Just Desserts: An Emergency Guide to Decadence
When your sweet tooth just won't cut it out, head to these shops to properly indulge.
Let’s face it. There’s nothing worse than having a craving go unsatisfied—particularly when that craving involves sugar, cream, chocolate, or some combination of the three. So with that in mind, here’s a list of top-of-the-line dessert shops for whatever sweets you fancy. Whether you’re looking for a crispy and creamy Italian cannoli, an authentic slice of tres leches cake or a doughnut so elaborate you’ll never look at store-bought the same, these shops are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth (at least until the next craving comes).
1. Sugar Shack
For decadent doughnuts: As the name hints, Sugar Shack will satisfy even the most intense sugar cravings. At the Arlington location (a spin-off of the original based in Richmond) the line between breakfast and dessert is blurred, if not erased entirely, but who needs rules anyway? Head here for innovative doughnuts piled high with cookie crumbles, sugary cereals, crispy candy bars, coconut, candied bacon… should we go on? Fan favorites include Red Velvet, Caramel with Sea Salt, and an homage to Girl Scout cookies called “Tastes Like a Samoa.” Options vary by day, so check back often to experience the shop’s full spectrum of perfectly over-the-top flavors.
1014 S. Glebe Road, Arlington (at the corner of Glebe and Columbia Pike)