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Victoria Park Dessert Walk

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by Tom (subscribe)
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Published April 19th 2021
Take a delicious dessert stroll down Albany Highway
From ice-creams and gelatos to biscuits and doughnuts, Victoria Park's Albany Highway has everything your sweet tooth could desire.

To make the list the bulk of an outlet's produce had to based around dessert - so no pubs or restaurants with dessert options or cafes with an ice cream bar were eligible.

Several places - such as frozen yoghurt (because I don't believe in frozen yoghurt) and those Asian-inspired bread dessert places - I am yet to eat at so have not included as I cannot yet comment on their produce.

Get Chunky
The kings and queens of the cookie scene in WA always have a line on the big dining out nights in town, and with their huge, Insta-friendly meals it is not hard to see why.

I have eaten Get Chunky a few times and must say I am not a huge fan, but in fairness maybe I am just getting old and the enormous serving size took away from the joy for me. I'm sure 18-year-old me would have loved that.

Get CHunky, Perth dessert
Get Chunky's ice cream sandwich defeated me


The cookies are excellent, especially when fresh and warm, and fillings such as caramilk, espresso martini and peanut butter really capture the imagination.

I would recommend getting just the cookie - as the ice cream combos are way too big for a normal human if you've already eaten dinner.

Donut Worry
I love doughnuts, and I can forgive this mob for spelling it incorrectly as I do appreciate a good pun-based business name.

The striking blue shopfront stands out on the highway. Inside, you can order beautifully crisp and golden doughnut balls coated in all sorts of sauces, fruits and other sweets
Donut Worry, Perth desserts
Credit: Donut Worry


It is a little on the pricey side but well worth forking out for a dessert with a difference.

Apparently Bueno - doughnuts with bueno sauce, milk chocolate drizzle and smashed biscuit - are the most popular.

Baskin Robbins
While BR does not quite have the star power it once did when it was pretty much the only good ice creamery in town, it is still a force to be reckoned with in the dessert scene.

These days it is more of a reliable old friend than an edgy outlet pushing the boundaries of flavour, but you can always vouch for a tasty, well-priced experience.

Gusto
Easily the most ubiquitous ice creamery in Perth these days and for good reason. Gusto franchises are slowly popping up all over town and it is not uncommon to see lines out the door on a Friday and Saturday evening.

They do the basic flavours to a high standard and have a fantastic list of regulars, but it is the flavours of the week which really capture the mind.

With combos such as hot cross fudge, iced vovo and double choc sundae you could be forgiven for thinking Gustos' creators have a few roos loose in the top paddock, but one bite or lick and you will quickly discover their madness is actually genius.

The only people who don't like Gusto are the ones who think it is cool to not like places that are cool.

Pietro
Honestly, this mob are my favourite in Vic Park and picking between Pietro and Fremantle/Highgate's Kuld Creamery as the best in Perth is like splitting hairs.

Like Gusto, their basic flavours are fantastic, but the regulars they put up are in a world of their own.
Pietro Gelato, Perth desserts
Fennel and orange gelato is a gift to the world


Pietro has mastered the art of using flavours you would not expect to see in ice cream, the kind of flavours which take their products away from the sweet lane

Think lavender, fennel, orange, tea and watermelon. Sounds weird, of course, but try them and trust me, you will be a convert.

If Gusto is the wild child of the ice cream world, Pietro truly is the mature, creative adult.

Milan
After three outlets in very close proximity, it is a bit of a walk to the last one on our list right down the west end of the highway, but you will probably need that by now.

Milan produces beautifully smooth gelato and on its day can mix it with the best in town.
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Why? Eat good icecream
When: Any time
Where: Victoria Park
Cost: $5-$10
Your Comment
That will certainly satisfy my sugar cravings
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2561) 17 days ago
My first thought Tom was this was a walk among sand dunes, then I re-read the title and decided the deserts were the better option. Simply delicious.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|2276) 17 days ago
What a great idea Tom, in fact I'm in the mood for a dessert walk today ( or any day really.)
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8093) 14 days ago
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