With all of the daily holidays these days, it should be no surprise that there's a special day just for the best meal of the day: dessert, of course! National Dessert Day takes place in October, sandwiched neatly between summer ice cream and Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. If you're looking for a way to celebrate or just a new place to satisfy your cravings, our real estate agents recommend these amazingly sweet spots in South Bend.
- South Bend Chocolate Company - 3300 W Sample Street
We can't talk about sweets without bringing up the South Bend Chocolate Company. If you love traditional chocolate and other sweet shop treats, this will be your new favorite store. They sell everything from chocolate bars and cookies, to gourmet popcorn and chocolate-covered pretzels. They also have an assortment of handmade treats, seasonal selections, boxed chocolates, and gifts. For something a little extra special, check out their tour of the factory and chocolate museum.
- Whistle Stop Ice Cream - 210 S St Louis Blvd
Nothing beats a local ice cream shop with homemade ice cream, the kind of place where the selections are never the same because they make it all in small batches right there. Whistle Stop is that kind of place, and it's located right here in South Bend, so head on over! Check out their signature flavors, which rotate regularly, add toppings, and treat yourself to a delicious handmade cone, too. Who says ice cream is only for the summer months? National Dessert Day says ice cream will be absolutely perfect on October 14th, just as it is on any other day of the year.
- Let's Spoon Froyo - 1635 Edison Rd
If you're craving ice cream but without the guilt, check out Let's Spoon Froyo. Choose from a wide variety of flavors and toppings in whatever size cup suits your mood: small, medium, or large. Let's Spoon also offers classic treats such as root beer floats, milkshakes, and boba tea, and deals such as weekend specials and family packs. Or, if you prefer to take your ice cream to go, take home a pint or quart of the finest froyo. For special occasions, check out their selection of chocolate-covered strawberries, hot chocolate bombs, and fruit bouquets.
- Macri's Italian Bakery and Trattoria - 214 North Niles Ave
For a more refined dessert, be sure to check out Macri's Italian Bakery and Trattoria. Choose from Italian classics such as tiramisu, torta della nonna, and cannolis, as well as mainstream favorites such as cupcakes, cheesecake, and mousse. Macri's also makes a variety of cakes, including special order cakes for weddings and other special occasions. If your mom taught you to eat your meal first, never fear, as Macri's also serves up a variety of Italian pasta and pizzas, as well as other traditional fare.
- The Ragamuffin - 321 S Main St
If you're looking for just a good treat shop, check out the Ragamuffin, which offers a variety of baked goods such as cookies, pastries, and bars. They also offer a selection of savory pastries for those with less of a sweet tooth. The Ragamuffin is located on Main Street in downtown South Bend, so you can stop in for a little pick-me-up the next time you're in town to see South Bend homes for sale.
Life is short, and we all deserve something sweet every once in a while. What can be sweeter than celebrating your new home with dessert from a local treat shop? If you're ready to start your search for your dream home in South Bend, contact us today.