Thanks for joining us for this discussion about the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Lexington. 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 Lexington 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 right here.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
The best Lexington ice cream shops or some healthier frozen yogurt can be found at:
- Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream at 1210 Manchester St
- Graeter’s Ice Cream at 1925 Justice Dr
- Sorella Gelateria at 591 W Short St
- Freshie’s Ice Cream & Soda Fountain at 3851 Kenesaw Dr
- Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt at 152 West Tiverton Way #170
Crank and Boom offers premium handcrafted ice cream in your area with different toppings as well as fresh sandwiches and pastries. Their signature treats include Kentucky blackberry and buttermilk, blueberry lime cheesecake, and vanilla bean.
Vegan sorbetto and handcrafted Italian Gelato are available at Sorella Gelateria. Orange Leaf is a self serve frozen yogurt shop near you offering unique flavors and a variety of toppings as well as smoothies, shakes, and froyo cakes.
Bakeries In Your Area
Great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more are available at these great bakeries:
- Magee’s Bakery at 726 E Main St
- Bluegrass Baking Company at 3101 Clays Mill Rd #108
- Sunrise Bakery at 111 W Main St
- Martine’s Pastries at 400 E Third St
- Crumbl Cookies at 2160 Sir Barton Way #141
- European Delights Bakery at 221 E Brannon Rd
- La Petite Délicat at 722 National Ave
Magee’s Bakery specializes in bagels, croissants, donuts, Danish’s, and muffins while Bluegrass Baking Company makes local gourmet pastries, cakes, and European breads every day. Martine’s bakes French pastries, cookies, sweets, and custom cakes in your area for special occasions.
More than 120 varieties of sweet treats including pies, cakes, chilled sugar, some of the best award winning milk chocolate chip cookies in Lexington and many more fan favorites are available at Crumbl. You can also find a delectable selection of European pastries, cookies, cakes, and specialty sweets with seasonal gluten free options at European Delights Bakery.
Local Donut Shops
Stop by one of these donut shops on your way to work:
- Spalding’s Bakery at 760 Winchester Rd
- North Lime Coffee & Donuts at 101 W Loudon Ave # 160
- Parlor Doughnuts at 630 Euclid Ave # 150
- Donut Days Bakery at 185 Southland Dr
Where To Buy Cupcakes
We highly recommend these cupcake shops around town:
- Gigi’s Cupcakes at 2703 Richmond Rd #120
- BabyCakes Cupcakes at 1616 Liberty Rd
- Garrison’s Buttercream Bakery at 200 Whitfield Dr
Gigi’s offers a rotating menu of gourmet cupcakes and frosting filled pastries and even features a variety of classic and seasonal sweets, minis, and cakes. A wide variety of cupcakes with vegan and gluten free options near you as well as doggie cakes are provided at BabyCakes Cupcakes. Garrison’s Buttercream is a local bakery selling gourmet cupcakes in a variety of flavors and designs.
Candy Stores Near You
Kids will love all the options at these local candy stores:
For over a century Ruth Hunt Candy Company has been producing high quality handcrafted chocolates and features specialties like blue monday candy bars, woodford reserve bourbon balls and mint julep balls, Kentucky pulled cream candy, ale-8 suckers, and plenty more. Approximately 100 different types of really good candies are sold at Sharp’s.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
When you want to buy homemade chocolate or fudge visit one of these shops:
Chocolate Holler’s makes bean to bar chocolates with authentic cacao flavors and even has a beverage menu that features drip coffees, espresso drinks, hot chocolates, and iced mochas. Some of Old Kentucky Chocolates’ specialty treats include bourbon chocolates, bourbon cherries, old fashioned pulled creams, gourmet truffles, sea salt caramels, chocolate covered strawberries and grapes, and much more. Don’t forget about Ruth Hunt Candy Company’s high quality handcrafted local chocolates from our previous list.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Gluten free bakeries can provide some healthier options:
Eight Horse is a gluten free and keto bakery in your area accepting pre orders.
Gluten Free Miracles makes gluten free bread and caters to a variety of other diets including keto, paleo, and vegan.
For a tasty yet healthy choice consider these smoothie shops:
- Shake It at 814 Euclid Ave
- Jump Start Smoothies at 535 S Upper St # 125
- The Weekly Juicery at 436 Old Vine St
- The Human Bean at 1946 Harrodsburg Rd
- Tropical Smoothie Café at 385 Rose St
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Must have desserts near you can also be found at these restaurants:
- A Cup of Common Wealth at 105 Eastern Ave
- Saul Good Restaurant & Pub at 3801 Mall Rd #120
- Windy Corner Market at 4595 Bryan Station Rd
A Cup Of Common Wealth is a neighborhood café serving handcrafted coffee and espresso drinks, tea, sandwiches, and light breakfast fare as well as some of the best desserts in Lexington like muffins, brownies, coffee cake, and banana bread. Saul Good Restaurant and Pub has delicious servings of homemade pizza, specialty burgers, and beverages from around the world as well as fine signature sweets including chocolate fondues, half baked chocolate chip cookie sundaes, and banana foster waffles.
You can get soft serve ice cream and pastries as well as American brunches and plenty more at Windy Corner Market. You might also want to read our posts on:
- Where To Buy Candy & Chocolate in Louisville
- Where To Buy Candy & Chocolate in Cincinnati
- Where To Buy Candy & Chocolate in Columbus
- Where To Buy Candy & Chocolate in St Louis
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies, & Cakes In Lexington
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 Lexington.