Looking for the best desserts in Pittsburgh? Check these out for starters:
Peace, Love and Little Donuts S’Mores Donut
There’s nothing more fall-like than a delicious s’more donut. Graham cracker crumbles, chocolate drizzle and warm dough make this the perfect treat to nibble on while you sip some hot cider or hot chocolate. Grab a dozen and bring them to your next bonfire. Check out more here!
Potomac Bakery’s Pumpkin Explosion Cake
Literally the name of this cake alone is enough to entice any autumn lover. This seasonal sweet is a pumpkin cake with buttercream icing. Dig into a slice and you’ll find cheesecake and pumpkin roll chunks. Topped with white chocolate shavings, it’s enough to make me want to buy one right this second! See more here!
Sarris’ Candy’s Halloween Pretzel Pail
If Halloween is your all-time favorite undeclared holiday, head down to this Canonsburg outpost of all things candy. Chocolate covered pretzels are Sarris’ undeclared specialty, and this one-pound pail doesn’t disappoint. The pail is so cute and makes for the most adorable trick-or-treat container. Get it here!
Waffallonia’s Original Sugar Waffle with Speculoos Spread and Chocolate Sauce
Waffallonia is the perfect place to grab a delicious dessert waffle. With locations in Squirrel Hill and Oakland, this is the place to go for a delicious waffle in the fall. Our favorite is the original sugar waffle paired with delicious Belgian import Speculoos spread (found at local Trader Joe’s!) and chocolate sauce. Yum! Check it out here.
Prantl’s Fall-Themed Cookies
The home of the burnt almond torte also makes delicious seasonal sweets. Prantl’s is located in Shadyside. Their football cookies are perfect for Steeler games and their other fall cookies are like a who’s who of creepies—werewolves, jack o’ lanterns, witches and vampires. There are also fall leaves too! See more here.
Bartram House Bakery’s Apple Strudel
Fall is the perfect time of year to try the decadent apple strudel dessert at the McMurray or Wexford outposts of this bakery. It’s a puff pastry dough filled with spiced apples and raisins with the option of a scoop of ice cream on top of the fresh, warm out of the oven strudel. Served in giant slices, it’s the perfect end to a lovely fall day in Pittsburgh. Check it out here.
Bruster’s Pumpkin Patch Ice Cream
Luckily, October is just warm enough that ice cream is still a good idea. Brusters offered an icy fall treat just in time for pumpkin season. The “pumpkin patch” mixes graham ribbons and vanilla wafers with pumpkin ice cream for a perfectly warm, vanilla, cinnamon and spice delight. Check out more here!