Sweet tooths, beware! Wednesday, October 14, is National Dessert Day, and although your favorite candy shop may be closed for now, here’s a list of restaurants throughout Pasadena where you can satisfy that sweet tooth on this special day.
Bengees Ice Cream, at 901 E. Del Mar Blvd., is a one-stop destination for classic and vegan ice cream. Their creamy bun is similar to the milky bun in design, but Bengees favors dense glazed cronuts – that’s croissant donuts – instead of more basic donuts. Bengees ice cream flavors are as diverse as Southern California, including matcha green tea, horchata, churro, taro, nutella, and black sesame.
The shop also offers classics like pistachio and Dutch chocolate, and has been scooping four to five rotating vegan flavors from vendor Divine Dips. They’re open for take-out and delivery from 12 noon to 10 p.m.. Call (626) 673-1865 for more information.
The Pie Hole Sweet, at 59 E Colorado Blvd., has savory pies, plus coffee and baked goods, in a brick-walled storefront with some seating. They accept only takeaway and no-contact delivery orders, Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit www.thepieholela.com.
Bloomfield Creamery, located at 1727 E. Washington Blvd., offers a variety of fresh ice cream and cookie dough flavors all made in-house. They accept orders for takeaway and no-contact delivery, Monday to Thursday from 2 to 10 p.m., and Friday to Sunday from 12 noon to 11 p.m. You can order through DoorDash, GrubHub, and UberEats as well.
Afters Ice Cream is at 1265 E, Green Street and is known for creative ice cream flavors served as scoops or stuffed between donut-like pastries. They accept delivery orders through DoorDash, Monday to Thursday, 2 p.m. to 12 midnight. Visit www.aftersicecream.com for more information.
Carmela Ice Cream, at 2495 E. Washington Blvd., serves crisp, tiled ice cream operation providing seasonal flavors plus sorbet and coffee. They’re open for in-store pick-up or delivery through DoorDash. Visit www.carmelaicecream.com.
Milkcow Cafe serves soft-serve ice cream and premium drinks and dessert. Located at 1517 E. Colorado Blvd., they accept takeaway and delivery orders all week, from 2 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.milkcowla.com.
Salt and Straw, at 39 W. Colorado Blvd., has a scoop shop for vegan-based ice cream and is open for takeout and delivery, Monday through Sunday, 12 noon to 11 p.m. Visit www.saltandstraw.com for information.
Matcha Kone, located at 10 S. De Lacey Ave., accepts orders for delivery or pickup, Monday through Sunday, 12 noon to 7 p.m. Call (6260 788-9331.
Hello Gelato is a delicious spot to grab a scoop of Italian Gelato, freshly-made. It’s a small sweet-treat parlor that offers an impressive array of flavors. Free samples of the varieties help customers narrow their choices; It’s located at 20 E. Colorado Blvd., and used to be Piccomolo Italian Ice Cream. They accept orders for delivery from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. all week. Call (626) 744-1788 to order.
FranchiFornia, at 247 E Colorado Blvd., is open for takeaway and delivery orders, Wednesday to Sunday from 7:30 am to 4 p.m. They’re closed on Monday and Tuesday. Call (626) 319-3031 or visit www.frenchifornia.business.