Food lies at the heart of our bodies and our culture; it is there for celebrations and sustenance. NOMaste features a local fierce foodie each month, in four weekly segments. First, an interview, then a top 10 list, followed by a recipe to share, and finally a food review. This food corner will not just feature local chefs but also restaurateurs, buyers, suppliers — any woman involved in any aspect of the food chain, from farm to food truck. Join us each week as we get to know another Foodie in the city. Part I of this month’s series can be found here.


This week, Mallory gives us her top 10 favorite desserts & where to get them locally! I don’t know about you, but I know what I’ll be binging on for every sugar craving from now till forever!

Cannoli Dip – Wegmans

Wegmans always has these trays ready for on-the-fly party snacks. You can never go wrong with cannolis that don’t make a mess & can be shared among friends. Just make sure no one double dips!

White Almond Raspberry Cake – Chrusciki Bakery

This cake is to die for!!! The fresh raspberry pieces in the frosting make the cake that much better! My favorite cake hands down.

Peanut Butter Pie – Olympic Restaurant

It’s hard to come by a fluffy piece of perfect peanut butter pie. This place has one of the best I’ve ever had.

Loganberry Ice Cream – Lake Effect Ice Cream

Not only can you get it at their location in Lockport, Wegmans also keeps pints stocked for a fast fix. If you are from Buffalo you know all about the deliciousness of Loganberry; making it into ice cream was pure GENIUS!

Cassata Cake – Romano’s Italian Bakery

The almonds around the side of the cake make the cake perfect. Always fresh & delicious.

Donuts – Paula’s Donuts

The only donuts I’ll eat, so delicious. I can’t even pick a favorite, I seriously love them all.

Italian Ice – Hanna’s Frosty Treats

The perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. I pick Italian ice over ice cream any day, but unfortunately they are only a seasonal place, so ice cream in the winter will have to do.

Banana Cream Pie Cheesecake – Cheesecake Factory

Banana cheesecake topped with whip cream & fresh bananas, you can’t go wrong there.

Sponge Candy – Fowlers Chocolates, Tops, Watsons, Wegmans

My favorite candy by far. The spongy center cased in chocolate. Omg I want some just thinking about it.

Pastry Hearts – Luigi’s Bakery

Perfect heart-shaped, light & fluffy pastries topped with a sweet icing. Definitely the way to my heart.