Everyone Wants Something Sweet
Who doesn’t love dessert? After a great meal, or sometimes in place of one, having a good dessert can make your day brighten up. October 14th is National Dessert Day, but that doesn’t mean we won’t make any day a celebration with the help of these Black Owned Businesses to find a great dessert. Some of these are full bakeries, some part of restaurants, and some could be considered as Consumer Products Brands, but no matter what, these desserts will bring a smile to your face and make any special occasion, just a little bit more special. If somehow you need more options, or you want to see if we have any listings near you, don’t forget to check out everything we have right here.
Swank Desserts is one of the top places on a list of those I want to visit. This Summerville, South Carolina bakery should be on anyone’s list. From pies, to donuts, cupcake, and macaroons, this shop is making some of the most decadent and luscious desserts. Just following their page you will see a multitude of flavors and types of desserts and even breakfast sandwiches. Put this awesome place on your list as well.
In the DMV area, Sugar Vault Desserts is known for its cupcakes. But that’s just the beginning as this Black owned dessert shop has a rotating menu of treats from stuffed cheesecake slices to cookies, banana puddings, and even cinnamon rolls. But you have to be quick if you want to grab your favorite treats from this Hyattsville, MD location.
Dessert Lovers in Atlanta can get their sweet tooth fixed by visiting Cheesecaked. This Black woman owned establishment offers more than just their namesake dessert, though it does offer that in abundance. They have your southern favorites such as Peach Cobbler along with plenty of ice cream and milkshakes. You can even have your party there or take one of their fun decorating classes.
Sometimes, what you want for dessert is the classic. Cake Bar in Dallas, Texas is a black owned bakery known for getting the classic layer cake just right. Visit this bakery and get these classic sweets in slices or buy the whole thing. If you’re not local to the area, you can get a cake shipped to you across the lower 48 states.
Pie lovers rejoice, because I didn’t forget about you. Justice of the Pies is a modern Chicago bakery from Maya-Camille Brousaard. You can go past her new shop for fresh pies or order them online via online specialty food provider Goldbelly. These pies and tarts make great options for your Holiday celebrations for those who don’t want to bake themselves. But if you do, you can get the Justice of the Pies cookbook and do your best to recreate the taste.
Buns and Roses Chimney Cakes
The latest addition to Baltimore’s growing food scene is Buns and Roses Chimney Cakes. This shop is a great new dessert choice in the Federal Hill area with this unique treat. Make sure you stop buy to get a freshly made chimney cake and soft serve the next time you’re in the area.
Crumble and Whisk
Crumble and Whisk Patisserie has some of the Bay Area’s most decadent cheesecakes and baked goods. while you can see the beauty of the creamy mini cheesecakes from Chef Farrier, these are but a scratch on the surface. There are plenty of full sized cheesecakes for your pleasure and you can get products like their finely crafted cinnamon rolls and even a cookie or 6.
If you’re looking for a wedding cake, or another special occasion cake in Philly, Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness should make your short list. This bakery doesn’t stop there because your special occasions can feature treats in your favorite form, whether that be tarts, eclairs or other sweets. Of course, this bakery isn’t limited to just those, brownies, pies, cakes and cookies also make up their Philadelphia bakery menu.
The twin cities is not devoid of great dessert options and one of the best is La Boulangerie Marguerite. This French bakery offers all of your favorite delicacies. Fresh bread and danishes abound along with light and airy donuts and even macarons. Make this one of your stops for top notch backed goods within the twin cities.
The Mississippi Gulf area has an icon on its hands with O’Pink’s Sweet Treats. This bakery and sweet shop has some of the best and unique sweets and cheesecakes that you’re going to find. Everything is created with care and brings whimsy, nostalgia, and fun to their customers.
Cheesecake is one of the most beloved desserts. It’s decadent and rich, and if you visit Masterpiece Desserts in Houston, you can really have a lot of fun with them. You can always get yourself an entire 10″ cheesecake, but this black owned shop also offers up a variety if mini cheesecakes too. Get multiple flavors for yourself or a group and allow yourself to taste all of the full flavored bite size cheesecakes.
You want something different to bring to the table for the Holiday Season and more, Sheer Ambrosia Bakery is here for you. Baklava is a traditional Greek Dessert and you can get the basic flavor from Sheer Ambrosia, or one of their Southern Fusion flavor profiles. This even makes for a great gift as you can send a baklava cake to your friends and loved ones. If you fall in love with the variety, join the baklava of the month club and get a new flavor every 30 days for your pleasure.
Philly also has a nice fine baking and dessert scene. Second Daughter Baking Co. is one of the nicest places to get desserts like their best in Philadelphia fudge brownies. Don’t stop there though, this brand also has items like Lavender and Thyme scones, hand pies and fruit cobblers. They even ship some items like their cookies but you will have to visit for some of their other great treats.
The Naked Bar ATL isn’t what the name implies. This Atlanta bakery focuses on clean desserts that are vegan. That’s right, we didn’t forget about you, you can get “cheesecake” too and have some flavor and variety. And the Naked Bar ATL also ships so you can send your favorites to your vegan friends.
Pie lovers have another option to rejoice with Pietisserie. This Bay area black owned business specializes in a wide array of pies made with the best ingredients the old fashioned way. Keep an eye out for their Holiday pop up shops or you can get them shipped to you if you live in state. Seeing is believing and you have to get to their shop and visit online just to see how beautiful these pies are.