Restaurants : Sweet tooth
Dessert can be a great ending to a meal or a treat all by itself. If you are on the go in Oak Bluffs, M.V. Gourmet Café has cases of sweets. One specialty is their vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, piled high with frosting. They also offer mini key lime pies, cannoli, and much more.
For more cupcakes, visit Sweet E's in Vineyard Haven, which only sells cupcakes and beverages. In addition to regular flavors are daily specials such as peach and blueberry-filled.
At the Scottish Bakehouse, find many treats from rich chocolate brownies to freshly baked pies. If you want something small, try the sesame cookies in a jar near the register.
Island restaurants have terrific dessert selections. Here's just a sampling.
Deon's Restaurant in Oak Bluffs serves a great key lime pie.
And there's a reason Farm Neck Café keeps their profiteroles on the menu. Vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce fill the large puff pastry shell, which is big enough for four.
Slice of Life's chocolate fondant is a perfect dessert for two, served with a choice of gelato.
Save room after dinner at Jimmy Sea's for their cannoli, and at l'etoile for their Chocolate and Capuccino Semifreddo Brownie Napolean.
State Road in West Tisbury changes their dessert menu often but the S'mores remain. Works of art, they are served in a glass to show the layers of marshmallow, organic dark chocolate, and graham crackers.
The Beach Plum Inn still makes their delicious quad cake, and their double chocolate brownie served with mint chocolate chip ice cream and a chocolate chip cookie is another good choice.
If you're on the go up-Island, Dreamcatcher Snack Bar in Aquinnah and The Galley in Menemsha serve frozen treats such as soft-serve cones and milkshakes.
There are many ice cream shops down Island, including Ben and Bills, and Carousel Ice Cream in Oak Bluffs; Scoops and Dairy Queen in Edgartown, and Mad Martha's in all three down-Island towns. Rocco's in Vineyard Haven recently began serving several flavors of gelato.