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I live by the motto “Life is uncertain. Eat Dessert First.” The hardest decision isn’t if I am going to have dessert but which one will I get. I have eaten all the calories for you and came up with this list of where to get the best dessert in San Antonio which ranges from handcrafted chocolate to creamy scoops of boozy ice cream. So sit back, drool over my favorites, and then drop me a line with where you go to satisfy your sugar cravings.
While this list of the best desserts in San Antonio is not in any particular order I will admit that Chocollazo is my favorite. It’s not just because Mary and Frank Collazo are the greatest people but because every sweet creation is amazing. You can taste the love in every single bite. Chocollazo specializes in handcrafted truffles and chocolates as well as small cakes, cookies, and pies. They make over-the-top desserts geared to those of us that love everything sweet.
The Broadway location serves crepes all day, every day as well as chocolate fondue.
Be sure to stop by their sister shop Black & White Creamery which is located next door. They have a delicious selection of both traditional and modern flavors in dairy, non-dairy and vegan options.
4013 Broadway St, San Antonio, Chocollazo
Nestled in the heart of Alamo Heights is one of the best bakeries in San Antonio. As you drive up Bird looks like an ordinary bakery tucked in a stylish but small strip center. Once you enter, however, you immediately realize this is someplace special. Their menu consists of their signature cupcakes as well as cookies, brownies, and mini pies and as a bonus also serve gluten-free versions. In addition to desserts, Bird Bakery also offers a light breakfast menu and soup, salads, and sandwiches for lunch and dinner.
Whether you are down the street or across town if you are craving something sweet and delicious it is definitely worth a drive to Bird.
5912 Broadway St, San Antonio, Bird Bakery
Located in the Blue Star complex in Southtown, South Alamode is serving gelato that is made daily from ingredients that are either sourced locally or imported from Italy. Their menu consists of traditional flavors such as Ricotta & Blackberry and Pistacchio but they also have flavors like Toasted Sesame with Texan Honey, Apple Pie Á La Mode, and Ricotta with Caramelized Figs & Candied Walnuts. Their gelato menu changes daily which just means there is always a new reason to visit. In addition to gelato, they serve paninis made from cheese and meats that are imported from Italy.
1420 S Alamo St, San Antonio, South Alamode
Boozy Creamery & Craft
Yes, there is booze in your ice cream. Specializing in ice creams with boozy spirits like whiskey, rum, and tequila that rotate, Boozy Creamery & Craft’s menu includes ice cream flights, shakes, floats, as well as traditional scoops. Their ice cream is craft-made which means there are some regular menu flavors as well as limited-time-only flavors so once they sell out they are gone. The menu also includes alcohol-free flavors. You can also buy traditional mixed drinks and beer.
711 S St Mary’s St, San Antonio, Boozy Creamery & Craft
Bakery Lorraine opened in 2012 and has been growing ever since. Their menu includes breakfast and lunch items like avocado toast on their housemade bread, grilled brie on sourdough, and Quiche Lorraine. But you really go to Bakery Lorraine for their desserts. With colorful macarons and exquisite French pastries, they have become one of the top bakeries in the US. There is thought and care put into each handmade item from the ingredients to the presentation.
306 Pearl Pkwy #110, San Antonio, Bakery Lorraine
7338 Louis Pasteur Dr #201, San Antonio
17503 La Cantera Pkwy #108, San Antonio
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