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Best Desserts in Salt Lake City

Got a sweet tooth? So do plenty of us here in Utah. Cookies to cake dough to cheesecake – there’s no lack of a sugar rush around here. But what about the best? Those worth the calorie splurge? Let’s start with my top picks, and perhaps a few fabulous sweet treats you might not yet have heard of – restaurants and specific dishes alike.

The Dough Miner - doughnuts
The Dough Miner – doughnuts

The Dough Miner – my top pick

Located in the rapidly evolving Granary District is this boutique baker that will knock your socks off. On the sweeter side of affairs the hand crafted doughnuts are the star. The menu features big bold cake style doughnuts as well as yeasted brioche style selections. Pictured above is the gold miner with brown butter glaze, the glazed chocolate tantrum and the bright and buzzy cherry dynamite.

945 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(385) 334-3389

Noemi's Cafe alfajores
Noemi’s Cafe – alfajores

Noemi’s Cafe – my top pick

Once upon a time, Noemi’s lived life as a rolling food truck; but thankfully for all of us that crave their drop dead gorgeous Chilean pastries – they now have a permanent Midvale base. As well as a range of savory options, Noemi’s features two stacked dessert cases, loaded to the brim. Everything is a home run here, but their alfajores might be the very best in Utah.

777 Fort Union Blvd, Midvale, UT 84047
(801) 979-7888

Tasty Tiramisu
Tasty Tiramisu

Twisted Tiramisu – my top pick

Twisted Tiramisu is a local SLC company that delivers decadent desserts right to your doorstep. Order online, sit back and enjoy. The ‘Twist’ in the name here sees the company create a variety of unique flavor combinations (many leaning on local distillers) above and beyond the traditional Italian dessert – think dulche de leche and matcha green tea.

Mochinut Sugar House
Mochinut Sugar House


Mochi is made with rice flour creating chewy and stretchy texture. Mochinut take that sweet treat then wrap it up in deep fried donut goodness. The Sugar House spot offer a range of unique an interesting flavors.

2142 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(385) 300-8360

Sushi Groove - cookie challenge
Sushi Groove – cookie challenge

Sushi Groove

Behold – Cookie Challenge! The challenge? Order it once and try not to do it every time you visit this Millcreek sushi spot. The dish comprises tempura fried Oreos, chocolate coconut covered tempura fried Nutter Butters, bananas, ice cream and fudge…

2910 Highland Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 467-7420

Kin Sen Noodle Bar - sweet combo
Kin Sen Noodle Bar – sweet combo

Kin Sen Noodle House

One must eat in the city for me is the cheekily underplayed sweet combo at Kin Sen. The dish relies on the pizza oven left by former tenants of the space, and moments after ordering the restaurant fills with the aroma of sweetly toasting bread. The dish is centered around a fort-like construction of Japanese style honey toast, garrisoned with ice cream, mango, sticky rice, rotee bread and a drizzle of this and that. The dish is a show stopper that turns heads as it heads to the table. It’s plenty to feed a small group.

2819 S 2300 E, Millcreek, UT 84109
(801) 935-4024

San Diablo Churros

Churros and fixings by San Diablo Churros
Churros and fixings by San Diablo Churros

231 4500 South Frontage Rd, Murray, UT 84107
(801) 432-0880

Pie Fight

Pie Fight - hand pie
Pie Fight – hand pie

937 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(385) 222-5373

Craving eclairs, croissant or maybe some more unique like a Kouing Aman? Head to this iconic downtown Salt Lake bakery that focuses on the French classics. Owner Romina Rasmussen’s delicate baking efforts have even led to being featured by Oprah Winfrey amongst others.

216 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 355-2294

Chocolate Conspiracy

Chocolate Conspiracy
Chocolate Conspiracy


HSL - dessert
HSL – goodbye to brunch, but dinner will still be served

As far as restaurant dessert menus go – you won’t find much better than this SLC hot spot. Owner Briar Handly oversees a talented team who are always crafting sublime savory and sweet treats. All aspects of the menu are seasonally driven too.

418 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 539-9999


Gourmandise - dessert for days and days (Gourmandise)
Gourmandise – dessert for days and days (Gourmandise)

This European influenced cafe and bakery is open seven days a week and offers a vast area of desserts.

SLC | 250 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 | (801) 328-3330
Draper | 725 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020 | (801) 571-1500

Brownies! Brownies! Brownies!

Brownies! Brownies! Brownies! Peppermint buttercream, crushed oreos with shipped ganache
Brownies! Brownies! Brownies! Peppermint buttercream, crushed oreos with shipped ganache

Looking for something specific, say….brownies? Well you’ve found the best spot in town at this Sugar House bakery. So good, they named it thrice.

1751 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(385) 522-2825

Normal Ice Cream

Normal Ice Cream (Siftey Reviews)
Normal Ice Cream (Siftey Reviews)

There’s no denying that owner Alexa Norlin’s ice cream is the best in town – absolutely none. Norlin (an alum of HSL featured above) crafts a range of seasonably rotating ice creams that will leave your tastebuds reeling.

525 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(385) 800-1367


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