SEARCY, Ark. – Feel like ending a great meal with a little something sweet? There are a lot of dessert options in town, that includes for those with specific dietary restrictions. Specifically, those who can’t eat gluten.
Here are three that are sure to soothe your sweet tooth!
Located in Searcy’s historic downtown square, Daisy’s Lunchbox offers small town charm and home-cooked meals in a cozy location right across from the courthouse. While Daisy’s is known to serve great lunches, one of the best parts of their menu is the desserts.
Owner Suzanne Raiford has won several awards for her desserts, including her most recent win of General Mills’ recipe contest, which scored $5,000 for her and another $5,000 for a local food bank. Those awards don’t go to just anyone who can throw a frozen pie in the oven.
Her regular patrons know they’ll get a cinnamon roll with every entree and that there are several more options for desserts available, including pies, cookies and sticky buns. What they may not know is that all of these sweet treats can be made without gluten on request.
Next time you stop in with your gluten-consuming friends, don’t miss out on your after-dinner treat.
Daisy’s it located at 311 N Spruce St in Searcy. You can also reach them by phone at 501-281-0297, or on their website.
When you’re looking for a cool spot to hang out on a warm summer night, stop in and grab ice cream at Soda Jerk. When you enter, you’ll be greeted by a cool retro space with friendly staff. During the summer months, the outdoor space in the back is a perfect place to catch a concert or enjoy your sweet treats in the warm weather.
The Soda Jerk is known for serving delicious Loblolly ice cream alongside a warm cup of Rise & Grind coffee, but what many don’t know is that they also offer gluten-free options for those who need it.
Not only do they serve dairy-free and vegan Loblolly ice cream flavors, they also offer gluten-free cones so you can get a scoop guilt-free. Next time you’re craving some ice cream, don’t let gluten hold you back.
You can find Soda Jerk at 119 E Center Ave. Check out their website or give them a call at 501-203-4119.
Wild Sweet William’s
If you’re craving something sweet in the morning because you’ve just pulled an all-nighter or your sweet tooth is in overdrive, stop in at Wild Sweet William’s.
Searcy locals and Harding students alike rave about the sweet treats you can get at this local bakery, and rightfully so. Moist kolaches, cinnamon rolls the size of your face, savory breakfast sandwiches and more are what you can find in this little shop on Searcy’s Main Street.
On top of all this, Wild Sweet William’s has several gluten-avoidant options that you can order ahead of time like scones and cookies, meaning you can still get your sugar fix without any repercussions. Check out how to order their gluten-avoidant options in advance here.
When you’re craving dessert, there’s no reason to leave out your friends with special dietary needs. Whether your group wants to get a cinnamon roll, a pie, or a yummy scoop of ice cream, the whole gang can be involved.
Order your gluten-avoidant treats ahead of time on the Wild Sweet William’s website, and swing by their location at 504 S Main St. They can also be reached by phone at 501-593-5655.