After a day of exploring Raleigh’s museums, attractions or restaurants, there’s no better way to top off your experience than with a sweet treat.  Luckily, Raleigh is a city where you can find everything from a cool, refreshing Popsicle to a classic chocolate-covered strawberry.

For rich and decadent baked goods, visit Raleigh’s first cupcake boutique and bakery, The Cupcake Shoppe.  This delicious bakery uses local ingredients to bake fresh batches of cupcakes daily.  From the classic Plain Jane cupcake with vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream, to the Simply Cinnamon cupcake with cinnamon spice cake and cinnamon cream cheese icing, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy.

If your sweet tooth can only be satisfied by sinking into a mouthwatering piece of chocolate, then Péché de Chocolat is the destination for you.  This world-renowned chocolate boutique and lounge has some of the best chocolate in the area, due to over 40 years of chocolate-making experience.  They even offer upscale wine and chocolate tastings during the evening.

Some days are so hot you’ll want to cool down with a refreshing treat.  Locopops is the perfect place to find a vast array of gourmet frozen pops.  Don’t let the simplicity of your average frozen pop fool you, this place offers every flavor from Mighty Mojito to Mexican Chocolate!

We can’t forget about good old-fashioned candy.  For a fun combination of your childhood favorites and your child’s favorites, visit The Lollipop Shop in North Hills.  With over 400 types of candies from both the past and the present to choose from, everyone will leave with a smile.

Next time your sweet tooth kicks in while out in Raleigh, make sure to take advantage of the unique and delicious options available!