If you’re looking to sweeten up your dessert choices and try something new, these 13 restaurants in Vermont serve up some of the best confectionary delights you’ll ever have. Live a little – eat dessert first!
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1. Mirabelles Cafe - 198 Main Street, Burlington
Looking at all the desserts in the display case is like being at a museum since each sweet treat is a work of art at Mirabelles. Everything is fresh and handmade at this breakfast and lunch spot in downtown Burlington. See for yourself why it was voted Best Bakery in Chittenden County.
2. Evelyne’s On Center - 15 Center Street, Saint Albans
This cute and cozy shop in St. Albans has everything from fresh pies to little cakes for any occasion. Everything is beautifully prepared and extraordinarily delicious.
3. Rainbow Sweets - 1689 US Rt 2, Marshfield
Rainbow Sweets is an experience that is totally worth the detour to get here. Bill, the owner and baker, runs the show and has proudly been running this place for 41 years... so he must be doing something right! A popular favorite here are the Johnny Depp's, which are cream puffs coated in a creme brûlée sugar shell.
4. Dylan's Cafe - 139 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury
Located in an old post office, this great place serves up delicious salads, burgers and, of course, desserts!
5. Tuckerbox - One South Main Street, White River Junction
You can expect excellent breakfast and lunch items at this Turkish & Mediterranean Cuisine place. Just look at these German Chocolate Cake Scones!
6. Tip Top Cafe - 85 N Main Street, White River Junction
This cheesecake with blueberry sauce and candied orange zest speaks for itself. Don't skip straight to the dessert, though. Their fries with garlic aioli are to die for!
7. Crazy Russian Girls Neighborhood Bakery - 443 Main Street, Bennington
Just, wow. Cakes, cookies, cupcakes, sticky buns and much more at this place where everyone is sweet - not crazy. Perhaps the name should be Sweet Russian Girls Neighborhood Bakery.
8. Creemee Stand - 716 VT-100, Wilmington
The locals aren't the only ones who know that the creemees at the Creemee Stand are awesome,
called them one of the best soft serve ice cream spots in America. Way to go!
9. Amy's Bakery Arts Cafe - 113 Main Street, Brattleboro
This artisan bakery/cafe in downtown Brattleboro makes everything from scratch using only the finest ingredients and lots of love. Look at these tasty treats!
10. The Vermont Country Deli - 436 Western Avenue, Brattleboro
Vermonters make everything the best, and the desserts you find at the Vermont Country Deli prove this point. They are definitely as tasty as they look!
11. Sticky Fingers Bakery - 201 Route 100, West Dover
This isn't just a bakery, Sticky Fingers offers 10 scratch made flavors to go in your home made sugar waffle cones. Your fingers will certainly be sticky with these giant sized cinnamon buns. If you think these buns look like a three tiered wedding cake, you're right. Now that's one delicious "I Do!"
12. MIX cupcakerie & Kitchen - 5123 Main Street, Waitsfield
If a place calls itself a cupcakerie, you just know the cupcakes are going to be delicious. You'll find awesome pies, cookies and of course cupcakes all fresh and tasty. Sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads of the day for lunch. They also have large selection of hearty eat at home dinners made to order with 24 hour notice.
13. Shy Guy Gelato - 457 Saint Paul Street, Burlington
This is quickly becoming the best thing to eat in Burlington. You'll flip over the local, all-natural gelato, handmade by a (not-so) shy guy. The creative and unusual flavors will blow you away!
Or head to their cart on Church Street and see what they're serving up. Who can resist flavors such as Hazelnut, Fior di Latte, Mint Chocolate chip, super ripe Mango sorbet, Chocolate Sorbet , Peach Sorbet and Blueberry sorbet?