Best Local Sweet Shop

Goody's Soda Fountain

It's hard not to go all Agustus Gloop at Goody's, the North End landmark beloved by kids and adults alike. Known for its handmade chocolates, traditional-style milkshakes and mind boggling array of sweets, your sweet tooth will grow a sweet tooth just walking in the door.

2nd Place: The Chocolat Bar—Barks. Caramels. Clusters. Crunches. Dipped fruits. Truffles. Turtles. Most of all: chocolate. The Chocolat Bar might be one of the most enticing stores in downtown Boise, packed to the rafters with handmade confections that are unmatched by many chocolatiers anywhere.

3rd Place: Janjou Patisserie—More than half the two-page menu at Janjou Patisserie is made up of cookies and assorted desserts. In the cookie column there are almond sables, chocolate orange crinkles, palmiers and speculoos, among others; for dessert, oggle the lemon meringue tart, Austrian cheesecake and eclair. It's almost easy to forget that Janjou also offers some of the best breakfast pastries and quiches around.

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