I dare you to find a more selfless job than being a mother. I’m not a mom, but I have one….and she deserves WAY more than a bouquet of flowers and brunch every 2nd Sunday in May. Unfortunately, we all know that Mother’s Day is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year. It’s overbooked, overcrowded, and overrated. Instead, let’s try showing her some TLC with a homemade breakfast-in-bed (yes, you have to wake up before her), and a sweet bite to follow from one of Long Beach’s best dessert spots. Here’s a list (in no particular order) of 10 drool-worthy spots to take Mom this Sunday, May 13th.


Long Beach Creamery

When it comes to ice cream in Long Beach, there’s really only one correct answer. It doesn’t get better than the Long Beach Creamery. Lucky for us, their new downtown location is up and running! So whether you’re north or south of the 405…you’re out of excuses. I suggest going out on a limb and trying the Cashew Fennel Chip. You’ve got nothing to lose (free samples!). Splurge on a flight of 6 flavors, for only $14. Be sure to check their Instagram page to see what flavors they’re scooping that day.

Romeo Chocolates

Surprise, surprise! Of course, Romeo Chocolates is on this list. If your mom loves chocolate, then this one is kind of a no-brainer. You can pre-order truffles, or RSVPto their Mother’s Day Tea service for something unique. Choose from chocolate dipped strawberries, berry tartlets, house-made truffles, brownies, dipped shortbreads and classic chocolate chip cookies. If you’re gonna buy chocolate, make sure it’s from Romeo. You can also visit Romeo Chocolates on our Downtown Long Beach Food Tour! We’re offering 10% OFF Gift Certificatesuntil Mother’s Day. Just use promo code: MOM2018 at checkout.