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Indulge your craving for fresh-made ice cream, chocolates, pies, pastries and more. Some of these family businesses date back almost 100 years, so they really know how to satisfy a sweet tooth!
Arnie's Bakery and Restaurants. The bakery supplies baked goods to area grocery stores, the restaurants serve up these fresh-baked treats and other sweet sensations.
Grove Restaurant. The "Jennings Brothers' Red Cornmeal Financier Cake" at this "earth-to-table" restaurant was recently named one of the 101 most crazy-awesome new desserts by New York magazine.
Jersey Junction. Old-fashioned ice cream parlor in the Gaslight Village shopping district close to Reeds Lake.
Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream. This downtown Grand Rapids specialty shop will delight your sweet tooth with freshly made fudge, chocolates, candied apples, caramel corn, peanut brittle, salt water taffy, ice cream and more.
Nantucket Baking Company. This friendly neighborhood bakery serves up fantastic cakes and pastries in the heart of the city's Heritage Hill historic home district.
Robinette's Apple Haus. Family farm serves delicious home-baked fruit pies, donuts, pastries and other baked goods.
Sweetie-licious Bake Shoppe. Simply using fresh, completely homemade, and seasonal ingredients to make their pies and other baked goods. Sweetie-licious won the NPC's Independent Baker first prize in 2014 , the "Crisco Innovation" grand prize in 2011, and the Food Network Challenge "Best-of-Show" in 2009.
Sweetland Fine Homemade Candies. Hand-dipped, hand-packed chocolates and candies delivered with hands-on customer care since 1919.
Van's Pastry Shoppe. Everything is baked fresh daily at this family-owned bakery nestled amidst art and antique stores.
Wealthy Street Bakery. Fresh-baked artisan breads and pastries - plus fresh-made pizzas and lunches - in a walkable shopping district.