Where To Buy Ice Cream, Cakes, & Cookies In Minneapolis & St Paul

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Thanks for checking out our blog post on the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Minneapolis and St Paul. 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 Minneapolis and St Paul gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops. Restaurants that are known for their must have local desserts will round us out.

A 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 great desserts around the Midwest at that link.

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

The best Minneapolis and St Paul ice cream shops or some healthier frozen yogurt can be found at:

Unique and tantalizing ice cream flavors in your area with a wide selection of toppings to choose from including Oreo, roasted pecans, sprinkles, M&Ms, sauces, and more are available at Milkjam.

Pumphouse Creamery offers artisanal ice cream with dairy free options.

More than 50 popsicle varieties, yogurts, fruit cups, Mexican snacks, and 30 ice cream flavors are featured at La Michoacana Purépecha.

La La boasts 10 delectable and revitalizing flavors and 16 varieties of tasty ice creams as well as sorbets and local frozen desserts with milk alternatives.

CherryBerry is a self serve gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt shop in Lakeville with approximately 40 different toppings and 21 different soft serve varieties. They have 4 different kinds of cookie doughs, gourmet popsicles, and smash cookies to choose from as well.

If you are looking for another good ice cream shop in Bloomington be sure to check out Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers who we are linking you to in our restaurants with great desserts section.

Bakeries In Your Area

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

Pastries, European bread, superb coffee and teas, and some of the best desserts in Minneapolis are offered at Rustica.

French Bakery Patisserie 46 offers freshly baked bread, breakfast pastries, cakes, and sweets.

Marc Heu Patisserie Paris specializes in French pastries, sweets, and wedding cakes plus they offer catering services.

Baking Betty’s handmade products are baked fresh throughout the day including some of the best cookies and sweet pastries in Bloomington. They offer basic and traditional flavors in addition to being well known for their unique spins on America’s favorite sweets like crème brûlée, lemon meringue, pecan pie, and s’more stuffed cookies.

A fine display of delectable Scandinavian sweets such as kransekake, homemade potato lefse, pulla rolls, lefse melts, and more can be found at Taste of Scandinavia.

There are also tasty baked goods at Wuollet Bakery, Cocoa and Fig, and Nadia Cakes from our next list.

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:

Wuollet Bakery provides a selection of bread, cakes, pastries, and signature tortes as well as 11 of the best flavors of cupcakes near you.

There are 25 cupcake flavors including vanilla bean, black velvet, lemon raspberry, banana, carrot cake, s’mores, and plenty more at Cocoa and Fig.

Nadia Cakes has 200 amazing flavors and 17 of them are featured every single day.

Candy Stores Near You

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

In addition to a wide range of premium local chocolate assortments Regina’s Candies Kitchen also produces its own fudge and glazed nuts along with peanut and coconut brittle.

You can choose from over 60 varieties of organic, dye free, and hand spun cotton candy clouds in your area at Spinning Wylde.

Blue Sun Soda Shop is a good place to buy hard candies, salt water taffy, and fresh popcorn plus they provide thousands of different flavors of soda and a variety of other items by the pound.

Chocolate & Fudge Shops

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

L’more is well known for selling a wide selection of handcrafted truffles, unique gift boxes, and uniquely branded chocolate bars near you.

You can get chocolate wafers, sipping chocolate, chocolate sauce, hot cocoa mix, and quality chocolate bark at Legacy Chocolates.

Regina’s Candies Kitchen from our best local candy stores list is also good places to buy chocolates in Minneapolis and St Paul.

Gluten Free Bakeries

Gluten free bakeries can provide some healthier options:

Sift is a dedicated gluten free bakery that has been serving cinnamon buns, doughnuts, cupcakes, bread, and other sweet baked products since 2017.

Vegan cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, bars, rolls, and more than 30 different types of cakes in addition to various alternatives are available at Vegan East.

Great Harvest Bakery features a delectable assortment of granola, scones, cookies, sweet breads, and cinnamon buns.


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:

You can find some of the best desserts in Minneapolis at Pizzeria Lola include their homemade vanilla ice cream with olive oil and sea salt toppings, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate budino, and DIY ice cream sandwiches.

Many locals love Wilde Café’s homemade gelato.

You might also want to read our posts on:

Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies, & Cakes In Minneapolis & St Paul

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 Minneapolis and St Paul.

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