By: Tyler Schultz Photo courtesy of: Bien Mérité
Whether finishing off a meal or treating yourself after a long day, the dessert game is a serious business. Thankfully for us, there’s no shortage of deliciously sweet treats in town, with everything from snow cones and ice cream to crepes and croissants. To make your search simple, here are 10 desserts to try in Corpus Christi.
Nutella Strawberry Croissant from Bien Mérité
For all your pastry needs, Bien Mérité is the place to go. With a variety of traditional French pastries to choose from, there’s surely a sweet treat for any and everyone. A personal favorite is the Nutella and strawberry croissant, with the flaky goodness of a fresh croissant and the sweet mixture of Nutella and strawberries. 336 S. Staples St.
Lemon Rosemary Cake from Elizabeth’s
Elizabeth’s at the Art Museum offers not only incredible views, but some of the best new food in town, and what better way to punctuate a meal than with dessert? Their Lemon Rosemary Cake is made with fresh lemon and rosemary, topped with cream cheese frosting and preserved lemons, making it a perfectly rich and refreshing dessert. 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Crepes from A La Mode Gelateria
A delicious pastry with French roots, crepes are a sweet treat to be enjoyed around the world. A La Mode Gelateria is a great spot to grab a crepe, with a variety of deliciously sweet options to choose from. Even better, get some freshly made gelato on the side! 14254 S. Padre Island Dr., Suite 101
Snow Cone from Snoball
A true Corpus Christi icon, Snoball has been serving delicious snow cones to the Coastal Bend for nearly fifty years. With more than sixty hand-made syrups to choose from, Snoball is ready to serve you with a smile. 7114 Saratoga Blvd. or 3830 Baldwin Blvd.
Cookies from Cookie + Crumb
One of the most widely enjoyed sweets has to be a cookie, and what better place to grab one than Cookie + Crumb? With a variety of delicious options to choose from, there’s a cookie for everyone. And if it’s not a cookie you’re craving, they’ve got plenty of other delicious sweet treats to choose from! 1220 Airline Rd. Suite 140
Key Lime Pie from Hester’s
Hester’s has a delicious variety of pastries to choose from. One local favorite is a slice of freshly made Key Lime Pie. With a macadamia nut crust, the perfect balance of sweet and tart lime filling, and topped with freshly made whipped cream and lime zest, this is the perfect treat. 3812 S. Alameda St. or 1714 S. Alameda St.
Tres Leches from Fresco
If you’re looking for a delicious slice of tres leches, Fresco has you covered. The deliciously moist and rich cake has origins in Latin America, and Fresco is ready to serve you some of the best in town. With rotating flavors, with anything from Chai Latte to a classic slice, there’s always a delicious piece to choose from. 619 N. Chaparral St.
Rolled Ice Cream from Rock and Rollin
It wouldn’t be a complete list of desserts without including an ice cream shop. Offering a unique experience and delicious flavors combinations, Rock and Rollin Ice Cream is a great spot for everyone. The rolled ice cream is made fresh right in front of you, with a personal favorite being the Cookie Monster made with sweet cream, Oreos, pocky, and two toppings of your choice. 2033 Airline Rd.
Fruity Freeze from La Paletera
If you’ve got a craving for something fresh and sweet, La Paletera has got everything you’re looking for. From fresh fruit cups to ice cream and paletas, there’s truly something for everyone. A popular treat for those looking for something more natural is the Fruity Freeze drink. Coming with a variety of fruits, the freezes are made with 100% natural fruits and offer a refreshingly delicious treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. 5021 Kostoryz Rd. or 2701 Morgan Ave. Suite 200
Cheesecake from Ultimate Cheesecake
Nothing quite beats homemade dessert and Ultimate Cheesecake knows what they’re doing. With more than thirty flavors made fresh from scratch, this is the perfect spot to grab a slice of cheesecake for yourself or a whole cake for your next event. 4210 S. Alameda St.