Are you in need of a little indulgence? (And who isn’t?) Whether you are craving ice cream or donuts, Chandler’s wide variety of dessert shops have just the thing for you. Here are a few of our favorites.
Culver’s of Chandler
This restaurant has roots in the Midwest and is famous for its juicy, flavorful burgers. But it’s their creamy frozen custard that’s starting to gain its reputation. With two classic base flavors (chocolate and vanilla), they allow customers to build the flavor combination of their choice: chocolate éclair, cookie dough, caramel cashew, peanut butter cup, raspberry cheesecake, and more. And if you’re in the mood for something a little more portable, get one of their classic milkshakes instead.
This bakery takes donuts to a whole new level. You’ll find incredible and unique flavors like Flower Power, Paris Time, and Green Tea Buzz, as well as traditional options like cinnamon or powdered sugar. They also offer dipping sauces – caramel, Nutella, maple syrup, and more. And everybody loves their mini donut bags and their pizza-style donut boxes, making the packaging funky and practical.
Fruta Healthy Eating
If you are craving something sweet, but don’t want to overindulge, try this healthy restaurant that offers a great alternative to traditional desserts. They’re particularly famous among locals for their acai and dragon berry bowls – these are filled with healthy sweets from berries to tropical fruits. There’s even a cacao option for chocolate lovers.
Try these paletas – popsicles of Mexican cuisine – for a light yet delicious sweet treat. These are primarily made from fruits, juices, and milk for that creamy taste and texture. Local favorites include Coco, Vainilla, Arroz con Leche, and Mocha. If you don’t eat dairy, no problem – there are plenty of non-dairy options available.
Crème & Chocolats
Everyone knows that the French are experts when it comes to desserts. This crepe café and creamery offers stunning and delicious treats. You’ll find ice cream, chocolat chaud (hot chocolate), and crepes in any style you like – with fruit purees and other toppings, or even savory, if you decide to skip the sugar.
If these delicious dishes inspire you to do some cooking at home, try your hand at these simple, no-bake desserts from I Am Baker.
If you’re looking for more local hot spots around Chandler, make sure to check out the Vive blog.