Best of Savannah 2018: Sweets

Photo by Teresa Earnest

From thousands of reader surveys comes our inimitable Best of Everything list. Categories run from appetizers to desserts, bike shops to barbershops. Here, the year’s best food, including fine dining, outdoor dining, coffee house, brunch and more. 

Breads & muffins 

Back in the Day Bakery | 2403 Bull St.
What they’re all about: The icing on top of the Starland District 
Insider pick: Bourbon bread pudding
Runner-up: Baker’s Pride

Candy shop

River Street Sweets | 13 E. River St. | 4515 Habersham St.
What they’re all about: Hand-dipped and world famous 
Insider pick: World-famous pralines
Runner-up: Savannah’s Candy Kitchen


River Street Sweets | 13 E. River St. |4515 Habersham St.
What they’re all about: Sweet, fruity, dark, nutty, salty and much more
Insider pick: Milk chocolate sea salt caramels
Runner-up: Chocolat by Adam Turoni


Byrd Cookie Company | 6700 Waters Ave. | 213 W. Julian St. | 423 E. River St. |  9 Mill Creek Circle A-2 (Pooler)
What they’re all about: The sweetest bite of Savannah history
Insider pick: Cheddar pecan biscuits
Runner-up: Two Smart Cookies


Back in the Day Bakery  | 2403 Bull St.
What they’re all about: Pretty and pleasing, with sprinkles on top 
Insider pick: Old Fashioned Cupcake
Runner-up: Baker’s Pride

Custom cakes

Wicked Cakes Bakery  | 38 Whitaker St.
What they’re all about: Adventurous and clever custom creations 
Insider tip: Gluten-free, eggless and dairy-free options available
Runner-up: Savannah Rum Runners Bakery and Café


Baker’s Pride Bakery 840 E. Derenne Ave.
What they’re all about: Halos of joy, by the dozen 
Insider pick: Classic glazed doughnut
Runner-up: Savannah Rum Runners Bakery and Café

Frozen yogurt

Lovin’ Spoons | 7400 Abercorn St., Suite 904 | 479 Pooler Parkway
What they’re all about: Get into the groove with customizable toppings and funky ambiance
Insider pick: Original tart, piled high with over 50 fruits, nuts, candies and other toppings
Runner-up: Leopold’s Ice Cream

Ice cream 

Leopold’s Ice Cream  | 212 E. Broughton St. | 400 Airways Ave.
What they’re all about: Classic parlor charm with a line as sizeable as its scoops
Insider tip: Skip the downtown hustle — hit the Savannah Airport location
Runner-up: Below Zero 

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