Be it a sweet treat to round out a good meal or a special occasion sugar hit when you just need a pick-me-up, these desserts are sure to put a pep in your step and a smile on your face. And we won’t judge you if you eat them first!
Copper Pony is a one stop shop for not only amazing home decor, gift ideas, fragrances, plants and more, but they also have a fantastic café onsite in their Sauk Rapids location! Order up amazing coffee creations, fantastic lunch sandwiches, delicious soups, and of course, mouthwatering baked goods. From scones to cookies and every sprinkle in between, their bakery items fly off the shelves weekly. Try them for yourself to see why!
Location: 208 N Benton Dr, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Featured Menu Item: Disappearing Blondie Bar
Locally owned and operated, Dolsie’s is a lunch-only spot located in downtown St. Cloud. Not only do they offer a delicious menu including items like cheese steaks and pastrami, gyro salads and lots of burgers and ‘dogs, the also have rotation of daily specials such a homemade chow mein, homestyle chicken dinner, spaghetti and much more. Plus, the “cupcakery” at Dolsie’s is a fun and tasty surprise to discover – so you better not skip dessert!
Location: 810 W St Germain St, St Cloud, MN 56301
Featured Menu Item: Lemon Drop Cupcake
Jupiter Moon Ice Cream, located in St. Joseph, is an artisan ice cream company that specializes in using the best ingredients to make handcrafted, small batch ice cream with as much local and sustainable ingredients as possible. They have 20 ice cream flavors available that rotate often, so there is always something new to try! Ice cream is truly synonymous with happiness, and you can taste that with every bite of this sweet treat.
Location: 15 E Minnesota St Suite 108, St Joseph, MN 56374
Featured Menu Item: Ice Cream Flight – 5 mini scoops of hand-crafted, small-batch ice cream
Located in Sauk Rapids, Mixin’ It Up is unique in that every item in their bakery is gluten free and therefore celiac safe! While they may be missing the gluten, the goodies that come out of this bakery are definitely not missing the flavor! With everything from take and bake pizzas to buns, cakes, cookies, and much more, you can satisfy your sweet tooth here even if you are not gluten free. We dare you to check them out and try to tell the difference – bet you can’t!
Location: 106 2nd Ave N, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Featured Menu Item: Macarons – Made to perfection with a crunch on the outside and a soft inside in a wide variety of flavors and fillings
New York Gyro offers a delicious selection of Middle Eastern dishes including shawarma, falafel, and kababs. There is no doubt when you dine here you’ll enjoy high quality, great tasting food within minutes of placing your order. They have a wide variety of halal options, and while the menu has great options for dinner and lunch, don’t forget to also check out the dessert menu!
Locations: 850 University Dr S, St Cloud, MN 56301 and 3316 3rd St N, St Cloud, MN 56303
Featured Menu Item: Baklava – traditional Middle Eastern pastry made with layered filo dough, nuts, and natural sweetener