To satisfy your sweet (and savory) cravings, Atlanta has several Black-owned bakeries and sweet shops for you to add to your must-visit list. This city is full of culinary gems and amazing Black-owned businesses, but when it comes to sweets and treats, the food scene here really takes the cake. All across the city, you can find delicious confections whether you’re in the mood for sweet pastries, fresh doughnuts or hand churned ice cream with friends. Or, if you’re in need of a large cake or pie for a group event, these Black-owned bakeries in Atlanta and other dessert spots that are sure to have what you’re looking for. We take no responsibility for the drool on your face after reading this article – but we warned you.
With the motto “Eat one that’s worth it,” Sublime Doughnuts is a highly acclaimed Atlanta-started doughnut shop that’s been noted by the Food Network, US News Travel, The Chew, Cooking Channel, Bake, Food & Wine, Zagat and ABC News. They have two locations in Atlanta as well as an international branch in Thailand. Some of their most popular specialty doughnuts include Fresh Strawberry ‘N Cream, Orange Dream Star and S’mores.
Providing a boutique candy experience with an event space that can also be rented, Club Candy ATL is a unique confectionary delight offering a new way to experience candy. Here you’ll find candy and chocolate from all across the United States, plus international options from North America, Europe and the Caribbean. They also sell sugar-free and organic goods, so you can find something sweet to match your dietary restrictions, too.
Vegan Dream Doughnuts is the place to go for doughnuts made with no eggs, dairy products or sugar. These vegan doughnut delights are baked fresh each day to order. Also at their location, you can grab a beverage from Strong Drink Vegan Juice Bar, so you’ll satisfy your thirst and your sweet tooth in one stop, without straying from your dietary preferences. This locally-owned restaurant offers unique options like organic fruits cinnamon rolls as well as doughnuts and doughnut holes.
One of the best full-service Black-owned bakeries in Atlanta, Sweet Cheats is the place to go. This restaurant is a bakery and coffee shop that also specializes in custom cakes and catering for parties, weddings and corporate events. This is one of Atlanta’s classic family-owned restaurants created by Shirley G. Hughes and her husband Robert Tubbs with the help of their friends and family. Hughes is a former fitness competitor, so she knows that when you decide to splurge, you shouldn’t settle for anything less than the best.
O’How Sweet! is an award winning cake baker that provides specialty cakes for all of your event and celebration needs. Without a doubt one of the best Black-owned bakeries in Atlanta, this spot has earned accolades in the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards every year from 2016 to 2020. Owner Sheva Fairley has more than 25 years of experience in cake making and decorating, and though wedding cakes are a specialty, her cakes are also perfect for birthdays, retirements, graduations or really any celebration.
About 13 years ago, Donald Sargent decided to leave a career of 10 years in pharmaceutical sales to work with his wife, Clarissa Morelli, doing something they both loved: making ice cream. Since then, Morelli’s in East Atlanta was named the 4th best ice cream shop in the country by “Bon Appétit” magazine in 2009. Since then, Atlantans and visitors alike have flocked to the shop for tasty treats like ice cream, cakes and pies. Their signature flavor is salted caramel, so this is a must-try when you stop by.
From humble beginnings in a home kitchen on Lenox Road in 2008, Lenox Cupcakes has now expanded to two brick-and-mortar Atlanta locations. This cupcake-focused bakery sells handcrafted, small batch baked goods using the finest ingredients. All of their gourmet treats are baked fresh daily using locally sourced ingredients and family recipes with no preservatives or trans fats. Key Lime and Cookies and Cream are just two of the many specialty flavors that will have you coming back for more.
From the heart and mind of a vegan baker with more than 17 years of experience, Yihoyakeen Hills began Hebrew Bakes as a small family-owned bakery in Dimona, Israel. Years later, he found himself and his bakery across the world in Atlanta where the family now brings cakes, cookies, pastries, cinnamon buns and other baked goods to life in their finest vegan form. This exclusively Black-owned business supplies baked goods and desserts to restaurants and retail locations in the area, and you can order directly from them as well.
For the past 10 years, My Fair Sweets has gained an all-star reputation on the Atlanta bakery scene, providing Chicago-native founder Kandace Marie with a reputation of baking and decorating cakes for both Atlanta and international celebrities. She also won an episode of the Cooking Channel’s show “Cake Hunters.” My Fair Sweets also sells “Over the Top” milkshakes and other delicious confections as well as DIY baking kits for you to recreate their magic at home.
Both a Black-owned and a family-owned business, Double Scoop Ice Cream was founded and is operated by sisters Janay Boucan and Evonne Bazemore. Their motto is “It’s what you deserve!” and they believe that everyone deserves their exceptional customer service and double scoops of ice cream. Double Scoop offers specialty dessert products including milkshakes, sundaes, blasts, Italian ice, cakes, pies and more. They serve more than 50 flavors of ice cream, and you can even get it in one of their homemade waffle bowls.
Providing irresistible gourmet cupcakes crafted with all natural and organic ingredients was a natural step for the two Black female educators that founded Endulge Cupcake Boutique to connect with the child in all their customers nine years ago. Their bestselling cupcakes include Red Velvet, Strawberry, Salted Caramel and Key Lime flavors and are a labor of love having resulted after developing their perfect formula for light, fluffy and irresistible cupcakes.
Atlanta’s thriving Black-owned bakeries and sweet shops are sure to satisfy your cravings. Whether it’s ice cream, cakes, pies or doughnuts (or even vegan versions of these treats) there are a handful of places worth checking out across the city. Try one of these delectable options for Black-owned bakeries and businesses that sell sweets and treats in Atlanta for your next indulgence.
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