There are just too many ways to indulge your sweet tooth in Shanghai, so here are 8 that you’ll truly, madly, deeply love. There’s no better time to celebrate – new year’s resolutions can wait a few weeks. Chope is the restaurant reservation service that makes finding a table in Shanghai as easy as pie.
Rose-flavoured Panna Cotta @ Miss Ali
Miss Ali’s rose panna cotta is light and heavenly, and the rose flavor is a delicious compliment to a meaty Xinjiang feast.133 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu
Visit one of the classiest buildings on The Bund and treat yourself to Unico’s take on this incredible Peruvian dessert.Three on the Bund, 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
Churros @ Maya
Maya’s churros are ideal for sharing over brunch, or eating by yourself – make your own rules. You could just go for their dessert sampler that includes churros, chocolate chili lava cake, cheesecake, and chocolate crème brûlée. Treat yourself.3/F, 1329 Huaihai Lu, near Changshu Lu
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cronut @ Light & Salt
A meal at Light & Salt Rockbund is a true fine-dining experience in a historic Shanghai setting – so who would have guessed they serve cronuts? The fanciest cronut you will ever eat.Rock Bund, 6/F, 133 Yuanmingyuan Lu, Beijing Dong Lu
Berry Pavlova @ Liquid Laundry
Liquid Laundry’s berry pavlova is the perfect combination of light and decadent: the meringue dessert is filled with vanilla mascarpone crème and topped with fresh berries & passion fruit.KWah Centre, 2/F, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Donghu Lu
Warm Skillet Cookie & Cream @ Beef & Liberty
This warm cookie in a skillet from Beef & Liberty comes with cream. First they pour a little and say, “Just let me know if you want more.” Then 15 seconds later you wave the server back and make them pour ALL the cream on your cookie. And then you order a second cookie.Shanghai Centre, Rm 111, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
Tarte au Citron @ Coquille
It’s easy to forget just how much of a showstopper a great lemon dessert can be, and this tarte au citron with yuzu from Coquille tastes as good as it looks. Use the graham crackers for scooping up the lemon curd and meringue. We can’t get enough of it honestly.29-31 Mengzi Lu, near Xujiahui Lu
Cookie Dough, Mint Choco Chip and Eggnog Ice Cream @ Gracie’s Ice Cream in Al’s Diner
Gracie’s Ice Cream (a part of Al’s Diner) is one of the only places in Shanghai you can get mint chocolate chip ice cream. They also have eggnog-flavored ice cream for the season. They also have our undying love. Might just be the best ice cream in Shanghai. If you book a table at Al’s Diner through Chope, you get a FREE SCOOP OF ICE CREAM for every 70 RMB you spend per person!204 Xinle Lu, near Donghu Lu
Have you had a heavenly dessert experience in Shanghai that isn’t on this list? Tell us what we’re missing out on.
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