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What a better way to spoil yourself, your friends, or your family than a sweet treat from one of the Rockford area’s bakeries! Confectionery shops like Banana Cherry Bakery, who is known for their banana bread, meat pies and Italian coffee, and Bella Luna Bakery, who specializes in Italian and Scandinavian bakery items including cannolis and rosettes, are a tasty way to get to know Rockford.
If you want the best ice cream that your taste buds have ever experienced, many locals will tell you to head on up to Dairyhaus in Rockton, or visit Dairi Fair, an old-fashioned, family-friendly, no-nonsense ice cream stand that many Rockfordians adore. Try the Twinkle cone!
The Real. Original. Rockford sweet treat, the Granita, has been served up since 1925 at Zammuto's, a neighborhood food stand that puts a smile on everyone's face.
If candies and chocolates is more your style, head over to The Little Chocolatier for an assortment of small batch, homemade chocolates. And for sweets of all sorts, check out Sugar Britches, an old-fashioned candy store in downtown Rockton.