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Nine Atlanta Desserts Better Than Halloween Candy

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It's Halloween, y'all. But before breaking into a loved one's candy stash, remember that sugary cravings don't have to be fulfilled by sweets that are processed or fun-sized. To help you out, here's a map of restaurants (not bakeries or ice cream shops) offering nine desserts better than anything the kids in your neighborhood are getting tonight— and you won't even have to reach into a hollowed-out gourd or tell a bad joke to get 'em. Bonus: Not a single one has anything to do with pumpkin.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 4th & Swift

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621 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(678) 904-0160
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Skip the s'mores: New pastry chef Lauren Raymond has added a toasted marshmallow-custard tart with candied peanuts and black currant pate de fruit to the menu at 4th & Swift. [Photo: Michael Pannone]

2. The General Muir

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1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 927-9131
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The cheesecake at The General Muir has been called game-changing. What more do you need to know?

3. Kevin Rathbun Steak

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154 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 524-5600
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Stop by Kevin Rathbun Steak for the peanut butter banana split baked Alaska, a meringue-covered, nostalgia-inducing dessert created by pastry chef Joy Jessup.

4. Miller Union

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999 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(678) 733-8550
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Tired of pumpkin? Head in to Miller Union to try pastry chef Pamela Moxley's sweet potato tea cake with pecans and oatmeal-praline ice cream.

5. Muss & Turner's

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1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Ste 309
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 434-1114
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The goat cheesecake at Muss & Turner's is rich, creamy, and perfectly sized for a small treat after dinner— or lunch. We don't judge.

6. One Eared Stag

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1029 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 525-4479
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It's easy to fill up on the food and cocktails at One Eared Stag, but don't sleep on the restaurant's spiced plum panna cotta with shortbread, spicy gingerbread ice cream, and roasted plum.

7. South City Kitchen

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1144 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 873-7358
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The restaurant's banana pudding is renowned, but pastry talent Eric Wolitzky's pineapple upside down cake with bourbon caramel, sour cream cake, and ambrosia ice cream is a worthy new contender.

8. The Spence

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75 5th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 892-9111
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The most popular dessert on the menu at The Spence is Andrea Litvin's chocolate cake with honey ice cream and almonds. Litvin's known for her innovative presentation as well as her faultless flavors, so don't be surprised if this doesn't come out plated like you'd expect.

9. Table And Main

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1028 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075
(678) 869-5178
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With bourbon cream and housemade vanilla wafers, the rich, not-to-sweet chocolate pudding at Table & Main just called to be served in a mason jar. Try it.

1. 4th & Swift

621 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Skip the s'mores: New pastry chef Lauren Raymond has added a toasted marshmallow-custard tart with candied peanuts and black currant pate de fruit to the menu at 4th & Swift. [Photo: Michael Pannone]
621 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

2. The General Muir

1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230, Atlanta, GA 30329
The cheesecake at The General Muir has been called game-changing. What more do you need to know?
1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329

3. Kevin Rathbun Steak

154 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Stop by Kevin Rathbun Steak for the peanut butter banana split baked Alaska, a meringue-covered, nostalgia-inducing dessert created by pastry chef Joy Jessup.
154 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

4. Miller Union

999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Tired of pumpkin? Head in to Miller Union to try pastry chef Pamela Moxley's sweet potato tea cake with pecans and oatmeal-praline ice cream.
999 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

5. Muss & Turner's

1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Ste 309, Smyrna, GA 30080
The goat cheesecake at Muss & Turner's is rich, creamy, and perfectly sized for a small treat after dinner— or lunch. We don't judge.
1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Ste 309
Smyrna, GA 30080

6. One Eared Stag

1029 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
It's easy to fill up on the food and cocktails at One Eared Stag, but don't sleep on the restaurant's spiced plum panna cotta with shortbread, spicy gingerbread ice cream, and roasted plum.
1029 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

7. South City Kitchen

1144 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
The restaurant's banana pudding is renowned, but pastry talent Eric Wolitzky's pineapple upside down cake with bourbon caramel, sour cream cake, and ambrosia ice cream is a worthy new contender.
1144 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. The Spence

75 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
The most popular dessert on the menu at The Spence is Andrea Litvin's chocolate cake with honey ice cream and almonds. Litvin's known for her innovative presentation as well as her faultless flavors, so don't be surprised if this doesn't come out plated like you'd expect.
75 5th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

9. Table And Main

1028 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075
With bourbon cream and housemade vanilla wafers, the rich, not-to-sweet chocolate pudding at Table & Main just called to be served in a mason jar. Try it.
1028 Canton St
Roswell, GA 30075

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