Buffets are a big deal in Las Vegas. Pretty much every hotel has one. They vary in size, price and what kind of food they offer, which can make it hard to choose one. Some people judge a buffet by the size of the salad bar, if there are all-you-can-eat crab legs or if there’s prime rib at the carving station. But we decided to judge buffets based on how decadent the dessert station is. After all, dessert is the most important part of a meal, isn’t it? We suggest you choose a buffet that offers the greatest selection of confections.
Here are five of our favorite buffets where you can satisfy your sweet tooth – in a very big way – and find the best variety of cakes, cookies, pastries and every other sugar-filled goodie you can imagine.
Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: It’s easy to fill up on the tasty food served at the Wicked Spoon, but take our word for it, you want to save room for dessert. The sweets station is overflowing with a colorful array of treats like enormous chocolate-covered strawberries, red velvet cookies, pastries and Godiva cake pops. Don’t miss the molten chocolate lava cake – a somewhat bitter dark chocolate cake swimming in a pool of warm caramel.
The absolute must-try is the Wicked Spoon’s gelato bar. You’ll think you’ve died and gone to Italy. The rich, creamy treat is available in a wide variety of flavors including strawberry balsamic and a mouthwatering salted caramel peanut. We think the refreshing mint chocolate flavor is the perfect way to end your meal.
Fearing an insulin overload? Don’t worry, there is also a large case of sugar-free desserts.
Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace: There are more than 80 mind-blowing options for dessert at the Bacchanal Buffet. It’s probably not humanly possible to try them all, so plan your trip to the sweets station accordingly. You’ll find made-to-order dessert crêpes, mochi, macaroons, whoopie pies, ice cream sandwiches, cookies, cake pops, cinnamon buns, crème brûlée, mini soufflés and the list goes on. And on. And on. You might end up in a carb coma, but it will be so worth it.
Studio B at M Resort: Go to the Studio B buffet at lunch and you’ll find a dazzling selection of desserts. They add even more options for dinner. Go for the seafood buffet and you’ll be in sugar heaven.
Desserts served during lunch include cheesecake, exotic coconut panna cotta shooters, éclairs, carrot cake, mini pecan tarts, red velvet cupcakes, peanut butter cookies and a variety of sugar-free items like lemon coconut cookies and pecan pie.
For dinner you get all of the lunch items plus even more treats including flan, dried meringue, mini cannolis, chocolate marshmallow clusters, cronuts, crepes and bread pudding.
If you have a serious sweet tooth you’ll want to hit up the seafood buffet Fridays from 2 – 8 p.m. and all day Saturdays and Sundays. The dessert station features all of the regular dinner items plus bonus goodies like chocolate hazelnut shooters, almond Asian cookies, s’mores, milk chocolate brownie pudding, raspberry sable cookies and a chocolate fountain with Rice Krispies treats, brownies and strawberries. Our tip: Loosen your belt a notch and go back for seconds.
Carnival World Buffet at the Rio: This buffet is as long as a football field if that gives you any idea of how much selection it has. As far as dessert goes, there are more than 70 options ranging from cookies and pies to bread pudding, pastries and specialty cakes. The gelato is always a good bet. Choose from nine made-from-scratch flavors like chocolate or tiramisu. There are even vegan-friendly choices including mango and strawberry sorbet.
The Buffet at Wynn: The elegant Buffet at Wynn offers an array of delicious options and the dessert station doesn’t disappoint. The sweets range from shiny candied apples, to cake pops, Rice Krispies treat pops, profiteroles, cookies and pastries. There are mini cupcakes, which are just the right bite-sized portion, in flavors like s’mores and chocolate mint. You’ll also want to try a few flavors from the array of gelato including salted caramel and a chocolate peanut butter pretzel flavor that is filled with globs of peanut butter and bits of pretzel in a rich, dark chocolate ice cream. If your teeth are starting to hurt just thinking about it, don’t worry, there’s also a nice variety of sugar-free choices.