Sweet Spots (Best Desserts) 

Banyan Tree Chocolate & Café

5170 Palmer Plaza Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 923-2462, banyantreechocolate.comFacebookInstagram

Need chocolate? Banyan Tree has you covered. Purchase a “Chocolate Survival Kit” to get you through. Order online and pick up or have it delivered. While you’re at it, check out the lunch menu and bakery with tasty treats.

Euphemia Haye Restaurant

5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, (941) 383-3633, euphemiahaye.comFacebookInstagram

Schedule a date night with your sweetheart and take advantage of curbside pick-up from one of Sarasota’s most romantic restaurants. And don’t forget dessert—call to ask about the cheesecake du jour.

Lila

1576 Main St., Sarasota,  (941) 296-1042, lilasrq.comFacebookInstagram

Unfortunately closed temporarily, Lila looks forward to opening back up as soon as it can. In the meantime, follow the restaurant on social media for updates and to share your fondest vegan memories. Dream now, dessert later. 

Haute Chocolate (Best Chocolate Shop)

Banyan Tree Chocolate & Café

5170 Palmer Plaza Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 923-2462, banyantreechocolate.comFacebookInstagram

Need chocolate? Banyan Tree has you covered. Purchase a “Chocolate Survival Kit” to get you through. Order online and pick up or have it delivered.

Kilwins

312 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota,(941) 388-3200, kilwins.com/stores/kilwins-sarasota

While you can’t stop in and sample Kilwins fudge, you can still order online. Make the most of your stay-at-home time by having your favorites shipped directly to your door. Then dream about strolling with a chocolate-dipped cone later this year.

Noela Chocolate & Confections

1405 1st St., Sarasota, (941) 284-2671, noelachocolate.comFacebook

Craving Noela’s unique collection of seasonal flavors? You can’t shop in store, but you can order on its website. And while you’re at it, might we suggest you send a gift to the people on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis? Surprise the local hospital with an order of chocolate bacon “chocoink,” gourmet popcorn or a custom gift package. Anything from Noela is sure to put a smile on the faces of our local heroes.

Against the Grain (Best Bakery)

C'est La Vie

1553 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 906-9575; 8527 Cooper Creek Blvd, University Park,(941) 355-2323; cestlaviesarasota.com

For all your crisis-eating crepe needs…C’est La Vie is ready to serve. Check its Facebook for updated offers, like ordering a homemade quiche or special French dinner to go. The offerings vary based on location, so make sure to connect directly with the one closest to you. Bon appetit!

Rendez Vous

2117 Siesta Drive, Sarasota, (941) 552-9240; 5336 Clark Rd, Sarasota, (941) 924-1234; rendezvoussarasota.comFacebook

Curbside croissants? Yes, please. Visit either location to get fresh baked goodies to share with your quarantine counterparts. Call ahead to either location—Clark Road or Siesta Drive. 

Morton's Bakery

1924 S Osprey Ave., Sarasota,(941) 955-9856, mortonsmarket.com/bakery---pastry.htmlFacebook

Gourmet to-go awaits you. Four generations of goodness can’t be stopped by COVID-19. Morton’s can even create custom gift baskets for delivery. If you haven’t shopped Morton’s before, check out its website today to see what all the fuss is about.

Paisano's Italian Bakery

2732 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota, (941) 926-8422, paisanositalianbakery.comFacebook

Craving fresh, creamy cannoli? How about traditional Italian pastries and cookies? Paisano’s is open for business and is ready to take your custom order.

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