Dessert in Columbus, OH
When you walk through the doors of Pastacia Vera, you’ll think you’re on the streets of Paris instead of in the heart of German Village. The clean lines of the restaurant are impressive, but your eyes will be drawn to the shelves of beautiful pastries. They offer a wide range of baked goods, all made by hand. Pastacia Vera, however, is most well-known for their macaroons, available in a variety of flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, Nutella, raspberry, lavender and much more. Can’t decide? Indulge in a sampler pack! The menu does change seasonally, so if you have a favorite, get it while you can! If you visit in the summer months, ask to have macaroons from the freezer – they’re more likely to survive to your destination. And don’t let the German village address deter you, they have a private parking lot – a true rarity in this part of town.
The whole world has the ability to get a taste of Sugardaddy’s since they ship around the globe, but you have to be in Columbus to walk in and sit down. The fun pink décor leaves you thinking you’ve walked into your favorite children’s story, but the wonderful fragrance of chocolate will bring you right back. One glance at the glass cases full of delectable treats and you’ll think you’ve gone to Heaven. Though they offer nearly every baked good ever invented, they specialize in brownies and offer a variety of this classic treat. If there’s something else you’d like to try, do it first, because once you’ve had a brownie it’ll be hard to order anything else.
Are you a lady who loves your chocolate? Le Chocoholique, in the Short North, is just for you. Their chocolaty treats are more like works of art, sculpted and colored to look like more than just a piece of chocolate. They offer a huge list of chocolate varieties, as well as a delicious selection of coffees, both hot and iced. One word to the wise – none of these chocolates are made in-house. They have several vendors from all over the world and the treats are shipped to Columbus. While the candies are delicious, don’t be fooled by visions of hand-dipping and sculpting behind the scenes at this chocolate shop.
Can’t decide if you should end your evening with drinks or dessert? Come to the Chocolate Café, where you can do both at once. They offer a full menu of meals, but the real star of the show is the chocolate martinis. The dirty Girl Scout Martini tastes just like the popular cookie, and the Chocolate Cake Martini will leave you thinking you just ate a slice of the most decadent cake ever. If you’re looking for more than just drinks, order the chocolate fondue and share it with your table. This milk chocolate fondue is served with fresh fruit, marshmallows, pound cake and more. On Fridays, the All-You-Can-Eat Extravaganza keeps the fondue coming until the kitchen’s supply runs dry.
Tired of greasy, heavy delivery options? Get a sweet tooth craving late at night but you just don’t want to get your rear off the couch? If you’re anywhere near the University District, you’ll love this place. Insomnia Cookies caters to the late night food junkie in all of us. Not only do they offer a great variety of fresh baked cookies and brownies, cold chocolate and white milk, as well as ice cream and milk shakes, but they deliver - until 2:30 a.m. Their prices are great at just $12 for a dozen cookies or brownies, and deliveries require a minimum order of $6. If you don’t know what to get, try the Marshmallow Fluff Sandwich, made of two cookies (of your choice!) sandwiched together with a creamy spread of Marshmallow Fluff in the middle.