Need an excuse to eat sweets all day long? How about because you’re celebrating National Dessert Day? Sounds like a legit excuse to us! On October 14th, make a trip to one of these Acadiana sweet shops to get your fill of sugar AND make it count by shopping local.

  1. Spread the National Dessert Day (Week? Year?) cheer to your family, friends, and coworkers with a cookie bouquet from Cookies in Bloom. Simply pick an arrangement, customize your message, enter your delivery address, and wait for the words of gratitude from your gift recipients. If you don’t see an arrangement you want online, you can contact Cookies in Bloom for other options and customization.

  2. You can’t have TOO much sugar on National Dessert Day! Head over to Sky's The Limit Cakes and choose from scrumptious sweet flavors for your cake pops or cupcakes such as salted caramel, cookies and cream, mint chocolate, pumpkin spice, and others. And of course, don’t forget about their amazing custom cakes! Whether you want a cake to celebrate National Dessert Day (Week? Year? Ha!) or for another special occasion, there’s a cake with a creative design + delicious taste waiting for you.

  3. Have you had a Doberge cake? It’s six delicious layers of buttercream cake with a custard filling + iced with buttercream. Sounds amazing, right? Try one at Gambino’s Bakery or try a classic king cake, layer cake, petit four, or another one of their tasty desserts. The options are endless for ANY of your dessert days, all year long.

  4. Having dietary restrictions shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on a sweet treat this National Dessert Day. If you need something gluten-free or vegan, Tribe Collective has your back (and your sweet tooth!). In addition to fresh-squeezed juices, coffee, and lunch items, Tribe Collective also offers pastries and other vegan and gluten-free baked goods so count yourself IN!

Find these shops o’ sweet on Towny. You probably know that when you shop local, you boost your own community’s economy. If you haven’t heard yet, Towny’s the free app that lists YOUR local businesses AND the app where you get rewarded for choosing local. If that sounds good to you, grab the app here! It’s free!