If you're the type to have chocolate-filled daydreams, you've come to the right place. The Sunshine State is filled with all kinds of places to get your sugar fix. And if you've been looking for some of the best restaurants and bakeries in Florida to get sweets at, your digging stops here.
From larger-than-life ice cream cones to chocolate piñatas and even edible flower pots that will sing to your inner hippie, you'll find a little bit of it all on this list — and you're gonna want to whip out the stretchy pants for this one.
Whether you go it alone or take your sweetie with a sweet tooth to these secret spots, you're bound to leave with a tantalizing taste of candied goodness for every type of sugar lover.
So what are you waiting for? Gear up the car, grab your favorite person, and get ready to hit the road to these 6 secret spots in Florida for the ultimate sugar rush — because they're definitely gonna be worth the road trip.
Chocolate Piñatas at Uncle Julio's
Cuisine: Mexican eats, scratch kitchen style
Address: 8409 International Dr, Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: This chocolate piñata comes stuffed with fruits, homemade churros, and chocolatey delights. It comes in two different options, one made specifically for chocolate lovers filled with chocolate empanada bites.
Freakshakes at Bake n Babes and GenX Tavern
Cuisine: Sweets, bar bites, and cocktails
Address: Inside of GenX Tavern at 103 E. Jackson St., Tampa, FL
Why You Need To Go: These massive freak shakes are over the top sweet. The theme and flavor change up each month, but will be topped with all kinds of things ranging from cakes to donuts, sticks of rock candy, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, and a sparkler — you name it. They have other sugary eats here worth trying too, like their new Pop-Tart ice cream sandwich.
Succulent Flowerpot Cakes at Valhalla Bakery
Cuisine: Vegan and dairy-free baked goods, wedding cakes, and specialty cakes.
Address: 2603 E. South St., Orlando, FL they also have a location in St. Pete at 2462 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
Why You Need To Go: These succulent flowerpot cakes are made with a single layer of chocolate or vanilla cake, they stuff little flower pots with a chocolate filling, then top it all off with either a crumbly gram crust or crushed Oreos. Little plants in various colors and styles to sit atop the cookie dirt are then piped to perfection. The most shocking part? These are actually vegan.
Monster-sized Ice Cream Cone at Barton G
Cuisine: Contemporary comfort foods with over-the-top presentation
Address: 1427 West Ave., Miami Beach, FL
Why You Need To Go: This larger-than-life, upside-down ice cream cone is four feet tall, served in a "sandbox", and comes with a pail full of cherries and chocolate. It's made using cake and custard in a cinnamon sugar cone — and probably best shared with your friends. Drooling yet?
Macaron Ice Cream Sammies at Quickly Boba
Cuisine: Asian-fusion, boba teas, and sweet treats
Address: 3214 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: Who doesn't love a good french pastry stuffed with a heap of ice cream? This colorfully kawaii shop has all kinds of flavor combinations to choose from and even offers savory bites, like poke bowls, if you want to make your visit a whole lunch outing.
Glitter Lattes and Craft Baked Goodies at Chocolate Pi
Cuisine: Craft coffees and from-scratch desserts such as cakes, pies, fruit tarts, and more
Address: 5207 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL
Why You Need To Go: Everything about this spot is delicious, from the adorably cozy decor to the fruit tarts piled high with sweetness. If you happen to fancy yourself some coffee, they also have a black glitter latte that will speak to your inner goth and fluffy layered cloud lattes.
Who's ready for their sugar high?