“And does anyone have room for dessert?”

It’s often the afterthought at the end of the meal, but sometimes, it should be the main event. Often less expensive than going out for a full meal, it’s a delightful way to still splurge and add some celebration to your life. Meet up with friends, treat your kids, or plan a date night: these delicious and decadent treats will add some sweetness to your life! Here are the top five dessert destinations I want to try in Calgary!

(All good dessert consideration includes ice cream, but you can read about ice cream shops here.)

Jelly Modern Doughnuts

I’m a sucker for a good doughnut, and then I made the “mistake” of following Jelly Modern Doughnuts on Instagram. I crave doughnuts all the time now. Jelly Modern Doughnuts is Calgary’s original gourmet doughnut bakery and its mission has been to create high-quality doughnuts that will delight you with sophisticated flavours and delectable creations. Can you grab me some on your way home?

Address: Flagship Location: 100 1414 8 Street SW, Calgary, AB
Website: www.jellymoderndoughnuts.com

Pie Junkie Bakery and Cafe

Pie is another Canadian classic . . . and I’m all about the classics. The greatest thing about pie is its versatility. Sweet? Savoury? There’s a pie for that! Pie Junkie Bakery and Cafe has three locations in Calgary and they make the best pie money can buy because they use the finest, real ingredients and create their masterpieces in small batches. Everything is made from scratch with an all-butter crust. They say it’s an edible family tradition and that’s a tradition I can definitely embrace.

Find the Family Fun Calgary review of Pie Junkie Bakery and Cafe here.

Address: Three Locations: Kensington, Spruce Cliff/Wildwood, and Mahogany
Website: www.piejunkie.ca

La Boulangerie Bakery Cafe

If you’re looking fun brunch, lunch, OR dessert, we hear that La Boulangerie Bakery Cafe is one of the top restaurants to try. As we’re in the market for dessert, let’s talk about delicious baked goods and their famous crepes. With crepes dressed in Nutella, Dulce de Leche, chocolate, lemon, and strawberry, I think we need to try these breakfast treats as dessert any time of the day! Or try their macarons, tarts, and cookies.

Address: 2435 4 St SW, Calgary, AB
Website: www.la-boulangerie-calgary.com

D Spot Dessert Café

D Spot Dessert Café is filled with tantalizing options, from drinks that will take the place of dessert (or enhance it!) to homemade ice cream, chocolate, crepes, and baked goods. The desserts are visually lovely and they use only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients so you can taste the difference. (While you’re there, you might even want to grab one of their delicious-looking savoury items!)

Address: 933 17 Ave SW #100, Calgary, AB
Website: www.dspotdessert.com

The Street Eatery

So, this list is not about ice cream, but the spectacular milkshakes at The Street Eatery need to be mentioned. The restaurant is about globally-inspired street food (right there, I’m all in), but they also serve extravagantly-designed milkshakes. What’s not to like about a milkshake that is topped with its own dessert?!

Address: 890 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Website: www.thestreeteatery.com

Well, it’s time to head out for a sugar high at one of these amazing Calgary restaurants. We’ve definitely got room for dessert!