Treat Yourself: Charlotte Sweets

Charlotte Sweets
Charlotte Sweets

Those with a sweet tooth need not fret because Charlotte has so many fantastic dessert offerings. Here’s a sampling of some of the best desserts around from sophisticated bread pudding to the most delicious cupcakes.

Bistro La Ban

The French restaurant nestled in a strip mall right in the center of Plaza Midwood is known for its Sunday Brunch and its amazing French entrees but the real treat at Bistro La Bon is supper’s epilogue. The Bourbon Brioche Bread Pudding on showcase here is a staple, featuring a thick, rich caramel sauce, creamy vanilla ice cream, and garnished with raspberries and other accoutrement. It is to die for.
• www.bistrolabon.com

Amelie’s French Bakery

The hip NoDa locale is slammed packed with hungry guests there both for the food and the all-inclusive atmosphere. When you open the door to Amelie’s and take in the wonderful aroma and delicious views staring back at you from behind the glass counter adjacent to the entrance, you immediately become even hungrier. But they can oblige, with a large dessert menu full of all kinds of baked goods including macarons, brownies, tarts, puffs, croissants, and much more. You can’t go wrong with any of your selections but the salted caramel brownie has a reputation that precedes itself.
• www.ameliesfrenchbakery.com

Cupcake Delirium

The food truck movement has really picked up in Charlotte and one of the best is Cupcake Delirium, a truck that serves up scratch made cupcakes in an assortment of flavors from classic red velvet to a southerner’s dream: banana pudding and literally everything else in between.
• www.cupcakedelirium.com

The Secret Chocolatier

The Cotswold confectioners really deliver the baked goods. They are known for their tasty truffles but offer a variety of other treats including caramel, chocolate bark, brownies and much more. Note to self: they are super popular so prepare for a line worth the wait. • www.thesecretchocolatier.com

King of Pops

Charlotte’s summer is hot and humid but thanks to the King Of Pops food truck, you now have a tasty  way to cool down. With what appears to be nearly one hundred flavors of pops, this place has every taste bud covered and is poised to grow.
• facebook.com/KingofPopsCharlotte