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10 great places to buy holiday desserts
Not sure where to buy your tasty holiday desserts? Here are 10 places with unique desserts full of seasonal cheer perfect for celebrations, or as gifts or for yourself:
The Fairytale Brownie elf is in town more than usual this time of year! Fairytale Brownies bakes flavor and quality in every bite of their brownies. With 12 flavors including cinnamon cocoa, cream cheese, walnut, and chocolate chip and available in 3-inch brownies, snack-size Fairytale Sprites and bite-size Magic Morsels, Fairytale has a brownie with your name on it. You can purchase their treats individually at their location in Phoenix or put together a customized gift with a variety of flavors and sizes, complete with your choice of holiday-themed decoration box. If ordering as a gift, you can order online at www.brownies.com.
If you’re looking for a tasty treat, stop in to Sugarlips Cakery to pick up a delicious cupcake that’s almost too pretty to eat! The Cakery in Mesa has been baking cupcakes since 2006 and has a cupcake happy hour−cupcake lovers rejoice! Every Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. and Saturday from 12-1 p.m., all cupcakes are only $1.50 each, first come, first served, (and no limit!) while supplies last, so get there early before they’re gone!
Sugarlips has everyday flavors such as triple chocolate, vanilla, rainbow sprinkle and red velvet, and seasonal or special flavors are available for a limited time. You can also pick up a ready to go cake for your holiday celebrations or create a custom cake for a special occasion such as a holiday, birthday, party or wedding.
Eclectic and customizable treats are Smitholator’s specialty; soft and flavorful cookies with detailed hand-piped decorations make for a delicious treat every time. Visit their store in Mesa for Thanksgiving-themed cookies decorated with turkeys and pumpkin pie, or pre-order their turkey coloring cookie kits which are fun for the whole family.
Don’t miss their quirky Christmas decorated cookies with Christmas sweaters, Santa, reindeer, and their gingerbread. Smitholator also hosts holiday workshops such as cookie and gingerbread house decorating. If you want a custom cookie or gift, get in touch with Smitholator so they can bring your unique cookie to life.
Goodytwos Toffee Company
The mother-daughter duo creates their hand made toffee in traditional and sweet and salty flavors, in addition to their “Goody 2-zels,” clusters of pretzels, kettle corn and roasted almonds drizzled with toffee and milk and white chocolate.
Their desserts are labeled as “traditional” or “sweet and salty,” that encompass traditional flavors and one-of-a-kind toffee that incorporates unique flavors like the seasonal “Sweet Heat²” that has green chili powder and cayenne pepper. Or try their minty “Comfort & Joy” flavor available in November and December with Belgian dark chocolate, peppermint oil, candy pieces and white chocolate. Pick up some of their individually wrapped toffee squares or packaged treats at these Valley retailers or order online at www.goodytwos.com.
Common Ground Culinary
The holidays wouldn’t be complete without pie! And it seems to taste even better when it’s sliced at the table on Thanksgiving and during Christmas time. Pick up a house made pie or two for Thanksgiving or your holiday gatherings at one of Common Ground Culinary’s family of restaurants—Sweet Provisions, The Collins and The Macintosh. Choose from a variety of flavors sure to satisfy everyone’s tastes including pumpkin, apple, key lime, butterscotch pecan, coconut cream and chocolate mousse, then make sure you get your piece before it’s all gone! Order Thanksgiving pies by Nov. 19 and pick them up on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 and order Christmas pies by Dec. 22 and pick them up on Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 at respective locations.
My Popcorn Kitchen
Pop, pop, pop! The only thing better than popcorn, is popcorn with chocolate. Scottsdale-based My Popcorn Kitchen has been creating gourmet small batch popcorn since 2012 with over 60 flavors to excite your taste buds. Choose from an array of flavors in butter, cheddar, chocolate, kettle corn and mixed available for purchase by the bag and as gifts in holiday-decorated tins.
Try their sweet Thanksgiving flavors—pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice caramel, and apple pie, or flavors offered year-round like cookies and cream, milk chocolate and peanut butter and fruity flavors like banana and strawberry. Pick up a sweet combination at their Scottsdale location or order online at www.MyPopcornKitchen.com.
True Food Kitchen
Inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, True Food Kitchen believes delicious dining and conscious nutrition can go hand in hand without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. If you want to try something different than pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year, look no further than this vegan and gluten-free option: True Food Kitchen’s squash pie.
This tasty pie is made with vegan graham crust and filled with puréed butternut squash and topped with dairy-free coconut whipped cream. You can enjoy a slice at True Food Kitchen locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale, or pre-order their whole squash pies through Nov. 18, and pick them up on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21.
The holidays are s’more fun with marshmallows! Serving up sweet desserts in Gilbert, Toasted Mallow creates gourmet marshmallows and various takes on traditional s’mores. They have a wide assortment of flavors from vanilla bean and churro, to peanut butter and fruity pebbles, chocolate dipped rocky road and banana split available for purchase at their Gilbert location or online at TheToastedMallow.com.
Toasted Mallow also creates a variety of gourmet s’mores with flavors such as grasshopper, German chocolate cake, peanut butter and birthday cake. They also offer specialty drinks like hot chocolate, coffee and cold brew, and have a cold and frozen peppermint mocha and frozen white peppermint with coffee flavors for the holiday season. Put a festive twist on your hot chocolate with their snowman vanilla bean marshmallow mug toppers.
No matter what dessert you’re craving, Urban Cookies in Phoenix has the dessert for you. They offer a large variety of seasonal pies, cupcakes, cookies, pastries, donuts and coffee. For Thanksgiving, scoop up a pumpkin, pecan, gluten free pumpkin or midnight chocolate pie to celebrate; pre-order your pies by Nov. 16 and pick them up on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21.
Get into the holiday spirit with their caramel apple, pumpkin, sugar plum, and fig and honey mascarpone flavored treats which are sure to please every sweet tooth at your holiday gatherings. For Christmas, check out their chocolate peppermint and ginger molasses cookies, gingerbread, chocolate and holiday nog donuts, peppermint brownie bites and caramel apple and buttermilk plum cupcakes—or create a gift of your own with handpicked assorted treats.
Churn Ice Cream
Serving up a blast of nostalgia with your treat, Churn Ice Cream creates ice cream, pastries and cookies with big flavor in their eclectic shop. They scoop flavors including cookies and mint, sweet cream, double chocolate and strawberry, and dozens of rotational flavors such as candy cane, eggnog and milk and cookies. Choose how you want to enjoy your ice cream in a scoop, sundae, ice cream sandwich, milkshake or float.
Churn also bakes pastries including rice crispy treats, brownies, peanut brittle, salted caramels, and cookies in spiced molasses, chocolate crinkle and kitchen sink flavors. Don’t forget the nostalgia, which can be found in their variety of classic candies that will take you back to childhood including taffy, Pixy Stix, Smarties and Necco Wafers.