We appreciate you all joining us for this discussion about the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Manchester. 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 Manchester gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops. Restaurants that are known for their must have desserts in town 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 the UK at that link.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
The best Manchester ice cream shops or some healthier frozen yogurt can be found at:
- Ice Shack at 1c, 160-164 Wellington Rd
- Oasis Ice Cream at 109 Manchester Rd
- Icestone Gelato at 131 Oxford Rd
- Moonlight at 71-73 Wilmslow Rd
- Frurt Frozen Yogurt at 41 Whitworth St W
Ice Shack specializes in vegan ice cream, cakes, and chocolates some of which are gluten-free.
Oasis Ice Cream produces over 90 ice cream flavors in your area along with syrups, slush, sorbet, and sugar-free ice cream.
Gelato, crepes, Belgian waffles, hot cookie dough, and sweet sundaes are some of the more popular items at Ice Stone.
Moonlight serves ice cream, milkshakes, waffles, and other sweet delicacies in a laid-back cafe with a play area for youngsters.
A broad variety of fat-free, sugar-free, and calorie-free yogurts near you are available at Frurt Frozen Yogurt at 41 Whitworth Street West which also serves smoothies and hot and cold beverages.
Bakeries In Your Area
Great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more are available at these great bakeries:
- Companio Bakery at 35 Radium St
- Pollen Bakery at Cotton Field Wharf, 8 New Union St
- Barbakan Delicatessen Ltd at 67-71 Manchester Rd
- Burton Road Bakery at 165 Burton Rd
Companio Bakery is a local artisan bakery that makes daily fresh sourdough bread, specialty bread, pastries, and savories.
Pollen Bakery specializes in sourdough bread and pastries.
Barbakan Deli is a continental delicatessen and artisanal craft bakery that is known for their award-winning German Norlander, French Campagrain, Italian Contadina, and Polish Black Bread while also offering artisanal sandwiches, pastries, and coffee.
Local Donut Shops
Stop by one of these donut shops on your way to work:
All cookies and donuts at Gooey are vegetarian, halal, and alcohol-free.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
We highly recommend these cupcake shops around town:
- Hey Little Cupcake! at 2 Hardman St
- FoodyPie at 21 Foxbench Walk
- Alex’s Bakery at 225 Deansgate
- Cakes and Bakes for You at 5 Pytha Fold Rd
Hey Little Cupcake! offers seasonal cupcakes, cakepops, brownies, coffee, afternoon tea, and homemade lemonade.
Alex’s Bakery serves a wide range of freshly made cakes, cupcakes, brownies, blondies, cookies, and other sweet treats in Manchester.
Candy Stores Near You
You can try all kinds of tasty sweets at one of the best candy stores in your area:
In the Over The Rainbow candy store you will find a wide variety of sweets for all palates like sour, spicy and fruity mixtures plus they have a variety of sugary sodas and packaged chips.
At Candy Crunch MCR they sell a variety of sweets, drinks, and candy variety boxes.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
When you want to buy homemade chocolate or fudge visit one of these shops:
- Cocoa Cabana Chocolatiers at 168 Burton Rd
- Lindt Chocolate Shop at #L38b, Arndale Shopping Centre
- Cocoa Tree at 492 Wilbraham Rd
- Hotel Chocolat at #11A, Piccadilly Station
Cocoa Cabana Chocolatiers is an artisanal boutique that sells a wide range of unique handcrafted chocolates. Since 1845 Lindt Chocolate Shop has been known for quality Swiss chocolate, truffles, and confectionary.
Cocoa Tree handcrafts chocolates from natural ingredients and offers a variety of decadent hot beverages and light bites.
You can try chocolate liquors and personalized chocolates at Hotel Chocolat which offers a wide variety of flavors mixed with fruits, nuts, and scents.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Gluten free bakeries can provide some healthier options:
- The Black Cat Cakery at 108, Cariocca Business Park, 2 Hellidon Cl
The Black Cat Cakery specializes in tasty, no-frills, largely vegan cakes baked by hand.
For a tasty yet healthy choice consider these smoothie shops:
- Fuel Juice Bars at Upper Mall, Arndale Centre
- Boost Juice Bars at 105 Market St #10a
- Fruteiro do Brasil at Manchester Arndale, #162A Marsden Way
- Pres at 441 Bury New Rd
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Must have desserts near you can also be found at these restaurants:
There are a variety of sweet treats in Manchester at Archie’s including a selection of stuffed waffles with a variety of toppings.
Chocolate bombe is one of the best local desserts to try at The Ivy Spinningfields.
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Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies & Cakes In Manchester
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 Manchester.