10 Places to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Columbus


1. Chocolate Cafe

1855 Northwest Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212

If it’s chocolate, they have it here! Cake, candy, ice cream, hot chocolate, fondue, cookies, you name it! They also have a full menu of regular food and adult beverages, too!

2. The Original Goodie Shop

2116 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

This classic bakery is an Upper Arlington gem! Try the cinnamon stick or chocolate donut!

3. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop

944 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

Even adults will feel like a kid in a literal candy shop at this Short North candy mecca! Highlights include candy from all over the world and what seems like a million varieties of soda!

4. Schneider’s Bakery

6 S State St, Westerville, OH 43081

Donuts are the star here, but there are plenty of other treats to choose from as well! This Westerville landmark opens at 1:30 AM to satisfy your sweet cravings no matter what the hour!

5. Amy’s Donuts

650 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, OH 43228

Donuts, donuts and more donuts! If you can think of a topping, it’s probably on a donut here! You can also call to schedule a tour for your kids including the chance to decorate your own donut!

6. Winan’s Chocolates and Coffees

897 S. 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206

Winans has a tasty selection of chocolates and candy as well as great coffee! Other locations include Dublin and Columbus Commons!

7. Colonial Candy

8. Sassafrass Bakery

657 High St, Worthington, OH 43085

Combat the afternoon slump with Milk and Cookie Happy Hour! Wednesday – Friday from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, get a free glass of milk or cup of coffee with each purchase of a cookie! 

9. Dough Mama

3335 N High St, Columbus, OH 43202

Dough Mama in Clintonville is a great place for cookies and pie! You can come for lunch, but don’t leave without a salted chocolate chip cookie!

10. Dulce Vida Ice Cream Factory

4201 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43228

You’ll have trouble choosing between the multitude of paletas (Mexican popsicles) made in all kinds of flavors with treats like Oreos and fresh fruit frozen inside! Other than popsicles, there are a multitude of other ice cream choices! 

What did we miss? Leave us a comment with your favorite place to satisfy your sweet tooth around Columbus!    

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Julie is a Wooster, Ohio native whose past jobs include GED teacher, mosaic artist, ACT tutor, group facilitator for homeless children, and picture framer, to name a few! After getting married and moving to Columbus with her husband Eric in 2008, they helped start Capital City Grace Church. Julie got her Masters of Social Work at OSU and worked for a homelessness prevention program for 5 years before the opportunity presented itself to stay at home with her then 2 year old. Currently, Julie is the Children’s Ministry Director at her church and blogs about her experiences exploring the city she loves to call home with her sons, who are now 4 and 20 months. Julie loves trying new recipes and doing creative projects but her most common achievements these days are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and building Lego police stations. Her favorite things include big cities, coffee (and lots of it!), spending time with friends, traveling and ice cream (lots and lots of it!). You can follow her family's adventures around Columbus on her blog, What Should We Do Today Columbus?


  1. Don’t forget Cruz Candy in downtown Powell, Ohio 27 S. Liberty Street. Today and tomorrow are Powell Festival so you get to spin a giant wheel for free candy. And Studio J Art studio in the top floor doing their turn your hand print into a wild animal. Great gift for grandparents or hand on the wall to remember when they were small.

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