10 Best Sweets And Dessert Spots In New Orleans, Louisiana

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Ever have those moments when you are absolutely feeling the fondness for some chocolate sweets, cakes or gelato? Or feeling the urge to grab some cold desserts on a day when it’s unbearably hot? If you happen to encounter this sensation when you are in New Orleans, you’re in luck. The Louisiana State is home to a wealth of sweets and desserts shops to pander to your cravings. From sweet and savory waffles to cooling and mouth-watering shaved ice (snowballs), these are some of the best spots for you to break the diet, indulge your sweet tooth and enjoy your midday treat. Scroll below for the best sweets and dessert spots in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1. Salon by Sucré

Make any special occasion sweeter and sophisticated with Sucré New Orleans gourmet cakes, chocolates, and macarons!

Posted by Salon Restaurant by Sucré on Monday, 18 March 2019

Stop by Salon Restaurant for breakfast or lunch to try out their flavorful and varied tea service. Or you can enjoy a wide selection of sweet and savory food, from chicken waffles and mac ‘n’ cheese to chocolates, macaroons, and eclairs. Pair your meal with some delicious cocktails or a good old glass of beer and enjoy the lovely restaurant atmosphere.

Salon Restaurant

Address: 622 B Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Website: Salon Restaurant

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 10am - 4pm, 5pm - 10pm; Wed: 5pm - 10pm; Thu: 10am - 10pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

2. Sucré

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Come to Sucré for their cupcakes, chocolates, gelatos and their tasty banana fosters. This is a great dessert shop to grab mini sweet snacks for your day or take home some delectable confectionery - like marshmallows and cookies for your friends and family. They also provide exquisite birthday cakes for the occasion.


Address: 3025 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA

Website: Sucré

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 9am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 11pm

3. Mister Apple Candy Store

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Posted by Mister Apple Candy Store on Saturday, 19 January 2019

Holding much credence to its name, the candy apples at the Mister Apply Candy Store are a must-have. The mixture of sweet caramel or chocolate topping together with the juicy taste of the apple provides a unique flavor that is out of this world. You can try the other items on the menu, like the popular Creole pralines and ice cream.

Mister Apple Candy Store

Address: 201 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Website: Mister Apple Candy Store

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 11pm

4. Creole Creamery

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Don’t miss the ice cream here at Creole Creamery. Choose from milkshakes to sundaes to ice cream floats, or you can get four mini-scoops at just 5 USD or six mini-scoops at 7 USD, allowing you to try from an abundance of flavors to decide which you like best. The popular ones include the Lavender Honey, Black & Gold Crunch, Banana Foster, and King Cake.

Creole Creamery

Address: 4924 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA

Website: Creole Creamery

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm

5. The Fudgery

The Fudgery offers a large selection of flavors for your ice cream, fudge, shakes, smoothies, candy apples, and other delicious sweet treats. The moment you step into the shop, you will be greeted by the divine aroma of fudge and bright smiles by its charming employees. A fun and friendly atmosphere - perfect for some afternoon desserts to indulge your sweet tooth.

The Fudgery

Address: 631 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Website: The Fudgery

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 11pm

6. Hansen's Sno-Bliz

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On a sweltering day in the heat of New Orleans, there is nothing better than a stop at Hansen’s Sno-Bliz for their famous flavored snowballs and shaved ice. While it may seem like a simple dish of syrup over ice, the delectable tastes of the variety of flavors (strawberry, vanilla, honey lavender, etc.) would leave you enamored. The long queues outside the shop lend credence to its popularity, and it will be worth the wait!

Hansen's Sno-Bliz

Address: 4801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA

Website: Hansen’s Sno-Bliz

Opening hours: 1pm - 7pm (closed on Mon)

7. Pandora's SnowBalls

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Pandora’s Snowballs is another quality dessert shop selling snowballs (shaved ice and syrup) and soft serve ice cream for you to cool off the heat if you happen to be around City Park. The location is convenient and the shop offers a great assortment of flavors to go with your ice, from orchid vanilla to strawberry and cream soda.

Pandora's SnowBalls

Address: 901 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

Website: Pandora’s SnowBalls

Opening hours: 12pm - 7pm (daily)

8. Angelo Brocato

Tiramisu, cannoli, spumoni, amaretto chocolate, and cookies! If you are a fan of Italian pastries, this is the place for you. Since 1905, Angelo Brocato has provided excellent service with friendly employees, serving top-notch Italian desserts in its nostalgic and tranquil shop near City Park. Everything you see on the menu - from ice cream to the pasta - is thoughtfully made and tasty enough to pander to your sweet tooth.

Angelo Brocato

Address: 214 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA

Website: Angelo Brocato

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 10am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 10:30pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm (closed on Mon)

9. Ice Cream 504

As the cooler weather sets in, join us on our patio while enjoying your favorite ice cream. #falliscoming #coolevenings #youscreamicecream #heavenlydelicious #patio

Posted by Ice Cream 504 on Thursday, 11 October 2018

Stop by for dessert at this little quaint shop at the corner of Freret Street. Ice Cream 504 serves up the finest, homemade ice cream that comes with an assortment of flavors for inexpensive prices. Decorate your treat with yummy toppings and sit outside to enjoy a good mix of delicious coldness along with the New Orleans weather.

Ice Cream 504

Address: 2511 Jena St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA

Website: Ice Cream 504

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 2pm - 8:30pm; Fri: 2pm - 9:30pm; Sat: 10am - 9:30pm; Sun: 2pm - 8pm

10. Piccola Gelateria

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Piccola Gelateria is another Italian shop that sells some of the best homemade artisan gelatos in New Orleans. Pistachio, Cookies Black and Toffee are some of the more popular flavors, which rotates on a daily and seasonal basis. The diverse menu also includes piadina, crepes, and coffee to add to your dessert-time snacks.

Piccola Gelateria

Address: 4525 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA

Website: Piccola Gelateria

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 12pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)

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Whether you’re looking for a mid-day snack during your schedule or simply seeking to escape the summer heat, be sure to drop by one of these sweets and desserts shops to indulge your sweet tooth!

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