Sweet Street Desserts
The Melbourne dessert plains are fraught with aggressively sweet competition. And one of its chief contenders doesn’t even have a permanent location yet. But don’t let that minor factoid deter you—these guys make some pretty mean sweet treats.
Boasting Melbourne’s only authentic ooey-gooey funnel cakes, newly opened Sweet Street Desserts has been taking to the streets to serve sugar rushes (aka happiness) since early June 2018.
Armed with a lot of passion and smiles, owner Joey Spiteri’s team serves up waterfall-mouth-inducing funnel cakes or homemade frozen cheesecake bases with a variety of crazy toppings. And for those of you suffering from gluten allergy or intolerance (or just plain gluten hatred) here’s a Golden Gaytime nugget of information for you: there is a gluten-free cheesecake option for $9.
There are 9 available toppings in which you can douse your cake. Crowd-pleasers include flavours like Apple Pie Drive, Golden Gaytime Lane, and Fairy Bread Alley, but we’d gladly dip our cakes in all 9. And if (like us) you’re into extras, you can create a signature dessert cakestrosity for only $1 extra per topping.
Besides serving up funnel-and-frozen-cheesecake-on-a-stick heaven, Sweet Street Desserts also make a mean cannoli (and it’s totally understandable why: Nonna Spiteri makes all the cannolis herself). There are lots of strangely delicious cannoli specials to choose from, like Unicorn cannolis (filled with rainbow and vanilla cheesecake...yep, you read that right), crème brûlée cannolis, and of course, classic custard cannolis.
And while there’s no physical shop for Sweet Streets at the moment, their pop-up marquee in Hoppers Crossing is permanent. They’re open Thursday to Sunday, from 5 pm ‘til late and will be popping up at Melbourne food festivals throughout the summer.
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