One of our favorite parts of vacation life is the realization that there is no fat or calories in the food you eat while exploring new places! You can devour those country breakfasts of biscuits and gravy, order that 2nd whisky cocktail, or snack all you want in between meals and never gain a pound! Yeah, we know, we are exaggerating more than a little but the truth is during vacation time we just don’t care. We have dieted to fit into our new swimsuits and denied ourselves all the little treats that make life more bearable, and now that we have arrived at our vacation destination we are trim, toned, and ready to enjoy a taste of the town! Poole & Associates understands your need to feed and we have provided this Gulf Shores dessert guide to the sweetest shops in town, ensuring that every bite you take will have your sweet tooth crying in delight!


Yabba’s Wacky Snack Shack, 301 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores


We all have that one friend whose purse is always filled with gummy bears, candy bars, gum, and other assorted candies meant for themselves, not any children who may be lingering near. The Angies in your life understand that life is short and that dessert should always be enjoyed first and if they have been to Gulf Shores, chances are they are regular at Yabba’s Wacky Snack Shack! Also serving ice cream, burgers, nachos, and more, their candy selection will make you smile at first sight! Whatever your sweet tooth demands, you will find it on the shelves of this colorful store, so be prepared to walk out of Yabba’s with multiple bags of yum!


Lickin’ Good Donuts, 229 E 20th Avenue #14 in Gulf Shores


Not every breakfast has to follow the rules of the recommended daily allowance of fat and calories, some of your best breakfasts in Gulf Shores will be the ones in which you enjoy the sweet taste of your favorite donuts washed down with ice cold milk, coffee, or even sweet tea! Pick up a dozen donuts (or more on your way into town) from Lickin’ Good Donuts and start many of your mornings off in the sweetest of manners!


Kayden’s Candy Factory Donuts and Breakfast, 25241 Perdido Beach Boulevard Unit 107 in Orange Beach


Ok, this may be your only chance to throw all caution to the wind and scarf down a mountain of sweets at Kayden’s Candy Factory Donuts and Breakfast. Offering more than a mouthful of super sweets that will make your day happier, they also sell breakfast sandwiches that will help keep the sugary avalanche in check! If your craving has sugar in it, THIS may be a one-stop shop you will be reluctant to leave and we can personally vouch for nearly every item on its shelves! (Research! It’s all for RESEARCH!)


Matt’s Ice Cream, 701 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores


Peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs, and a summer day and ice cream. These are some of the most popular food pairings and as we enter the dog days of summer, you can enjoy your time away from the beaches with an ice cream cone from Matt’s Ice Cream! Offering unique flavors made in small batches (flavors change regularly but our newest obsession is the peanut butter cookies and cream!) every lift of the spoon will bring you closer to your own private nirvana! Also offering sundaes, homemade candies, and a delightful blast from the past, rice krispy treats, Gulf Shores visitors are certain to become regulars during their stay!


Sweet Cone Alabama, 26651 Perdido Beach Boulevard Suite C in Orange Beach


If the name alone doesn’t draw you in, the frosty treats found inside will definitely entice you to step inside the doors of Sweet Cone Alabama. (Can’t get that song out of your head now, can you?) The flavors change on a regular basis and include innovative favorites such as Browned Butter Bourbon Truffle and Lil Blue Panda, and because they also offer a gigantic selection of candy just waiting to be scooped from the bins, your visit to Sweet Cone promises to be the sweetest treat of all!


A Sweet Secret Bakery & Café, 1538 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores


Vacations often double as celebrations for something special and if you have a birthday, an anniversary, or a quiet Wednesday that deserves extra acknowledgment, A Sweet Secret Bakery & Café will offer a sweet way to celebrate! Fill up on cakes, cookies, and pies, and don’t forget to take a peek at their cannolis and tarts and discover how impossible it is to be in a bad mood when your sweet tooth is being pampered!


Sweet and Comfortable with Our Gulf Shores dessert guide


Bring home the sugar to our sweetly comfortable condos and homes and enjoy ambrosial adventures with the sweetest of views! Reserve your favorite Poole & Associates escape today! Contact us online, or give us a call to get started!