The Best Dessert Spots in Anchorage, Alaska
There’s no shortage of excellent dessert spots to sample when visiting the city of Anchorage, Alaska – here’s our pick of the best.
“Keep Calm and Macaron” is the catchphrase of this sweet little patisserie. A saying easier said than done when you’re debating on which of the oodles of different French-inspired cookies under the glass you’re going to fill your six or 12-pack container with. We recommend at least one Fruity Pebble and one blood orange macaron.
Both of Fire Islands locations have a distinct neighborhood vibe, making them feel like a secret only you and select others are in on. Early each morning the bakers craft small batches of croissants, crusty breads, muffins, and scones, but the smell of the fresh baked goods permeates the building all day long. Bonus: their coffee is liquid lightning.
This young ice cream shop has something of a cult following in Anchorage thanks to a wildly inventive menu that changes with the season. Their diverse menu is an ode to Alaska, either in ingredients used or in naming (we’re looking at you Sitka Swirl). Past creamy concoctions have called upon everything from locally harvested spruce tips and rhubarb donated from loyalists backyards to coffee and beer from local roasters and brewers as key ingredients.
With everything from croissants and eclairs to tarts and cakes, there’s something for everyone looking to slip into a sugar induced nirvana. Better yet, five days a week they up the French ante with decadent breakfast crepes.
One night of watching the Northern Lights dance across the night sky gave Chef Ingrid Shim the inspiration she needed to craft her one-of-a-kind chocolates. Each of her riotously colorful bonbons are hand painted to look like the Aurora Borealis in miniature. If you can bring yourself to actually eating her artwork, try the caramelized pear with saffron or raspberry rosewater bonbon.