Places To Eat Sweets in Boone, NC | Foodie Friday

During my trip to San Diego, CA for the Sony Foodie event, I connected with some lovely ladies who work with a website called Foodspotting. Upon visiting this website, I was instantly hooked because I love love love food photography and this place was filled with images of meals from people all over. Instead of using a review based website where you take the good with the negative, Foodspotting focuses solely on the things that people LOVE, not what they didn't like. It's not a review site in the traditional sense. If you ask me, it's better! Due to the fact that I am such a visually oriented person, this website appeals to me in ways that most of the other food review sites can't. There aren't enough people using it here in Boone, NC, but I'm aiming to change that, which is why I am sharing my new favorite website with you today. 

Beware! Foodspotting is highly addictive, and you may be shunned by embarrassed friends who don't understand why you feel the need to shoot photos of your food. Don't say I didn't warn you :D 

 A couple weeks ago, I had a nasty little sweet tooth that I had difficulty satisfying. It seemed like I wanted to try a new treat everyday. This made me realize that it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be to come up with new ideas when my sweet tooth decided to strike! While there are quite a few places that we frequent here in town when we have a craving, I also felt like mixing it up a bit in an effort to discover something new. After making my way to several different shops around town, I thought that it would be fun to compile a guide of all the sweet spots here in Boone, NC that I like to visit. The on-going guide can be followed through Foodspotting (click the title below for link), and I plan to continue adding places as I visit them. There are many other places to delight a demand for dessert, and I have goals to conquer those, too! However, for now, here's a short list:

 Truffles @ Espresso News

Espresso News Coffee Shop | 267 Howard St. Boone, NC
As far as I know, this is the only place in town where you can get homemade chocolate confections. I bypassed trying them on my first visit, but I couldn't stop thinking about them, so I had to go back for a taste. Espresso News is mainly known for their coffee, but the chocolate is noteworthy as well!

Caramel Frappe @ Higher Grounds Coffee Shop

Higher Grounds Coffee Shop | 201 New Market Center #10 Boone, NC
Located not too far from Downtown Boone, NC, this coffee shop is tucked away in a shopping center. You'd probably miss it if you didn't know this gem was hidden there. The Caramel Frappes are a pleasing pick-me-up. I also recommend trying the chocolate covered espresso beans, they are yummy!

 chocolate chip cookie @ Stick Boy Bread Company

Stick Boy Bread Company |  345 Hardin St. Boone, NC
This bakery has more than delicious chocolate chip cookies, they bake fresh bread daily, make cakes and other desserts, and serve coffee too! A great place to stop in and grab a treat. The cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing are ridiculously decadent and delicious, so be sure to get one of those, too!

Gelato from Scoops Cafe

Scoops Cafe | 450 New Market Boulevard Boone, NC

This is the only place in Boone, NC where you can get homemade Gelato. They have many flavors to choose from that are all great. They make it difficult to decide on which one to get! Many people might overlook this establishment because it's off the main strip, however, it's in the same shopping center as Higher Grounds. How about you visit both during the same trip?! We did :D

Frozen Custard

The Custard Depot | 228 Howard St. Boone, NC
In the heart of Downtown Boone, this shop dishes out scoop after scoop of the creamiest custard in all the land. Not that they have any competition, since they are the only place to get custard as far as I know. It's thick and creamy, and I love how they only make a couple flavors everyday, so you know it's super fresh. I'm always on the lookout for the flavor-of-the-day, they like to keep things interesting!

Where is your favorite place to get a sweet treat when a craving strikes?

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Foodie Friday is a new feature that I want to share on Wayfaring Wanderer every week. It won't always contain lists of places to eat, although it will always be food related! If you are interested in participating in FF, please let me know in the comments. I'd love for others to join in, too!

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  1. We can never know too much about where to find sweets. I haven't been to Boon in ages. thanks for the food tour.

  2. i've been following you on facebook for all the yummy happenings at sony. what fun!

    my favorite sweet places? starbucks for a vanilla bean frappe with caramel inside and plain old soft serve at DQ

  3. I love this post. I love the Boone/Blowing Rock area and I LOVE sweets. I am partial to Kilwin's. The smell of waffle cones get me everytime. But I never say no a cone of ice cream from anywhere. Yummy stuff.

  4. Timely. We will be in Boone in over the next few days.

  5. @BMG: I couldn't agree more! I'm rather fond of Boone, so I think you should come back soon :D

    @Char: Yay! The Sony event was definitely a highlight for me. It was awesome :D It's too bad that we don't have a DQ or a Starbucks here in Boone. Although we do have some great coffee shops, so I prolly wouldn't go to one if we did have a Starbucks!

    @Mandi: Thank you! Kilwin's is one of my favorites too. I didn't include it in this post because it's in Blowing Rock, though.

    @Joan: It's spring in the High Country! Other than the downpour we rec'd last night and this morning, the weather has been lovely :D Enjoy!

  6. Wow that camera takes some pretty awesome pics! I thought you were using a DSLR!!! Gosh I want two of everything.

  7. A Paprika Truffle? A Custard Depot?

    I need to be where you are! ASAP!

  8. I shouldn't have looked at this at the moment. :D

    Sooooo tasty.