Author: Alexandra LaRocque, Downtown Vision Marketing and Events Intern
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Spots to Grab Dessert in Downtown Jacksonville
Dessert is the most important part of any meal, right? Luckily for us, #DTJax is filled with spots where you can satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether it’s a decadent slice of cake after dinner, a few pieces of candy to stash in your purse, or a cold popsicle on a hot day, we’ve got you covered!
1. Cowford Chophouse
First up we have Cowford Chophouse. Known for their mouthwatering steak and divine cocktails, but did you know their dessert menu is equally as amazing (including dessert cocktails, yes you read that correctly!) Cowford is offering dessert such as their Cinnamon Roll Brûlée, Pistachio Baked Alaska, Flourless Chocolate Raspberry Cake, and more. Next time you’re there, make sure to get your hands on their dessert menu and choose your sweet fate.
2. Hyppo Pop
That Hyppo Pop looks berry berry delicious and so does every other flavor they have in store. The Hyppo is sure to cool you down on a hot Florida day all while pleasing your taste buds at the same time. These pops are for everyone and we mean everyone! They offer dairy-free pops to make sure every visitor leaves with a pop in hand. Make your next mid-day stop at Hyppo Pop in Brooklyn and let the sweet set in!
3. Sweet Pete’s Candy
There is no way we could leave the king of candy out of this post, it is like a real life CandyLand right in Downtown Jacksonville. Sweet Pete’s delivers in every sweet way imaginable. Fill up your cookie jar with individually wrapped candy or grab an ice cream cone from the creamery, either way you won’t leave empty handed.
Bellwether is home to Rebecca Reed, pastry chef and Chopped: Sweets Champion! Rebecca’s treats will rock your world, stop in and try what Jax’s Chopped champ is baking this week!
5. bb’s Restaurant and Bar
If you have been looking for the perfect slice of cake, look no further. bb’s Restaurant and Bar is slicing up some of the most delicious cakes you could ever envision. If you are a Biscotti’s fan, this sister restaurant is perfect for you. Their cakes have layers of sweet goodness that will melt in your mouth. With more than 10 flavors of cake, you are destined to find your match. What are you waiting for, treat yo self at bb’s!
6. Peterbrooke Chocolatier
Peterbrooke Chocolatier is your one stop shop for literally, ALL things chocolate. Who doesn’t need chocolate every once and awhile, am I right? Whether that be a chocolate strawberry, classic chocolate bar, or chocolate truffle Peterbrooke has it all. Pop on over to Peterbrooke to view the wide variety of chocolatey treats, we know you want to!
7. Maddy D’s Sweets
Maddy D’s makes the customized cookies of your dreams! Frosted to perfection, pick Maddy D’s for any occasion or celebration. These creative treats bring joy to kids and adults alike!
8. The Happy Grilled Cheese
I know, I know, when you think of this iconic Jax spot you think cheesy, savory goodness. But The Happy Grilled Cheese also has sweet melts! Check out the S’more Melt. Indulge in chocolate chips, marshmallow fluff, graham crumbles and chocolate sauce on toasted tweet bread.