Bruttles sweetens teethbuds with a variety of gourmet treats, including caramels, nut brittles, and signature, chocolate-dipped Bruttles. Master candy maker and Bruttles founder Aunt Sophia Gerkensmeyer engineered the 60-year-old recipe for soft peanut-butter brittle, and each batch is still hand-pulled on her original marble slab ($6.50–$22.95). The shop’s signature candy is the peanut-butter Bruttle: soft peanut-butter brittle (sans nuts) dipped in rich, semi-sweet chocolate, ($9.95 for a 12-piece bag). Romantics can appease the impending onslaught of armed cherubs with gift items such as the Valentine truffle sampler, which houses 12 handmade truffles, four peanut Bruttles, and two caramels ($22.95).
Froyo Earth's yogurt is packed with live and active cultures, which customers then pack into biodegradable cups, and then into their bellies. This health- and earthy-friendly snack comes in a rotating selection of flavors such as huckleberry, root-beer float, and kiwi-strawberry sorbet. After swirling their chosen flavors into the cups, customers can shower frozen peaks with toppings that range from fresh berries to candy, nuts, and Hershey's syrup. Then, the cashier weighs new creations to fill out an accurate birth certificate and determine the price based on its weight. Customers can take their treat to go or savor it amid Froyo Earth's local and global artwork.
Cakey dough. Rastachio. Maple bacon. If such ice cream flavors sound made up, it's because they are—by Brain Freeze Creamery. There are over 100 of these innovative combinations, all of which helped the creamery land a spot on Inlander's Best of 2014 poll. But the shop doesn't stop at just ice cream. Frothy coffee drinks and savory sandwiches also grace the menu.
Owned and operated by lifelong Spokane residents Robie and Wayne Calcaterra, Alberta Bake Shop treats friends and neighbors to handmade pastries and breads fresh from the oven. Bakers employ fresh, local ingredients and ecofriendly Shepherd's Grain flour to create savory treats, such as asiago-cheddar bread, and sweets, such as pumpkin donuts and tiramisu.
A shrine to all things saccharine, Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory satisfies cravings for sweet confections and classic candy varieties. In addition to specialty chocolates and Pez dispensers, the store stocks more than 150 types of candy available by the pound.
The Scoop's friendly staff welcomes visitors into its shop under hand-painted and cut-steel lettered signs, which hint at the quirky small-scale philosophy that earned the shop praise from the Pacific Northwest Inlander. The beloved neighborhood treatery serves 16 rotating, unique small-batch ice-cream flavors from local Brain Freeze Creamery. Customers savor scoops of ice cream piled into cups or handmade waffle cones; but rather than traditional vanilla and chocolate, they experience flavors as eclectic as dirt, Malties Falcon, Freshly Minted, cakey dough, and banana pudding. To complement the frozen treats, the menu presents Roast House coffee, The Flying Pig baked goods, Belgian liege waffles layered with toppings such as yogurt and bacon, cranberry-turkey sandwiches, and turkey pesto paninis. Many items are vegan or gluten-free. They've been voted "Best ice cream shop" three years running from Krem2's The Best of Spokane