If you are trying to figure out the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Calgary this post will surely help you out. There are plenty of great shops selling sweets around town and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.
We will start off with the best ice cream shops in your area. Anyone that is searching for vanilla, chocolate, gelato, frozen yogurt, malts, ice cream cakes, and other frozen delights has plenty of options to choose from.
Up next we will get into local bakeries where you can buy cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of sweet treats. Then we will niche down and get into donut shops, where to buy cupcakes, candy stores, and chocolate and fudge shops near you.
Following that we will discuss some healthy dessert options in Calgary like gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops. Our last section will be about restaurants known for must have desserts in your area.
Towards the end you will find a dessert map that has all the various venues we are mentioning throughout the post pinned on it. And all of you are welcome to look through our other posts on cities around Canada at this link if you want.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
When you want to eat the best ice cream in Calgary or some healthier frozen yogurt try:
- Amato Gelato at 7-2104 Kensington Rd NW
- La Diperie at 500 Country Hills Blvd NE #519
- Leavitt’s Ice Cream Shop at 3410 3 Ave NW
- Made By Marcus at 1013 17 Ave SW #121
- Menchie’s at Northland Plaza, 4820 Northland Dr NW
- Yogen Früz at 100 Anderson Rd SE
Amato Gelato serves Italian gelato in a variety of 72 classic and inventive flavors, as well as pies and bespoke cakes, and has indoor and outdoor seating. Authentic Roman-style pizza, grilled paninis, and imported Italian pastries are also available.
La Diperie offers over 40 various chocolate dips and you’ll also discover a variety of desserts including Cheesecake Factory’s iconic cheesecakes, doughnuts, pastries, crepes, ice cream cakes, and more. Over 44 flavors of luscious de’Licious premium ice cream are available at Leavitt’s Ice Cream Shop who also makes some good frozen yogurt.
For people with unique dietary needs they also have no sugar added and lactose-free choices. Ice cream cakes and a selection of frozen treats are available too.
Made By Marcus is a local ice cream shop that serves up inventive flavors and toppings. Some of the oldest original recipes they make are peach yogurt jalapeno, passion fruit basil, and raspberry rose lychee.
Menchie’s has over 100 rotating frozen yogurt flavors and over 70 rotating toppings all of which are created under their own private label. Nonfat, low carb, gluten-free, no sugar added, vegan, and dairy-free sorbets are among the varieties available.
Yogen Früz is a frozen yogurt chain that offers a selection of sweet and tangy flavors that can be customized. They’ve added a new line of exclusive probiotic frozen yogurt to their lineup as well as dairy and non-dairy smoothies and light ice cream.
Bakeries In Your Area
These bakeries near you should have great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more:
- Foster’s Oguraya Bakery at 532 Poplar Rd
- Yamato Bakery at 1322 Centre St
- Glamorgan Bakery at 3919 Richmond Rd SW #19
- D Spot Dessert Cafe at 933 17 Ave SW #100
- Yann Haute Patisserie at 329 23 Ave SW
Foster’s Oguraya Bakery is known for its traditional Japanese baked goods as well as a wide range of Western-style and seasonal items plus they do catering. Yamato Bakery has some of the best mousse and cheese in your area.
Green tea mousse, chestnut mousse, and mango cheese are some of their most popular meals and they also do customized cake designs. Glamorgan Bakery is a long-established family business that specializes in Dutch heritage baking, confectionery, and cheese buns. In fact their cheese buns, wrapped florentines, and sweets for every occasion have made them famous.
Yann Haute is a traditional patisserie that serves specialized cakes, macarons, chocolates, and other confections. There is also a large assortment of gluten-free cakes.
Local Donut Shops
Start your morning off right at one of these donut shops:
- Jelly Modern Doughnuts at 1414 8 St SW
- Hoopla Donuts at 414 3 St SW
- Beebop Doughnut Shop at 2015 4 St SW #1
- Baked Doughnuts at 751 3 St SW #410
Patrons at Jelly Modern can enjoy artisan dipped and filled doughnuts in a variety of exquisite flavors. In all of the baked masterpieces Baked Doughnuts uses high-quality ingredients.
In their factory gluten-free ingredients are used and the doughnuts on display are dairy-free and egg-free. Every week, the flavors of their doughnuts change.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
There are some really good cupcake shops around town:
- Crave Cookies & Cupcakes at 1107 Kensington Rd NW
- Cake Bake Shoppe at 33 High St SE
- Cakeworks at 3132 26 St NE #126
Crave’s fresh baked delicacies are based on family recipes that have been passed down through the generations. They make cakes and biscuits in addition to a large variety of cupcakes which include vegan and gluten-free choices.
