Deliciously picturesque! Hong Kong is flooding with dessert shops that will not only gratify your taste buds but are begging to be photographed. These photogenic desserts will have your friends asking you to join in next time to get a taste of art. To begin your journey in filling your social media feed (and your stomach) with delicious, mouthwatering desserts, we’ve found Hong Kong’s most Instagrammable dessert spots. From shaved ice to crêpe cakes, Hong Kong has no shortage of places to try.
We’re starting off the list with a strong contender. The Shari Shari Kakigori House highlights Japanese premium shaved ice coated with syrups and toppings. Winter may be coming, but Shari Shari shaved ice will have you coming back, no matter the weather. Inside the mountain of ice are the hidden treasures like Oreo bits and other toppings of your choosing. You won’t have to worry about it melting too fast – we’re pretty sure you’ll devour it before it comes to that.
The shaved ice mountain is reasonably priced below HK$100 (US$13). And if shaved ice isn’t your thing, you can enjoy other authentic Japanese desserts such as mochi bites drizzled with brown sugar syrup. With shops in SoHo and Causeway Bay, delicious shaved ice is just around the corner.
Emack & Bolio’s
All the way from Boston in the United States, Emack & Bolio’s is bringing wildly creative ice creams to the area. Definitely one of Hong Kong’s most Instagrammable dessert spots, Emack & Bolio’s is almost unbeatable in the ice-cream department. With their outrageously bold cones and variety of flavors, it’s easy to see how they attract crowds to their doorstep. The store itself is decorated with energetic patterns and neon signs that make for a perfect backdrop to your photo. Don’t be shy, and stack up on those flavors – we bet you won’t be able to choose just one!
We’re adding some competition to the list with another impressive ice-cream shop, which happens to be right across from Emack and Bolio’s Wanchai branch. Givrés adds a European twist to ice-cream with their signature gelato roses. The London-born cafe has successfully made its way to Hong Kong, opening up stores in the most famous spots, including near the mid-levels escalators and Lee Tung Avenue.
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to sugary ice-cream, Supabowl specializes in authentic açaí bowls that bring heart and vibrancy to your dessert. This dessert has no added sugars and no artificial or hidden ingredients. It’s the perfect guilt-free dessert for anyone who’s particular with their food or interested in keeping tabs on what exactly is going into their body.
They offer different sizes and toppings, so feel free to make it as colorful as you wish. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try ordering your bowl in a coconut! This lends a fun, tropical feel to your dessert and makes it picture-perfect.
Cookie Department (DPT)
Cookies – without a doubt, everyone’s go-to comfort sweet-treat. Hong Kong’s Cookie Department is well aware of our obsession, and they are bringing cookies to the next level. Stuffed with gooey, rich fillings, their cookies are freshly baked and homestyle – with a twist. From signature flavors to exclusive recipes and limited-edition cookies, there is no shortage of tempting cookies to try at Cookie Department.
You can’t get any more iconic than Lady M’s layered crêpe cake. As the name suggests, the elegance and high quality of Lady M’s desserts will have you feeling like you’re living the luxury life. Biting down on one of these cakes gives a texture unlike any other, as each delicate layer of crêpe is layered with delicious cream. Originally from New York, Lady M is bringing the elegance to Hong Kong. Once you’ve given it a taste, you’ll be begging to come back.
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