Satisfy your sweet tooth
Kansas City is THE place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Cookies, chocolate, crepes, cupcakes...we have it all! Lovers of sweets and treats will want to taste all of the items featured below, whether they are found in a specialty shop or as a part of a restaurant’s dessert menu.
Carrot Cake at Jack Stack BBQ
9520 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS
Some of the best Kansas City BBQ can be found at Jack Stack but their devotion to delicious food doesn’t stop with burnt ends. Saving room for dessert is highly encouraged especially when it comes to their carrot cake. Served in a cast-iron skillet, the cake comes out perfectly hot, spicy and sweet while drowning in mouth-watering cream cheese and pecan icing. It’s big enough to share but we understand if you don’t want to!
Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake at Gigi’s Cupcakes
6780 W 135th St., Overland Park, KS
You really can’t go wrong with any of the cupcakes at Gigi’s but the Chocolate Salted Caramel deserves special recognition. A dark chocolate cupcake stuffed with caramel, then topped with caramel frosting, dipped in ganache and then sprinkled with sea salt. Flavor explosion anyone?? It’s so special that it’s only baked on Mondays, Wednesday s and Fridays but luckily there are dozens of other flavors to sample on other days.
Lemon Curd and Blackberry Crisp Ice Cream at Glacé
4535 W 119th St., Leawood, KS
Local chocolatier Christopher Elbow has transformed his amazing creations into ice cream form. The flavors at Glacé are impeccably unique and definitely worth the trip each time. A duo that tastes especially amazing together is the Lemon Curd and Blackberry Crisp. The ice cream is made with locally-sourced milk and all natural ingredients so with every bite, you experience rich bits of real fruit blended with the creamiest of ice creams.
Concretes at Sheridan’s Frozen Custard
6825 West 75th St., Overland Park, KS
Frozen custard is very popular in Kansas City and Sheridan’s does it best. Their frozen concretes come in a variety of flavors including mocha almond, chocolate mint and wedding cake. All start with a densely rich and creamy custard, which is then blended with your favorite ingredients including fresh fruit, candy and chocolate. A tasty treat for all ages regardless of the season!
Homemade s’mores at Pinstripes
13500 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS
After an Italian inspired feast at Pinstripes, make sure to order a round of s’mores for the table. The marshmallows are made from scratch in the restaurant’s kitchen so this s’more is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. The popular dessert comes with a bowl of melted chocolate so you can dip the perfectly sandwiched treat until your heart’s desire.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie at Upper Crust Bakery
7943 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS
Sisters Elaine and Jan know pie. As soon as you walk into their charmingly vintage bakery and café you are drawn to the dozens of colorful pies behind the glass case. A local favorite, the Strawberry-Rhubarb offers the perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors baked in an awesomely flaky yet soft and buttery pie crust. Don’t be surprised if you also walk out with a dozen fresh-from-the-oven cookies!
Napoleons at Andre's Rivaz
4929 W. 119th St. Overland Park, KS
Head to Andre’s for a Swiss-inspired lunch and at the end of the meal, your server will present you with a tray of six dessert options. With its layers of puff pastry and vanilla custard finished off with a light fondant glaze, the homemade Napoleon is usually the big winner. On your way out, grab a box or two of gourmet chocolates and truffles or pick up a bag of the ever popular chocolate covered almonds.
Paris Crepe at Chez Elle
1713 Summit Street, Kansas City, MO
Not only is Chez Elle a little taste of France but it’s located in the very cool Westside neighborhood just west of downtown Kansas City. Grab a table outside and get ready to devour your deliciously sweet or savory crepe. A long-standing favorite is the Paris filled with Nutella and strawberries or bananas then topped with fresh whipped cream. Bon appétit!
Assorted Donuts at John’s Space-Age Donuts
8124 Floyd St., Overland Park, KS
A true hidden gem in Overland Park, this is one local secret we're going to share with you. This classic donut shop still offers the diner counter where you'll find patrons devouring chocolate long johns, glazed and cake donuts and the old-time coffee club talking about the day’s news. Tip: They do not accept credit cards and try to come early because once they sell out, they close for the day.