Need more desserts in your life?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top dessert outlets in Oakland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings.
Oakland-area shoppers tend to spend more in November at food and beverage shops than other months of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of reputation management services and business analytics for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Oakland-area food and beverage shops grew to $20 for the metro area in November of last year, second only to December with an average of $22, and 3% higher than the average for the rest of the year.
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1. Angel Cakes Cupcakes
First on the list is Angel Cakes Cupcakes. Located at 745 Fifth St. (between Brush and Castro streets) in Jack London Square, the bakery, which offers cupcakes and more, is the highest-rated dessert spot in Oakland, boasting five stars out of 496 reviews on Yelp.
2. Mariposa Baking Company
Next up is Shafter's Mariposa Baking Company, situated at 5427 Telegraph Ave., Unit D3. (between 55th Street). With four stars out of 508 reviews on Yelp, the bakery and gluten-free spot, serving sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Arizmendi Bakery
Trestle Glen's Arizmendi Bakery, located at 3265 Lakeshore Ave. (between Lake Park Avenue and Trestle Glen Road), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bakery, which offers pizza, coffee and tea and more, 4.5 stars out of 1,325 reviews.
4. Firebrand Artisan Breads
Firebrand Artisan Breads, a bakery that offers cooking classes and more in Waverly, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 321 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2343 Broadway (between 24th and 23rd streets) to see for yourself.