So you’ve kept your New Year’s resolution of eating healthier in 2020…now you deserve a reward! Find it at these 18 spots around Metro Detroit
By Chelsie Dzbanski
2756 Evaline St, Hamtramck
If you know anything about Detroit’s history, you should know that it was established by the French in the 1700s. Le Detroit Macaron, by its name, pays homage to that history. Using traditional French methods that result in a firm outer-shell with a soft inside, LDM whips up a rainbow of decadent macaroon flavors for your tasting pleasure. Try everything from classic lavender and almond, to more adventurous flavors such as fruity pebbles!
5838 Schaefer Rd, Dearborn
Is there such thing as a “healthy” treat? Thanks to Cheat Treats Cafe, there now is! After struggling with obesity as a child and being forced to give up sweets, the founder of Cheat Treats Cafe started creating his own healthy versions of his favorite sweets at home. After rave reviews from family and friends, Ali decided to share his practically guilt-free and macro-friendly protein treats with with world. And if being outrageously delicious and healthy wasn’t enough, these treats also make for an amazing Instagram photo!
4851 Haggerty Rd, West Bloomfield Township
Edible cookie dough? Say no more! Rid that fear of getting sick from indulging in too much cookie dough thanks to Unbaked. Fully treated and safe to eat raw, all of Unbaked’s cookie dough and treats are made right in house. With a variety of mouth watering flavors including Nutella swirl, sugar cookie cake batter, red velvet chocolate chip and more, it’s hard to choose just one!
9 Metro Detroit locations
Milkster Nitrogen Creamery, Michigan’s first nitrogen creamery, uses liquid nitrogen to custom make every order of “nicecream.” This process helps provide a super smooth texture, while eliminating the need for extra preservatives and emulsifiers. It also makes it taste insanely delicious! Top off your order with one of their unique flavor syringes or topping choices.
23421 Woodward Ave, Ferndale
From a classic chocolate chip to an out of this world raspberry Oreo cheesecake cookie — Detroit Cookie Company does it all! A one stop shop for ooey-gooey goodness and all things heavenly delicious, Detroit Cookie Company offers fun and tasty twists and unique cookie creations. Smash your favorite flavor of ice cream between two cookies, try a stuffed cookie or order a customizable cookie cake. The possibilities are endless!
6. Treat Dreams
22965 Woodward Ave, Ferndale
4160 Cass Ave, Detroit
If you’re an ice cream lover, Treat Dreams is a must-visit! Since opening 7 years ago, they have created over 1,000 unique flavors of ice cream including chocolate covered potato chip, hot jalapeno and honey goat cheese fig. Their flavors switch on a weekly basis and include hard ice creams, sorbets and homemade vegan ice cream, so there’s always something new to try! Not an ice cream fan? Treat Dreams also offers custom baked goods that are just as yummy.
7. Donut Bar
29039 Southfield Rd, Southfield
Not your average donuts! Donut Bar offers Metro Detroiters a daily dose of the most unique, specialty donuts. Order a dozen straight to your office with their delivery options or stop into a shop to check out their daily offerings. In the mood for something more creative? Try an ice cream donut cone or a donut topped shake! Either way, you won’t be disappointed.
2237 18 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights
Street Sweets serves both Middle Eastern and traditional American sweets. With over-the-top, unique creations such as waffle pops and build-your-own dessert pizzas, Street Sweets has become a treat-destination shop in Metro Detroit. Looking for something on the simpler side? Try their baklava, donuts, ice cream or cakes all made fresh daily.
19605 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods
Welcome to Garrido’s Bistro and Pasty, home of the extreme milkshake! Piled high with decadent desserts and tasty toppings, Garrido’s milkshakes serve as a meal in itself! With a dessert menu that also includes churros and nutella deep-fried cheesecake, your sweet tooth will be screaming for joy.
100 Erskine St, Detroit
Manal Hussein‘s love for sugar helped mold her into the cake connoisseur that she is today. With her bakery, For The Love of Sugar, she combines her Middle Eastern roots and creativity to create comfort sweets and delectable treats. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of her signature rainbow fruity cereal cake, or treat yourself to one (or three) of her freshly made macarons — we’re not judging!
11. iFreeze Creamery
43702 Schoenherr Rd, Sterling Heights
3546 15 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights
6331 Haggerty Rd, West Bloomfield Township
Build your own ice cream at iFreeze Creamery! Using natural ingredients and liquid nitrogen to create the ice cream, iFreeze creamery’s unique process attracts many a sweet tooth. Build your own personal mix from their bases and toppings or select a house mix to satisfy your craving. iFreeze creamery also offers a variety of other delicious delights including crepes, milkshakes, vegan options and dragons breath!
12. Modern Cone
28616 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores
A mix of old-school ice cream parlor and cool, exciting ice cream store, Modern Cone opened its doors in 2018 with a unique menu that stems from nostalgic memories. With everything from a classic banana split to more interesting options such as ice cream nachos and an ice cream flight featuring 6 samples of your favorite flavors, Modern Cone is a must-visit for all ice cream lovers.
13. Browndog Barlor
33314 Grand River Ave, Farmington
120 E Main St, Northville
The nation’s only barlor — that is, bar meets ice-cream parlor — Browndog was once known only for its unique artisan ice cream. Now it offers savory food, craft cocktails, boozy shakes and more. With two locations in the Metro Detroit area, this destination shop creates out-of-this-world housemade craft ice cream that includes flavors such as “I Like It A Latte,” “Bone Marrow” and “Basil Stracciatella.”
14. Bon Bon Bon
11360 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck
719 Griswold St #100, Detroit
At Bon Bon Bon you won’t find any ruffly paper cups, couture caramels or fancy ribbon packaging. Just good chocolate! With a hand-u factory located in Hamtramck, Bon Bon Bon crafts artistic and almost “too pretty to eat” bon bons made from a blend of seven different chocolates and delicious local ingredients. Try classic options such as “Hazel-what?” and “Creme Brulee” to out of the box creations including “Killer Cereal” that’s jam packed with fruity pebbles or “Strawberry Balsamic” for something fresh and interesting. Build your own box or choose from one of their seasonal collections.
Build your own donut at Holy Moly Donut Shop! Select your donut flavor, choose from four frosting flavors and then finish it off with over 30 topping choices. If that’s not enough of a sugar high, you can also create your own donut or cookie ice cream sandwich to take things to the next level!
16. Sister Pie
8066 Kercheval Ave, Detroit
A dream come true for owner and founder Lisa Ludwinski, Sister Pie in Detroit’s West Village offers savory and sweet homemade pies, along with cookies, breakfast and lunch. With nontraditional flavor combinations and ever-rotating menu, Sister Pie aims to honor the local agriculture of Michigan and highlight fresh, local ingredients in all of their products. One bite of salted maple pie and you’ll be hooked for life!
117 N Michigan Ave, Howell
Specializing in custom cakes and cupcakes, M Street Baking Co. helps make all your party dreams come true with their one-of-a-kind creations. No party in the works? No problem! Stop into their shop to try one of their hand-crafted, over-the-top milkshakes, edible cookie dough and an entire menu full of mouth-watering treats.
18 . The Waffle Cookie
Founded and operated by college students, online shop The Waffle Cookie is reinventing our favorite classic dessert with the help of a waffle iron. A cross between a waffle and a cookie, The Waffle Cookies come in a variety of flavors including chocolate chip, macadamia nut, lemon and more. They even have a special birthday version available that’s topped with frosting, sprinkles and all! And for every 10 waffle cookies sold, they donate a meal to a person in need through Forgotten Harvest in Detroit. Order yours today!