Dessert in Memphis, TN
For over 50 years, Wayne’s Candy Company has been satisfying Memphians’ sweet tooth for hard to find candy from the past to novelty items and everything in between. Located in an inconspicuous warehouse in Downtown Memphis, this candy emporium will bring out the kid in you. Have a hankering for your favorite childhood treat? You are sure to find it here! Pop rocks, Chick-o-sticks, Necco wafers, Boston Baked Beans, wax lips and candy cigarettes are just a few of the items housed inside Wayne’s. Looking for more modern candies? This massive candy shop won’t disappoint. You can purchase small quantities or bulk. Our guess is with so many of your favorites found here, you’ll want a little bit of everything.
This friendly neighborhood bakery takes serving up your favorite baked goods seriously. With their commitment to using locally sourced ingredients and no preservatives, you are sure to taste the unadulterated love and goodness in every bite! Since every item is baked fresh daily arriving early is a good idea especially if you want a particular cake, cookie, pie or cupcake. If you’re buying for a crowd be sure to call in your order. Otherwise stop by and grab a sweet bite or two. If your favorite isn’t available, then why not try something new. Although Muddy’s serves an assortment of baked goods, where they really shine is their cupcakes. Creative names like Prozac, Plain Jane, Hubba Hubba and Chunky Dunk may draw you in but it’s the taste that will keep you coming back.
Hurried business folk may know Carmela’s Caffe as a quick lunch spot to grab a delicious and inexpensive freshly prepared meal, but the truly savvy lunch connoisseurs know not to overlook the cookies, bars and slices of cakes at the counter. Whereas it may be true that every deli offers a little something sweet, Carmela’s after lunch treats are fresh baked delights delivering the perfect mid-day pick-me-up. Don’t let the tiramisu, brownies, cake and fruit tarts lining the refrigerated case cause you to miss the assortment of cookies nestled in the oversized cookie jars on the counter. One taste of these soft and chewy cookies overflowing with chocolate chips, nuts or other goodies will have you reaching for a cold glass of milk. Don’t worry. Carmela’s has that too!
A Memphis tradition, Dinstuhl’s Fine Candies has been creating quality confections from its own family recipes since 1902. As soon as you step into one of the store locations you’re instantly greeted with the sweet smell of chocolates, fruits, and caramels. Browse through the aisles or peruse the counters and you’ll find truffles, marshmellow treats, sugared fruit candies and southern favorites like divinity and brittles. You can purchase candies by the individual piece, bulk, or create your own assorted chocolate boxes or baskets. Holidays are especially a fun time as Dinstuhl’s adds its specialty seasonal treats to the shelves. Can’t wait til the holidays? Dinstuhl’s will happily accommodate any specialty and themed orders.
The undeniable Memphis heat is the perfect excuse to indulge in this cold treat! If you've never had the frozen deliciousness that is water ice you definitely have to try it! It's not shaved ice or sorbet. The closest comparison would be Italian ice but water ice is smoother and creamier while remaining light and airy. With over 30 flavors you’re sure to find more than a couple that you love. In addition to water ice, Parker’s also serves over 25 flavors of soft serve ice cream, slushes and gelati (ice cream and water ice layered). You can try this tasty treat at their store location or find them around town serving out of their water ice truck.