Top 10 Desserts in Atlanta

Have a sweet tooth? The next time you are in Chicago, you’ll want to track down these joints and indulge in a little dessert. To full from dinner to enjoy? No worries, order it to-go, and you can store it in the room’s fridge. In no particular order, our Top 10 Desserts are:

1. Animal Cracker Gelato from Mia’s Gelato.
The taste of your favorite childhood snack has made its way into a rich, smooth and creamy gelato.

2. Budino from Valenza
You can’t leave Atlanta without trying the Budino at the Italian restaurant Valenza. It’s a warm, ooey-gooey white chocolate bread pudding that melts in your mouth.

3. Chocolate Champagne Cupcake from Sweet Cheats
Head out to Cabbage Town to try some of Atlanta’s best cupcakes. Be fancy and order the Chocolate Champagne cupcake, you won’t be disappointed – the raspberry butter cream frosting is to die for!

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie from First Slice Pie Cafe
You know the pie is going to be good when its in the cafe’s name! The Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is the restaurant’s best seller and with good reason – it taste’s like a giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but better!

5. Dulce de las Tres Leches from Woodfire Grill
The Woodfire Grill in Atlanta serves up delicious, local, slow cuisine. While the main courses are amazing, we recommend saving room for dessert. They take tres leches cake to the next level by incorporating dolce de leche into the dish.

6. Espresso Dutch Chocolate Cookie from Murphy’s
You’ll find out favorite cookies in Sandy Spring’s Georgia. The bakery at Murphy’s turns out delicious, rich chewy cookies that coffee addicts go crazy for.

7. Mango Burfi from Gokul Sweets|
Get out of your dessert comfort zone and head to Gokul Sweets for some delicious Indian sweets. We recommend the mango flavored Burfi, a square-style dessert made with sweetened condensed milk.

8. Peach Cobbler from Folks Southern Kitchen
A Georgia classic! We’ve had some of the most delicious cobbler at the Folk’s location in Conyers. They serve both peach and blackberry cobbler, but we always go for the traditional peach variety.

9. Red Velvet Cake from Marietta Diner
Cake for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anytime in-between. The best part about the cake at Marietta’s Diner is that the are available 24/7. For us that means the 6-layer red velvet cake at all times!

10. Strawberry Short Cake from B’s Bistro.
Tucked away in a small shopping center in Sandy Springs, this neighborhood restaurant serves up the best strawberry shortcake we’ve ever had. What makes it special is their house-made honey biscuit!

What is the best dessert that you’ve had in Atlanta?

Atlanta in Pop Culture

Atlanta, Georgia has been the scene for many works of popular culture over the years. From literature, to film, to television. Take a look at some of the works where Atlanta has played a role, both the past and the present.

Historic Atlanta
While it’s not the modern Atlanta we know all know and love today, some of our favorite books and films are set in the Atlanta of the past.

Gone with the Wind
While most people think of the Tara Plantation as the setting of Gone With the Wind, much of the story takes place in Atlanta, before, during, and after the Civil War. The author of the original novel is from Atlanta and wanted to write about the state’s place in the Civil War.

Driving Miss Daisy
This beloved movie (adapted from a play) was filmed in the late 1980’s, but takes place in the 1950’s. Morgan Freeman stars as Hoke, a black gentleman who drives the white, Jewish, Miss Daisy all over Atlanta. The film documents their initial icy meetings and over the course of twenty years, the growth of their friendship.

Atlanta in the 80’s
Matlock
Fans watched the incredible attorney Matlock defend criminals in the Atlanta courts over nine seasons, from 1986-1992. While much of the drama took place in the court rooms, viewers often got to glimpse Matlock out and about in Atlanta, including enjoying his beloved hotdogs.

Designing Women
The television show Designing Women really showed off the excess that was the 80’s, during the seven years the program ran. The show revolved around a group of interior designers (mostly women) in Atlanta, Georgia. Fun fact – while the show was set in Atlanta, the exterior of the firm was actually from the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock Arkansas.

Atlanta’s Medical Center
Atlanta is the world headquarters for the Center for Disease Control, also known as the CDC. Because of this, Atlanta is featured in disaster movies, like Outbreak, the 1995 movie starring Dustin Hoffman that features an Ebola like virus outbreak. The Steven Soderbergh film Contagion featured virologists trying to find a way to stop the spread of a mysterious, contagious and highly deadly disease. Much of the early days of The Walking Dead is set in Atlanta as there are rumors that the CDC has established a zombie-free safe zone. When the characters arrive at the CDC, things don’t go exactly as planned.

Real Atlanta
Reality shows set in Atlanta are extremely popular. It all started with The Real Housewives of Atlanta featuring a cast of wacky, yet loveable ladies from the area. The show became so popular, that many of the women on the show, got their own reality shows including The Kandi Factory, Don’t Be Tardy and I Dream of Nene. Other reality programs set in the city include Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, Big Rich Atlanta, and season 10 of The Bad Girls Club.

What’s your favorite piece of Atlanta pop culture?

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