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Great places to get delicious dessert in Tampa Bay

Posted: 11:28 AM, Jul 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-22 14:38:55-04
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Looking for something to fulfill your sweet tooth craving? Check out these ten spots across the Tampa Bay area.

1. (swah-rey)
Locations: 2105 Central Ave and 625 Central Ave, St. Pete

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(swah-rey) HookUps from left to right: chocolate salted caramel mini with peanut butter beer, coconut mini with pink frosé, red velvet mini with milk, sugar cookie mini with Bombon (espresso layered on top of sweetened condensed milk)

(swah-rey) offers miniature cupcakes, pie in a glass, slices of cake and so much more. The dessert bar’s signature dish on the menu is the HookUp: a mini cupcake placed on top of a take-home shot glass and paired with a beverage. Guests cane chose any mini flavor and will have their choice of an alcoholic or non-alcoholic paired drink.

Click here to check out (swah-rey)’s full menu.

2. Bake’n Babes
Location: The Hall at 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa

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Don't Have a Cow, Man! Freak Shake (vegan) from Bake'n Babes

Bake’n Babes is well known for their over-the-top, $20 Freak Shakes. The flavors change every month, but the Don’t Have a Cow, Man! shake is offered year-round. The vegan shake is made from vegan cookies and ice cream blended with oat milk, topped with a sleazy brownie (one with cookies baked into the middle), a salted chocolate chip cookie and coconut whipped cream.

Bake’n Babes also offers a variety of cookies, cakes and bite-sized desserts. Find the full menu here.

3. Funky Sweets
Location: 11024 4th St N, St. Pete

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Oreo Funnel Cake from Funky Sweets

This 70s-themed sweet shop serves all things fried, from Oreos to Twinkies to occasionally pie! Guests can choose from 3-inch and 8-inch funnel cakes topped with various sugary treats. Funky Sweets also offers Dippin’ Dots and ice cream.

Check out the funky-fresh menu on their Facebook page.

4. Noble Crust
Locations: Carrollwood, St. Pete and Wesley Chapel

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Warm Chocolate Budino from Nobel Crust

This restaurant is a delicious mix of Italian cooking and southern comfort food, and their dessert is no exception. The Warm chocolate Budino is a slight twist on a classic Italian dessert. Enjoy a rich chocolate custard on top of cookie crumbles topped with salted caramel, fresh whipped cream and finished off with raspberries and a sprig of mint!

See what else Noble Crust has to offer here.

5. URBAN Creamery
Location: 689 Central Ave, St. Pete

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America's Little Sweet Tart dessert waffle from URBAN Creamery

URBAN Creamery is where ice cream meets waffles. Enjoy a freshly made waffle topped with homemade ice cream, toppings and sauce. Choose from a signature dessert waffle combo or create your own. Milkshakes, floats, and edible cookie dough are also served at this Downton St. Pete spot.

Get an eyeful of the mouth-watering menu.

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6. Beans & Barlour
Location: 538 1st Ave N, St. Pete

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Beans & Barlour boozy ice cream drinks from left to right: Mudslide, Orange Dreamsicle Float, Blueberry Mojito

Boozy ice cream, anyone? Beans & Barlour is a coffee and dessert lounge that specializes in alcohol-infused ice cream. All ice cream is made 100% from scratch in-house daily and ranges from 7-12% ABV. Enjoy flavors like Whiskey Berry Cheesecake, which is whiskey cheesecake ice cream topped with whiskey raspberry sauce and graham cracker crumbles. Order a boozy pint to go or grab a spoon and pull up a chair in the backroom.

Tryout some of these spirited scoops.

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7. J.J. Gandy's
Location: 3725 Palm Harbor Blvd, Palm Harbor

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Small key lime pies from J.J. Gandy's

J.J. Gandy's Famous Key Lime Pie is their post popular flavor. The family-owned shop has made over 1.3 million pies since opening in 1982. Flavors range from peanut butter to lemon cream to strawberry and so many more. Enjoy it by the slice or take a large, medium or small pie home. J.J. Gandy's also serves gourmet cookies and other miscellaneous goodies.

Pick out your favorite pie here!

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8. Mazzaro's Italian Market
Location: 2909 22nd Ave N, St. Pete

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Rum Balls being made at Mazzaro's Italian Market

Mazzaro's Italian Market is a St. Petersburg staple—find everything from a deli to a coffee bar to the delicious bakery. There's an assortment of cakes, cannolis and so much more to choose from, including rum balls. What could be described as a giant cake pop, this treat combines chocolate, rum flavoring, and more chocolate in the most decadent way!

The full bakery menu is not available online, but this should give you a taste of what to expect!

9. The Hyppo
Locations: Downtown St. Pete, Ybor, Hyde Park, St. Armands

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Dragon Fruit popsicles from The Hyppo

The Hyppo is the spot to try gourmet ice pops of the unique, refreshing and strange variety. Choose from flavors like pineapple cilantro,
Mexican hot chocolate, lavender lemon creme, honey dew basil and so many more. The Hyppo doesn't always have the same flavors in all their shops, so you can keep going back to find something new!

Check out their full list of flavors here.

10. The Dessert Spot at Toffee to Go
Location: 3251 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa

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Gooey Toffee Bar from The Dessert Spot at Toffee to Go

Cakes, pies and pastries—oh my! The Dessert Spot offers a little bit of everything for your sweet-tooth pleasure. You'll find many toffee-made treats, including their Gooey Toffee Bar that you can enjoy a la mode. The Dessert Spot also sells dessert and toffee trays for social gatherings.

Take a look at their menu.

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