You’re spending time on Anna Maria Island so you’ve already got a pretty sweet day planned… so why not make it even sweeter with a delectable dessert? There are so many options for great, local eateries to grab a treat. You really can’t go wrong no matter what your sugar-vice is, so we’ve listed some of the best dessert spots on AMI, in Cortez, and on Longboat Key.
There is nothing better than a nice walk on the beach with a delicious ice cream cone. With our year-round tropical temperatures, it’s always a good idea to grab a cold sweet treat. Luckily for us on Anna Maria Island, we have a variety of excellent local ice cream shops in the area to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth and we’ve rounded up all our favorites for you here!
3324 East Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217
More than just cheesecakes but… really good cheesecakes, too! You can buy little cuties sizes or order a full size cheesecake option. This little shop is more than just sweet desserts they also offer delectable salads and charcuterie board boxes made for beach picnics
507 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216
Hometown Desserts is the perfect spot to order your specialty custom birthday or wedding cakes. Offerings at each location include an extensive variety of cakes, pies, cheesecakes and brownies. The star of the bakery, however, is the Key Lime Coconut cake. Give it a try!
11904 Cortez Road West, Cortez, FL
A new addition to our community – Breezy Bakery is worth the trip into Cortez! It’s right next to Tyler’s so you can even get ice cream AND a fresh baked good in one stop! Win/win. Breezy Bakery works with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients, and use old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality. Their goal is to make your tastebuds happy and breezy: Mission accomplished.
12012 Cortez Rd W, Cortez, FL
If you’re looking for a little nightcap – we highly recommend grabbing a craft cocktail and homemade dessert from Slicker’s Eatery in Cortez. Each ingredient is made from scratch and they’re open until Midnight daily for your convenience. With unique offerings like Chai Latte Creme Brûlée, Chocolate Fondue Tower, and Key Lime Pudding Cake, it is sure to excite your palate.
5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
This is worth short drive over the bridge into Longboat Key. While they both have great meal offerings as well, we can’t refrain from desserts from both Harry’s Continental Kitchen and Euphemia Haye. Specifically, Euphemia Haye has its own Dessert Room. Enough said.
The Waffle Press
425 Pine Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34217
Try these unique “Walkable waffles”. At the core of their menu is the Leige waffle, a sweeter, smaller cousin to the Belgian waffle. There are so many options topped with creative combinations of both savory and sweet delights for whatever you’re craving.
Whether you stop at one of these or the many other great dessert spots in the Anna Maria Island area, you can’t go wrong with sweetening up your day in paradise! Need help getting there? Give us a call and we’ll get your perfect vacation started… and we’ll be sure to set you up somewhere your sweet tooth will be happy! (800) 237-2252
Photos from pexels.com and Nick Donatelli for Slicker’s Eatery