101 Places to Find the Best Treats in Orange County

Where_to_find_the_best_Treats_in_Orange_Countyfrom ice cream to donuts, to shaved ice to cupcakes, Orange County has its share of yummy places to get unique and tasty treats. i am often asked where to go to get a decadent desserts or fun places to take the kiddies to get a special treat after school. so i thought, why not make a gigantic list of 101 Places to find the Best Treats in Orange County.

i’ve scoured the internet. local OC Foodie Instagram accounts and also through my own blog to make this awesome list of the best places in OC. some i have tried, some are recommendations, and some are on my bucket list to try. hopefully this list will inspire your sweet tooth to head over to your nearest treats store or bakery. let me know your favorites…and if i need to add something to this list. enjoy!!!!

101 Places to find the Best Treats in Orange County

Ice Cream and more
à la Minute (Orange) – made with nitrogen
Afters Ice Cream (Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Tustin, Chino Hills & Long Beach) – home of the famous Milky Bun

Afters_Ice_Cream_Milky_Bun Churned Creamery (Tustin)
Cloud Poke and Snow (Fullerton)
Cream (Aliso Viejo & Irvine) – unique ice cream sandwiches
Coldstone Creamery (Multiple Orange County Locations)
Creamistry (Anaheim, Brea, Cerritos, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Tustin & Corona ) – made with nitrogen
Dad’s Donuts & Ice Cream (Newport Beach) – Famous Balboa bars and chocolate dipped bananas
H2 Snow (Orange)
Honey & Butter (Irvine)

honey_and_butter_irvine Honeymee (Buena Park, Cerritos, Irvine & Westminster) – natural milk ice cream with pure honeycomb
La Michoacana Premium (Santa Ana) – Mexican Ice Cream Treats
Honeymee Milky Snow Bar (Garden Grove)
Nitrolado (Garden Grove) – made with nitrogen
Scoops N Scoops (Irvine & Chino Hills) – made with nitrogen
Scoops N Scoops Ice Creams Shaved Ice Ice Baby (Lake Forest)
Snow Heaven (Lake Forest)
Snow Monster OC (Huntington Beach, Tustin, Westminster, Long Beach & Mini Monster at Anaheim Packing House)
Snow Station (Anaheim, Los Alamitos, Tustin & Westminster)

Snow_Station_in_Tustin Snowy Village (Buena Park)
N2 Creamery (Villa Park) – made with nitrogen
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Donuts and more
Crafted Donuts (Fountain Valley)
Dad’s Donuts & Ice Cream (Newport Beach) – Famous Balboa bars and chocolate dipped bananas
DK’s Donuts of Orange (Orange)
DK’s Donuts of Tustin (Tustin)
Dunkin Donuts (Garden Grove, Irvine, Santa Ana, Villa Park, Westminster & Yorba Linda)
Krispy Kreme (Orange & Mission Viejo)
Poqet Donuts (Irvine) – customize your own donuts

Orange County Gourmet Donuts The Donuttery (Huntington Beach)
Sidecar Donuts (Costa Mesa)
U Jelly (Fountain Valley)
Zombee Donuts (Fullerton)

Zombee Donuts of Orange County

Bakeries and Cupcakes
Beverly’s Bakery (Fullerton & Yorba Linda)
Blackmarket Bakery (Costa Mesa & Santa Ana)
Creme & Sugar (Anaheim Hills) – Known for their lavender cake, lavender lattes and cookie butter lattes.

Creme_and_Sugar_Lavendar_Cake Casey’s Cupcakes (Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach & Riverside)
Cream Pan Bakery (Tustin)
French’s Pastry (Costa Mesa, Irvine, Mission Viejo & Orange) – Since 1965
Hapa Cupcakes (Fullerton)
Nothing Bundt Cakes (Mission Viejo)
Porto’s Bakery (Buena Park)
The Sugar Me Bakery (Orange) – Giant cupcakes
The Great Dane Baking Company (Huntington Beach & Los Alamitos)

great_dane_baking_company Rockwell’s Bakery (Villa Park)
Simply the Cupcake Store (Mission Viejo)
Sunmerry Bakery (Irvine) – Asian Fusion style
SusieCakes (Costa Mesa, Laguna Niguel & Newport Beach)
Sprinkles Cupcakes (Newport Beach)
Wonderland Bakery (Newport Beach)
85ºC Bakery (Buena Park, Cerritos, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Irvine & Chino Hills) – Taiwanese fusion

Cookies and more
Cookie Connection (Irvine)
Cookies by Jess (Orange)
Honey & Butter (Irvine)
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Kelly’s Kookies (Brea, Costa Mesa, Irvine Newport Beach & Stanton) – known for their shortbread and lemon cookies
Stax Cookie Bar (Irvine)
The Cookie Element (Yorba Linda)
The Dirty Cookie (Tustin) – Cookie shots!
The Sweet Shot Company (Irvine) Cookie shots!

