Thanks for joining us for this discussion about the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Edinburgh. 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 Edinburgh 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 region at that link.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
The best Edinburgh ice cream shops or some healthier frozen yogurt can be found at:
- Mary’s Milk Bar at 19 Grassmarket
- S Luca at 16 Morningside Rd
- Artisan Gelato at 21 Cockburn St
- Bon Bon Gelateria at 65 Elm Row
- Smoov Gelato Coffee at 244 Canongate
Mary’s Milk Bar is a classic local ice cream shop that also serves coffee, hot chocolate, caramels, tea, coffee, and iced desserts. S Luca offers snacks, sandwiches, and light dinners in an unpretentious Italian cafe known for its family ice cream in addition to some great sorbets and low-fat frozen yogurts.
Artisan Gelato is a good option for wonderful homemade Italian ice cream and sorbets along with freshly ground coffee, shortbread, and dairy-free choices. Fresh organic gelato, ice cream, gluten-free waffles, pastries, coffee, milkshakes, donuts, and more are available at Smoov Gelato Coffee.
S Luca from our ice cream shops section is the go to spot for great frozen yogurt in Edinburgh.
Bakeries In Your Area
Great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more are available at these great bakeries:
- Sicilian Pastry Shop at 14-16 Albert St
- Mimi’s Bakehouse at 63 Shore, Leith
- Söderberg Bakery Shop at 45 Broughton St
- The Bearded Baker at 46 Rodney St
Sicilian Pastry Shop serves Sicilian pastries, pizza, and deep-fried snacks. Mimi’s Bakehouse offers tray-bakes, scones, and cakes in a cheerful cafe with camp 40’s decor. Söderberg is a Swedish café and bakery that specializes in truly Swedish food using traditional recipes and high-quality ingredients.
Bagels, buns, and donuts are some of the most ordered items at The Bearded Baker that is an award-winning bakery near you who also has some great coffee.
Local Donut Shops
Stop by one of these donut shops on your way to work:
Everything at Considerit is produced from scratch every day and is free of eggs, dairy, and other animal products. Scottish-inspired American-style donuts are the specialty of The Kilted Donut which also offers vegan options like the vanilla and cinnamon sugar.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
We highly recommend these cupcake shops around town:
- Cuckoo’s Bakery at 150 Dundas St
- Bibi’s Bakery at 37 Hanover St
- Licks Cake Design at 17 Henderson Row
Cuckoo’s Bakery is a classic and exotic cupcake bakery in your area that offers gluten-free and vegan options. Bibi’s Bakery is known to produce custom cakes, macarons, and cupcakes.
Licks Cake Design takes custom wedding and celebration cake orders specializing in gluten-free, wheat-free, egg-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan possibilities.
Candy Stores Near You
Kids will love all the options at these local candy stores:
- Bains Retro Sweets at 37 Grassmarket
- Candersons Sweet Shop at 102 Leith Walk
- Kingdom of Sweets at 85 Princes St
Kingdom of Sweets is a great candy shop that sells a fantastic selection of American sweets, sodas, chocolates, and other delicacies along with dairy-free, gluten-free, halal, organic, sugar-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
When you want to buy homemade chocolate or fudge visit one of these shops:
- Hotel Chocolat at 7A Frederick St
- Chocolatiers Edward & Irwyn at 416 Morningside Rd
- The Fudge House at 197 Canongate
Hotel Chocolat is a high-end chocolatier chain with its own cocoa farm in Saint Lucia. Chocolatiers Edward & Irwyn always has vegan-friendly chocolate options in your area and all of their goods are gluten-free.
There are 27 types of fudge to choose from at The Fudge House including basic vanilla, dark chocolate, and strawberry which are all made by hand and cooked using a traditional recipe.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Sugar Daddy’s Bakery at 8 Roseneath Street is a gluten-free bakery and cake shop that makes celebration cakes, wedding cakes, and more. Some of the best bakeries from our initial list also have many glutens free options like Cuckoo’s Bakery and Licks Cake Design.
For a tasty yet healthy choice consider these smoothie shops:
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Must have desserts near you can also be found at these restaurants:
- Angels with Bagpipes at 343 High St
- The Beach House at 57 Bath St
- Dishoom Edinburgh at 3A St Andrew Square
The Beach House is a low-key oceanfront cafe that serves organic coffee, pastries, light meals, and bread. Some of the best desserts near you can be found at Dishoom including their chocolate pudding and spiced ice cream.
You might also want to read our posts on:
- Best Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt in Glasgow
- Best Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt in Belfast
- Best Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt in Dublin
- Best Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt in London
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies, & Cakes In Edinburgh
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 Edinburgh.