It’s National Dessert Day, And Asheville Has Your Fix!


Asheville DessertsNational foodie days are a great reminder to eat some of the things that we have maybe forgot about, and an excuse to even splurge on some sinful desires that our personal trainer has deprived us of. National Dessert Day is a time to reflect on all of the delicious desserts we have eaten over the course of our lives. I grew up in New York City where we were surrounded by Italian bakeries, cannolis, 7 layer cookies, and so much more. Now I live in Asheville, and dessert is just about everywhere you look. And I’m looking!

We have made a list of places to go for some great dessert in the Asheville area:


  1. Short Street
  2. Ruth & Ranshaw
  3. Filo Bakery
  4. West End Bakery
  5. Odd’s Cafe
  6. Geraldine’s Bakery
  7. Karen Donatelli
  8. Old Europe
  9. a La Cupcakes
  10. Abeja’s Cafe


  1. Ruth & Ranshaw
  2. Short Street
  3. a La CupCakes
  4. Smallcakes
  5. Geraldine’s Bakery

Ice Cream, Custard, Frozen Yogurt

  1. Hop Ice Cream
  2. Ultimate Ice Cream
  3. Sugar & Snow
  4. Frostbite Ice Cream
  5. Rita’s Italian Ice
  6. Whit’s Frozen Custard
  7. YoLo
  8. Kilwin’s
  9. Ya Ya’s Frozen Yogurt
  10. Coldstone Creamery
  11. Smallcakes
  12. Marble Slab Creamery


  1. French Broad Chocolate Lounge
  2. French Broad Chocolate Factory
  3. Chocolate Gems
  4. Chocolate Fetish
  5. The Chocolate Lab
  6. Kilwin’s
  7. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory


  1. Vortex Doughnuts
  2. Hole Doughnuts
  3. Geraldine’s Bakery

Pastries, Cookies, Brownies, etc

  1. Filo Bakery
  2. Owl Bakery
  3. West End Bakery
  4. Ruth & Ranshaw
  5. Geraldine’s Bakery
  6. Old Europe
  7. Karen Donatelli