Where To Buy Ice Cream, Cakes & Cookies In Florence

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Thanks for joining us for this discussion about the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Florence. 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 Florence 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 cities around Italy at that link.

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

The best Florence ice cream shops or some healthier frozen yogurt can be found at:

Since 1990 Gelataria La Carraia has been producing high quality gelato from 11am to 11pm daily.

Many people have been buying handcrafted ice cream, pastries, and artisan gelato at Vivoli since 1930.

Amorino is an Italian gelato shop providing a wide range of high quality flavors with no artificial colors from 10:30am to 12am Monday through Thursday and until 1am on Friday and Saturday.

Rivareno sells some of the finest Italian ice cream classics in your area every day from 12pm to 12am.

100% organic local ice creams are offered from 12pm to 8pm at La Strega Nocciola Gelateria Artigianale.

Handcrafted ice creams and sorbets on sticks are available throughout the week from 12pm to 7:30 pm Monday through Saturday at Stickhouse Firenze.

Edoardo makes gelato and sorbets using farm fresh milk and other natural ingredients.

Both La Milkeria and Venchi from our other lists offer great ice creams in Florence too.

Bakeries In Your Area

Great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more are available at these bakeries around town:

A variety of nutritious American desserts, salads, soups, and bagels as well as brewed coffee are provided at Mamae’s Bakery five days a week.

You can order breakfast, salads, sandwiches, and smoothies at Shake Café from 8am to 7pm daily.

8 types of handcrafted ice creams, cakes, chocolates, waffles, crepes, sandwiches, and more great sweets near you are offered from 9am to 7pm Monday through Saturday at La Milkeria.

Vegan and gluten free pastries, sweets, pancakes, gourmet sandwiches, and soups are provided at Le Vespe Café throughout the week from 10am to 3pm except for Tuesday when they are closed.

Pasticceria Bellucci from our next list also provides artisan cakes.

Torta Pistocchi makes dark chocolate cakes by hand using pure cocoa powder and organic milk on weekdays from 8am to 6:30pm

Local Donut Shops

Stop by one of these donut shops on your way to work:

Where To Buy Cupcakes

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We highly recommend these cupcake shops around town:

Vanilla specializes in cakes and cupcakes in your area that are available in a variety of flavors including vanilla, coffee, carrot, red velvet, chocolate, coconut, pistachio, raspberry, and blueberry.

Delectable creations of miniature pastries, biscuits, salads, and plenty of sweets are available at Bottega di Pasticceria from 7am to 7:30pm Tuesday through Sunday.

A neat display of homemade artisan pastries, biscuits, cupcakes, semifreddo, cakes, and much more can be found at Pasticceria Bellucci.

Candy Stores Near You

Kids will love all the options at these local candy stores:

DolceForte sells candied oranges, chocolate, nougat, amaretti, sweets, marrons glacés, and a variety of other products.

You can choose from a wide range of candies near you including chocolates, sugared almonds, and biscuits as well as international delicacies at Dolce Emporio from 10am to 9pm Monday through Saturday.

A fine selection of chocolates, sugared almonds, candies, biscuits, and other sweets are offered at Nero 65.

Chocolate & Fudge Shops

When you want to buy homemade chocolate or fudge visit one of these shops:

Vestri Cioccolato D’autore is open from 10:30am to 7:30pm Monday through Saturday selling fine artisan chocolates in your area.

Over 50 different pralines and chocolates are sold from 7:30am to 8pm Monday through Saturday at Cioccolateria Ballerini.

Venchi excels at providing high end chocolates, a variety of delectable ice cream varieties, healthy snacks, and varied gift boxes from 9am to 8:30pm daily.

Lindt is a good place to try high quality chocolates every day from 10am to 7pm.

Other places we have mentioned that are great for local chocolate lovers would include La Milkeria, DolceForte, Dolce Emporio, Torta Pistocchi, and Nero 65 from some different lists.

Gluten Free Bakeries

Gluten free bakeries can provide some healthier options:

Pancakes continue to roll out of Bottega Artigiana del Gusto’s kitchen as well as gluten free desserts, pastries, and pizzas from 8am to 7:30pm Monday through Saturday.

Gluten free pizza and pasta are available at Ristorante Lorenzo de’ Medici from 11am to 12am.

Le Vespe Cafè from our previous list also has a good selection of gluten free baked goods.


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:

Grom makes organic Italian ice cream in Florence using free range eggs, fresh milk, and some of the best raw ingredients as well as sorbets that are made with fresh ripe fruits. S

ome of La Buchetta Food and Wine Restaurant’s famous local desserts include homemade tiramisu, dark chocolate cake, original Tuscan almond biscuits, cheesecakes, berries mousse with white chocolate, pistachios, and fresh pineapple.

Cantucci traditional dry biscuits with almonds and vin santo, homemade tiramisù, basil gel, cinnamon sablè pastry, passion fruit and apricot jelly, salted caramel spheres cocoa beans with rice foam, Italian meringue, lemon curd, ovis mollis, mint water, and burned lemon peel gel are some of the top desserts near you served from 7pm to 10:30pm at Restaurant Il Vezzo.

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Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies & Cakes In Florence

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 Florence.

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