If you are trying to figure out the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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 sweets 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 the area at that link if you want.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
When you want to eat the best ice cream in Cleveland or some healthier frozen yogurt try:
- Mitchell’s Ice Cream at 1867 W 25th St
- Honey Hut Ice Cream at 4674 State Rd
- Mason’s Creamery at 4401 Bridge Ave
- Cathy’s at 401 Euclid Ave
- Igloo Frozen Yogurt & Treats at 44 Front St
- Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt at 5300 Riverside Dr #B140
Honey Hut Ice Cream offers a wide range of frozen dessert treats including smoothies, Twisters, hand-dipped old-fashioned milkshakes and malts, hand-dipped pints and quarts, and specialty sundaes. They also provide catering.
Mason’s Creamery serves homemade ice cream in classic and unique flavors in a cozy atmosphere with counter and patio seating. Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches is a small ice cream shop in your area that serves a variety of flavors and toppings as well as homemade cookie sandwiches where catering services are available.
Igloo Frozen Yogurt and Treats is a local frozen yogurt shop that has 15 rotating flavors and over 60 toppings ranging from gummy bears to fresh fruit grown in the region. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt is a joyful self-serve frozen yogurt chain that sells frozen yogurt by the pound. They also create one-of-a-kind goods likes Menchie’s personalized frozen yogurt cakes.
Don’t forget about the great homemade ice cream in Lakewood at Malley’s Chocolates either.
Bakeries In Your Area
These bakeries should have great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more:
- Presti’s Bakery at 12101 Mayfield Rd
- Koko Bakery at 3710 Payne Ave Suite 102
- On The Rise Artisan Breads at 3471 Fairmount Blvd
- Pink Bandana Bakery at 8630 Mentor Ave, Mentor
Fresh bread, pastries, donuts, cookies, and cakes are available at Presti’s Bakery which is a bakeshop and deli with plenty of seating. The bakery has added a full line of fresh deli salads, pizza, stromboli, lunch and dinner specials, and catering to its menu.
Koko Bakery is a laid-back place with plenty of seating that serves Asian-style baked products, teas, and smoothies. On The Rise Artisan Breads is a gourmet bakery and cafe that specializes in European-style loaves and pastries as well as seasonal fare for lunch.
Local Donut Shops
Start your morning off right at one of these donut shops:
- Jack Frost Donuts at 4960 Pearl Rd
- Peace Love & Little Donuts of Westpark at 3786 Rocky River Dr
- Bigmouth Donut Hingetown at 1418 W 29th St
- Brewnuts at 6501 Detroit Ave
Since 1937 Jack Frost Donuts has offered 200+ varieties of classic and unique donuts and pastries near you, and they even do catering. Bigmouth Donut Company is a specialty donut shop that makes donuts from scratch with distinctive flavors using only fresh, natural ingredients and they have some of the best vegan and gluten-free donuts in your area.
Brewnuts is a bright art-filled shop that serves beer, coffee, and beer-infused doughnuts.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
There are some really good cupcake shops around town:
- A Cookie & A Cupcake at 1836 W 25th St
- Colossal Cupcakes at 528 Euclid Ave
- The Sweet Fix Bakery at 2307 Lee Rd
- Carly’s Cupcakes
A Cookie and a Cupcake specializes in personalized cupcakes, cakes, and cookies for weddings, catering, and corporate gifts. They provide 13 different cupcake varieties every day as well as wedding packages and a vintage cake variety.
Colossal Cupcakes is a brightly colored shop that sells a variety of specialty cupcakes, soft-serve cones, and soda floats. Colossal Cupcakes has a wide range of imaginative and tasty cupcake and cake flavors, as well as delivery, catering, and late-night shop hours.
They also have an ice cream menu, cookies, brownies, cake pops, and more. The Sweet Fix Bakery offers cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and pies.
Carly’s Cupcakes is a bakery that does delivery and excels at making delicious cupcakes for all occasions. All of their cupcakes are created to order and there are currently approximately 80 different flavor combinations available.
Candy Stores Near You
These local candy stores should have a wide variety of sugary treats to choose from:
- B.A. Sweetie Candy Company at 6770 Brookpark Rd
- Rocket Fizz at 530 Euclid Ave
B.A. Sweetie Candy Company is a long-standing candy supermarket with over 4,500 goods as well as a soda shop. They sell a wide variety of sweets including classic, retro, bulk, and wholesale candy among other items.
Rocket Fizz is a candy store with a large assortment of bottled sodas in flavors like s’mores and mud pie.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
Buy homemade chocolate and fudge at these shops:
- Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates at 2285 Lee Rd
- The Cleveland Chocolate Co. at 2306 W 17th St Suite 4
- Malley’s Chocolates at 14822 Madison Ave, Lakewood
Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates offers dark chocolate-covered marshmallows, caramels, and truffles created from scratch. They manufacture exquisite chocolates in tiny batches.
Cleveland Chocolate Company is a bean-to-bar chocolate boutique that specializes in handcrafted chocolate and confections. Malley’s Chocolates has been selling chocolates and candy bars near you for many years and their shop in Lakewood even makes many flavors of delicious homemade ice cream.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Gluten free bakeries are a good healthier alternative:
- Café Avalaun at 4640 Richmond Rd #200
- Philomena Bake Shop
The in-house bakery of Café Avalaun serves a daily range of classic American and French-inspired baked products where everything is produced from scratch and is gluten-free, soy-free, and peanut-free. Their daily selection of pastries, cookies, danishes, and muffins vary but baked goods can be requested ahead of time.
Philomena Bake Shop is a local gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly bakery. Although they do not yet have a retail location they do bake to order and supply wholesale bakery to cafés and restaurants.
Smoothies are a good combination of tasty and healthy:
- Pulp Juice & Smoothie Bar at 11501 Clifton Blvd
- Liquid Fresh Planet at 11002 Clifton Blvd
- Restore Cold Presesed at 1001 Huron Rd
Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar offers real fruit and real vegetable juices and there are 30 different real fruit smoothies to pick from that each with a complimentary booster. They also have party platters with their delectable, freshly cooked wraps and nutritious salads.
Since 2002 Liquid Fresh Planet has served original health food including acai bowls and smoothies. Restore Cold Pressed is a superfood bar and cold pressed juicery that is both modern and organic.
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Lastly, these restaurants are known for their must have local desserts:
- Urban Farmer Cleveland’s Steakhouse at 1325 E 6th St
- Gandalf’s Pub & Restaurant at 6757 Center Rd
Urban Farmer serves beef, wines, and brews from the region. Their desserts are very popular as they make some great ice cream and sorbets near you.
With live music nights and a pati, Gandalf’s Pub & Restaurant serves Irish and American comfort food. Berries Foster is one of their specialty desserts made with sautéed berries, Grand Marnier, Rum, and butter while being served with vanilla ice cream.
We have also discussed the:
- Best Bakeries in Pittsburgh
- Best Bakeries in Columbus
- Best Bakeries in Detroit
- Best Bakeries in Cincinnati
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies, & Cakes In Cleveland
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 Cleveland.