4 Best Dessert Spots in Tacoma

A plate of amazing looking frosted cupcakes topped with cranberries.Tacoma is a great city for dessert connoisseurs. If that’s you, there are plenty of shops here with the most delectable desserts for you to try out. Here are some of the best dessert spots in Tacoma.

Ice Cream Social

This scoop shop is located at 2914 Sixth Ave., but you can also find their ice cream at other retailers throughout Tacoma. They are open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Ice Cream Social offers a large range of flavors. They use real fruit in their ice cream, and they make fresh, tasty waffle cones. Choose from six dairy-free ice cream options as well as from dairy, gluten-free, and vegan ice cream options. Try the butter pecan ice cream, the coffee ice cream, the pear coconut ice cream, the lavender ice cream, the almond poppyseed ice cream, the spicy Aztec chocolate ice cream, and the hot fudge sundae. If that’s not enough, they also offer various cheesecakes, which you can enjoy with some fresh Valhalla coffee.

The Cheesecake Factory

Visit The Cheesecake Factory at 4502 S. Steele St. in Tacoma from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, they are open from 11:30 a.m. to midnight, and on the weekend they open at 10 a.m. and close at midnight on Saturday and at 11 p.m. on Sunday.

Their extensive menu features over 200 food items. You can order over 30 different delicious cheesecakes like the key lime cheesecake, the peppermint bark Cheesecake, the creamy cheesecake,  and the fresh strawberry cheesecake. If you’re not in the mood for cheesecake, their selection of other cakes includes a limoncello cream torte,  chocolate tower truffle cake, and fresh strawberry shortcake. You can even order a bowl of fresh strawberries with whipped cream.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Menchie’s has many yogurt varieties, and they change flavors on a weekly basis. If you are unsure about what to have, the staff will let you taste a sample before placing your order. You can also select all the toppings you want for your frozen yogurt. These include fresh-cut seasonal fruits, nuts, candies, chocolates, syrups, and more.

Try the grasshopper, Swiss Miss frozen hot cocoa, eggnog cheesecake, harvest pumpkin, island mango sorbet, and many other exciting flavors.

Menchie’s is located at 4502 S. Steele St., Suite 1505 in Tacoma and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pao’s Muffin & Coffee Shop

If you love donuts, this is a shop you must visit. You can find them at 6919 Sixth Ave. in Tacoma and they are open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. They offer quite a vast selection of donuts. Try the raspberry-filled glazed donut, the chocolate-covered custard-filled donut, the toasted coconut donut, the vanilla-cream-filled donut, the cinnamon donut, and many more. You can also try the crullers and the apple fritters. If you would like something to drink with your donuts, they have coffee and lattes.

With these and the many other dessert shops in Tacoma, you won’t run out of choices when you want to indulge your sweet tooth.


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