Have I been to Europe recently? Nope. In fact, it’s been three years exactly since my semester abroad and in honor of those three years, I wanted to share my favorite desserts I ate in Europe.
While I didn’t have this blog, per say, when I was studying abroad, Molly on the Move, did actually exist! Like most, I wanted to keep track of my travels and creating a blog seemed like the perfect idea. I definitely didn’t know what the heck I was doing, though, and after a few posts I let it fall to the backburner. Luckily, I took thousands (no, really, THOUSANDS) of photos everywhere I went to document my journey and that’s what I use to help trigger my memory if I can’t remember something specific, rather than words about a specific point in time.
Of course the food I ate overseas was one of my favorite parts and I remember a lot of the crazier meals I tried that my friends and family were shocked to hear: reindeer in Oslo, and duck in Budapest (my first time!). I do blame all the amaaaazing desserts for my tight pants and chunky cheeks #noshame. Since Facebook so kindly reminds me everyday of my sweet times abroad three years ago (no pun intended), I decided to start with one of my favorite topics of food and maybe throughout the course of the next few months you will see a few more posts!
Without further ado, here are my favorite desserts I ate in Europe! Don’t mind the iPhone snaps since they’re all I got – I was a scaredy cat about even unzipping my purse for fear of being pick-pocketed LOL.
Cinnamon roll from St. Peders Bageri in Copenhagen
Talk to any kid who attended the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, and they’ll tell you this was THE PLACE to be on Wednesdays. Why? Because you could get a yummy, giant cinnamon roll the size of your face for so cheap. You hardly ever hear “cheap” associated with anything in Cope, so we definitely made cinnamon rolls on Wednesday a habit. Plus, everything else in this bakery is DELISH!
Chocolate from Switzerland
We’ve all heard Swiss chocolate is some type of gift from above, but of course I didn’t experience this until I went to Zurich myself. I don’t remember where we even went, but I’m going to say it’s probably safe just to Yelp! the store before you go in, double check some reviews, and you’re likely good to go because chocolate here is like NO OTHER. I broke into a little jig on the sidewalk.
Gelato from Fenocchio in Nice
Everyone told us to come here and man oh man, were they right! They have flavors out the wazoo and while it is a bit more expensive than other places, it is so totally worth it.
Nutelleria in Amsterdam
I freakin’ love Nutella and was so excited to hear a place like this Heaven on earth existed. In 48 hours, I managed to go here twice and easily could have gone again. You have the option to make a milkshake, go overboard with a waffle, create a crepe, you name it!
Loukoumades in Greece
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw almost every single cart on all the street corners in Greece selling these sugary donuts. Greece AND donuts?! Honestly, what else could a girl need? They’re delicious and cheap, so don’t pass these up.
Gelato from Giolitti Gelateria in Rome
Obviously I couldn’t go all the way to Italy without indulging in gelato, and we made our way here more than once. It’s close to the Trevi Fountain, and they give you amazing whipped cream on top of it. YUM!
Go for the ones with nutella in the middle and I promise you won’t regret it. You’ll find these at the streets carts, especially if you’re there during any of their festivals. Watching them being made is fascinating, but eating them is even better 😉