Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at These Top 5 Savannah Shops

Visiting Savannah, Georgia, and wanting to experience the best sweet spots? You're in for a treat. Savannah has a variety of specialty establishments sure to satisfy every taste bud. Check out some of these Savannah restaurants when your belly starts rumbling.

Rise Biscuits and Donuts

Hit up Rise for what they call "The Best Dang Biscuits and Donuts." Rise first opened their doors in Durham in 2012 and have since expanded to several states. They offer creative donuts on the menu, including the Creme Brulee, which is a donut torched and filled with creamy custard. Taste two of Georgia's most famous crops by indulging in the Southern Peach Fritter or the Cinnamon Biscuit Roll served with pecans and sweet glaze.

Leopold's Ice Cream

Visit Leopold's Ice Cream in the historic area of Savannah. Leopold's has been serving ice cream for almost a century. Included in their ice cream flavors are their signature favorites enjoyed since 1919, such as Rum Bisque, Tutti Frutti, and Lemon Custard. Reach the pinnacle of nostalgia by ordering a sparkling beverage from their soda fountain.

Back in the Day Bakery

Have you been craving some of your Grandma's apple pie, but haven't been able to locate her recipe? Visit Back in the Day Bakery, a small bakery on the edge of town in the Starland District. They bake two kinds of apple pies sure to remind you of your Grandma's -- the All American Apple with Salted Caramel Sauce and the Salted Apple Cider. Try their other seasonal pies on rotation, and if you fall in love with them, you're in luck. Back in the Day Bakery has their own published cookbooks so you can have a recipe on hand at home.

Cafe M

If you're feeling fancy and are in the mood for light and airy macaroons, stop by Cafe M. Cafe M is a French-inspired bistro serving chocolate croissants, pound cakes, and an assortment of pastries. Stay for the cafe's extensive savory menu, including their iconic egg sandwiches served with the chef's signature seasoned scrambled eggs. Don't rush through your visit; enjoy Savannah the Parisian way by relaxing at the cafe while you sip on coffee, wine, champagne, or mimosas.

Savannah's Candy Kitchen

Savannah's Candy Kitchen is a must-see staple of over 40 years. Savannah's Candy Kitchen features family confection recipes made from scratch. The store offers salt water taffy, hand-stretched peanut brittle, fudge, caramel, and other assortments of treats. Don't leave without partaking in their Original Praline Patties. Take some candy souvenirs home with you on your way out. Once you arrive at home and realize the mistake you've made of giving all those candies away, don't panic because they've thought that scenario through. Savannah's Candy Kitchen has an online store stocked full of your favorites.

If you're drooling at the mouth after reading this article and want to visit more than one of these places, do so. Get your sweet tooth on, because you're on vacation and your waistline can wait. Don't walk to these spots, run!

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March 8, 2019

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