Cake Bake Shoppe has won numerous honors including Top Choice and Three Best Rated and has been featured in media such as Confetti Magazine and Avenue Magazine. Their cupcakes have a distinct crunchy crust that resembles that of a perfectly baked muffin, and nut free items are available.
Cakeworks is a renowned bakery that specializes in custom cakes, cupcakes, cake-pops, and sugar cookies.
Candy Stores Near You
These local candy stores should have a wide variety of sugary treats to choose from:
- Gummi Boutique at 205 10 St NW
- Pixie’s Candy Parlour at 11135 14 St NE #207
- Yummy Co. at 1235 26 Ave SE
- Sweet Fusion at 3919 Richmond Rd SW
Gummi Boutique features international candies as well as an ice cream parlor. Pixie’s is a family-owned business that operates a boutique-style candy shop near you that sells sweets from every decade.
They even have an actual 1950’s soda fountain which is one of only a few in Canada. For your wedding, reunion, birthday, or special event they have a candy buffet.
Yummy Co. is a local candy store that imports hard-to-find and nostalgic childhood candies from all around the world. Sweet Fusion is your one-stop store for specialty and bulk candies, drinks, and other sweets.
Favorite retro sweets such as Tahiti Treat and Bottlecaps as well as international specialty delights like Giant Gummy Bears, UK chocolate bars, and licorice are available.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
Buy homemade chocolate and fudge at these shops:
- Purdys Chocolatier at 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW
- Ten Degrees Chocolate at 818 16 Ave SW
- Epiphanie Chocolate at 1417 11 St SW
- The Chocolate Lab at 21 Highfield Cir SE #4
Purdys Chocolatier has been a Canadian chocolatier since 1907 and is known for chocolates and ice cream created with sustainable cocoa that are their best seller. Vegan Chocolate Bars are also available.
Ten Degrees Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory, café, and dessert parlor run by a family. They manufacture great chocolate in small batches with ethically sourced cacao beans, natural ingredients from the area, and organic sugar.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Gluten free bakeries are a good healthier alternative:
- Earth’s Oven at 417 53 Ave SE #4
- Miss P’s Gluten Free at 12445 Lake Fraser Dr SE
Miss P has been supplying Calgary and the surrounding area with the great gluten-free items for over a decade. Gluten-free breads, pastries, perogies, birthday cakes, take-home dinners, and more are among their specialties.
Yann Haute Patisserie from our best bakeries near you list also has a wide selection of gluten free items.
Smoothies are a good combination of tasty and healthy:
- Oasis Jimma Juice Bar at 1012 1 St SW
- Happy Cup at 201-2525 Woodview Dr SW
- Booster Juice at 10816 Macleod Trail SE #516
- Jugo Juice at 1632-14 Ave NW Unit #1798A
- Orange Julius at 2525 36 St
Oasis Jimma Juice Bar is a fast-casual restaurant that specializes in personalized vegan bowls as well as nutritious smoothies and juices. Booster Juice makes healthy smoothies using pure juice, fruit sorbet or vanilla frozen yogurt, frozen fruit, fresh yogurt, and ice.
Jugo Juice offers a one-of-a-kind blend of made-to-order fresh juices, smoothies, grilled wraps, grilled flatbreads, breakfast items, and grab-and-go snacking alternatives. Orange Julius is a counter-service restaurant that specializes on blended fruit drinks and smoothies in addition to sandwiches and snacks.
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Lastly, these restaurants are known for their must have desserts in Calgary:
- The Coup at 924 17 Ave SW
- REGRUB at 625 11 Ave SW
- Purple Perk Kitchencafé at 2212 4th St SW
The Coup is a casual modern restaurant providing vegan and vegetarian alternatives such tempeh shawarma and drinks. Chocolate torte and oatmeal ice cream sandwiches are their signature desserts.
Regrub serves uniquely topped shakes and imaginative burgers in a spacious area with a sleek industrial ambiance. Their extensive assortment of milkshakes is regarded as one of the best desserts in your area.
Purple Perk’s Oreo Cheesecake is also a must try dessert in town. We have also discussed:
- Our Favorite Desserts in Winnipeg
- Our Favorite Desserts in Vancouver
- Our Favorite Desserts in Edmonton
- Our Favorite Desserts in Seattle
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies, & Cakes In Calgary
For now that is all we have to share but check back in 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.
Please use the comments to let us know if any shops have closed down, or if we posted anything that is incorrect. Now have fun eating your ice cream, cookies, and cakes in Calgary.