- Twist at 3 Ethel St
Icestone offers gelato, crepes, Belgian waffles, hot cookie dough, and sweet sundaes including the option to customize your own dessert. Cheeky Joes is a popular American style diner and Italian gelateria that combines old British traditions.
Treatz specializes in Italian gelato, sundaes, VIP milkshakes, smoothies, cheesecakes, hot waffles, and crepes. Mee Cha serves a range of delectable delicacies, bubble tea, and frozen yogurt that is gluten-free and suitable for vegans.
Bubble tea, macarons, taiyaki, frozen yogurt, and meringue among other items are offered at Twist.
Bakeries In Your Area
Great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more are available at these great bakeries:
- Medicine Bakery at 69a New St
- The Early Bird Bakery at 28 High St
- Loaf at 1421 Pershore Rd h
- Pastry House Birmingham at 389B Coventry Rd h
- Togri Bakery at #17, 272 Montgomery St
Medicine is an artisan bakery, café, and gallery that serves handcrafted artisan breads, cronuts, cakes, pastries, and fresh coffee. Pastries, cakes, and savory items are baked fresh every day at The Early Bird Bakery with the highest quality ingredients sourced from the region.
Loaf is a bakery that excels at making sourdough, focaccia, and artisan breads. Togri Bakery specializes in buttercream sponges, brownies, and loaf cakes.
Local Donut Shops
Stop by one of these donut shops on your way to work:
- Stupendonuts at 14 Small Heath Trading Estate
- Donuts N Chai at 88 Lower Tower St
- The Donut Lounge at 18 Bordesley St
Stupendonuts specializes in handcrafted gourmet donuts in a variety of flavors like glazed, chocolate, vanilla, salted caramel, and more. The Donut Lounge is a family-owned and operated gourmet shop that specializes in unique donuts in your area.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
We highly recommend these cupcake shops around town:
- Kiss Me Cupcakes at #1, WestWay Estate, Alvechurch Rd
- Lola’s Cupcakes at Selfriges & Co, Bull Ring Shopping Centre
- Bake Even Cakery at 95 Spencer St
At Kiss Me Cupcakes all of their cupcakes and cakes are created in-house with high-quality ingredients. Bake Even Cakery creates personalized, boozy, gluten-free, and vegan cupcakes and they are also a great place to get custom birthday, seasonal, and wedding cakes near you.
Candy Stores Near You
Kids will love all the options at these local candy stores:
- Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe at #34 Great Western Arcade
- Sweet Occasionz at 154 Lozells Rd
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe serves vintage and modern sweets along with chocolate and American candies. Sweet Occasionz’s most popular items include American candies, sweet trees, baskets, and hampers in addition to organizing any events and providing a candy cart, candy floss, popcorn, chocolate fountains, fruit arrangements, mocktails, and more.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
When you want to buy homemade chocolate or fudge visit one of these shops:
- Hotel Chocolat at 117 New St
- The Chocolate Quarter at 1A Spencer St
Hotel Chocolat is a high-end local chocolate shop that also runs a cocoa farm. The Chocolate Quarter offers luxurious tasty presents and stunning chocolate sculptures.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Some of the best bakeries near you from our initial list have many gluten free options like Medicine Bakery and Bake Even Cakery.
For a tasty yet healthy choice consider these smoothie shops:
- Fuel Juice Bar at Moor St
- U-Juice at Indoor Market, The Bullring, 50 Edgbaston St
- Nat-Ju at Great Barr
- Joe & The Juice at MK1, 68A E Mews
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Must have desserts near you can also be found at these restaurants:
- Tapas Revolution at Grand Central, New Street Station
- Comptoir Libanais at #29 Stephenson Pl
- Eis Café at 500 Coventry Rd
Tapas Revolution is a good option for tapas and churros. Mango and vanilla cheesecake, orange blossom mouhalabia, chocolate brownie, and baklawa selection are among the top desserts in your area found at Comptoir Libanais.
Eis Cafe is a laid-back hangout that is known for their great local desserts including ice cream and waffles. You might also want to read our posts on:
- Where To Eat Great Desserts in London
- Where To Eat Great Desserts in Worcester
- Where To Eat Great Desserts in Manchester
- Where To Eat Great Desserts in Sheffield
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies, & Cakes In Birmingham
That is all we’ve got for now but visit us again because we plan to update this post often. After reading about all these local shops to buy ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies, cakes, pastries, other bakery items, cupcakes, donuts, chocolate, fudge, candy, gluten free baked goods, smoothies, and even restaurants with can’t miss desserts in your area you should be ready to find your next sweet indulgence.
Don’t be afraid to let us know if any shops have closed down or if we posted anything that is incorrect in the comments. Now have fun eating your ice cream, cookies, and cakes in Birmingham, UK.