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The 15 Best Dessert Shops In Raleigh

Updated: June 14, 2022

Craving cannoli and root beer floats? These are the Raleigh Restaurants that make the best desserts in town. We analyzed millions of reviews from top sites to bring you only the top options for desserts in Raleigh. Skip the main course and sample the pecan pies and creme brulees at the great spots below!

Find the perfect Desserts spot

Anisette

Bakery, $$, Five PointsBakery, $$Raleigh, Five Points
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Raleigh's 3 favorite spots to score desserts, without breaking the bank

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Raleigh's 4 top bakeries (that won't break the bank)

    Hoodline, 2020

Lucettegrace

Desserts, $$, CentralDesserts, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Jonesing for desserts? Check out Raleigh's top 4 spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Raleigh's top 4 bakeries, ranked

    Hoodline, 2019

Amorino Gelato

Desserts, $$, CentralDesserts, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Jonesing for desserts? Check out Raleigh's top 4 spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Pastry Works

Desserts, East RaleighDessertsRaleigh, East Raleigh
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Mon Macaron

Desserts, $$, MordecaiDesserts, $$Raleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Escazú Chocolates

Desserts, $$, MordecaiDesserts, $$Raleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Wral, 2019

    Sweet tooth alert: Best local chocolate shops

    Wral, 2019

Premier Cakes

Desserts, $$, North RaleighDesserts, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

La Horchateria

Tea & Coffee, $$, Northeast RaleighTea & Coffee, $$Raleigh, Northeast Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sweetheart Treats

Bakery, $, North RaleighBakery, $Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

Desserts, $, North RaleighDesserts, $Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

42 & Lawrence

Tea & Coffee, $$, CentralTea & Coffee, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Bakery La Dolce Vita

Bakery, $, North RaleighBakery, $Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Crumbl Cookies - Brier Creek

Desserts, $$, Northwest RaleighDesserts, $$Raleigh, Northwest Raleigh
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 3.5

Annelore's German Bakery

Bakery, $$, Southwest RaleighBakery, $$Raleigh, Southwest Raleigh
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Captain Cookie

Desserts, $, South CentralDesserts, $Raleigh, South Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Desserts craving shouldn't be so tough. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 3295 restaurants in Raleigh, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 212 lists and articles from experts at Hoodline and Wral and more. All with some boam magic. For example, we considered Hoodline - Raleigh's top 4 bakeries, ranked, Hoodline - Raleigh's 4 top bakeries (that won't break the bank) and Wral - Sweet tooth alert: Best local chocolate shops as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Questions & answers

The Rockford, Garland, and Oak Steakhouse Raleigh are the highest-rated spots for desserts delivery in Raleigh.

soca raleigh, Plates Neighborhood Kitchen ORO Restaurant & Lounge are the highest-rated vegan dessert places in Raleigh.

Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern, Saint Jacques, and The Rockford are the highest-rated late-night spots for desserts in Raleigh.

Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern, Saint Jacques, and The Rockford are the highest-rated dessert spots that are good for a date night in Raleigh.

Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern, Saint Jacques, and The Rockford are the highest-rated dessert spots for take-out in Raleigh.

Drink pairing tips for Desserts

  • Take strawberry ice cream to the next level

    When ordering strawberry ice cream, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Rosé, a popular pink wine.

  • Chardonnay with your cookie dough ice cream

    The oaked flavors in Chardonnay makes it a great white wine to pair with cookie dough ice cream.

Interesting facts about Desserts

  • A 2014-record from The United States

    In Cedarburg, The United States, Desserts-lovers celebrated a special day on June 28, 2014. Some still remember this as the day when the strawberry ice-cream was made, weighing no less than 3,010 pounds.


  • For the love of ice cream

    Do you like ice cream enough to dedicate a day to it? If you answered yes, then you should probably know that July National Ice Cream Day is National Ice Cream Day.

  • The first ever

    The chocolate bar was only thought up in 1847! We wonder what people ever did without some good chocolate bar in their lives...

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