Someone call a dentist! Surprise has a sweet tooth, and we have the shops to prove it! Whether you’re in the mood for a sugary baked confection or a satisfyingly sweet beverage to cool you down on a hot Arizona day, Surprise has a wide variety of destinations to indulge your cravings. Plus, did we mention that every shop provides Instagram-worthy backdrops for your social media page?
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream – If “Mmmm” was a word, it would perfectly describe the homemade ice cream you’ll find at Handel’s! This resident favorite is always busy with people looking for a mid-day or after-dinner dessert. Not only will you find traditional flavors like Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla, you’ll also find deliciously unique seasonal mixes such as Snappy Turtle, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Elvis (the ice cream, not the singer)! Vegan, sherbet and dairy free options are also available!
15240 N. Cotton Lane, Surprise
My Daddy’s Italian Bakery & Cafe – Whoa cannoli! Sandwich cookies, strawberry cheese croissants, donuts, cream pies and cheesecakes are just a few offerings you’ll find at this authentic Italian bakery! Founded in Surprise in 2003 by a New York transplant, this bakery also offers savory sandwiches, seasonal goodies and custom cakes! We dare you to leave with just one box of sweet and savory treats!
11677 W Bell Road #1, Surprise
Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop – So much candy! Worldwide sweets and treats galore await you at this local fill-up-your-bag and go shop. The selection of sodas will take transport you back to 5-cent cola days, and the candy options will remind you of selecting goodies from the ice cream truck! Vintage aluminum signs and toys cover every inch of the wall that isn’t covered with candy. If you’re feeling adventurous, be sure to grab one of the mystery goodie bags!
13681 North Litchfield Road # 122, Surprise
Smallcakes of Surprise – Rich and decadent treats are waiting for you at Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery. The cupcakes are made fresh daily and are almost too beautiful to eat…almost! Visitors will enjoy delicious cupcake flavors like Peanut Buttercup, Birthday Cake, Hot Fudge Sundae, and Red Velvet. For a truly out-of-this-world combo, combine a cupcake with shop-made ice cream. Don’t forget Fido – pupcakes are available for your furbaby!
13706 W Bell Road #14, Surprise
Spencer’s Place – This adorable coffee bistro in Surprise is serving so much more than sweet, caffeinated beverages! Spencer’s Place was founded to enable adult individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities “to earn a paycheck, build relationships, gain a sense of purpose, and show the community the beauty of diversity and inclusion.” Swoon! The coffee and treats are so good they threaten to send a siren swimming back to the deep (wink, wink)! Swing by and fall in love with Spencer’s Place – we have!
15341 W. Waddell Road #B101, Surprise
Sumo Snow – We’ve yet to meet a vehicle cup holder that can handle the size of boba, slushies and smoothies you’ll get at Sumo Snow! Thai Tea, Matcha Horchata, cold brews, sweet teas and refreshers are also on the menu. Think you’ll get a traditional drink? With so many flavors of popping boba and fruit mixes, it’s almost impossible to go “traditional” or try every drink offered at this boba spot. Macarons, Japanese Crepes and Matcha Cheesecake are just a few dessert items to try while enjoying your boba beverage.
16487 W. Bell Road #105, Surprise
Sweet Tea Café & Vintage Decor – Enchantingly sweet and YUMMY! Cotton candy lemonade, chocolate and caramel waffles, and charming décor combine to make this sweet shop a Surprise must-visit for kids and adults alike! You’ll come for the confections and beverages, but you’ll stay for the friendly, American Sign Language-fluent staff and local goods. This shop is quickly becoming a resident favorite hangout spot!
15278 W Bell Rd suite 102, Surprise
The Boyer Bakery – The mouth-watering aroma wafting from The Boyer Bakery is enough to send your sugar cravings through the roof! The house-made pastries and sweets at this cozy bakery have garnered quite the following due to the feelings of nostalgia invoked from the first bite. With so many options of cookies, brownies, and cakes, it’s hard to pick just one item – so don’t! For those who want to sit in the shop to let the sweet aroma bake into your clothes, coffee and teas are offered for your indulging pleasure.
13681 N. Litchfield Road #136, Surprise
Valley Keto – Conscious about your grain, carbohydrate or sugar intake? The team at Valley Keto has the “sweets” for you! You’ll no longer crave your former snacks when you try their grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free goodies! Lemon ricotta scones, donuts, and brownies are just a few desserts you’ll want to add to your bag. This team can not only tell you the net carbs and macros per serving in each of their treats, they can also recommend flavor combinations to make up some of the foods you may be missing. Yum!
15170 W Bell Road #105, Surprise