Where To Buy Ice Cream, Cakes & Cookies In Tucson

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Anyone that wants to learn about the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Tucson has found the right post. There are plenty of great dessert shops selling sweets around town and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.

We will start off with the best ice cream shops in your area. Anyone that is searching for vanilla, chocolate, gelato, frozen yogurt, malts, ice cream cakes, and other frozen delights has plenty of options to choose from.

Up next we will get into bakeries where you can buy cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of sweet treats. Then we will niche down and get into donut shops, where to buy cupcakes, candy stores, and chocolate and fudge shops near you.

Following that we will discuss some healthy dessert options in Tucson like gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops. Our last section will be about restaurants known for must have desserts in your area.

Towards the end you will find a local dessert map that has all the various venues we are mentioning throughout the post pinned on it. And all of you are welcome to look through our other posts on the Southwest at that link if you want.

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

When you want to eat the best ice cream in Tucson or some healthier frozen yogurt try:

Hub Ice Cream makes their artisan ice creams and vegan sorbets in small batches with 30+ flavors every week. They also serve custom shakes, Old Pueblo-inspired popsicles, ice cream sandwiches wrapped to go, and 300 rotating flavors with 24 available at any given time and can do catering.

The Screamery is Arizona’s first certified ice cream pasteurizer and can accommodate corporate catering to private events, individual packs to full-service catering.

Frost Gelato is a modern chain that provides classic and inventive flavors of handcrafted Italian gelato, sorbet, and coffee that also caters.

Frozen Delight is a local frozen yogurt shop that also sells ice cream, Boba Teas, and a variety of other delectable treats in store or for catered events.

Sundaze Yogurt specializes in nonfat frozen yogurt, sugar-free frozen yogurt, fresh smoothies, and yogurt pies.

Bakeries In Your Area

These bakeries near you should have great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more:

Nadines is a full-service and kosher bakery that has proudly served Tucson since 1979. Bread, breakfast pastries, large and small cookies, fudge, pies, dessert pastries, brownies, and of course cakes for all occasions are available.

La Estrella Bakery sells delectable Mexican pastries such as Mexico bread and rolls, flour tortillas, tamales, and menudo.

Malta Joe’s Baked Goods specializes in traditional Maltese Pastizzi, golden brown, savory pastries that are a popular light meal on the Island of Malta.

Local Donut Shops

Start your morning off right at one of these donut shops:

Amy’s Donuts is a sweet shop with a drive-thru that specializes in donuts with unique and colorful toppings.

Donut Bar’s full menu includes more than 75 items including a variety of fresh cake donuts, yeast donuts, vegan donuts, and specialty items. They change the menu on a weekly basis to include a variety of their rotating flavors, and USA Today and Thrillist named them one of the top ten donut shops in the country.

Donut King is a long-running chain that serves classic and unusually shaped donuts, as well as hot dogs and milkshakes.

Where To Buy Cupcakes

You can purchase one or several dozen cupcakes from Our Sweet Lil’ Cakery at 10501 East Seven Generations Way #131. Cakes, cookie cakes, and wedding cakes are also available.

Nadine Bakery is also known for its great cupcakes.

Candy Stores Near You

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These local candy stores should have a wide variety of sugary treats to choose from:

Purple Penguin Candy Emporium focuses on nostalgic candies and stocks a large selection of them.

See’s Candies has a large selection of gourmet chocolates, candy, nuts and chews, seasonal specials, and gift baskets.

Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory sells candy, sours, Gummi Bears, Jelly Belly, and other confections as well as Dippin Dots, caramel apples, fresh fudge, and a variety of specialty sodas.

Chocolate & Fudge Shops

Buy homemade chocolate and fudge at these shops:

Monsoon Chocolate is a chocolate maker and confectioner that transforms globally sourced cacao into craft chocolate bars, confections, desserts, and beverages. They also offer a selection of pastries and treats made with bean-to-bar chocolate and local ingredients.

Don’t forget about the homemade fudge at Fuzziwig’s from our best candy stores near you list either.

Gluten Free Bakeries

Gluten free bakeries are a good healthier alternative:

Dedicated is a family-run bakery and cafe with a retail product line. They use high-quality ingredients and time-honored techniques to create exceptional gluten-free baked goods like their famous cream puffs, pastries, breads, cookies, pies, and more plus they cater.

Gourmet Girls is a gluten-free bakery and cafe in colorful quarters that serves breakfast and seasonal American fare.


Smoothies are a good combination of tasty and healthy:

Fruit Shack Smoothies Yogurt & Juice Bar offers smoothies made from fresh fruits and also makes juices from organic vegetables plus they sell bite-sized fresh and healthy food.

Berry Greens Açai & Juice Bar introduces a delectable new concept to the city, offering a wide range of healthy, fresh, and tasty options with a menu that includes açai bowls, raw cold pressed juices, smoothies, avocado toast, parfaits, and more.

Nekter Juice Bar provides freshly squeezed juice, smoothies, cold-pressed juice cleanses, and handcrafted acai bowls. They can be customized to fit an individual’s diet or lifestyle preferences such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, low-fat, low-sugar, and more.

Local Restaurants With Great Desserts

Lastly, these restaurants are known for their must have desserts:

Café à La C’Art is a cozy cafe on the grounds of the Tucson Museum of Art that serves refined American fare. They are also well-known for their pastry case which is stocked with handcrafted delights from the in-house pastry chef like their signature mixed berry buttermilk cake and chocolate bomb.

5 Points Market & Restaurant is a bright, modern outpost that serves New American fare, espresso drinks, and even has a small grocery store. Their offerings are freshly baked every day and include vegan and gluten-free options, and their almond orange florentine cookie is one of the best desserts in your area.

PY Steakhouse at the Casino del Sol Resort is a classic steakhouse with an exquisite surf ‘n’ turf menu. Their extensive dessert menu changes seasonally so you’ll always have something new to try.

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Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies & Cakes In Tucson

For now that is all we have to share but check back in 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.

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 Tucson.

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