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best dessert options in Blue Bell / Norristown / KOP area

My husband and I now have about 1.5 kid-free hours on Sunday evenings and want to take advantage of the chance to go out and grab dessert together. Unfortunately, interesting options in this part of Montgomery County seem limited. Any suggestions for places with great dessert where we could go without ordering dinner?

So far, we've thought of Zwahlen's in Audubon, which is delicious but closed on Sundays. I'm also a cheesecake lover and enjoy an occasional visit to The Cheesecake Factory. That's all we've got. Can anyone expand our options?

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  1. How about Pumperniks in Montgomeryville?

    1. Zacharias Creekside Cafe has good in-house made desserts. However, they are a bit pricey.

      1. Bertucci's has really good Tiramisu, if you enjoy that. Also, Wegmans in KOP, has some wonderful desserts to go with an eating area, along with a nice little restaurant.

        1. We've never been to Zacharias. I think we'll try it out tonight.

          I hadn't thought of the other options either, but they're good ones. I know Wegmans has a beautiful dessert case, but appearance doesn't always translate into flavor in a supermarket. I'm glad to hear Wegmans doesn't disappoint. I love Pumpernick's, but I would normally only think of them for delicious sandwiches and pickles.

          Thanks, everyone! I'd love to hear other suggestions. Finding good food around here can be tricky when there isn't time to head downtown.

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          1. re: pbplus

            Jewish deli style restaurants can have some decadent desserts. Like cheesecake! This time of year I love the soups at Pumperniks the most though.

            1. re: givemecarbs

              I've never had their soups. Thanks for the recommendation!

              Now I'm feeling the urge to drive to Montgomeryville...

              1. re: pbplus

                love pumpernick's soups! never had their desserts, i'm always too full.

            2. re: pbplus

              Please make sure their Sunday hours work for you.

            3. I've heard good things about dessert at Bridgets in Ambler.

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              1. re: jujuthomas

                I've never heard of Bridgets. I'll have to look into it. Thanks!

                1. re: pbplus

                  I'll check with my friend who recommended it - she said something about amazing cheesecake - I just can't remember what flavor cheesecake it was. Pumpkin perhaps? it is that time of year. :)

                  http://www.bridgetssteak.com/

                  1. re: jujuthomas

                    Yes, last time we were there (late October) my friend had the pumpkin cheese cake and declared it perfect. I had a peanut butter and chocolate dessert that was quite tasty.

              2. I thought I should report on our visit to Zacharias Creekside Cafe. I called ahead to see if showing up just for dessert would be a problem. They were slow enough on a rainy Sunday evening that they didn't mind at all. The service was great, and the desserts were yummy. We loved the pistachio cake with sour cherries and dark chocolate. We'll definitely go there again soon to try some other desserts, and I'd like to find time to try them for lunch or dinner as well.