10 Favorite Desserts in the Bay Area (As Chosen By Check, Please! Bay Area Guests)

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A proper meal is never complete without dessert, right? Check, Please! Bay Area (returning with Season 10 on Thursday, April 16) has seen a number of mouthwatering desserts over the years, and the guests have chosen what they think are the very best in the Bay Area. What would you add to this list?

Bourbon Banana Cream Pie

Restaurant: Wexler's

Dessert: Bourbon Banana Cream Pie

Recommended By: Stu, Season 7


Why? “The caramel seemed like gold!”



Restaurant: Chalet Ticino

Dessert: Chocolate Fondue with Fruit

Recommended By:Andrea, Season 9

Why? “The fondue is what brings me back time and again.”


Beignets with Fresh Fruit

Restaurant: CreoLa Bistro

Dessert: Beignets with Fresh Fruit

Recommended By: Diane, Season 5

Why? “The beignets are just fantastic!”



Restaurant: Barrio Fiesta Restaurant

Dessert: Halo-Halo – A medley of fruit and bean preserves topped with ice cream

Recommended By: Kristine, Season 8

Why? “It’s a smorgasbord of Filipino delights!”


Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

Restaurant: Willi’s Wine Bar

Dessert: Meyer Lemon Pound Cake – with huckleberries and vanilla bean crème fraiche

Recommended By: Eric, Season 8

Why? “It was really refreshing!”


Torta di Frutta

Restaurant: Café Borrone

Dessert: Torta di Frutta

Recommended By: Trevor, Season 7

Why? “It tasted like the pastry crème was made minutes before we ate it. And with the fresh berries, it was my favorite part!”

Dessert Nachos

Restaurant: Buddy’s Bites & Brews

Dessert: Dessert Nachos – deep fried tortilla chips, cinnamon sugar, apple butter, whip cream and vanilla ice cream topped with strawberries

Recommended By: Tara, Season 8

Why? “Oh so good!”


Vegan Chocolate Cake

Restaurant: Encuentro Café & Wine Bar

Dessert: Vegan Chocolate Cake

Recommended By: Michelle, Season 8

Why? “It’s the best vegan cake I’ve ever had!”



Restaurant: Farmerbrown

Dessert: Pecan Pie

Recommended By: Sydney, Season 4

Why? “That is the best dessert I’ve ever had!”


Upside Down Pineapple Cake

Restaurant: Roy’s Restaurant

Dessert: Upside-Down Pineapple Cake with Coconut Ice Cream

Recommended By: Patricia, Season 4

Why? “The pineapple cake is so good!”