Where to Get Amazing Desserts in Charlotte: Sweet Treats in the Queen City

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Amelies cake macarons

At some point or another, you’ll find yourself asking: Where are the best sweet desserts in Charlotte? Everybody has a sweet tooth, and sometimes those cravings start to come in strong. The Charlotte area has many options to choose from when you need that fix: Whether you are a treat aficionado or a secret sugar seeker, we have done our research and compiled a list of the best places to satiate your hunger.

Insomnia Cookies
When you’re looking for one of the best desserts in Charlotte—something classic to satisfy your taste buds—look no further than Insomnia Cookies. With orders ranging from two to 24 cookies, Insomnia has an abundance of choices when it comes to flavor. Ice cream, milk, and ice cream sandwiches are other sweet treat options if a cookie doesn’t sound like what you’re seeking. In addition to all their delicious snacks, they are open and deliver until three a.m… seriously.

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Cupcrazed Cakery
Grab a cupcake at Cupcrazed Cakery on Market Street in Fort Mill, South Carolina, or East Woodlawn Road in Charlotte. It’s a Cupcake Wars winner, so you can enter the building knowing what you are about to eat will be great whether it’s a cupcake, cookie, or cake pop. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., so you can step in during your lunch break to get you through the day.

Duck Donuts
Nothing beats the doughy breakfast choice of a donut, and not many compare to the desserts in Charlotte served up at Duck Donuts. With a made-to-order donut menu, you can choose whatever flavors you want, and they are guaranteed fresh when you arrive to pick them up. Donut worry about not knowing what to order because Duck Donuts features toppings like bacon bits, peanuts, and coconut sugar. The flavors are endless.

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Assorted dozen at Duck Donuts

Amelie’s French Bakery
When it comes to desserts in Charlotte, Amelie’s is a classic. Gaining popularity since they first opened in NoDa in 2007, Amelie’s French Bakery has introduced the Charlotte area to enjoyable French pastries, breakfast meals, sandwiches, soups, and salads. The salted caramel brownie is a crowd favorite, but be sure to check out their rotating flavors of macarons and eclaires (the chocolate is our top choice). By remaining open 24/7/365, you can be sure to get exactly what you want – when you want.

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Crave Dessert Bar
Located on 5th street in Charlotte, Crave Dessert Bar is sure to exceed your expectations. This bar offers cheesecake, cakes, cupcakes, and other delights. Cocktails here are known as sweets served chill so make sure to take advantage of those drinks. Opened in 2008, Crave Dessert Bar serves as more than just a place to eat well – it is also a wonderful experience. It’s a place to share hellos, goodbyes, we’ve missed you, and even “I do.” With hours from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., visit after work and indulge with your friends.

Nothing Bundt Cakes
This bakery is located on South Kings Street and on Stonecrest Boulevard in Tega Cay, South Carolina. Having a specialty in cakes, Nothing Bundt Cake offers numerous options for your order. You can order an 8-inch cake or a bundtlet tower or even little bundtlets. Whether the cake is for a birthday or a holiday celebration, Nothing Bundt Cakes offers just what you need with real butter, eggs, and cream. These ingredients provide a perfect and slowly melting cake

Tell us – what are you favorite sweet treats in Charlotte?