Charleston is known for having a variety of amazing foods. Since moving here, I have been trying out lots of different restaurants and finding my favorite spots. If you have a sweet-tooth like me, keep reading!! I’m sharing 5 desserts to try in Charleston that I find myself constantly craving!
1. Cookie Sundae at Kaminsky’s
address: 78 N. Market Street
Kaminsky’s was the first dessert cafe I tried out in Charleston and quickly became obsessed with. It has a great atmosphere and amazing desserts! I highly recommend the cookie sundae, but you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Arrive early though – it gets packed on weekends & evenings!
2. Gelato Panini from Carmella’s
address: 1804 Meadowlawn Dr
I’m a huge gelato fan & love the gelato panini from Carmella’s. They also have lots of pastries and other goodies that you must try!
3. The Ultimate Coconut Cake at the Peninsula Grill
address: 112 N Market St
I visited The Peninsula Grill on one of my first visits to Charleston after reading tons of reviews on the famous coconut cake. The cake takes 3 days to make & is worth the hype. Definitely make a reservation and stop in for dinner & dessert!
4. Mini Puff Pancakes from Belgian Gelato
address: 6 Vendue Range
I love getting gelato from Belgian Gelato when wandering around downtown. It’s located right by the waterfront park & the pineapple fountain! They recently started selling mini puff pancakes and they are so good.
5. Cupcakes from Sugar Bakeshop
address: 59 1/2 Cannon Street
I discovered Sugar Bakeshop after seeing lots of Instagram photos taken outside of the store. Not only does the storefront provide the perfect backdrop, but the cupcakes (& other sweets) are to die for!
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photography by Kailee Dimeglio Photography