Chocolate 
Chocxo Bean to Bar (Irvine) – Chocolate factory tours
Luisa Chocolatiere (Laguna Niguel)
Too Sweet (Newport Beach) – Chocolate dipped bananas and Balboa Bars

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Frozen Yogurt
Ice Cap (Placentia)
Menchies (Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita & Corona) – fresh made waffle cones
Yogurtland (multiple Orange County locations)
Frozen Custard & Italian Ice
Confetti Italian Ice & Custard (Costa Mesa)

Frostbites Crepes & Frozen Delights (Cypress)
Joe’s Italian Ice (Anaheim)
Kups (Westminster)
Rita’s (multiple Orange County locations) – frozen ice with frozen custard
Stickland’s (Irvine)

Gelato
Eiswelt Gelato (Westminster)
Mochilato (Irvine) – Japanese fusion – gelato, mochi, macarons, shaved ice and more.

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Shave Ice
Bahama Bucks (Huntington Beach)
Haole Boys Shave Ice (Huntington Beach)
Hula Girls Shave Ice (Huntington Beach) – fresh made syrups with no preservatives or high-fructose corn syrup

Hula_Girls_Shave_Ice_Huntington_Beach Oahu Shave Ice (Yorba Linda)
Snow 2 Go (Mission Viejo)
Snowy Village (Buena Park)
Sticky Fingers (Irvine)
Wiki Wiki Shave Ice (Tustin)

Popsicles
Dee-lite Distribution (Fullerton) – Wholesale to the public
Front Porch Pops (Santa Ana & Tustin)
Neveria La Flor De Mexico (Stanton) – yummy paletas
Pop Bar (Anaheim & Huntington Beach)
Paloma’s Paletas (Corona Del Mar)
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Candy Stores
Balboa Candy Store (Newport Beach at the Balboa Fun Zone)
B.Candy Store (Corona Del Mar)

b_candy Marceline’s Confectionary ( Anaheim in Downtown Disney) – They have Disney treats!
Powell’s Sweet Shop (AlisoViejo)
Rocket Fizz (Irvine & San Clemente)

Pies and more
The Pie Hole (Orange)
Marie Callender’s (Multiple Orange County locations)

Coconut Cream Pie

Allergy-friendly Treats
Sensitive Sweets (Fountain Valley & San Clemente)

Unique & Specialty Treats
Bagels & Brew (Aliso Viejo, Lake Forest & Mission Viejo) – known for their rainbow unicorn bagels
Bagels and Brews Unicorn Bagels Cha2O (Fullerton) – Tea House, Java, Smoothies, Specialty drinks and more
Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up (Irvine)
7 Leaves Cafe (Cypress, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach & Irvine)
The LOOP (Westminster) – handcrafted churros
The_Loop_ChurrosWow!!!!! now that’s a lot of yumminess. have i missed any must-go places? let me know in the comments….

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Comments

  1. Sheree J says:

    Wait…..Porto’s is open in BP? I have been waiting forever!

  2. Alexis says:

    Bahama Bucks in Huntington Beach! It’s our favorite!

  3. Courtney says:

    Everyone needs to try slice deli and cakery in fountain valley. BEST homemade specialty cake slices, whole cakes and cookies and owned by the sweetest couple!

  4. Hope says:

    Gotta add the cookie element in Yorba Linda. So delicious!

  5. Glenda says:

    Paletas at La Flor de Mexico in Stanton

  6. Kathy Carlson says:

    Rockwells in Villa Park for cupcakes and cakes

  7. Red says:

    There’s no Black Market Bakery in this? They pointed out more Portos, DQ, Sprinkles, and common places than smaller bakeries and stuff I this list. There’s a lot here, but I know theres so much more that would be worthy. Try looking less corporates companies…. Look for the hole in the walls.

  8. Mary says:

    Frostbites Crepes & Frozen Delights in Cypress and Costa Mesa

  9. Annette says:

    You forgot about Cream. Handcrafted cookie ice cream sandwiches! They even have gluten free options. DELISH! We have been to the one in Aliso Viejo and in Irvine at the Spectrum.

  10. John says:

    Did you cover mexican style ice cream? A huge one just opened up. It’s called La Michoacana Premium. Ever hear of elote ice cream or gave a Pure coconut cream popsicle? Some of the local favorite are a bit spicy for my taste, but everything else makes for a fun cool experience…

    PS. Love your blog!

  11. Michelle Gutierrez says:

    Sno 2 go …. Mission Viejo Best shaved Ice

  12. Mandi N says:

    Bahama Buck’s in Huntington Beach has soft, sweet, and very delicious shaved ice!

  13. Wendy says:

    Gelato prediso- Laguna and newport- best ever!

  14. Where are the Pokemon donuts from???

  15. Mixed Bakery in Corona del Mar, Gourmet Pastries Baked to Order.

  16. Nicole says:

    Mixed Bakery in Corona del Mar has the best baked goods! Her cookies, cakes, brownies, and lemon bars are musts:
    http://www.mixed-bakery.com/

  17. Casie says:

    How about Golden Spoon?? Its a good classic for frozen yogurt.
    Also, Glee Donuts & Burgers in Fountain Valley.

  18. Allison says:

    Need to Pin This post! Yum!!

  19. Vanessa V. says:

    I think there is a Menchies in Mission Valley, their soft serve is very good, we went there this summer.

  20. Larry Burdick says:

    You have to put ChunknChip on this list.Ice cream sammich and waffle cones with outrageous ice cream flavors. 4th St Markets in Santa Ana.

  21. The best donuts are at Halfsies in Tustin. Make your own donut or choose from one of the artfully crafted donuts on display. Choose your icing, topping, or filling.

  22. Robyn holcomb says:

    Omg! So many yummy treats to try!

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