Nothing makes a better end to a long summer day than relaxing with a tasty, sweet treat. Juicy berries and sweet peaches abound and make the perfect toppings for everything from ice cream and waffles to pies and cakes. If your idea of summer fun includes dessert, here are some great places in Pittsburgh to satisfy your summer sweet tooth.
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1707 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Located in Squirrel Hill, Waffallonia makes homemade, thick and chewy Belgian sugar waffles. Just a plain waffle is delicious on its own, but a variety of toppings are also available. The antwerp waffle has a scoop of Dave and Andy's ice cream in your choice of flavors and a chocolate drizzle. You can also have a waffle topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Enjoy a waffle while strolling the streets of Squirrel Hill on a beautiful summer evening.
Allegro Hearth Bakery
2034 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
If the Waffallonia waffle hasn't quite satisfied you, you can stop into the Allegro Hearth Bakery to pick up a summer staple, blueberry pie. Allegro Hearth Bakery's pie fillings are made from scratch using fresh fruit and simple ingredients. The blueberry pie is packed with fruit and sweet crumble topping. It's the perfect treat to take home to enjoy on the porch.
The Cake and Cookie Spot
2108 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Murray Avenue has no shortage of sweet treats and The Cake and Cookie Spot is yet another place where you can enjoy a tasty summer treat. If you are looking for one more small treat in Squirrel Hill, The Cake and Cookie Spot has a variety of cake shots available with many flavors and toppings. Sweet cakes layered with cream and fruit and icing in a shot-sized cup is a light and satisfying treat to enjoy any time of day.
The Milkshake Factory
1705 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Milkshakes are the ultimate summer treat and the Milkshake Factory in the South Side has them in abundance. The Milkshake Factory has 55 flavors of milkshakes with many summer favorites to choose from. Try pina colada, pineapple, lemon, blueberry or classic strawberry. The milkshakes are handmade from high-quality ice cream and ingredients. The many flavors at the Milkshake Factory will keep you busy trying them all summer long.
Scoops Ice Cream
311 Beverly Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Summer wouldn't be summer without ice cream and Scoops Ice Cream is a Pittsburgh favorite. With locations in Mt. Lebanon and Brookline, Scoops is a great place to stop for a cone or sundae on a summer afternoon or evening. Try a scoop of sunny vanilla orange twirl or tropical banana. You can also enjoy a good, old fashioned banana split, a summer must-have. Scoops has more than 40 flavors of ice cream and changes them up regularly so there is always something new to try.
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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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