These are the best dessert spots in Tampa, according to Yelp

Tampa’s food scene is a thing of beauty — and it continues to grow year after year. While we love to enjoy a fine meal, we’re almost always in business for dessert. Where do you go when you need something sweet in the city? These local hotspots, according to Yelp.

Dough Nation

Is it any surprise that the brand new edible cookie dough spot downtown tops the list? Dough Nation is making some of the most crave-worthy desserts and they’re doing it for a great cause. The social enterprise from Metropolitan Ministries has delighted foodies since its inception with treats like the cookie melt ice cream sandwich.

Other cookie dough flavors include Reese’s Piece with PB Fluff, Red Velvet, M&M, S’mores and Vegan Coconut Macaron. Dough Nation, 505 North Tampa Street.


The Dessert Spot at Toffee to Go

The Dessert Spot (featured in the header image of the article) serves up sweets that are almost too pretty to eat. After 15 years, Toffee to Go added The Dessert Spot so visitors could sit down and enjoy a pastry and a cup of coffee. The confections this spot whips out are next level good.

They make everything from apple crisp pie to peanut butter stuffed chocolate cookie sundaes. You can even go simple with a slice of New York Cheesecake. Their list of rotating specials and insane custom orders are all beyond droolworthy. The Dessert Spot, 3251 West Bay to Bay Boulevard.


Mini Doughnut Factory 

Are doughnuts dessert or breakfast? To us, they’re both. Mini Doughnut Factory has been winning awards and customer devotion since they opened just a few short years ago. Yes, you can get a plain doughnut, or something simple like a cinnamon sugar topped mini; however, you can also go a bit wild with toppings.

How wild? Try Sour Patch Kids, cotton candy pop rocks, M&Ms, Fruity Pebbles or even Swedish Fish. Basically if you can dream it, Mini Doughnut Factory can make it. They even offer gluten-free minis for those allergies and/or intolerances. Need more than just a doughnut? Mini Doughnut Factory also makes doughnut shakes that will give you a most delicious brain freeze. Mini Doughnut Factory, 2109 South Dale Mabry Highway.

Other dessert spots that made the cut are Icesmile, a Thai rolled ice cream concept, Bake’n Babes and Tiny Bites.

What’s your favorite dessert spot in Tampa? Let us know in the comments!

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