With the tip of summer season lastly in sight, you might want to double down in your consumption of sweets earlier than fall comes. Right here, we offer you thee nice locations for sweets in metro Phoenix.
2520 North 16th Avenue
Summer season is paleta season in metro Phoenix. Paletas, or Mexican ice pops, have a base of fruit juice or milk, are formed in molds, and include — when made to their full potential — chunks of fruit and minimal sugar. An amazing place for these frozen treats is the neveria and palateria Realeza Michoacana on 16th Avenue. Flavors embrace tamarind, guava, cantaloupe, rice, and pistachio. Of the handfuls, tamarind is likely one of the greatest. The cream-based flavors do not deliver that very same ahhhhhhhhhhh, however the rice paleta is stellar — large on the plush, aromatic flavors latent within the rice, and lightweight on sweetness.
The pastry case on a latest afternoon
Candy Dee’s Bakeshop
7350 East Stetson Drive, Suite C101, Scottsdale
Sweet Dee’s in Outdated City Scottsdale is churning out a number of the extra progressive pastries in metro Phoenix. You could be stunned by a long-risen creme brulee doughnut, a peanut butter and jelly doughnut coated with a fuchsia dusting of freeze-dried raspberries, or a bourbon-plum-chai-latte-orange-blossom “cruffin” — a croissant-muffin hybrid. Proprietor Danielle O’Day, a self-taught baker, retains the cream puffs, macarons, croissants, doughnuts, cookies, and varied small desserts in her entrance show. Roughly 50 p.c are gluten-free, together with almond flour doughnuts, and a few sweets are vegan.
A extremely photogenic neon wall greets prospects at Unbaked in Outdated City Scottsdale.
3712 North Scottsdale Highway, Constructing A, #101, Scottsdale
Unbaked makes use of heat-treated flour to keep away from the micro organism that usually makes uncooked cookie dough unsafe to eat. Most flavors don’t embrace eggs, since they operate as a binding agent in conventional dough recipes, so the cooks at Unbaked obtain the same end result by partially melting butter and whipping it with sugar. The scrumptious specialties right here embrace basic chocolate chip (and a vegan model), sugar cookie, gluten-free peanut butter, brownie batter, and seasonal rotations.
Editor’s word: This story was initially printed on August 13, 2018. It was up to date on September 3, 2020. Discover extra dessert retailers in our Phoenix Restaurant Directory.