Satisfy your sweet tooth: Motown’s top desserts
Published: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:08
In every college town, there are many different restaurants, cafes, bistros and fast-food joints, but the exceptional ones always break away from the pack.
For those instances when you just need a shot of sugar in your life, these establishments cater to college students.
Among the greatest in dessert offerings in Morgantown is Naticakes.
Naticakes offers a wide variety of frozen yogurt in a charming atmosphere. The flavors vary depending on the season, and they often feature options like cheesecake, red velvet cake and honey lavender tart. With the recent addition of cupcakes, Naticakes is quickly becoming one of the premier stops for anyone looking for a quick treat.
Because Naticakes is of such high quality, it can often be pricey, especially once the delectable toppings are added.
Located in the Suncrest Towne Centre, it is also a bit out of the way for students living in the residence halls and most student apartments.
For more information, contact Naticakes at 304-241-1401.
Another fantastic place to get dessert is Nonna’s Bakery and Deli. All of Nonna’s baked goods, including biscotti, cupcakes and cookies, are made with the freshest ingredients.
The downside of exceptional specialty restaurants is they often sell out quickly, and this is the case at Nonna’s. However, with the opening of a second location, there should be plenty to go around between the Suncrest and High Street destinations. For more information on Nonna’s Bakery and Deli, contact them at 304-554-3813.
When looking for great Italian food and equally traditional Italian desserts, consider a stop at Agresti’s Tuscan Grill in Westover. Agresti’s offers spumoni, cannoli and tiramisu, all of which are relatively affordable and great follow-ups to any Italian meal.
Agresti’s Tuscan Grill has great service, but they are not open for lunch, so a craving for tiramisu during the midday hours cannot be satisfied until evening. Contact Agresti’s Tuscan Grill at 304-291-3331.
Among the best dessert treats are cupcakes, and The Cupcakerie specializes in these delicately iced treats. The Cupcakerie is a great place for a quick snack between classes or for a small dessert, and they deliver to the Morgantown area for a small fee. People can buy cupcakes individually, by the half dozen or by the dozen.
They sell cupcakes in flavors like John Lemmon, which is a French vanilla cake accented with fresh lemon juice and covered in a lemon-infused buttercream icing and yellow sugar pearls, and Take Me Home Rocky Roads, a chocolate mousse cake topped with chocolate buttercream and all the traditional rocky road ice cream flavorings.
The only drawback about The Cupcakerie is that the cupcakes can be expensive—especially larger sized cupcakes. For more information, contact The Cupcakerie at 304-212-5464.
Morgantown is a diverse city, and the desserts here reflect that diversity. From Italian specialties to traditional American ice cream, any craving can be satisfied around the city.