Sweet Surprises - Tracking Down the Best Desserts in Saratoga
When it comes to food, the Saratoga area 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.
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.
Take a trip to Chez Pierre in nearby Gansevoort and order one of their fantastic desserts after dinner. Enjoy a taste of classic French desserts, such as the French Cream Cheesecake, the Crepe Suzette, the Crème de Menthe Parfait, and much more. Check out their online menu in advance to see what they have to offer.
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, carrot cake, peaches and cream on vanilla panna cotta, and more. Whether you're dining indoors or on the restaurant's beautiful patio, a sweet dessert is the perfect addition to any meal.
Gluten free? No problem! Saratoga Gluten Free Goods specializes in delicious gluten-free sweets, including cakes, pies, doughnuts, cookies, and more. The bakery is small-batch, so your goodies will always be fresh, and the store is dedicated gluten free, which means there's no chance of cross-contamination. The bakery also offers special orders for events and holidays.
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 makes 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. In 2020, Joan retired her apron and sold the business to Lisa and Ed Mitzen, the founders of The Business for Good Foundation. Angelina Tallman carries on the Tallman legacy at the bakery as the Head Cake Artist and Manager.
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, apple tarts, cannoli, 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 butter cake, sticky toffee pudding, and zeppoles, which are cinnamon dusted ricotta doughnuts and vanilla custard with a salted caramel sauce - yum!