Are you and your friends in the mood for an elaborate confectionery experience? Your Vegas experience isn’t complete until you finish your meal with a delectable treat.
Here are five must-try places that offer the best desserts in Las Vegas—and will have you skipping the entree and heading straight to the sweet finale.
Sweets Raku is the sister restaurant of—and located adjacent to—the highly-acclaimed Raku. This fanciful Japanese snack shop in Las Vegas’ Chinatown is a study in minimalism, which you notice the minute you walk in. As you grace the establishment, you take in the stark white-tiled walls and rows of seamless wine racks that shelter the entrance. You dive right into chef Mio Ogasawara’s creations and forget all about savory pursuits. The vibe here is adorable sweetness, thanks to aptly titled confectionery experiences like the Angel Cream. You decide to order just that—and the waiter brings you a dessert with wings made of pear and fromage mousse.
The Still in The Mirage
While you’re tempted to eat everything from the menu at The Still in The Mirage, you don’t. It’s imperative to save room for one of the best desserts that will come out of this kitchen, which is inside a real Airstream trailer named Bud Bud’s. After devouring Korean-style chicken wings, a chili cheese hot dog, and an assortment of tacos, you make your way back to the order-up window and request a soft serve ice cream sundae in one of three flavors: salted Caramel, churro de leche crunch, or s’mores. Each one comes in a mini plastic baseball cap, so you reminisce about your childhood memories spent at the ballpark while eating it.
Harvest in Bellagio
Eschewing the typical dessert menu, Harvest offers you a roving sweet cart, allowing you to purchase smaller pastries such as cupcakes and homemade candies. This kind of playful presentation perfectly complements chef Roy Ellamar’s farm-to-table food. Besides, after you chow down on some grilled cauliflower and roasted baby beets, the only proper response is to finish it off with a Tahitian vanilla cream puff. You take a picture of the towering dessert to show all your friends on social media.
Hexx in Paris Las Vegas
A bean-to-bar factory, Hexx uses cacao sourced from the best farms located 20 degrees north and south of the equator to make its artisanal chocolate. You stop by the ice cream shop for a scoop of their signature flavor. With your ice cream in hand, you get a table street-side, take in some people watching, and dive into sweet-savory treats like chicken and waffles. For a layered and flavorful dish, you order the shredded Aztec cake with Venezuelan chocolate, spiced ganache, cinnamon icing, and toasted almonds.
Serendipity 3 in Caesars Palace
Serendipity 3 is not your average confectionery parlor. Everything is just a little bigger here—from the gargantuan sundaes to the signature frozen hot chocolate drink that blends 20 different kinds of chocolate into an icy concoction. The old-fashioned ice cream shop decor appeals to a wide range of your senses, just as much as the deep-fried Oreo sundae or crème de la cream cheesecake. You partner up with a few friends to take on the best desserts here, as the portions are not to be tackled alone.