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My Fair Sweets is home to these crazy, ultra-decadent milkshakes

My Fair Sweets is home to some of Atlanta's craziest milkshakes, topped with towers of doughnuts and entire cupcakes.

Bon Glaze opens a doughnut window in Buckhead

The new Buckhead store in Powers Ferry Square has a handy-dandy window you can walk up to and buy whichever doughnut from the massive menu tickles your fancy.

New Chocolate Shop: Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate

Wander around Krog Street Market and it won’t take long for your nostrils to encounter the heavenly work of this craft chocolatier. Bar flavors rotate frequently, but recent favorites included Oh Nuts!, with roasted almonds and vanilla-infused sea salt.

Sweet Sassy Molassey Bakeshop offers “better for you” treats

An accountant by trade, Nicole Rhoads has been baking since middle school and often thought about opening a bakery. When she moved from Chapel Hill, N.C., to Atlanta last year, she decided to go for it. But a traditional bakery was not what she had in mind.

Ice Cream: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Neither rain nor snow nor time of day can keep the crowds from this Ohio-based creamery. Flavors like goat cheese with red cherries, brown butter–almond brittle, and sweet cream biscuits and peach jam are the velvety wonderlands we dream about.

Cupcakes: Atlanta Cupcake Factory

Cupcakes get a bad rap for towers of cloyingly sweet icing and extravagant packaging. But you won’t find that here.

Milkshake: Cacao

Kristen Hard’s bean-to-bar chocolate shop in Virginia-Highland is known for many things, but we’re particularly hooked on the Aztec chocolate shake, made with three scoops of dark chocolate Honeysuckle Gelato and a dusting of cayenne and cinnamon, among other secret spices.

Frozen Custard: Vintage Frozen Custard

Transplants from the Midwest should be happy that one of their local treats—frozen custard—is available in Atlanta. Toppings are a must.

Cookies: Alon’s

Gooey chocolate chunk–pecan cookies, crumbly pistachio sablés that pop with lemon, and buttery squares filled with raspberry jam are just some of the cookie wonders found in Morningside’s star bakery.

Sweet Discovery: Sammy Cheezecake

East Point locals know Sammy Smith Jr. for his fluffy vanilla cakes with strawberries and towering slices of red velvet, but his original tour de force is cheesecake.

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