Like most other millennials, my personal motto is "treat yo'self!" Whether it's buying new shoes, going out for drinks, or doing some online shopping, I somehow always manage to talk myself into splurging.
One of my favourite ways to treat myself, though, is with a sweet treat. My wallet and waistline aren't so thankful, but my tastebuds totally are. Luckily for me, Calgary is full of amazing spots to fulfill my cravings, and you bet I take advantage of them!
If your sweet tooth is being particularly needy one day, or you just want to challenge yourself to try everything Calgary has to offer, check out this dessert map, which will take you to just a few of YYC's best sweet spots:
Destination One: Buttermilk Fine Waffles
Where: 330 17 Ave SW
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start your dessert crawl off right with a tasty dessert waffle from Buttermilk?! They've got all sorts of amazing flavours, including Blueberry Crumble, and Earl Grey!
Destination Two: ReGrub Burger Bar
Where: 625 11 Ave SW
By now, every Calgarian has heard of, or at least visited ReGrub at least once! This spot is known for their over-the-top milkshakes, usually garnished with something crazy like a full piece of cheesecake, an ice cream sandwich, or a nanimo bar! If you're hoping for a meal before your dessert, they've also got some great burgers.
Destination Three: Jelly Modern Doughnuts
Where: 1414 8 Street SW
Usually when you're craving a donut, you'll just make a pit stop at the closest Tim Horton's. Screw that. If you're doing this dessert crawl, you want to go all out, and that includes making a stop at Jelly Modern Donuts! They've always got amazing flavours, so you'll never be disappointed.
Destination Four: Made by Marcus
Where: 1013 17 Ave SW
Whenever you pass by Made by Marcus, there's almost always a line outside and honestly, we can see why. They've got some of the best ice cream in the city, and always have fun seasonal treats, like Mini Egg bars, or churro ice cream sandwiches!
Destination Five: Brown's Socialhouse
Where: #140 880 16 Ave SW
I discovered this dessert while I was out for drinks at Brown's, and it's since become one of my favourites. The Oreo Jar is basically a cute little jar full of whipped cheesecake and oreo crumbs, and I could probably eat it every day tbh. If you're in the mood to grab a drink in the middle of your dessert hunt, make sure you stop at Brown's!
Destination Six: Yann Haute Patisserie
Where: 329 23 Ave SW
If a fancy dessert is what you're after, look no further than Yann Haute! They're always whipping up the tastiest and prettiest eclairs, macaroons, and other sweet treats for you to enjoy!
Destination Seven: Blackfoot Truckstop Diner
Where: 1840 9 Ave SE
What's a dessert crawl without some pie?! Blackfoot Truckstop Diner always has the best selection, and the pieces are massive; kudos to you if you can finish the whole thing!
Destination Eight: Fiasco Gelato
Where: 221 19 Street SE
Sure, you might be able to pick up some Fiasco at your local grocery store. But when you have the chance, why not grab some fresh and in-store?! It makes the already amazing gelato taste even better, and you'll be able to try some new, unique flavours!