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5 Locally-loved Sweet Spots

Posted: January 06, 2017

Written by: Staff Writer

From homemade pies to Swiss chocolate to one-of-a-kind ice cream flavors, here are 5 sweet spots you need to make on your next visit to Overland Park.


Glacé Artisan Ice Cream
A loved local chocolatier, Christopher Elbow, who after working in Las Vegas and Paris returned to Kansas City – where he perfected chocolate making. Elbow began turning his delicious and unique flavors into ice cream and sorbet. Explosive flavor combinations come from using only pure and natural ingredients. The small batches of ice cream and the use of seasonal flavors allow Glacé to surprise you at every visit with a new flavor to taste.

Glacé can be found in the shops at Town Center Crossing.


The Upper Crust Pie Bakery
Sisters Elaine and Jan continue their Grandmother’s pie baking legacy to create the best pies and homemade delights in the Midwest. One step inside the whimsical shop and the sweet smell of butter and sugar fill the air. Whether you prefer the classic apple or something more adventurous like blubarb, every Upper Crust pie has fresh ingredients enveloped in a perfectly flaky crust.

Upper Crust is located in historical Downtown Overland Park.


André’s Rivaz
Savor the authentic rich, yet tender Swiss chocolate at Andre’s. Using pure butter, the highest quality chocolate and natural flavorings, André and wife Elsbeth introduced the art of Swiss Confiserie to the area in 1955. For the ultimate experience, enjoy a light Swiss lunch in the Tea Room before indulging on truffles, cookies and their signature hot chocolate.

André’s is among the boutiques in Hawthorne Plaza.


Winstead’s
An iconic staple to locals, Winstead’s is your classic American diner serving the same high quality steak burgers and fountain treats since the 1940′s. Known for their malts, shakes, and signature “Frosty”, nothing compares to Winstead’s Skyscraper. This towering dessert is topped with whipped cream, cherries and spoons to share. Winstead’s milkshake has been voted the best in Kansas City.

Winstead’s is located in Downtown Overland Park.


Tall Grass Toffee
Locally made, this handcrafted toffee sources the purest ingredients. The Tall Grass chefs produce small batches of traditional English toffee in copper kettles. Velvety chocolate paired with one-of-a-kind toffee combines for a delectable treat. For those serious about chocolate, the Prairie Patties will be your favorite: varieties of nuts smothered in rich, imported chocolate.

Tall Grass Toffee is available inside the Culinary Center of Kansas City.