Where to Find The Best Sweet Treats on Anna Maria Island

Like a siren’s call, the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico draw in millions of visitors to the shores every year. People travel from all over to visit various locations, especially in the state of Florida. However, located just outside of Sarasota is Anna Maria Island, a gorgeous island full of character and beauty just waiting for you to discover. 

After crossing the bridge onto the island, you will be greeted by the most picturesque views of the Gulf and the white sandy beaches that you would expect on a tropical vacation! The rental units that Anna Maria Vacations have to offer are absolutely incredible and come in many various styles and sizes to accommodate whatever size vacation party you may be traveling with. 

When you arrive on the island, you only have one task: relax! Let the island pamper you with everything that it has to offer, and let the waves lull you into a relaxing state. You’re on vacation, so indulge and take it all in! Since you are on vacation, you may as well indulge in some delicious treats as well! With so many different places to choose from, you will want to explore them all, but our top three are listed below!

Anna Maria Island Creamery and Bakery

ice cream cone

The beach often means ice cream, and Anna Maria Island has no shortage of ice cream parlors. However, Anna Maria Island Creamery and Bakery specializes in Italian ice cream and baked goods! Italian ice cream, or Gelato, has twice the sugar of regular ice cream but has a creamier texture and robust flavors. Once you have had their gelato, no ice cream will ever compare! Couple their creamy gelato with some fresh baked goodies and you will be in absolute heaven!

Anna Maria Island Creamery and Bakery is located at 9801 Gulf Drive in the City of Anna Maria.

Hometown Desserts

Cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies! If you have a sweet tooth like we do and you love to indulge in the decadence of fresh baked goods, then Hometown Desserts is a place that you need to visit. You can call and place your order ahead of time, or simply walk in to enjoy the flavors of the day! They are a fairly priced bakery that offer classic selections as well as some that are unique to them. Don’t take our word for it, though; check them out yourself!

Hometown Desserts is located at 507 Pine Avenue in the City of Anna Maria.

The Donut Experiment

donut in hand

If you are looking for a unique experience, then we recommend The Donut Experiment. Have you ever walked into a bakery and wished that you could choose what goes on, or in, your next dessert? The Donut Experiment makes that wish come true with their made to order donuts! You start by choosing a cake dough donut, and then choose the glaze, the toppings, and the filling. You can get as wild and creative as you want! 

The Donut Experiment is located at 210C Pine Avenue in the City of Anna Maria.

There is also a plethora of various restaurants on the island, each offering some absolutely incredible menu options! So, if you are in the mood for something a little more refined, then try some of these local gems and indulge in the decadence that they have to offer!

With so many different places to enjoy some sweet treats, we aren’t sure why you haven’t booked an Anna Maria Vacation rental yet! What are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and call 941.778.4178 now and let one of our customer service representatives help you book your next getaway to the island. The waters, the desserts, the atmosphere – this island truly has everything that you could possibly want in a relaxing vacation spot!