Sweet Treats Trail
How sweet it is! When you need to satisfy your craving for something decadent, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach is your stop for delightful beach treats. From homemade ice cream to fluffy confections, we have plenty of sweet treats to write home about. Browse our sweet trail for your next sugar fix.
If your dreams have you thinking about pillowy pockets of powdered sugar-covered pastries, make a stop at Café Beignet
in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach. Get them plain (which means coated in powdered sugar) or filled with a pudding mixture and drizzled with chocolate sauce.
Order up a slice of Peanut Butter Pie at Original Oyster House
. This southern specialty is just like "Grandma used to make." It comes piled high with whipped cream, the perfect companion to the pie's cold, thick peanut buttery filling.
Top off day 1 of the Sweet Treat Trail with a stop at Cobalt the Restaurant
in Orange Beach. The Creole Cheesecake is calling your name. This decadent dessert is inspired by our Creole neighbors to the west of us in Louisiana. Savor creole cream cheese topped with pecan pralines and caramel sauce. Oh, and you can't forgot the roasted pecan crust!
DONUT visit Alabama's beaches without ordering up a dozen donuts at City Donut
in Orange Beach. But get there early, because once these puffy confections are gone, they're gone for the day! These addictive donuts are made from scratch and you can try traditional yeast or cake varieties.
Order a big slice of fluffy Coconut Cream Pie at GT's on the Bay
. Sink your spoon into a creamy coconut custard with light whipped cream before moving on to the rum soaked, charred pineapple compote that's served along with this heavenly creation.
For an after-dinner treat, satisfy your ice cream craving at Matt's Homemade Alabama Ice Cream
in Gulf Shores. Made in nearby Mobile, Alabama at Old Dutch Creamery, you can feast on original flavors and unique treats like Creole praline and salted caramel. Given that it's made locally, you may want to "go big" and order up a banana split, ice cream sundae or a big scoop of strawberry topped with sprinkles.
Combine sweet and savory at The Ruby Slipper Café
with a side of Pig Candy Bacon. Why? Because…bacon! You'll get two stripes of thick, chewy, brown sugar-covered bacon that melts in your mouth.
in Gulf Shores has been stirring up gourmet varieties for more than 30 years, and is definitely worth the stop during your beach vacation. Pick up an entire cheesecake and feast for days! These cheesecakes are made in small batches from fresh ingredients, and you'll taste the difference!
For the icing on the cake, top off your search for sweet treats at Bayes Southern Bar & Grill
for their signature White Chocolate Bread Pudding. Bread pudding is a dessert staple along the Alabama Gulf Coast, and you can't go wrong with this decadent version that's smothered with warm white chocolate ganache.