Must Eat Sweets in Edinburgh

I've often been complimented on my ability to eat sweets. I've also been told that the first step is admitting you have a problem. Well my friends, I just can't because how can a problem taste this good?! I'll keep this short and sweet (enjoy the pun), because these goodies can speak for themselves. If you're ever in Edinburgh you must try:

MARY'S MILK BAR {Gelato}

This place has gelato that's unlike any I've ever had. Its creamy consistency and unique flavors draw lines year round (but don't let the line hold you back, it's worth the wait). I recommend the dark chocolate and salted caramel. 

LOVECRUMBS {Cakes & Tarts}

Lovecrumbs is a local favorite because, well, look at these treats. Everything served here is vegan, but don't let that deter you, these cakes are a-mazing.

THE CHOCOLATE TREE {Hot Chocolate & Churros}

The great thing about Scottish weather is that hot chocolate is always appropriate. Escape the cool weather by sippin' on some of the sweetest hot chocolate you'll ever come into contact with at The Chocolate Tree. While they have a variety of flavors, I recommend the tried and true original. Just keep in mind, this stuff is not for the faint of heart.

PINNIES & POPPY SEEDS {Shortbread & Donuts}

I was lured into Pinnies by a sign outside the shop that said, "We have stuff with butter." Need I say more? You can never go wrong with a £1 cookie. Did I mention on Thursdays they have donuts? I didn't, oh, my mistake. THEY HAVE DONUTS ON THURSDAYS. 

ARTISIAN CHEESECAKE {Cheesecake duh}

It's only when they hand you a slice of this cheesecake and you feel its weight that you can comprehend the amount of heaven you're about to ingest. Rumor on the street is they also have amazing milkshakes. I can only imagine.

MARSHMELLOW LADY {Milkshakes}

Don't let that red lipstick fool you, these milkshakes are drool-worthy. As if a cookies and cream shake isn't enough, there are toasted marshmallows within.

Eat your heart out.