Today we will be filling you in on the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Scranton. There are plenty of great dessert shops selling sweets around town and this guide will try to focus on the best of the best.
There is no better way to get the ball rolling than with a list of the best ice cream shops near you. Frozen yogurt, gelato, malts, and ice cream cakes are found with ease here.
Once the frozen delights are out of the way it will be time to pivot to bakeries where you can buy cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of sweet treats. Then we will get into some specific things like donut shops, where to buy cupcakes, candy stores, and chocolate and fudge shops too.
Healthy dessert options in Scranton like gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops are easy to find as well. And our final topic will be all about restaurants that are known for must have desserts in your area.
Stick around for our local dessert map that has all these spots that we are mentioning throughout the post pinned on it. Our other posts on the Northeast region are available at that link if you want to check them out.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
When you are craving the best ice cream in Scranton or want some healthier frozen yogurt try:
- Jessee’s Place Ice Cream at 426 Bartel St
- Main Ave Ice Cream at 1706 N Main Ave
- Josie’s Frozen Custard & Italian Ice at 1510 N Keyser Ave
- Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard at 1019 S Washington Ave
- Manning Farm Dairy at 210 Meadow Ave
Jessee’s Place Ice Cream serves hard ice cream, soft serve, burgers, hoagies, beef hot dogs, nachos, and soft pretzels in 24 flavors. They host parties both on and off-site that can include a nacho bar, shaved ice, soft pretzel machine, cotton candy, popcorn, hot dog bar, and bounce houses.
Soft flavors, hard ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes, and ice cream cakes are available at Main Ave Ice Cream.
Josie’s Frozen Custard & Italian Ice specializes in homemade Italian ice, frozen custard, hand-dipped ice cream, shakes, sundaes, and banana splits.
Manning Farm Dairy produces their own milk and makes some outstanding homemade ice cream. They make everything fresh on their farm from their bottled milk to their wide variety of ice cream flavors, ice cream cakes, and ice cream pies.
The YC at 3916 Commerce Boulevard is a self-serve yogurt store in Dickson City that is known for serving rolled ice cream, yogurt, and vegan options. They have 14 delectable flavors to choose from as well as 50 various toppings to make your own tasty delight.
Bakeries In Your Area
Expect to find great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more at the best bakeries near you:
- National Bakery at 1100 Capouse Ave
- Minooka Pastry Shop at 3276 Birney Ave
- Lynn Sandy’s Bakery at 619 Pittston Ave
- Electric City Bakehouse at 314 Penn Ave
Minooka Pastry Shop offers a wide range of specialty cookies, pastries, cakes, and other desserts. They also have a large selection of gluten-free items.
Lynn Sandy’s is one of the best bakeries in your area that is brimming with cupcakes, pies, cookies, and pastries.
Electric City Bakehouse is a contemporary cakery that specializes in unique designs and custom cakes and cupcakes.
Local Donut Shops
These donut shops are a great way to start your morning:
You probably already know what the chains like the Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme near you have to offer.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
Many of the best bakeries in Scranton have great cupcakes like Minooka Pastry Shop, Lynn Sandy’s Bakery, and Electric City Bakehouse.
Candy Stores Near You
Local candy stores should have a wide variety of sugary treats to choose from:
- Dunmore Candy Kitchen at 206 E Drinker St
- Gertrude Hawk Chocolates at 100 Viewmont Dr
- Jon Stopay Candies Factory & Store at 354 N Main St
Dunmore Candy Kitchen sells gift baskets, assortments, molded chocolates, and seasonal goods in addition to a large range of handmade quality chocolates in both milk and dark. They also take custom orders for weddings, showers, communions, graduations, and other special occasions.
Fudge, dipped pretzels and fruit, as well as sugar-free choices are available at Gertrude Hawk Chocolates.
Peanut butter chiffon is the signature at Jon Stopay Candies Factory And Store whose products are handcrafted, hand-dipped, and hand-packed in the traditional manner. They produce their own peanut butter filling, creams, caramels, and peanut and cashew brittle from scratch. Milk and dark chocolate molds come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
The places you read about in our best candy stores in Scranton list are also where to go to buy chocolates and fudge.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Three Bakers Gluten Free Bakery at 360 J and J Road in Moscow specializes in gluten-free baked goods including breads, pizzas, and stuffing mix.
Minooka Pastry Shop also has a large selection of gluten-free items.
Smoothies can be a great tasty and healthy snack:
- Frutas Locas at 316 Meadow Ave #2
- Eden Vegan Cafe at 344 Adams Ave
- Keep Well at 300 Lackawanna Ave 2nd fl
Frutas Locas is a local smoothie shop with offerings made entirely of natural ingredients that also prepares various fruit-based snacks.
Eden Vegan Cafe is a warm and inviting cafe with outside tables that serves an all-vegan menu of inventive sandwiches, salads, and smoothies.
Keep Well offers organic juices, smoothies, and smoothie bowls that are freshly pressed. What types of fruits and vegetables are in season will determine the types and flavors of juices and smoothies created.
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Many would agree these restaurants have great desserts:
- Paradise Soulfood and Sweets at 350 Adams Ave
- Amendola Deli-cious at 999 Providence Rd
- Adezzo at 515 Center St
Paradise Soulfood & Sweets serves soulfood to go as well as some of the best desserts near you like homemade pound cakes, cobblers, and ice cream.
Amendola Deli-cious is an Italian meat market, gelateria, and café run by a family. Since 1998 they have served some of the best sweet treats in your area, particularly their cannoli and gelato.
Adezzo is a coffee shop which also has great desserts, particularly macaroons.
By the way we have also written about:
- Where To Eat Great Desserts in Philadelphia
- Where To Eat Great Desserts in Pittsburgh
- Where To Eat Great Desserts in New York City
- Where To Eat Great Desserts in Toronto
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies & Cakes In Scranton
We wish we had more to share but for now that is all we’ve got. 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 finding your next sweet indulgence shouldn’t be too hard.
Please use the comments to let us know if any shops have closed down, or if we posted anything that is incorrect. Now have fun eating your ice cream, cookies, and cakes in Scranton.