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On the Hamptons’ Sweet Treat Trail

July 15, 2022

No, there’s not really a trail in the Hamptons called “Sweet Treat,” but get ready for an enjoyable hike around the area to find the most delicious and decadent sweets on offer.

Summer days are best with a refreshing ice cream cone or the smell of freshly baked cookies wafting from your favorite bakery or a mid-day chocolate pick-me-up. Whatever your nectarous pleasure, you will be sure to find it somewhere in the Hamptons and unearthing these sweet boutiques brimming with decadent treats is part of the pleasure.

We’re giving you a little treasure map here and have put together a list of some of the sweetest spots in the Hamptons to get your fill of delicious desserts and sugary delights because in the Hamptons, you can have your cake and eat it, too!

Hampton Chocolate Factory

Most people love to imbibe in good chocolate every once in a while and you can tell yourself it’s actually good for you, because it is. Cocoa and dark chocolate are full of powerful antioxidants vital to our bodies. The Hamptons is a luxury in itself and the Hampton Chocolate Factory aims to embed that luxurious vision through its tasty chocolates. Owned and operated by the Gappelberg family, the Hampton Chocolate Factory was born out of the idea that the Hamptons needed an artisanal chocolate brand to get behind, something local, something delicious, exclusive – something that could be indulgent and cool, just like the Hamptons. 77 Main Street, Westhampton Beach.

Chocolate covered espresso coffee beans from Hampton Chocolate Factory.

Tate’s Bake Shop

This adorable shop is committed to uncompromising quality and bake-craft. It is nourishing the soul and delighting the world with exceptional taste experiences. It is what guides everything they do. It all started when Kathleen King, founder of Tate's Bake Shop, began baking when she was just 11 years old, selling small batches of her crisp, buttery chocolate chip cookies off of a fold-out card table on North Sea Farm, her parents' Long Island farmstead. In 1980, when she was only 21, Kathleen rented a space her mother spotted and opened her first bake shop. She developed a full line of traditional American baked goods, perfecting every recipe herself and baking each dessert from scratch. Named after her father, Tate's Bake Shop is the result of Kathleen's love of baking and keen eye for quality. With a community of loyal customers and lines that stretch out the door, Tate's Bake Shop is, as the New York Times noted, "worth putting miles on the odometer." 43 North Sea Road, Southampton.

Buttery, gooey chocolate chip cookies from Tate’s Bakery.

Bridgehampton Candy Kitchen

Make sure to have cash on you when stopping by the Bridgehampton Candy Kitchen since this is like stepping into a 1950s diner. This place is old school and that means a luncheonette that also makes its own ice cream fans say is nothing short of delicious. Sit by the old-time soda fountain or grab your treat from the charming walk-up window. There are old-fashioned booths inside and you can also order off a full diner menu with loads of Mediterranean options. 2391 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton.

A yummy brownie sundae from Bridgehampton Candy Kitchen.

Idyllic Hideaway

Amagansett is home to the astounding Villa Lindsay. As far as the Hamptons luxury accommodations go, this striking residence is at the top of the list. With its open concept floor plan, there are plenty of bright spaces fot room to entertain guests comfortably. Four bedrooms make room for up to eight guests. This home is surrounded by beaches a mere stone’s throw away. You can look forward to a fantastic pool with a spa, a lounge area with a fire pit and a very lovely al fresco dining area.

Charming interiors of Villa Lindsay

The Fudge Company

This Southampton shop has been satisfying customers’ screams for ice cream and cravings for candy since 1973. Worth every penny, the exotic and traditional fudge, including flavors such as chocolate, chocolate walnut, maple walnut, and chocolate vanilla swirl, comes fresh by the pound. Give the chocolate Oreo fudge a try! 67 Main Street, Southampton.

Delicious offerings from The Fudge Company.

Sundae Donuts

This donut shop, ice cream and cereal bar is the ideal place to create your own cup, cone or milkshake by choosing a cereal mix-in and candy-inspired topper. Remember those sugary treats as kids – Lucky Charms, Coco Puffs or Cap ‘n Crunch? They’re all there for the mixing! 716 Montauk Highway, Montauk.

You’d be hard-pressed to choose just one kind of donut at Sundae Donuts.

Gemelli Gelato

With more than 24 flavors of gelato and sorbetto, Gemelli is worth the trek for a refreshing sweet treat. You can enjoy flavored waffle cones with plenty of toppings like Nutella, caramel cookie batter and S’mores. For the actual waffle cone, try toasted coconut, red velvet or birthday cake paired with your favorite gelato flavor. 139 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays.

Grab your favorite gelato flavor in a fancy waffle cone at Gemelli Gelato. [Source: edibleeastend.com]

When you’re in the Hamptons, we want to make sure you have the best of everything possible. Not only will LVH provide you with luxurious accommodations with full services and 24/7 support, we will also fashion a detailed custom itinerary for you reflecting your desires while you’re there and that could include the best places to satisfy you and your family’s sweet tooth. We invite you to contact one of our client relations team members who will start getting plans underway for your summertime trip to the phenomenal Hamptons!

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