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6 Spots Where You Can Find Tasty Desserts in Channelside

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Sweeten your day with churros, gelato, vegan donuts, and more at these six sweet spots for dessert in Channelside! Exploring a place through their choice of food makes one of the best ways to discover that location. Here at UNATION, we’ve gathered a list of dessert hot spots to explore that’ll treat you to an array of delectable sugary delights and show you the sweetest spots to visit in Channelside! Each location offers tasty treats that’ll lighten your sweet tooth with joy and fill your soul with candied goodness!

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If you find yourself in Channelside craving dessert, check out these six tasty sites! Don’t forget to tag us in any cute photos you take with your choice of sugar-coated delectable on Instagram and Facebook @stufftodointampabay!

Scoop up a refreshing frozen dessert at Jeni’s! Located in Channelside’s famous Sparkman Wharf, this scoop shop offers a variety of best-selling flavors! Feeling fruity? Try a scoop of Jeni’s wildberry lavender, lemon and blueberry parfait, brambleberry crisp, or orange freeze. Fan of classic flavors? Jeni’s offers traditional flavors with a twist like dark chocolate, cookies and cream, green chocolate chip mint, and salted caramel. They even offer dairy-free scoops! A scoop or two of Jeni’s ice cream provides you with a tasty dessert and a way to stay cool from the humid Florida heat!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 12pm – 9pm
Wednesday | 12pm – 9pm
Thursday | 12pm – 9pm
Friday | 11am – 11pm
Saturday | 11am – 11pm
Sunday | 11am – 9pm

📍 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Let’s go get some gelato! Gelato-Go has got you covered with a healthy dessert option to relish! Their Italian ice cream gets made every day and includes no artificial flavors, providing you with a fresh, tasty treat! Alongside serving fresh and natural scoops, they also serve vegan and sugar-free selections. And they don’t just stop at ice cream! You can find other sweet treats in their collection of desserts like cannolis, mousse, tiramisu, cake, donuts, and more decadent pastries!

Monday | 8am – 10pm
Tuesday | 8am – 10pm
Wednesday | 8am – 10pm
Thursday | 8am – 10pm
Friday | 8am – 10pm
Saturday | 10am – 10pm
Sunday | 10am – 10pm

📍 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 115, Tampa, FL 33602

Bright Ice, another adorable ice cream shop, specializes in small-batch ice creams with diverse flavors! Each of their batches includes high-quality and locally sourced ingredients. They offer both unique and classic flavors, ranging from warm vanilla to lemon with crystallized ginger! If you love exploring new and creative ice creams, then Bright Ice is the place to go! To top it all off, they have crispy fresh waffle cones and bowls!  

Monday | 11am – 10pm
Tuesday | 11am – 10pm
Wednesday |11am – 10pm
Thursday | 11am – 10pm
Friday | 11am – 10pm
Saturday | 11am – 11pm 
Sunday | 11am – 10pm 

📍 505 Water Street, Suite A-01, Tampa, FL 33602

Cookies, vegan donuts, cookie dough shots, and all things cereal-related! Milkin’It, a cereal lover’s childhood dream true, serves numerous sweet delights! From pastries to a simple bowl of cereal, you can find a sugar-filled treat fit for everyone. Not only do they add a little sweetness to your life, but they also brighten your day with pops of color. Their adorable café illuminates with splashes of pink and orange – contrasting with their industrial-style interior – mirroring the hues of a fruity pebble cereal!

Monday | 7am – 4:30pm
Tuesday | 7am – 4:30pm
Wednesday | 7am – 4:30pm
Thursday | 7am – 4:30pm
Friday | 7am – 7pm
Saturday | 7am – 7pm
Sunday | 8am – 4pm

📍 1000 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

For our plant-based eaters, vegans, and veggie-lovers, Farmacy Vegan Kitchen & Bakery has got tasty desserts made just for you! This plant-loving bakery lives within Channelside’s adorable local grocery store, Duckweed Grocery. Their list of baked treats includes cupcakes, chocolate avocado brownies, cream pies, donuts, and banana bread! They even have acai bowls for a frozen, nutrient-packed dessert (or breakfast and lunch) –goody!

Monday | 7am – 11pm 
Tuesday | 7am – 11pm
Wednesday | 7am – 11pm
Thursday | 7am – 11pm
Friday | 7am – 12pm
Saturday | 8am – 12pm
Sunday | 8am – 11pm 

📍 117 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602

Pair your dessert with breathtaking waterfront views at Columbia Café! Located within the Tampa Bay History Center, Columbia Café provides a cozy and classy waterfront dining location. Their collection of sugar-coated delights include flan, churros, guava cheesecake, and white chocolate bread pudding! If you prefer to treat yourself to a fancy cocktail for dessert, Columbia Café also serves delicious drinks like frozen margaritas, mules, mojitos, and sangria!

Monday | 11am – 9pm
Tuesday | 11am – 9pm
Wednesday | 11am – 9pm
Thursday | 11am – 9pm
Friday | 11am – 10pm
Saturday | 11am – 10pm
Sunday | 11am – 9pm

📍801 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Dessert in Channelside & More!

Spoil your sweet tooth with tasty dessert in Channelside! These sweet spots offer a variety of sugar-coated goodies and lots of flavors to explore! If you want to discover more must-try spots in Channelside and the rest of Tampa, make sure to check out our social media pages and download our app! Don’t forget to tag us and give us a follow on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok!  

Serafina Besecker

Serafina Besecker

Serafina is a blogger and author for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampa on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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