Highest-rated dessert shops in Raleigh, according to Tripadvisor

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December 24, 2021
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Highest-rated dessert shops in Raleigh, according to Tripadvisor

Research—and plenty of anecdotal evidence—shows that people tend to eat more calories and crave more sweet foods in the winter months. We may never reach the glories of fat bears preparing for hibernation, but the impulse could be the same—a vestigial drive to store up calories in preparation for bitter winter. Or maybe it’s just that we’re stuck inside on cold and snowy days, surrounded by hearty soups and Christmas cookies.

One thing is certain: You don’t need a reason to indulge. Life presents more challenges than ever, and stress eating is a perfectly valid way to cope. So whether it’s part of soothing COVID-19 anxieties or dealing with the usual decrease in sunlight and outdoors time, consider a trip to your local patisserie, doughnut shop, or bakery to enjoy one of life’s greatest pleasures: eating sugary, doughy, beautiful desserts. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated dessert shops in Raleigh on Tripadvisor.

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#29. Ben & Jerry's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $
- Address: 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27607
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#28. Gigi's Cupcakes

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1028 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605-1200
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#27. Kiwi Cafe & Smoothies

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Cafe
- Price: not available
- Address: 11211 Galleria Ave Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27614-8355
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#26. The Chocolate Boutique

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 8480 Honeycutt Rd Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27615-2261
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#25. Bruster's Real Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10450 Durant Rd Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27614-6498
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#24. Premier Cakes

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6617 Falls of Neuse Rd Ste 105 Falls Village behind & Red Hot & Blu Restaurant, Raleigh, NC 27615-6879
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#23. Pelican's SnowBalls

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $
- Address: 5715 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-4525
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8 / 29
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#22. Edible Art Bakery & Dessert Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4351-115 The Circle At North Hills, Raleigh, NC 27609
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#21. Groovy Duck Bakery and Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3434 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-4275
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10 / 29
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#20. Goodberry's Frozen Custard

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites
- Price: $
- Address: 1407 Garner Station Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603-3630
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#19. Two Roosters Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 7713 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-4805
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12 / 29
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#18. The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 104 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603-1704
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#17. Goodberry's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $
- Address: 2042 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605-1604
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#16. Goodberry's Frozen Custard

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 13260 Strickland Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613-5245
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#15. Despina's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 8369 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613-1385
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#14. Rise Cameron Village

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 530 Daniels St Cameron Village, Raleigh, NC 27605
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#13. Treat Ice Cream Scoop Shop

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 305 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1803
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#12. Yellow Dog Bread Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $
- Address: 219 E Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1201
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#11. Bakers Dozen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $
- Address: 1307 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3328
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#10. Duck Donuts

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, American
- Price: $
- Address: 8323 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
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#9. Escazu Chocolates

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 936 N Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1128
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22 / 29
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#8. Bittersweet

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 16 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1842
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#7. Krispy Kreme

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (109 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 549 N Person St Door-side online order pickup, Raleigh, NC 27604-1299
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#6. Amorino Raleigh - Excellence In Italian Gelato

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 137 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
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#5. Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (187 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
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#4. Videri Chocolate Factory

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (155 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 327 W Davie St Ste 100, Raleigh, NC 27601-1702
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#3. The Cheesecake Factory

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (891 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4325 Glenwood Ave Ste 2086, Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, NC 27612-4532
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#2. Lucettegrace

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (118 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, French
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 235 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1345
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#1. Fresh Local Ice Cream

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, American
- Price: $
- Address: 6033 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-2601
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