Just Desserts - Hanoi's Best International Sweet Treats
When it comes to desserts, Hanoi boasts a bountiful collection of treats.
Craving something sweet? With the array of expats living in Hanoi, there are restaurants from all over the world, offering a variety in cuisine—with that coming delectable sweets. Here is the list of the best desserts in Hanoi.
Fanny Ice Cream (French)
Not only does Fanny do aesthetically appealing ice cream creations, but the atmosphere of the restaurant is luxurious. Set in a French Colonial home, it is convieniently close to the Old Quarter, yet far away enough to be outside the traffic.
Fanny Ice Cream - Photo: @nguyen_minhkhue
While also a restaurant, Saint Honore has the best French bakery in town. Their display case will leave you drooling. With colorful macaroons, decadent cakes, and picturesque baked goods, it might be hard to choose what to order. Their chocolate loaf is particularly rich and sumptuous. They have three locations—one on Xuan Dieu, one in Ciputra Residence Complex and the other across the street from Vincom Center.
Saint-Honore - Photo: @_taki.saki_
Patbingsu or bingsu is a familiar Korean shaved ice dessert for youngsters. This kind of sweet cold dessert comprises a variety of delicious ingredients such as red beans, condensed milk, and chopped fruit. You will be surprised by its varieties namely strawberry bingsu, chocolate bingsu, and green tea bingsu. Bingsu outlets are available in almost all districts in Hanoi.
Brobingsu on Do Dinh Thien
Gelato Italia (Italy)
Relatively new, this gelato shop is a decadent treat. Their gelato—rich, creamy, is the best way to finish a meal. Their flavors vary from fruity to chocolaty, and they’re always experimenting with new ingredients. Don’t be surprised to see gorgonzola cheese gelato in the display case. Add: 31 To Ngoc Van.
Gelato Italia - Photo: @aileen_s.lee
A popular coffee shop with impressive sandwiches, Joma also has some of the best deserts in town. Cakes and pies are always in the case and can be ordered for special occasions. Their pumpkin cream cheese muffin is such a fall flavor delight. And if you miss the taste of a Nanaimo Bar, this is the only place in town you can find it.
Joma Bakery Cafe
Love’s Crepes (Japanese)
A Japanese restaurant, this crepe shop has lovely creations. Especially delicious are their mango crème crepes. Their coffee is nice, and they’re just a step away from Thong Nhat Park, on 34 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Hai Ba Trung.
Love's Crepe - Photo: vivuhanoi
Mochi Sweets Boutique (Japanese)
If you love these doughy balls, Moshi Sweets will be a delight. They will package the mochi carefully for you to take away as well, though who can wait? Some of their flavors include mango crème, chestnut, green tea, and sakura.
Mochi - Photo: @mochisweetsvn
Chewy Junior (Singapore)
The Singaporean chain specializing in choux pastry has quite a number of shops in Hanoi. Try the exquisite blueberry cheddar or all-time favorite triple chocolate.
Modern Birthday Cake - @chewyjunior.vn
Zenith Café (Vegetarian/International)
If you’d like to have your cake and eat it too, Zenith Vegetarian Café is a good bet. With coffee, juice and tea on the menu, you may as well get one of their vegan desserts. They have a chocolate cake, a carrot cake, and their newest addition is a raw passion fruit cake. Yum!
Fresh daily cookies - Photo: @zenithvegancafe
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