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Draper’s sweet spots for dessert

Oct 21, 2020 03:46PM ● By City Journals Staff

Draper’s popular Gourmandise The Bakery offers a selection of elegant desserts and tempting bakery treats to enjoy inside or on their patio. (Linnea Lundgren/City Journals)

Looking for a decadent dessert, flavorful ice cream or mouth-watering baked goods? You’re in luck because Draper City has many options to satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether you’re topping off a great meal or looking for a fun, family spot, these local favorites offer some amazing options.

Toscano’s - 11450 S. State St.

With its layers of mascarpone custard and espresso-soaked ladyfingers, the Tiramisu at Toscano’s is a customer favorite that will have you craving more. For those looking for gluten-free options, Toscano’s offers a delicious Chocolate Lava Cake with caramel sauce and an elegant Crème Brûlée, garnished with mixed berries. 

The Garage Grill - 1122 E. Draper Pkwy.

If you’re stopping by The Garage Grill for dinner, don’t leave without a generous serving of its Brown Butter Cake, a warm comfort food dusted with candied pecans and filled with caramel. To make it more scrumptious, add creamy vanilla ice cream.

Waffle Love - 12291 State St.

Need some alone time together? Perfect for a quick getaway, the Date Waffle is ideal to share as you reconnect with your significant other. The double-decker waffle sandwich is smothered with three types of fruit, plus Biscoff, Nutella and whipped cream. An optimal date night treat.

Thai Land - 126 W. 12300 South

Sticky Rice Mango is a traditional Thai dessert and it’s a favorite for a reason. The rice, coconut milk and mango create a tropical pudding that can’t be missed. Simple ingredients create a fresh taste sensation that’s exactly what you need to finish a wonderful Thai meal. 

Spitz - 62 E. 12300 South

If you haven’t tried the Unicorn Baklava Nut Roll at Spitz, get in your car right now and drive (safely) to its location on 12300 South. Rich, flaky filo dough is filled with honey, almonds and walnuts, then rolled up and drizzled with chocolate. (No unicorns were harmed in the making of this dessert.)

Gourmandise The Bakery - 725 E. 12300 South

You know a bakery is going to have some mouthwatering sweets and Gourmandise offers exquisite options. Macarons, imported from France, are available in gluten-free flavors like pistachio, salted caramel and strawberry. You can also find traditional cannoli, éclairs and decadent bread puddings. While their signature Porcupine dessert has been discontinued due to COVID, do try the triple chocolate mousse, which layers white and chocolate mousse upon chocolate cake. Easily splits for two to share.

Black Bear Diner - 12057 S. State St.

If you’re looking for simple but tantalizing comfort desserts, Black Bear Diner bakes Grandma’s Famous Cobblers filled with warm, bubbling fruit (apple, cherry and blackberry). Traditional cream pies and amazing blackberry or almond bear claws will keep you satisfied through a cold autumn night.

Leatherby’s Family Creamery - 372 E. 12300 South

Getting homemade ice cream at Leatherby’s is a Utah tradition. Whether you’re looking for shakes, sundaes or scoops, you can make the ice cream dessert of your dreams, choosing from dozens of ice cream flavors and toppings, including the not-to-be-missed hot fudge or caramel. The shop also offers original creations like Emily’s Raspberry Chocolate Rhapsody, a gooey homemade brownie drenched in chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream and raspberries.