Indianapolis' 4 favorite spots to score desserts on the cheap

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Got a hankering for desserts?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable dessert hot spots in Indianapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your sweet tooth.

1. Sundae's Ice Cream & Coffee

Topping the list is Sundae's Ice Cream & Coffee. Located at 9922 E. 79th St. in Geist, the coffee roastery, which also offers ice cream, frozen yogurt and other treats, including milkshakes and ice cream pies is the highest-rated affordable dessert spot in Indianapolis, boasting five stars out of 152 reviews on Yelp. The shop makes all the ice cream and roasts its own coffee beans in-house.

2. Teejay's Sweet Tooth

Next up is College Park's TeeJay's Sweet Tooth, situated at 8660 Purdue Road, Suite 600. The casual spot offers a wide array of desserts, including 16 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, milkshakes, ice cream floats, doughnuts and doughnut ice cream sandwiches. With five stars out of 94 reviews on Yelp, the sweets shop has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option.

3. Circle City Sweets

Downtown Indianapolis' Circle City Sweets, located in the Historic City Market building at 222 E. Market St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable spot to score desserts 4.5 stars out of 78 reviews. The sweets menu changes daily, but you can expect to see treats like cookies, brownies, tarts, cakes, scones and candies, as well as breakfast breads like croissants and muffins on it. Custom wedding cakes and other sweets, like French macarons, jams and caramels, are also available for special occasions.

4. Mama Ines Mexican Bakery

Over in Lafayette Square, check out Mama Ines Mexican Bakery, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 40 reviews on Yelp. The shop offers authentic Spanish desserts, such as cookies, pastries, flan, and Mexican sweet bread, as well as custom cakes and seasonal items. Dig in at the Mexican bakery by heading over to 3822 Georgetown Road. 


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