Sweet Surprises - Tracking Down the Best Desserts in Saratoga Springs
When it comes to food, Saratoga Springs has it all - fine dining to casual dining, seafood to Mexican cuisine, and beyond. But where do you go when you're craving something sweet? A restaurant? A bakery? A cafe? All of the above?
The next time that sweet tooth hits, consider hitting up one of the following Saratoga establishments and get ready to sit back and relax as you settle into a seriously sweet food coma.
When you think "dessert" you might think cake, pies, or cookies. But don't forget crepes!
Ravenous is downtown Saratoga Springs' only crepe restaurant. This locally-owned eatery on Phila Street offers sweet crepes like Strawberry Fields, with fresh strawberries, vanilla sugar, butter, and homemade whipped cream, and Crepe Confiture, with your choice of fruit jam (apricot, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, or orange marmalade), with sweetened sour cream.
Guests are able to go with one of their classic crepe options, or you can build upon a beautiful crepe with one of the sweet add-ons: maple glazed apples, roasted pecans, a chocolate-hazelnut spread, and more. Savory crepes are offered as well!
Prime at Saratoga National is known for offering exquisite fare and steakhouse favorites, but you can enjoy a number of superb desserts too. Over the years, their menu has featured items such as coconut cream pie, cheesecake, turtle ice cream cake, strawberry tiramisu, and more. Whether you're dining indoors or on the restaurant's beautiful patio, a sweet dessert is the perfect addition to any meal.
Sweet Mimi's Cafe & Bakery on Phila Street features a cafe serving some of the best breakfast available in Saratoga Springs, but you absolutely cannot leave without a stop in the bakery! You'll find tasty muffins, sweet scones, crunchy biscotti, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, and more treats, including amazing layer cakes that can be special ordered.
All of the bakery items at Sweet Mimi's are created by hand mixing high-quality, fresh ingredients in small batches. Owner Jeannette B. Liebers strives for perfection with every single creation at the bakery and cafe.
Bread Basket Bakery
This quaint bakery on Spring Street in Saratoga Springs offers countless options of cakes, cookies, pies, scones, muffins, breads, and more. If you're seeking a cake for a birthday or another celebratory event, look no further!
While the Bread Basket Bakery offers a variety of amazing cakes, they can handle special orders and cupcakes too. This local bakeshop was established in 1982 out of Joan Tallman's home kitchen, with the official establishment opening in 1993. The Tallman family still runs the bakery today, having added breakfast and lunch options to the menu.
Mrs. London's Boutique Bakery
This Saratoga Springs hotspot right on Broadway has been offering superb baked goods, pastries, breads, and more for over 20 years. You'll find a wide array of tempting desserts on the menu at Mrs. London's, such as fruit tarts, lemon tarts, cannolis, tiramisu, and more, and that's not even including their pastry menu with croissants, danishes, and more delectable choices.
Mrs. London's has been featured in The New York Times, Food & Wine, and Saveur for their incredible food created from scratch with exceptional ingredients.
If you're craving the Italian-style ice cream known as gelato, be sure to head on over to Saratoga Gelato on Broadway! Unlike other frozen dessert establishments, Saratoga Gelato makes all of their products from fresh, raw ingredients right on site. The gelato is made daily one batch at a time, and they have 24 different flavors to choose from.
In addition to gelato, they sell pastries, European-style, espresso-based beverages, and Italian hot chocolate drinks.
Saratoga Springs residents and visitors flock to 15 Church on Church Street for their incredible martini menu, but they feature a worthwhile dessert menu as well. You can check out full-flavored options like Tiramisu, Strawberry Shortcake, and Zeppoles, which is cinnamon dusted ricotta doughnuts and vanilla custard with a salted caramel sauce - yum!