Because calories don’t count when it comes to dessert.
When it comes to a good dessert, we can all say that no matter how full we are, we always make room for it. That’s because desserts are a heavenly part of life and offer us a mood booster whenever we are feeling rough. From rich chocolate brownies, to traditional pavlovas, Belgian waffles and more, Christchurch is popping with some of the most delightful global desserts ready to be swallowed by you. Here are eight of our favourite desserts from around the world and where to find them in Christchurch.
1. Belgian Waffles
Larger than regular waffles, Belgian waffles have deeper pockets, perfect for holding mountain loads of ingredients, from Nutella, to maple syrup, ice-cream, sweets and more. Luckily, Dessert lovers can get their fix at plenty of Christchurch joints. Try Waffle Haus, where there are many indulgent flavours, from Death By Chocolate to Berrylicious, Oreo Cookie Crumble and lots more. Excitingly, they offer an All You Can Eat deal for those who think they can finish some monstrous Belgian waffles in one sitting.
📍 12 New Regent Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
2. Spanish Churros
This Spanish dessert is a fried dough with a fluffy inside and goes down heavenly paired with hot chocolate sauce. Indeed, there are plenty of popular go-to spots in Auckland, but you need to try the most authentic ones for the most pleasure. And for this, you must try the famous churros at Mexicano’s which is the perfect treat for those craving something sweet. Opt for either the Whittaker’s Milk Chocolate sauce or Mexican Dark Chocolate sauce to combine.
📍 131 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
3. Italian Tiramisu
This beautiful Italian dessert is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a mixture of eggs, sugar, mascarpone cheese and flavoured with cocoa. A slice of Tiramisu is the pick-me-up you need whenever you’re feeling blue. It just so happens that the folks over at Francesca’s Italian Kitchen cater up the most indulgent portions that have rave reviews and go down a bloody treat after a pizza. Our mouths are watering at the sight of the picture above.
📍 149 Gloucester Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
4. French Crème Brulée
All the way from France, this traditional vanilla flavoured dessert is made of a rich custard base, topped with layers of caramel and often smothered with berries. And, where better to find this traditional French delicacy than at a Modern European Restaurant. You’ll love this piece of heaven from Twenty Seven Steps. Certainly, it’s the indulgence you need after a meal to finish the evening off right.
📍 Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
5. New York Cheesecake
A traditional American world-famous dessert. We already wrote up an epic list of the best places to find delicious cheesecake, including New York cheesecake in our article below.
6. Banoffee Pie
Christchurch is no stranger to this scrumptious English dessert made from bananas, thick caramel sauce, cream, butter and biscuits. The recipe has evolved worldwide to include plenty of OTT extras, from chocolate to coffee, and more. If you’re a Banoffee Pie lover then you must try the droll worthy Banoffee Pie at C1 Espresso which goes down nicely paired with an epic cup of coffee. Excellent for these winter mornings.
📍 Old Post & Telegraph, Office building 185 High Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8142, New Zealand
Of course, we had to include this traditional meringue-based dessert from our side of the globe. It’s a crisp crust and soft inside, normally topped with whipped cream and fruits. Pavlova enthusiasts and dessert lovers alike will be eager to taste the famous Passionfruit Pavlova over at vegan joint Dux Dine. With an inventive taste, it will be a different kind of foodie experience.
📍 28 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
8. German Black Forest Cake
This much-loved German delicacy consists of layers of chocolate cake with cherry sauces, chopped cherries and whipped cream filling. It’s often hard to find a tasty one in Auckland, but we think you’ll enjoy the traditional Black Forest Torte from The Cheesecake Shop. Double layered, packed with goodness, covered in creamy icing, and more, what is not to like? One of the most delicious desserts for any occasion.
📍 Various Locations