Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Pittsburgh

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Pittsburgh

Breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert – there’s always time for a sweet bite in Pittsburgh!

Whether here for business or pleasure, you can always find something sweet to eat in Pittsburgh. Here are a few of the best places to satisfy your cravings.

Prantl’s Bakery

A staple in the Pittsburgh community for more than 50 years, Prantl’s Bakery offers nearly every baked good imaginable. Home to the original Burnt Almond Torte, this treat is so good, the HuffPost dubbed it “the greatest cake America has ever made.” Prantl’s cases also feature an additional 100+ bakery items, including delectable thumbprint cookies. Visit one of five locations, including Northside, Squirrel Hill and Shadyside.

Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream

Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream is Western Pennsylvania’s only cow-to-cone scoop shop, churning chef-inspired ice creams and dairy-free gelatos from-scratch daily at its Homestead factory. The company sources heritage-breed milk from Twin Brook Dairy, seasonal produce from Amish farms and the best chocolate, coffee & spices available. The extra effort pays off in every crave-worth scoop. You can get this heavenly ice cream in a cup, cone, milkshake or pint – and don’t forget the homemade toppings!

The Milkshake Factory

Its name says it all. The Milkshake Factory creates some of the best, most unique milkshakes you will find. Their flavors include s’mores, birthday cake, peanut butter brownie and more. Plus, they are always come up with new, delicious concoctions. Make sure you try Jake’s Shake – named after Pittsburgh Penguin Jake Guentzel. Visit one of the nine locations in and around Pittsburgh.

Dana’s Bakery

Dana’s Bakery has been a staple in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood for more than 40 years. From breakfast treats like pretzel-glazed donuts and palm-sized turnovers to sprinkle cupcakes, classic cookies, fruit-filled wraps, dinner rolls and more, it’s easy to see why this hidden gem is a local favorite.

Gaby et Jules

A taste of Paris in Pittsburgh! Gaby et Jules is an authentic Parisian patisserie specializing in French macarons and desserts. Pick up a box of delicious bites at storefronts in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill and East Liberty neighborhoods or visit the Gaby et Jules stand at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Valkyrie Doughnuts

These square-shaped, yeast-raised treats are completely egg and dairy free. The doughnuts are freshly made every morning, and the menu consistently rotates. Can’t-miss flavors include Burnt Almond, OG Glazed and Pittsburgh Crème. 

Happy Day Dessert Factory

Located on Pittsburgh’s Northside, Happy Day Dessert Factory serves more than 50 flavors of premium homemade hard ice cream, water ice, frozen custard and yogurt, ice cream cakes and more. Flavors range from classics like cherry vanilla and birthday cake to less-common options like apple and mocha fudge pie. 

Peace Love & Little Donuts

Founded in the Strip District in 2009, Peace Love & Little Donuts specializes in fun, shareable donut experiences that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Pick from Groovy, Far-Out and Funkadelic flavors. No matter what you pick, you’re guaranteed to feed your inner hippie!