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best dessert options in Blue Bell / Norristown / KOP area

pbplus Dec 8, 2012 07:22 PM

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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    givemecarbs RE: pbplus Dec 8, 2012 11:53 PM

    How about Pumperniks in Montgomeryville?

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      RitterSportRules RE: pbplus Dec 9, 2012 01:32 AM

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

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        iluvpizza RE: pbplus Dec 9, 2012 11:43 AM

        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.

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          pbplus RE: pbplus Dec 9, 2012 12:43 PM

          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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            givemecarbs RE: pbplus Dec 9, 2012 03:36 PM

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

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              pbplus RE: givemecarbs Dec 10, 2012 02:44 PM

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

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

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                jujuthomas RE: pbplus Dec 10, 2012 04:25 PM

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

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              RitterSportRules RE: pbplus Dec 9, 2012 05:18 PM

              Please make sure their Sunday hours work for you.

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              jujuthomas RE: pbplus Dec 10, 2012 12:40 PM

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

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                pbplus RE: jujuthomas Dec 10, 2012 02:40 PM

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

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                  jujuthomas RE: pbplus Dec 10, 2012 04:29 PM

                  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. :)


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                    gaffk RE: jujuthomas Dec 10, 2012 04:43 PM

                    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.

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                pbplus RE: pbplus Dec 10, 2012 02:39 PM

                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.

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