The holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop eating delicious desserts. Going into the new year with a sweet tooth? Check out these three places for treats around the Valley.
Dough-Not Miss Out on Express Donuts
This local donut shop serves the classics: glazed, Boston cream and apple fritters but also switches things up with Asian-inspired drinks like a Thai iced tea smoothie. As you enter the donut shop you will be greeted with friendly service and a whiff of sweet baked goods. Pro tip: Come early. They sell fast.
13824 W. McDowell Rd., Goodyear, 623-536-7443
Try Authentic Mexican Pan at Champis
Pan (Mexican sweet bread) refers to an assortment of pastries and bread commonly sold at panaderias (bakeries). Champis bakery/panaderia bakes traditional pan with a twist. You can get a famous mini rosca de reyes (king cake), empanadas, conchas, macaroons and more. Gluten-free options are also available. The bakery is colorful with a neon-lit selfie wall but also keeps it classic with a vitrina (display) to showcase the bread.
10575 W. Indian School Rd., Avondale, 623-248-5854
Don’t Let the Cookie Crumble at Dirty Dough
Dirty Dough started in November of 2018 out of an apartment building at Arizona State University. Now, it’s franchising in Texas, Nevada, Florida, Colorado and beyond. The original cookie shop has a bright and colorful aesthetic and an open view of the bakery. Don’t miss the cookies and cream (vanilla pudding dough with Oreos) or the fan-favorite Brookie, a brownie and chocolate chip cookie hybrid covered in a fudge drizzle. Every week there are new flavors such as blueberry cheesecake, caramel Frappuccino, Frosted Flakes and Fruity Pebbles.
1537 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 623-404-6471, dirtydoughcookies.com