It’s the season of gathering family together to share a meal. The best kind of family dinners result in remaining at the table for hours after you’ve finished eating, telling stories, and sharing laughter as the fireplace blazes to keep you toasty and warm. What better way to treat your loved ones and celebrate the festive season than with a delicious holiday dessert after dinner? You’ll want something fresh and local from one of these best spots for holiday dessert near Allentown, PA. Is your mouth watering yet?

Baked in Emmaus

This small neighborhood café bakes small-batch goodies for you to enjoy. Opt for a selection of traditional and contemporary cookies, including everything from the classic snickerdoodle to espresso almond and rosemary walnut creations. Gluten free and vegan options are available. Request a custom cake or cupcakes for your holiday celebration, choosing festive options such as red velvet with cream cheese or lemon with curd and buttercream.

Egypt Star Bakery

This bakery has been family-owned and -operated for more than eighty years, using many of the same time-honored recipes today as when they first began. Breads are baked in brick ovens heated by gas, coal, and oil—some of which have been in continuous operation throughout the bakery’s history. You’ll find delicious treats and kitchen staples here year-round, but for a holiday dessert, you can’t go wrong with delicious options such as fruit pies, fruit buns, and specialty cakes.

Mary Ann Donut Kitchen

This little donut shop has been family owned and operated for more than 50 years, and creates an enormous variety of different donut flavors, convincing us that donuts are not just for breakfast, but they can actually make a satisfying and unique holiday dessert, too. Some notable donut flavors include French Toast, Glazed Cinnamon Swirl, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Chocolate Caramel Coconut, and more. More of a traditionalist when it comes to dessert? The bakery also makes yummy cookies and cupcakes to bring home and share with your nearest and dearest.

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