The Official List of Cities97's Sweetest Sixteen Finalists

We asked you for the best dessert places in or around the Twin Cities, and you delivered, after sifting through THOUSANDS of recommendations, here are the final sixteen who will be competing in a March Madness style bracket to decide who is the ultimate winner:


GlamDoll: Glam Doll Donuts is more than your favorite donut shop – it's your happy place, where every donut is a tasty work of art! We work around the clock to prepare our doughs, fillings and icings from scratch and we love to create uniquely adventurous flavor pairings to delight donut lovers.

Address: 2605 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

YoYo Donuts: Though we offer a great deal of options, donuts are our specialty! We make our donuts fresh on site every morning and offer a variety of delicious options.

Address: 5757 Sanibel Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55343

Mojo Monkey: Mojo Monkey Donuts creates donuts from scratch with all natural ingredients and no trans-fats. All donuts made by hand and served fresh daily.

Address: 1169 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

Hanish Bakery: This casual coffee bar & cafe known for inventive donuts also offers sandwiches & custom cakes.

Address: 410 W 3rd St, Red Wing, MN 55066

Ice Cream: 

Schoolhouse Scoop: We are a family owned and operated ice cream that believes in great customer service and scoops up 32 flavors of hand dipped premium ice cream year round.

Address: 919 Vermillion St #120, Hastings, MN 55033

Two Scoops: Two Scoops is pleased to offer hard ice cream to the community. Stop by and enjoy a malt, sundae or take home a pint or ice cream cake or other treat today.

Address: 1918 2nd Ave, Anoka, MN 55303

Milkjam Creamery: Airy, modern ice cream shop serving inventive flavors with funky names, plus sundaes & boozy floats.

Address: 2743 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Sebastian Joes: Homemade ice cream in unique, rotating flavors draws crowds to this family-run parlor.

Address: 1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405


Mei Mei’s Cookies and Creamery: Mei Mei's serves cookies, ice cream, edible cookie dough, custom ice cream sandwiches, and more.

Address: 113 E Elm St, River Falls, WI 54022

Eileen’s Colossal Cookies: Eileen's crowd pleasing cookies and delicious frosting keep people coming back time and time again.

Address: 6880 Boudin St NE #185, Prior Lake, MN 55372

T-Rex Cookies: Dinosaur-themed hangout with jumbo cookies in creative flavors, locally roasted coffee & light fare.

Address: 3338 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Cookie Cart: Cookie Cart is a positive learning environment where teens gain work, life and leadership skills through experience and training in a Minneapolis bakery.

Address: 1119 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411


Nadia Cakes: Nadia Cakes is America's premier, award-winning cupcake shop and custom cake studio.

Address: 11650 Fountains Dr #207, Maple Grove, MN 55369

CakeWalk: CakeWalk Northfield is your destination for wedding cakes Northfield, cupcakes, birthday cakes and desserts in Northfield MN.

Address: 303 Division St S, Northfield, MN 55057

Something Sweet by Maddie Lu: "Something Sweet by Maddie Lu" Specializing in custom cakes and cupcakes! We have creative treats and desserts for any occasion!

Address: 12772 Riverdale Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55448

Sweet Retreat: Cozy, pink-hued bakeshop offering cakes for special occasions & various flavors of cupcakes.

Address: 5013 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

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