The sweetest of the daily holidays is almost upon us - and we're certain you'll want to honor the occasion with something rich, chocolate, or smothered in butter cream frosting!
When National Dessert Day finally arrives on October 14th, and people from around the entire country are scrambling last-minute to over-indulge in pies, cookies, pastries, cakes and cobblers - you'll want to make certain you have a solid game plan in place so you don't look like an amateur. This is why we've put together the Greenwich Sweet Cheat Sheet below so you can get your local confectionary strategy in order!
Participate by posting photos on social media using #NationalDessertDay - and don't forget to tag us at Living Greenwich so we can see the neighborhood source of your celebratory sugar rush!
Aux Délices - Riverside, Greenwich
The Pastry Chefs at Aux Délices have trained at some of the country's best culinary schools to master the art of creating all styles of luxurious pastries and cakes.
Trust us, Aux Délices can make any cake you can imagine: from simple, elegant cakes for family and religious celebrations, tiered cakes for larger celebrations and weddings, to 3-D cakes that come to life.
1075 East Putnam Ave
Riverside CT 06878
3 West Elm Street
Greenwich CT 06830
DiMare Pastry Shop, Riverside
Biscotti, Brownies/Blondies/Lemon Bars, Cakes, Cobblers, Cookies, Crostata, Cupcakes, Danish, Muffins, Pies, Petit Fours, Strudels, Tarts, Turnovers, and more! Over at DiMare Pastry Shop in Riverside, your craving for lovingly-crafted sweets is certain to be fully satisfied!
1245 Post Road
Riverside, CT 06878
Bistro Versailles, Greenwich
Bistro Versailles is a French inspired and locally-adored restaurant and bakery on bustling Greenwich Avenue!
When National Dessert Day rolls around, it's The Pâtisserie at Bistro Versailles that has our full attention. Think buttery croissants, éclairs, apple tarte tatin, mousse and charlotte cakes, classic dacquoise, Napoléon, petit fours and multitudes of other decadent treats!
339 Greenwich Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830
Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes, Cos Cob
If award-winning, high-end, custom pastry design is what you're seeking, you'll want to give Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes a call!
What's on the menu? Cakes, cookies, and a full array of treats that are custom created according to your ideas from the finest ingredients. If you can think it, no matter how simple or wacky, they can probably make it.
Remember - these are custom order desserts, so plan on a week PLUS lead time to order.
3 Field Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807
Black Forest Pastry Shop, Greenwich
The Black Forest Pastry Shop is located in the heart of downtown Greenwich, just off Greenwich Avenue on Lewis Street.
They bake custom creations and seasonal specialties -- as well as German pastries, cakes, pies, tortes, cookies, danish and more. Are you ready to be tempted?
Stop by for a sweet little slice of Germany, right in downtown Greenwich!
52 Lewis Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
Sweet Pea's Baking Company, Old Greenwich
Just a 2 minute walk from the Old Greenwich train station is where you'll find Sweet Pea's Baking Company...and if you've never visited before, then National Dessert Day is the perfect excuse to pop in and partake of their daily fresh-baked artisan breads, pastries and their incredible in-house roasted coffee!
212 Sound Beach Ave
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Writing by Eric Taubert