Five Spots to Celebrate National Dessert Day on October 14
Oct 14 2020

Five Spots to Celebrate National Dessert Day on October 14

By: Brhea Washington

If you love to indulge in sweet treats, this week has a special day in store for you. You can satisfy your sweet tooth in honor of National Dessert Day on October 14. Fun fact: The word dessert comes from the French word desservir, meaning "to remove what's been served." Traditionally, desserts were snacks or meals that dinner guests enjoyed after tables were cleared of the main meal. Nowadays, desserts have become a category all their own—so let them eat cake! Or beignets, pies, cookies, pastries, chocolate…

Here is a list of dessert spots in New Orleans where you can celebrate National Dessert Day and overindulge, because as crazy as 2020 has been, you deserve it!

Antoine's Bakery

The mission of Antoine's is to provide customers with both delectable and fresh desserts, aiming to satisfy your sweet tooth with the finest New Orleans cakes and pastries. Famous for their king and queen cakes, Antoine's not only offers year-round king cakes to make every day feel like Mardi Gras season, but they also make custom-made cakes and themed holiday desserts. They also offer a wide range of other desserts for your choosing, such as pies, beignets, donuts, and much more. Multiple locations, (504) 368-6222 (Gretna) or (504) 309-8599 (Metairie), antoinesfamouscakes.com

The Creole Creamery

If your sweet indulgence is ice cream, look no further! The Creole Creamery offers some of the best frozen desserts in New Orleans, including artisan ice creams and sorbets made fresh daily. If you favor traditional options, you can get classics such as a banana split, ice cream float, sundae, or milkshake. If you'd like to try Creole Creamery specialties, taste their famous creole cream cheese ice cream, their tall "skyscraper" creation, or their hearty "Tchoupitoulas" treat, featuring eight scoops of ice cream and your choice of numerous toppings and finished with whipped cream, sprinkles, cherries, and wafers. Multiple locations, creolecreamery.com

Sherri's Sweet Treats

Lovers of baked goods can visit Sherri's Sweet Treats for homemade desserts such as brownies, cupcakes, cookies, dessert breads, and more. Sherri's specializes in praline bread and other dessert breads and cakes, offering a variety of options to suit your particular sweet-treat needs. Their baked goodies also come in sugar-free and gluten-free options, and it's not too early to think pies for the holidays. If your whole family loves desserts as much as you do, Sherri's can also provide cooking and baking classes for all ages, and they are available to book for birthday parties, so you can bake along with your friends and family. 5346 Lapalco Blvd., (504) 669-4966, sherrissweettreats.com

Bernard's Pralines

If you'd like a New Orleans staple, Bernard's is home to delicious gourmet pralines at various locations throughout the city where you can satisfy your candy cravings. Their specialty-made praline candy stems from a recipe passed down through generations, and they have been serving New Orleans with their delicious pralines for over 18 years. Not only can you purchase original praline candy, but their menu also includes tasty assorted flavors of pralines that you may not have experienced yet, such as chocolate, rum raisin, almond, or butterscotch. Visit Bernard's for creamy pralines that include a host of mouthwatering options that are made with love daily.
Multiple locations, bernardscandy.com

Bittersweet Confections

Founded in 2002 by local chocolatier and New Orleans native Cheryl Scripter, Bittersweet Confections started with the aim of creating exceptional candy collections with superior chocolate and locally sourced ingredients. Also serving breakfast and lunch, Bittersweet Confections offers freshly baked muffins, scones, customized birthday cakes and wedding cakes, and more. You can experience their chocolate king cake and taste why it was named by NOLA Defenders as the best king cake for four years in a row! 725 Magazine St, Suite A., (504) 523-2626, bittersweetconfections.com


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