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What’s On The Menu is a show that spotlights the chefs, farmers and restaurants that contribute to Pittsburgh’s vibrant food scene. In the Sweet Tooth episode, we take a look at the best desserts in Pittsburgh. If you love local desserts, you are probably familiar with Prantl’s burnt almond torte – Huffington Post has named it the best cake in America. So what else does Pittsburgh have to offer someone who has a serious sweet tooth?
This episode features four sweet spots across the city with treats that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth. From chocolate chip cookies and croissants to beautiful cakes and ice cream, check out some of Pittsburgh’s best sweet eats!
Nancy B’s Bakery
The small-town bakery has been around for 36 years. While they have every type of cookie you could imagine, they’re famous for their chocolate chip cookies. Sadly, Nancy passed away earlier this year, but her son continues to run the bakery.
PITTSBURGH PRO TIP: The Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae at Page Dairy Mart is made with Nancy B’s cookies.
La Gourmandine Bakery
- 📍 Neighborhood: Hazelwood, Lawrenceville, Downtown & Mt. Lebanon
- ☎️ Phone: 412-291-8146
- 🔗 Website: lagourmandinebakery.com | La Gourmandine Bakery Facebook Page | La Gourmandine Bakery Instagram Profile
This French bakery owned by husband and wife Fabien and Lisanne Moreau is the best place in town to get a warm, buttery croissant, chocolate eclairs, cream puffs, baguettes and other French goodies.
Happy Day Dessert Factory
- 📍 Neighborhood: North Side
- ☎️ Phone: 412-872-0117
- 🔗 Website: happydaydessertfactory.com | Happy Day Dessert Factory Facebook Page | Happy Day Dessert Factory Instagram Profile
This North Side ice cream shop offers over 50 flavors of homemade hard ice cream, water ice, frozen soft custard, frozen yogurt and almond milk soft serve. Happy Day Dessert Factory was one of the first spots in Pittsburgh to offer non-dairy soft serve, earning a spot on our Pittsburgh vegan ice cream guide.
- 📍 Neighborhood: Bethel Park
- ☎️ Phone: 412-835-6658
- 🔗 Website: bethelbakery.com | Bethel Bakery Facebook Page | Bethel Bakery Instagram Profile
This family-owned business was opened in 1955. They may be known for their cakes and buttercream frosting, but they also have donuts, cookies, cupcakes, tortes, and more. Bethel Bakery is well known for their paczki, which are available during lent.
While you are in the neighborhood, swing by Reginald’s Coffee, to pick up a hot (or cold) beverage to go with your sweet treat.