The sweet tooth doesn’t take a vacation — in fact, it may be even more likely to strike when we’re away from home, enjoying a nice break from the routine. Fortunately for visitors to the Daytona Beach area, quite a few businesses can accommodate when a confectionary craving arises.Check out these four sweet spots the next time you’re in the mood for a sugary treat during your Daytona Beach getaway:
1.) Heavenly Cheesecakes & Chocolates
1369 Ridgewood Ave.
Holly Hill, FL 32117
This business’s name says it all, and indulging in its fresh-made dessert cakes, cheesecakes and chocolates will put you on Cloud 9. All of the selections are made with the finest ingredients and never use preservatives, additives or fillers. Heavenly Cheesecakes & Chocolates should be especially high on the must-visit list for grooms- and brides-to-be, as it specializes in wedding cakes and has been featured in such publications as The Knot and InStyle Weddings.
2.) Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop
1103 Main Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Family owned since 1948 and specializing in saltwater taffy (available in an amazing array of flavors), Zeno’s also offers hand-dipped chocolates, fudge, caramels, brittles and the like. The store is hard to miss when strolling down the iconic Daytona Beach Boardwalk — keep an eye out for the taffy-pulling machine in the front window!
3.) Rosie’s Italian Bakery and Café
232 Bay Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
While many may come for the made-to-order sandwiches, the desserts at Rosie’s Italian Bakery and Café offer them ample reason to stick around after the main course is complete. Among the tempting treats on the dessert menu are a range of Italian pastries (such as cannolis, eclairs and cream puffs), cakes and cheesecakes by the slice, parfait cups, cookies, and brownies.
4.) Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory
154 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Best known for the top-quality chocolates it makes by hand every day, Angell & Phelps has been a sweet staple in Daytona Beach since 1925. Visit to stock up on your favorite classic chocolate assortments and treats, then get adventurous by sampling unique items such as chocolate-covered bacon, chocolate-covered Twinkies and chocolate-covered coffee beans. Visitors can even take a FREE self-guided factory tour anytime during operating hours (Monday-Saturday) and observe how candy is made the old-fashioned way!
Whether you take your sweets in pastry form, by the slice or in a boxed assortment, Daytona Beach has got all of your confectionary cravings covered. Start planning your sweet getaway today!