Trying out the local cuisine is one of the most exciting things about travelling – and that goes for sweet treats, too. From churros to tiramisu, desserts are cultural artefacts in themselves. Yes, even wine gums.
If you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth on your next trip, the TripSavvy's Editors' Choice Awards have unleashed a bucketload of travel inspo. The awards looked at 60,000 businesses around the world and rated them using data, user reviews and editorial curation. They then split the businesses into 18 categories: one of which, crucially, is ‘sweet tooth’.
Twenty eight places made TripSavvy’s list of the best dessert destinations in the world, but only three establishments were given a full five-star rating. Those were Panificio Il Magnifico, a bakery in Siena known for its ricciarelli (a kind of soft, rich almond biscuit), Mecha Chocolate, an award-winning chocolatier in Haddonfield, New Jersey, and Cremeria Santo Stefano, which is an all-in-one gelateria, confectionary and bakery in Bologna.
Next on the list were two American places rated 4.9: afternoon tea spot Granite Rose Tea Parlour in Granite, Maryland, and Ruby Snap, which is a cookie joint in Salt Lake City, Utah. Similarly high-ranking were two Hawaiian choc hotspots, Mānoa Chocolate in Kailua (which was rated 4.8) and Hāmākua Chocolate Farm (rated 4.7).
You can check out TripSavvy’s full list here – and get planning a seriously sweet dessert-filled trip!
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