Sweet Tooth Saturday: 10 Great QC Spots to Tame Your Sugar Cravings


CHARLOTTE, NC – Long live the weekend! What better way to spend the weekend than to taste some sweets in town? Charlotte offers a wide range of treats suitable for all locals and visitors. From giant donuts to mini macaroons, Queen City has plenty of sweetness to offer. Check out this list of 10 delicious desserts in Charlotte.

  1. SWIRL – Cupcakes, cookies and ice cream oh my! Swirl is the world’s first made-to-order cupcake shop where your desserts are assembled as you order. The best part is that your desserts are customizable. Swirl has six different cake flavors, eight different frostings, and a plethora of delicious toppings!

Location: 640 Oakhurst Commons Dr #103, Charlotte, NC 28205

2. Dulce Dream Cafe – Taste authentic Mexican desserts and culture with Norma’s conchas. You can keep it simple with a vanilla cocha or go bold and have a stuffed concha. Chef Norma offers a range of these Mexican sweets in different flavors, colors, shapes and sizes for everyone to enjoy.

Locationon: Head over to Dulce Dreams Cafe to check out their next pop-up event!

3. Crave Dessert Bar – Chic, sassy and sweet. Not only are the desserts excellent, but the ambience of Crave Lounge provides a vibrant, cozy and welcoming atmosphere. The desserts are hearty and decadent. Enjoy a crispy yet creamy crème brûlée or the classic melted lava cake. All menu options will suit your taste buds.

Location: 500 W 5th St UNIT 120, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

4. Pobbar
This handcrafted popsicle bar brings out all the healthy foodies. Popbar stocks its local store with all-natural ingredients. With over 50 flavors and multiple dips and toppings, the combinations are endless.

Location: 3123 N Davidson St #102b, Charlotte, NC 28205

5. Reigning Donuts

Standing like a literal hole in the wall, the reigning donut experience begins a few blocks away. With the sweet smell of freshly fried dough, visitors to Noda weave their way through the shutters nailed to the brick building and place their orders. Reigning donuts offer simple yet mouth-watering flavors including classic glaze, powdered sugar, and cinnamon sugar.

Location: 3120 N Davidson St STE 100, Charlotte, NC 28205

6. Suarez Bakery

Nestled in the heart of Optimist Hall, Suarez Bakery has established itself as one of the most popular bakeries in town, with its Cuban flair and varied menu, Suarez draws crowds. We also cater for people with dietary restrictions making the pastries vegan, as well as gluten and dairy free!

Location: 1115 N Brevard St Stall #4, Charlotte, NC 28206

7. Amelies French Bakery

This is the perfect place for anyone who loves France. Amelies is a classic. Well known to locals and visitors, the bakery offers a new decor to its customers in its brand new location! Visitors can still enjoy the same delicacies like French macaroons, Napoleons and their best-selling salted caramel brownie.

Location: 136 E. 36th St. Charlotte, North Carolina 28205

8. Chez Marie Patisserie

This upscale cafe and bakery is in the heart of South Park. With handmade desserts, pastries and breads, Chez Marie Patisserie offers quality ingredients from local and international sources. Take a tour, settle into the comfortable patio chairs and enjoy!

Location: 338 Northeast Avenue Tallmadge, Ohio 44278

9. crucible

The melting pot is Charlotte’s number one date. The fondue dessert restaurant offers an arrangement of cut chocolate fondues alongside fresh fruit, brownies and cheesecake bites! Try the take-out four-course meal just for the sweets, you won’t regret it either!

Location: 901 S Kings Dr, Ste 140B Charlotte, North Carolina 28204


Last but not least, the one pound heavy health donut in Stoke. This delicious dessert is filled with a mixture of sweetened custard and whipped cream, then topped with crumbled chocolate bars. Grab your friends, grab a slice and have fun!

Location: 100 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Life in QC can get crazy, but it’s important to slow down the hustle and stop for a bite to eat. I think that’s how the saying goes? Treat yourself to a sweet Saturday and visit these awesome places!

Enjoy your lunch!



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