If you can’t face another cronut or a trip to Gelato Messina, why not try something a little bit different? Some of Sydney’s best desserts are popping up all over the city, so why not keep that sweet tooth happy and opt for some healthy chocolate (it exists), a simple but always delicious tiramisu and some mighty fine ice cream delivered to your door.
Booza Ice Cream
Ice cream that’s delivered to your door – it can’t be real, right? Well it is and it’s produced locally, right here in Sydney. Now that Netflix has finally arrived, you can binge watch every episode of Orange Is The New Black while devouring a tub of delicious ice cream from Booza. Their specialty is mastic ice cream which draws on classic Middle Eastern flavours like Turkish delight, roasted pistachio or sweet sesame halawa. The vegan and dairy free are also well catered for with a variety of coconut-based creations, such as chocolate or green tea. Trust us, your couch time is about to get super yummy!
Pagoto Gelato & Waffle House
Do like Donkey from Shrek and get all excited, because Pagoto Gelato & Waffle House are making waffles! If you’re not a waffle lover (how could deny a pile of ricotta, honey and cinnamon waffles?) than never fear, the 36 flavours of fresh ice cream may tempt you to lash out and go for three scoops. Bringing you the authentic and delicious flavours like the ‘mestixa’ or the ‘tsoureki’ inspired from Greece’s Aegean, you might just feel like you are on holiday.
Other than pasta and pizza, the Italians are known for their oh so good desserts and at CBD restaurant Vapiano, it’s no exception. If you’ve been on the hunt for the best tiramisu, look no further because Vapiano have mastered the art of this simple yet creamy sweet treat. With coffee and liqueur soaked sponge and a blend of mascarpone cream and cocoa – you can’t go wrong with this before (we won’t judge) or after dinner. And there’s so much more than tiramisu, a great white chocolate cheesecake and the Nutella cheesecake are also winners.
If you thought that there was no such a thing as a hot cross macaron, then you’d be sorely mistaken. Handmade in Sydney using only the best ingredients, MakMak’s macarons are 100% gluten free and 110% delicious. Get in quick because the new autumn range is being baked fresh in store and we know you are all a little intrigued by the idea of a hot cross macaron.
Sydney bar The Rook is so much more than burgers, liquor and lobsters – take a peek at the dessert menu and we guarantee you will hang around for that extra gin and tonic and a deep fried Mars Bar or an Eton Mess (it’s a classic for a reason) that you won’t regret. Our pick is the ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’, a chocolate mousse, hazelnut praline and foam creation that is sure to have your taste buds buzzing.
Pairing one of Pocket Bar’s famous cocktails with some sweet Nutella crepes, complete with banana and strawberries is pretty much our idea of heaven. Open till 1am on Fridays and Saturdays, this little Sydney bar is the perfect option for those wanting a little of the sweet stuff before calling it a night.
This is not a drill: there is such a thing as healthy chocolate and its brand new Sydney HQ has just arrived in Alexandria (and it’s definitely not carob). Pana Chocolate is full of little choccies, cakes and other sweet treats that are totally vegan, gluten, sugar and dairy free. On a mission to make chocolate good for you, the guys at Pana swap the evil preservatives and sugar and replace them with raw organic nuts, goji berries and coconut flakes, so these handmade babies are natural and still super tasty.