June is National Candy Month, which gives you the perfect excuse to break your diet (and your budget) so that you can indulge in your favorite guilty pleasure. We at the Clog know that a sugar craving must be fulfilled at all costs, which is why we have found some great places around Berkeley that are sure to satisfy your strongest urges.
Cinnaholic not only offers a variety of unique flavors — such as coffee, key lime and maple — but its cinnamon rolls are also 100 percent vegan, lactose free and cholesterol free. So you don’t even need to feel that badly when you’re shoveling one — or six — into your mouth. A Clog favorite is a cream-cheese cinnamon roll topped with strawberries!
- Ici Ice Cream
This artisan ice cream shop is so worth the trip to Elmwood: It’s possibly the only place you’ll ever find Earl Grey or bourbon-chocolate-fudge-flavored ice cream. Besides having 11 unique flavors each day, Ici Ice Cream makes handcrafted chocolate-filled waffle cones that will give your sweet tooth the ride of its life.
- Masse’s Pastries
A popular preference for special-occasion cakes and desserts, Masse’s Pastries combines artistry and mouthwatering perfection to create everything from ricotta cheesecake to chocolate-almond croissants. It’s the perfect place to go if you’re looking to share a box of macaroons with friends or if you just need a little sugar for breakfast.
- Chez Panisse
Built upon the philosophy of legendary culinary artist Alice Waters, Chez Panisse carries only the purest and freshest products from local sources. The plum tart is definitely worth trying, as well as the number of refreshing sherbets that are offered at this prized restaurant.
- Angeline’s Kitchen
Angeline’s Kitchen brings the taste of New Orleans to Downtown Berkeley with its classic beignets, which taste more and more like heaven with each powdered-sugar-covered bite.
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