Culprit's glorious pretzel steamed pudding. Photo / Supplied

Sugar, Yes Please! The Sweetest Dishes In Auckland Right Now

This is how grown ups do Halloween...with wickedly good desserts from our favourite restaurants

Culprit 
Feast your eyes on Culprit's pretzel steamed pudding which takes the humble treat to glorious levels. This dish comes with a salted caramel dark chocolate sauce to pour over the chocolate dome revealing the fluffy pud and is served with cognac raisins and cream. Level 1, 12 Wyndham St, Auckland City

Gemmayze St
This popular K Rd eatery is known for its Lebanese inspired dishes using seasonal produce. The flaky pastry sandwich with pistachio ice cream and pistachio candy floss became something a signature dessert when it was first on the menu. Right now, don't miss out on the dark chocolate ganache special served with strawberry and hibiscus jelly, strawberry sorbet, baked filo and fresh strawberry. Shop 16, St Kevin's Arcade, 183 Karangahape Rd

From left: Lowbrow's signature fried birthday cake sundae; Cotto's salted caramel chocolate nemesis. Photos / Supplied

Cotto
Cotto is no place not to hold back so follow up those bowls of indulgent pasta with one of the standout desserts. The chocolate nemesis with salted caramel may appear humble in size, but its dark richness will leave you thoroughly satisfied to roll on home. 375 Karangahape Rd, Newton

Lowbrow 
There's no leaving upmarket fast food joint Lowbrow without one of the signature sundaes. Order the one with the deep fried birthday cake which coats buttery vanilla Madeira cake inside a crunchy and sugary shell. Served with ice cream, a pink waifer and of course, sprinkles. 125 Queen St, Auckland City

Elegance at Sidart with flavours of carrot, cardamom, coffee and white chocolate. Photo / Supplied

Sidart
For the utmost in fine-dining, polish off the best degustation in Auckland with a snowy and sweet dessert that intriguingly pairs carrot, cardamom, coffee and white chocolate into one lovely creation. 283 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

Miann Morningside
Since opening in September, dessert haven Miann's latest outpost in Morningside has been taking its sweet treats to another level. A must try is one of the cube croissants which comes filled to the brim with custard in flavours including lemon meringue, raspberry chocolate lamington and Nutella. 12 McDonald St, Sandringham

Moustache
For a quick (and wallet-friendly) sugar fix on the go, favoured cookie shop Moustache has just released new cookie pies complete with gooey centres. This month's flavours nod to Halloween with Pumpkin Pie and S'mores and Whittakers chocolate on the menu. 309 Karangahape Rd, Newton

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