Thanks for joining us for this discussion about the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Newark. 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 Newark 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 Northeast at that link.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
The best Newark ice cream shops or some healthier frozen yogurt can be found at:
- Nasto’s Ice Cream Co. at 236 Jefferson St
- Salaam Ice Cream Parlor at 1024 Bergen St
- ZRolls Ice Cream at 214 Harrison Ave
- Carvel at 451 Bloomfield Ave
- Yo-Delight at 252 Kearny Ave
- Red Mango at 3 Brewster Rd #C
Nasto’s Ice Cream Co. is a retro retail shop of a local ice cream manufacturer that serves a wide variety of flavors and cakes near you. Desserts like tartufo, reginetta and tiramisu are also on the menu along with a full selection of ice cream, gelato, sorbet and Italian ices.
Soft-serve ice cream and custom cakes are two of Carvel’s best-known products, and the chain has been around since 1934. In addition to frozen yogurt Red Mango offers smoothies and smoothie bowls with a variety of flavors and toppings.
Bakeries In Your Area
Great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more are available at these great bakeries:
- Teixeira’s Bakery at 186 Ferry St
- Calandra’s Bakery at 204 1st Ave
- Borinquen Bakery at 406 Broadway
- Cuba Bakery at 665 Mt Prospect Ave
Teixeira’s Bakery is a cozy contemporary bakery in your area that specializes in Portuguese baked goods. Products offered by Calandra’s Bakery include bread, pastries, cakes, cookies, gelato, and breakfast items.
Specialty cakes and custom cookie orders are also available from the bakery for any occasion.
Local Donut Shops
Stop by one of these donut shops on your way to work:
- Suissa Bakery & Coffee Shop at 57 Pacific St
- Duck Donuts at 77 Central Ave
Duck Donuts also serves coffee, donut sundaes, and donut breakfast sandwiches plus they do catering.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
We highly recommend these cupcake shops around town:
- Gigi’s Cupcakes at 1925 Springfield Ave
- Pink CupCakes at 555 Valley Rd #2
- Tonnie’s Minis at 228 Halsey St
At Gigi’s Cupcakes you’ll find a variety of gourmet flavors and gluten-free options. New Jersey’s Star Ledger voted Gigi’s Cupcakes as the best cupcake shop near you and the cupcakes are available every day in over 35 different flavors in both original and mini sizes.
In addition to cupcakes Pink CupCakes also offers coffee, brownies and custom wedding cakes to its customers. Cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods can also be customized and personalized for any occasion.
Candy Stores Near You
B2B Candy Wholesale at 104 Harrison Street has a wide selection of imported items including candies like gummy bears and lollipops as well as candy bars in bulk, sour candy, and more.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
When you want to buy homemade chocolate or fudge visit one of these shops:
- Emily’s Creations Chocolate Factory at 112 Franklin St
- Chocolate Works Millburn at 321 Millburn Ave
- Al Richards Chocolates at 851 Broadway, Bayonne
In addition to selling supplies Emily’s Creations Chocolate Factory also provides a wide range of services including candy buffets, chocolate-covered strawberries, and candy tables. You can buy pound-sized chocolate bars, sugar-free treats, a gift box of chocolates and more from Al Richards Chocolates.
Their full line of classic chocolates and novelties are now available for wholesale distribution and can be packaged with your store’s logo or graphics in a private label package.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Gluten free bakeries can provide some healthier options:
- Plum Bakery Gluten Free at 179 Glenridge Ave
- Lexi’s Kitchen at 324 Orange Rd
- Sweet Avenue Bake Shop at 153 Park Ave
- Whos Gluten Free at 483 NJ-17, Paramus
All of the food at Lexi’s Kitchen is organic, free of gluten, dairy, refined sugar, and is vegan. Paleo-friendly baked goods abound and granola, ice cream bars, ice cream cakes, and the seasonal menu are all available in addition to catering.
Vegan baked goods including gluten-free cupcakes are available at Sweet Avenue Bake Shop. Gigi’s Cupcakes also has many options of gluten free items.
For a tasty yet healthy choice consider these smoothie shops:
- Blueberry Cafe Juice Bar & Vegan Grille at 547 Central Ave
- Playa Bowls at 53 Bleeker St
- The Dancing Blender at 121 S Orange Ave
Blueberry Cafe Juice Bar and Vegan Grille is a laid-back cafe that serves organic vegan food, fruit smoothies, and juice blends in a rustic, art-inspired setting. Playa Bowls is a healthy, delicious smoothie and acai bowl shop that focuses on local sourcing and fair trade practices.
For light fare like fruit smoothies, salads, sandwiches, and acai bowls visit The Dancing Blender who also does catering.
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Must have desserts in Newark can also be found at these restaurants:
- Casa d’Paco at 73 Warwick St
- Tony Da Caneca at 72 Elm Rd
Casa d’Paco is a bustling hangout that serves Spanish tapas and some of the best desserts near you like a Spanish cheesecake. Traditional Portuguese dishes are served alongside high-quality Iberian wines at Tony Da Caneca where flan pudding is the most popular dessert on the menu.
You might also want to read our posts on:
- Ice Cream, Cakes & Cookies in NYC
- Ice Cream, Cakes & Cookies in Philly
- Ice Cream, Cakes & Cookies in Baltimore
- Ice Cream, Cakes & Cookies in Atlantic City
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies, & Cakes In Newark
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 Newark.