I always need my daily sweet treat—it’s a blessing I inherited from my grandmother. Luckily, Post Road is the place to roam when you’re craving post-dinner sugar and I have become the expert on which spots to seek first.

Bonkers Cupcakes

One of my favorite Fairfield spots my mother and I run to for any celebration will always be Bonkers Cupcakes. This family-owned business bakes fresh cupcakes daily and you can taste it with every bite. Their flavors vary each day depending on what they have in stock, especially toward the end of the day as they usually sell out of most flavors. Their bases consist of vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, carrot and banana with vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel, coconut, coffee, raspberry or lemon frosting. 

What I love about Bonkers is that they have vegan and gluten-free cupcakes that taste no different than “regular” choices! I’ve only had their vegan chocolate cupcake but you can pre-order any flavor ahead of time as the owners try to accommodate your needs and desires. 

Dave’s Gourmet Paletas

Pick it, drip it and top it! Dave’s Gourmet Paletas are basically fancy popsicles. For just under six dollars you have a choice of two dozen bases. My favorites are blueberry lemonade, coconut and raspberry limeade! Afterward, you can choose a drizzle of butterscotch, caramel, chamoy, cookie butter, dark chocolate, fluff, hazelnut, Nutella, peanut butter, tajin and white chocolate for 75 cents each. Finally for 50 cents each, there are 20 options to top it with, including sprinkles, coconut flakes, crushed Oreos, fruity pebbles, toffee bits and more. 

They also have gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options every day, which is perfect for a gal like me! Overall, paletas prove not only to be a perfect summer treat but also reasonably affordable (my favorite word these days). 

Isabelle et Vincent

Isabelle et Vincent is a French bakery that serves single and large orders of delicious pastries and desserts. They bake fresh and unique types of croissants, turnovers, danishes, scones, beignets, cinnamon rolls, cakes, pies and meringues daily for $4-$7. My favorite, however, is their endless selection of macaroons which are sold for two dollars each: lemon, vanilla, blueberry, pistachio, apricot, caramel, raspberry, strawberry, tiramisu, coffee, oreo, key lime, passionfruit, chocolate and vanilla coconut. 

I always love supporting small businesses, especially bakeries! Most stores are so homey and smell out-of-this-world. 

Chip City 

Like Crumbl Cookies, Chip City has a rotating weekly choice of four flavors. However, unlike Crumbl, they don’t hurt your stomach and they are half the amount of calories. Each cookie is around $4 but they’re so large I often get two treats out of them after splitting one cookie in half so I would say the price is worth it. You can also buy a scoop of ice cream to go with your cookie if you want a makeshift cookie skillet.

Chip City also provides customers with a weekly dairy-free option! There is always a dairy-free chocolate chip flavor in store but they also have a rotating flavor that bounces between horchata, cookie butter, brookie and mocha (my favorite!).

16 Handles

“16 handles” refers to the 16 frozen yogurt flavors they have in store that rotate frequently. For me, this treat will never go out of style and I’m forever wishing to go back to 2015 when they monopolized every street corner. 

The handles are always a classic, light go-to for my friends and I especially after they’ve partnered up with Oatly which gives customers a dairy-free option. When it starts to get warmer outside, I love diving into my cup after driving down the road to the beach—that’s what makes every sweet treat all the better!

Fairfield has so many spots to satisfy your dessert appetite but I would start with these five. Whether you’re in need of something filling or light, warm or cold, they’ve got a treat for every mood.

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Brooke is a senior English Creative Writing and Digital Journalism major, with minors in Film, Television & Media and Editing & Publishing. She plans to pursue a career in screenwriting after graduation.

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