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Where To Find the Best and Tastiest Desserts in Croatia?

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9 Jun

Where To Find the Best and Tastiest Desserts in Croatia?

After a long day of wandering the cobbled streets of Croatia’s cities or reclining on one of its heavenly beaches, there is no better way to get your energy rejuvenated than a delicious treat. Whilst Croatia is known for its lively restaurants serving incredible homemade dishes – from family-run taverns to Michelin Star restaurants – you can’t beat the idea of ending your day with some of the best desserts in Croatia.

With a strong Mediterranean influence over its cuisine, Croatia is a hub of bursting flavors and divine aromas that promise an amazing gastronomic experience. Taking inspiration from its neighboring countries, traveling here offers visitors the chance to sample a wide array of unique fusion food. From Italian gelato to more traditional Croatian desserts, Croatia can offer tourists a wide variety of sweet treats to savor on their vacation.

A well-rounded vacation to Croatia includes indulging in delightful local cuisine. So to help you make the most of your stay here, we have put together a helpful guide to the most popular desserts in Croatia and where to find them.

Here are some best spots for excellent desserts in Croatia:

Croatia offers a variety of delicious desserts that you should definitely try while on vacation. If you happen to find your sweet tooth acting up whilst traveling here, fear not, as we have the ultimate list of some of the best dessert spots throughout Croatia for you to try!

Vincek, Zagreb 

Located in the capital of Croatia, you can find a renowned pastry shop known for its mouthwatering cakes, pastries, and ice cream. Vincek is most famous for its kremšnita, a heavenly custard slice that melts in your mouth. They serve many Croatian traditional desserts here, including the šnenokle, delicate meringue islands floating on crème anglaise, that blissfully tantalize your taste buds with every bite.

This chain was originally founded back in 1977 as a small family-run business, but has quickly grown to become a luxurious brand with over 5 shops in Zagreb. Make sure to check out this special dessert spot in Croatia.

Peppino, Dubrovnik

Looking for a delicious ice cream parlor to combat the summer heat in Croatia? Then look no further than Peppinos located in the heart of Old Town Dubrovnik. This artisanal gelato joint is a sweet tooth’s paradise serving creamy, authentic Italian gelato in a variety of unique flavors.

Choose from classic ice cream flavors such as vanilla, strawberry or chocolate, or venture out of your comfort zone to taste one of their more unique concoctions like Carob & Fig, Strudel or Yogurt Pomegranate. It’s no wonder that this spot is a locals’ favorite!

Sladoledarnica Donat, Zadar

If you find yourself on the sun-soaked streets of Zadar and need something to take the edge off that summer heat, ice cream is always a good answer. Or more specifically, Sladoledarnica Donat should be your go to! This special ice cream parlor is popular for its homemade gelato in a variety of flavors, including some niche local specialities which Croatia is famous for, such as lavender and figs. 

For those looking for something a little more refreshing, they also serve a wide range of fruity sorbets that are bursting with flavor. Make sure to take a stroll along the promenade with your frozen treat as you soak in the beauty of Zadar’s charm.

Bonbonnière Kraš, Multiple Locations 

Welcome to the wonderful world of Croatian chocolate! This confectionery chocolate shop first opened in Zagreb back in 1911, and has since become a household name in Croatia. It offers a wide array of locally made chocolate as well as candy, biscuits and much more!

If you’re looking to bring a present back from your Croatian vacation, then Bonbonnière Kraš is a great place to look for a gift. Or if you’re simply looking to indulge your own chocolate cravings, then give this chocolate haven a visit. Let the rich flavors and velvety textures transport your taste buds out of this world.

Amélie, Zagreb 

Amélie is a stylish dessert restaurant in Zagreb known for its modern decor and artistic desserts. They offer a range of beautifully crafted cakes, macarons, and other sweet delights which are sure to get you salivating from a single glance. 

Many may struggle trying to decide what to eat here with so many delicious options on the menu, including a range of Croatian traditional desserts. This is the perfect place for travelers looking to unwind in the bustling capital of Croatia with a sweet treat that is perfectly complemented by any of their hot drink options.

For recommendations on some of the best places to eat before you indulge in one of these sweet treats – why not check out our guide to the best restaurants in Croatia? Our travel specialists have carefully selected a range of luxurious dining opportunities to give you a truly authentic Croatian experience. Contact our travel specialists to include one of these restaurants on a custom tour around Croatia.

Whilst these are just a few of the many wonderful desserts in Croatia, there are plenty of traditional desserts and local treats you can find throughout Croatia. Each region in the country has its own unique desserts and speciality shops to discover during your vacation. 

For help finding more local gems and tourist hotspots, get in touch with our Croatia travel specialists. Start booking your travel with our team today or look to create a custom tour via the help of our travel experts who will create a bespoke itinerary catered to your preferences. For more information about the best places to visit in Croatia, don’t hesitate to reach out!

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