14 December, 2019, 00:07

9 Sweet Spots to Indulge in Desserts Locally

Awaken your sweet tooth with caked and baked options in these casual settings.

While gelato shops and bakeries offer tasty desserts, other restaurants can make a mean pie.

Here’s our list of casual restaurants with some of the best baked desserts in Tucson.

5 Points Market & Restaurant

756 S. Stone Ave.

5 Points make gorgeous cakes with more unusual ingredients such as tahini, mesquite, cardamom, and more. Their baked goods are free of artificial flavors and colors. Additionally, they use regionally-sourced organic flours, raw organic sugar, and as much local produce as they can.

For more information, visit 5pointstucson.com.

The B Line

621 N. Fourth Ave.

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The B Line’s baked goods are made from scratch with high-quality, natural ingredients and nothing extra. Try not to stare at the rotating pastry display for too long.

Also, check out sister restaurants Time Market and Rincon Market for additional baked goods.

For more information, visit thebline.xyz.

Cafe a la C’Art

150 N. Main Ave.

All the desserts are made in house, including the lovely cakes on display in the pastry case at the entrance. Don’t miss out on pastry chef Lora Quarrella’s signature chocolate bomb.

For more information, visit cafealacarttucson.com.

Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.

While brunch is a main attraction at Cup Cafe, don’t miss out on the daily-made desserts. It’s a cake paradise.

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

Dedicated – A Gluten Free Bakery and Coffee Shop

4500 E. Speedway Blvd. Ste. 41
Gluten free baked goods at Dedicated - A Gluten Free Bakery (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Dedicated baked goods (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

This east side gluten-free bakery offers a wide variety of pastries such as mini-cheesecake, bear claws, brownies, cinnamon rolls, and more. Seasonal pastries are also available.

Call ahead for special orders at (520) 209-2872.

For more information, visit dedicatedgf.com.

Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro

5845 N. Oracle Rd.
Cookies (Photo courtesy of Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery)

Cookies (Photo courtesy of Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery)

This northwest gluten-free bakery also offers a wide variety of pastries including muffins, lemon pound cake, pumpkin bread, cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, and more.

Call ahead for special orders at (520) 408-9000.

For more information, visit gourmetgirlsglutenfree.com.

HeeMee Coffee + Bakery

20 E. Congress St. Ste. 110

Strawberry Shortcake at HeeMee Coffee + Bakery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

HeeMee features a variety of pastries with Korean, Japanese, and Korean influences. They’re less sweet than traditional American sweets, so they have an airier, more delicate taste. Additionally, they feature bingsoo, a Korean shaved ice and milk dessert with a variety of sweet toppings.

For more information, visit heemeebakery.com.

Monsoon Chocolate

234 E. 22nd St.

Chocolate is the obvious choice at Monsoon Chocolate; and it comes in more than bar form. Choose from beautiful bon bons, decadent pot de creme, s’mores, choco tacos, and more. The other pastries are also worth the trip, however.

Keep up with Monsoon Chocolate on Instagram.

Snack Monster

Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 123

Hidden away in the Tucson Mall, Snack Monster offers a wide variety of sweets ranging from elaborate cakes and Rice Krispies Treats to candied apples and chocolate bon bons.

[This article was originally published on October 12, 2018. It was most recently updated on October 7, 2019]

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.

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