October is here, which means three things in Park City: the leaves are changing into vibrant hues, ski season is right around the corner and — last but not least — we’re happily welcoming back our favorite fall treats. Below, find the local sweet shops to indulge in this month. No tricks, only treats.
1. Ritual Chocolate Factory & Cafe
1105 Iron Horse Dr. Park City, UT 84060
Ritual Chocolate is known for their craft chocolate bars, made from sustainable, organically grown cacao and organic sugar — available online and in stores across the United States. At their Park City cafe and coffee shop, sip on rich drinking chocolate alongside gourmet chocolate truffles. Be sure to pick up a few chocolate bars to take home while you’re there.
P.S. You’ll get to see how the chocolate is made — it’s done in house!
2. Java Cow Café & Bakery
402 Main St. Park City, UT 84060
The ice cream (including coconut-based vegan “ice cream”) is handmade on site, the pastries are made fresh every day and the locally roasted, fair trade coffee is always brewing. Any time of day — from breakfast to well past dinner time — Java Cow is ready to fulfill your sweet tooth craving.
P.S. Stop in after 1 p.m. every Friday for fresh-baked challah bread!
3. The Hungry Miner
1385 Lowell Ave. Park City, UT 84060
The Hungry Miner is like a permanent state fair food stall — but way tastier and far more customizable. Take your standard fair fare: a piping hot funnel cake and add icing (chocolate, vanilla, maple); drizzle on caramel, raspberry or strawberry syrup; and load it up with toppings including — but not limited to — powdered sugar, bacon, strawberries and chocolate chips.
P.S. Unrelated to sweets, they also serve 100% beef hot dogs with more than 15 topping options.
4. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
510 Main St. Park City, UT 84060
Headquartered in Durango, Colorado, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is a beloved confectionery manufacturer in the U.S. and beyond. Their Park City location is a favorite stop for locals and tourists for the sheer number of options available. From giant candied apples to rock candy sticks to marshmallow fudge, there’s something for everyone.
P.S. They sell unique baked dog treats for your four-legged friends, too!
5. Windy Ridge Bakery
1750 Iron Horse Dr. Park City, UT 84060
A Park City staple, Windy Ridge Bakery specializes in artisan breads and pastries. For an early morning sweet treat, try their blueberry scone or chocolate croissant. Take home a dozen assorted cookies and bars or a homemade pie, like their specialty “Mile High Apple Pie.”
P.s. Order online and pick up curbside for a seamless sugar rush.
6. High Altitude Bakery
(Delivery only; made-to-order custom baked goods)
For birthdays, celebrations or other special occasions, order custom-made and artfully decorated cookies, cupcakes, cakes, pies, brownies and more from High Altitude Bakery. Give them a call or submit a request through their online form, and they’ll make it special for you.
7. Auntie Em’s
1401 Kearns Blvd. Park City, UT, 84060 (located in The Kimball Art Center)
“There’s no place like home baked goods,” reads Auntie Em’s website, and that homemade comfort is the kind of feeling you want to evoke when eating a sweet treat. Auntie Em’s makes cookies, pies, and crumbles for pickup or delivery. Stop in their location inside The Kimball Art Center to browse the whole assortment!
P.S. Their cookies can be shipped throughout the United States.