Myrtle Beach is a foodie’s dream destination, with hundreds of restaurants to choose from serving every style of food like fresh seafood, breakfast buffets, pizza and burger joints, Chinese and Japanese fusions, hibachi, sushi, Mexican, and down-home Southern fare just to name a few. But everybody knows that no matter where you are, when that sweet tooth hits, you’ve just gotta satisfy it. For when only the sweetest will do, we’ve chosen five of the best places to satisfy your craving when you’re in town. At every spot, we’ve found two unique choices for you if you’re feeling adventurous.
Open 24 hours a day, Donut Man lets you get your fill of baked goodies whether it’s breakfast time or not. You can drive through for a quick pick-me-up or stay a while and sit inside or out on the patio and people-watch. With so many flavors to choose from, your best bet is to grab a dozen and mix and match to make your best box. Wash it all down with milk or a hot or iced coffee and you’ve got all your sweet teeth happy. Unique picks: the maple frosted doughnut and the red velvet cake doughnut.
It’s Sugar at Broadway at the Beach
With the word “sugar” in its name, you know you’re in the right place to cure a craving. It’s Sugar believes bigger is better when it comes to indulging, and they back it up. The store is home to the world’s largest box of Nerds, the world’s largest box of Sour Patch Kids, 1-pound Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, 5-pound gummy bears, and 27-pound “Party Pythons” which are gigantic, snake-shaped gummies you can wrap around yourself and eat! The Broadway at the Beach location of Its Sugar is a great after-dinner treat. When you’re finished, you can go explore while on your sugar rush! Unique picks: 5-pound Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar and the giant Rice Krispies treats.
Coccadotts Cake Shop
Cupcakes have become quite the dessert craze with shows like the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and TLC’s “DC Cupcakes”. Coccadotts takes cupcakes off your screen and puts them on your plate. With an abundance of funky flavors with names like “OMG” and “Whoop Whoop”, it’s impossible to pick just one. The cake base, frosting, and filling combinations are endless and sure to be able to tackle any craving your tastebuds could concoct. So grab your cupcake-loving clique and enjoy Coccadotts’ creative, delectable creations together. Unique picks: the Diamonds and Pearls cupcake, and the Flower Power cupcake.
With a slogan like “Simply Divine”, how could you not want to try Kudzu Bakery? The bakery serves cakes like the chocolate on a chocolate layer cake, pies of all the classic flavors like blueberry and apple, cookies big and small, and muffins and breakfast pastries with a homemade look and feel. Kudzu cares about every detail, from the way your morsel tastes to the way it looks, the ways it can be served, and what you can serve it in. The staff tries and taste-tests 95% of what they offer to make sure it’s perfect before you can even pick it off the shelf. Come get a treat for yourself, or grab enough to serve at your next dinner party or get-together. Unique picks: ginger lemon muffins and coconut macaroons.
Ice cream is always at the top of any dessert lover’s list, and Sweet Frog has no shortage of it. The experience is up to you with enormous flavors and toppings list to choose from, so you can have an ice cream that is the definition of personalized. If you’re counting calories, there are nonfat and low-fat versions of frozen yogurt. If you’re fine with catching a little diet amnesia, they have rich, decadent “supreme” flavors that will make your mouth water. The toppings are where all the fun is. Pick from fresh fruits like bananas, mangos, pineapples, raspberries, and maraschino cherries. Go nuts with almonds, walnuts, and peanuts. Get your swirl on with caramel, chocolate, marshmallow, and hot fudge sauces. Or keep it classic with candy faves like Twix, Reese’s Pieces, Skittles, and Butterfinger. At Sweet Frog, your ice cream dreams are only limited by your imagination. Unique picks: French Toast and Maple Bacon Donut flavored frozen yogurts and mochi and mango popper toppings.