Wineries & Restaurants
Top 10 Places for the “Sweet Tooth” in Ontario County
We have plenty of places in Ontario County to satisfy your sweet tooth. We have picked ten for you that you definitely don't want to miss.
#1. Chocolate, galore.
Sweet Expressions, Canandaigua
Leave your will power at the door of this locally owned and cherished chocolate shop. Fudge, bon-bons, truffles, candies and candied nuts will, uh, drive you nuts. In a good way.
P.S. Looking for another type of Sweet Treat? We recommend three different wines from the Finger Lakes to fit this category. Rieslings are the iconic Finger Lakes wine. For dessert, order a Late Harvest style and sip it slightly chilled. Another choice? Ice wines or iced wines. And, finally? A port wine or cream sherry might just be the perfect degree of smooth sweetness to satisfy your palate. Another idea? Buy one and take it home with you to share with your friends while you tell them why they need to vacation in the Finger Lakes.
#2. After-dinner surprise.
It's hard to predict what sweet ending might be on the menu at this contemporary American bistro, but whatever it is, it will match the season and the spirit of the Finger Lakes.
#3. Step back in time.
A's Sweets & Treats, Canandaigua
Penny candy, sandwich cookies and ice cream floats fit into the 1930s theme at this vintage sweets shop.
#4. Where a pancake is not just a pancake.
Simply Crepes, Canandaigua
Berries and cream, fudge brownies, chocolate mousse. They all roll deliciously inside fresh crepes at this downtown Canandaigua mainstay.
#5. Nature's candy lives here.
Red Jacket Orchards, Geneva
From strawberries and cherries to apricots, plums and apples, Red Jacket has the freshest fruits of the seasons, grown in the family's 3rd generation orchards. These fruits are also cold-pressed into wonderful elixirs of summer.
#6. These doughnuts really delight.
The Apple Farm, Victor
As if you need an excuse to buy fresh apple cider, here's one of our favorites: The cider doughnuts at The Apple Farm. The farm bakery can also fulfill your yen for pies and turnovers.
#7. Good morning, muffin!
Opus Espresso & Food Bar, Geneva
Start your morning off with a cinnamon chip scone, banana muffin or some other sweet form of AM pastry. This hipster coffee shop does savory pretty well too.
#8. Where to get your kicks and licks.
Cheshire Farms Creamery, Canandaigua
From house-made ice cream served in a cookie sandwich or a waffle cone to fresh cookies and other pastries, Cheshire Farms knows how to keep that sugar monkey on your back.
#9, Where summer fruit sleeps in perfect pastry.
Cindy's Pies, Naples
Grape pies are a Naples thing, and Cindy's got'em, fresh from her kitchen to your stomach. But her other fruit pies, from strawberry rhubarb to cherry, are equally mind-altering. Lucky for us, there are lots of pie makers in Naples. You can also check out Monica's or look for a sign in town and make your tasty choice.
#10. Where coffee becomes the dessert.
Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge, Geneva
This all-purpose emporium of food, drinks and cool stuff to buy has a knack for elevating wine and coffee to dessert status. Think wine slushies and javascotti shakes.