Save Room for Dessert – Heber Dining
SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT
Local Favorites for Adults and Kids Alike
By Julie Hooker
The next time you’re out for a family meal, may we suggest introducing a tradition practiced in Amor Towles’ novel, A Gentleman in Moscow. Instruct the table to read their menu from the bottom up and to decide on a dessert first. This charming exercise ensures that everyone ends their meal with a sweet delicacy.
To help get you started, here are local delights appealing to all ages and tastes.
Home Baked Pies
Betty’s Cafe is our readers’ choice for home baked pies. This fourth-generation family owned eatery enchants patrons with made-from-scratch specials, like apple, peach, chocolate and coconut cream. Tip: Take a slice home for later.
Served by the cup and piled high, the kiddos will love Spin Café’s “world-famous” gelato. Made from scratch in small batches and using all natural ingredients, the dense ice cream has a velvety texture and intense flavor. Tip: For families avoiding dairy, try the sorbetto stuffed with fruit.
Homemade Cinnamon Roll
You will be hard pressed to find a more scrumptious and sticky cinnamon roll than at Chick’s Cafe. This decadent delight is the perfect reward after a long day at work or school. Tip: Order a cup of hot cocoa for the ultimate combo.
Voted Best of State for 18 years in a row, Dairy Keen’s famous shakes are made with a secret homemade ice cream recipe. The shakes can be ordered thick or thin and come in multiple flavor choices including fresh strawberry, cookie dough and Oreo Mint. Tip: Add malt to give your shake a rich taste and enhance the flavor.
Ga`ivsa Corn Pudding
The Lakehouse at Deer Creek features recipes that celebrate Utah’s native and pioneer culture. If you’re looking for a unique vegan and/or gluten free dessert, you will love the Ga`ivsa Corn Pudding. This delicacy blends the bold flavor of mesquite roasted corn with the sweet bite of fresh berries. Tip: The menu changes regularly so check for specials.
Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie
Pick up this tasty refreshment to sweeten a mid-day meal or as the perfect after-school treat for your hungry scholar. The Bagel Den is open 7 days a week from 6 am to 5 pm and has a convenient drive-thru. Tip: If you’re all about the fruit, try the Mixed Berry Smoothie.