Desserts are nothing new. We’ve been induldging in sugary treats for centuries. We all have fond memories of desserts served to us during our childhoods – sponge cake and pink custard with school dinners, jelly & ice-cream at parties and Mum’s homemade apple crumble on a Sunday. Now, there is no end to the types of desserts available to us and we no longer have to slave away in the kitchen for hours to enjoy them (or rely on Mum). There are dessert-only eateries popping up all over the place so it isn’t unusual to head out soley for a dessert of crepes, waffles, ice-creams, cookies, doughnuts and cakes.
Leeds is absolutely bursting with great places to eat. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner you’re bound to find an excellent eatery within walking distance of whereever you may be in the city. There are countless restaurants, gastro pubs, fast food outlets and street food vendors offering a diverse range of foodie offerings. When eating out, it’s pretty much the norm to opt for, or at least begin with something savoury, however, sometimes a sweet treat is all we require. If you’re a frequent visitor to this vibrant Yorkshire city then you’re probably familiar with most of the top choices for lunch and dinner in Leeds. But do you know where to go for a quick and calorific sugar fix? Here are three places selling delicious desserts in Leeds…
42nd East Bakehouse
42nd East Bakehouse opened in Leeds Corn Exchange just last month. Owner, Lee Edwards, already has one site in Lincoln and plans to open another in Beverley later this year. This delightful bakery is a must-visit for those with a sweet tooth as there are some seriously good desserts on offer. They make pancakes, brownies, doughnuts and cakes but it’s their awesome cookie desserts which have attracted the most attention. Choose a standard cookie or opt for something a little more indulgent like a slice of cookie pie, a cookie burrito or even a cookie bowl filled with cookie dough, a choice of sauces and some incredibly naughty toppings.
Heavenly Desserts on Otley Road is a luxury dessert restaurant offering all kinds of tasty treats. These guys don’t just serve desserts in Leeds. They have a number of locations across the UK and they’re known for their beautiful desserts which are as pleasing on the eye as they are on the palate. Their are loads of delicious offerings on their menu including crepes, waffles, cakes and cheesecakes but we recommend their “create your own” option. Choose your base such as a slice of cheesecake, a waffle or a crepe and then choose a sauce, a topping and your favourite flavour of gelato to accompany it. Yummy!
Kaspas Desserts in The Headrow shopping centre is open until 10 pm every night except Sunday. It’s a large chain so they have plenty of experience and expertise, meaning all their desserts have been tried and tested countless times. As with most dessert-only restaurants, their menu consists mainly of things like ice-creams, cakes, waffles and crepes but they do them ever so well. If ice-cream is your thing then you’ll be spoiled for choice at Kaspas. Their menu of sundaes is pretty impressive and includes a a gigantic sharing sundae which consists of 12 scoops of gelato served in a bed of waffles and topped with a variety of toppings, sauces and wafers. Perfect for a birthday treat with friends!