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Treat Yourself for this Holiday Season in Baltimore

Posted December 21st, 2022 dessert, dining, holidays, local restaurants, sweet treats, things to do

The winter holidays are the best time to enjoy some sweet and festive treats. Whether you decide to get a treat for yourself, or for others, Baltimore has all the options your holiday sweet tooth could dream of! Take a look at some of the best places to get holiday treats in Baltimore: 

For Gifting
Who doesn’t love receiving a special treat around the holidays? These Baltimore businesses have got you covered:

The Apple Lady

Check out these award-winning gourmet caramel apples that come in a variety of flavors to choose from! The Toffee Apple is the most popular, hand-dipped in creamy caramel, and white chocolate ganache, and then rolled in a chocolate-covered toffee crunch. There are also holiday-themed treats, like the Peppermint Crunch Apple, topped with crushed peppermint and dark chocolate that is perfect for the holidays. Order a few of these tasty apples for a fun and unique gift this season. 

Charm City Chocolate

These handcrafted chocolates are made from family recipes, making these the perfect cozy and homey treats for the holiday season. You can choose from a wide array of options for treats, from holiday peppermint bark to decorative chocolate truffles. Charm City Chocolate offers delectable gift selections, complete with festive decorations and packing to make this the ultimate sweet treat to give a loved one. 

Mouth Party Caramel

Derived from a four-generation-old family recipe, Mouth Party’s caramel delights are an age-old classic. Try the Chesapeake Caramels made with Old Bay seasoning to give a taste of Maryland in your holiday gift. Other flavors include Sea Salt, or Chocolate truffles that keep the traditional flavor of these special treats. With gift bags or boxes available, these yummy eats are perfect to give to friends or family for the holidays. 

Berries by Quicha

Chocolate and strawberries are the ultimate desserts, combining both fruity and savory flavors into one amazing delectable treat. Berries by Quicha offers decorative and festive treats for the holidays, such as their Christmas berries, decorated with edible snowmen, Christmas trees, candy canes, and more. These gourmet chocolates are made from quality and fresh ingredients that will absolutely melt in your mouth. 

Treats Out and About
Need a break from holiday shopping? Stop in any of these Baltimore locales to treat yourself:


This cafe in Harbor East sells more than just a wide variety of teas! There are also options for locally roasted coffees, smoothies, and cocktails along with their daily brunch menu. Try out their specialty drinks for a unique taste, like the Nutella Mocha Latte, with Belgian-style semi-sweet chocolate powder, hazelnut syrup, and whipped cream. If you want to try a twist on the classic hot chocolate, the Red Velvet Latte (it’s pink!), topped with whipped cream, is a perfect choice. Match one of those tasty drinks with Red Velvet Pancakes, featuring house-made chantilly cream, that you won’t find anywhere else. Teavolve is a great option to sit down and eat with friends, or grab a beverage for when you’re on the go.

Pie Time

Located in Canton, Pie Time offers both coffee and pies — an ideal combination. There are numerous flavors and varieties of pies that will really emphasize the holiday season. The Maple Glazed Cinnamon Bun is a savory choice and the most delicious breakfast concoction ever created. There is also the S’Mores pie with a brown butter graham cracker crust, chocolate filling, and topped with toasted marshmallow fluff to bring you the ambiance of roasting s’mores over the fireplace in a single pie! These tasty eats are so unique and make mouthwatering holiday treats that you or your friends will drool over. 

Sacre Sucre

This cute French-inspired bakery in Fells Points has a few holiday options that bring France to your front door. You can try the Gianduja Bûche de Noël, which consists of chocolate and hazelnut layered flawlessly along with gianduja cremeux and mousse. Almond Praliné and Milk Chocolate Truffles are also excellent options with the perfect balance of creamy and nutty flavors. All of the options at Sacre Sucre are guaranteed to be delectable while also bringing in some French influences for a distinctive holiday treat.


Inspired by the bubble waffles popular in Hong Kong, Waffle-licious in Little Italy offers customizable waffles that are made from scratch and use local farm-made ice cream. This yummy restaurant has various holiday-themed treats that you have to try before the holiday ends. Rudolph is a regular bubble waffle filled with biscoff cookies, cherry cheesecake ice cream, whipped cream, marshmallows, crushed candy canes, and brown sugar that ties together all of the holiday tastes into one flavorful combination. There are also hot chocolate selections, including Christmas Spirit, which adds semi-sweet chocolate, marshmallows, and crushed candy canes to the traditional beverage to keep you warm throughout the holidays. Check out Waffle-licious for their holiday specialties and find your new favorite way to eat waffles. 


This artisan bakery in Federal Hill has tons of holiday delights that are perfect for yourself or for friends and family. Donut fans will fall head over heels in love with their Baked Croissant Donuts of various fillings including dulce de leche, chocolate mocha, and rose berry. Holiday Sugar Cookies can also be purchased with royal icing that includes numerous holiday designs from winter sweaters to Christmas trees. For a fancier delectable, the Noel Alfajor Assortment is handcrafted based on Latin American techniques and includes an assortment of flavors including white chocolate, double chocolate, and traditional. Gluten-free options are also available, making these gifts accommodating for those with gluten intolerances or allergies. Dulceology has exactly what you need to enjoy the holidays this month! 

Treat Yourself

No matter who you are buying for, or if you are treating yourself to something sweet, Baltimore has all of the choices you need. From waffles to donuts to pie, you will be able to satisfy your sweet tooth all month long. Most of these specialties are limited editions for the holidays, so be sure to try all of these delicious places to get your holiday fill while you can!

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