9 Guilty Pleasure Dishes You Need to Try Right Now in Metro Phoenix

The Ultimate Sundae at Sweet Republic comes with four scoops of ice cream served on a big oatmeal cookie, then covered with about a half-dozen toppings.
The Ultimate Sundae at Sweet Republic comes with four scoops of ice cream served on a big oatmeal cookie, then covered with about a half-dozen toppings.
Patricia Escarcega

Earlier this month, we introduced you to the Ultimate Sundae at Sweet Republic, an ice cream-based monstrosity that includes a cookie, brownies, charred marshmallows, caramel, hot fudge, oh yeah, and ice cream. It's a dessert so big it can't be contained in either a cone or cup. This sundae arrives in a metal tin. But that's not the only way to treat yo'self in metro Phoenix. Here are nine other utterly decadent dishes worth splurging on in metro Phoenix. 

A doughnut ice cream sandwich and a red velvet cookie ice cream sandwich at The Baked Bear in Scottsdale.
A doughnut ice cream sandwich and a red velvet cookie ice cream sandwich at The Baked Bear in Scottsdale.
David Maestas

The Guilty Pleasure: Custom ice cream sandwiches
Where to Get It: The Baked Bear
Price: $3.95-$4.95
What it Really Costs: A hard fall off the diet wagon. But you can always climb back on tomorrow. 

A machaca beef-stuffed cone at Elmer's Tacos, a Mexican restaurant that has served Chandler for more than 40 years.EXPAND
A machaca beef-stuffed cone at Elmer's Tacos, a Mexican restaurant that has served Chandler for more than 40 years.
Patricia Escarcega

The Guilty Pleasure: Chili cones
Where to Get It: Elmer's Tacos
Price: $1.25-$1.95
What it Really Costs: A shot to your ego, if you're the kind of eater who normally frowns on Frito pies, fair food, or things served on a stick. You can't put on any airs when eating a chili cone.

The BBQ brisket baked potato from The Loaded Potato, a baked potato restaurant in South Phoenix.EXPAND
The BBQ brisket baked potato from The Loaded Potato, a baked potato restaurant in South Phoenix.
David Maestas

The Guilty Pleasure: BBQ brisket "loaded" baked potato
Where to Get It: The Loaded Potato
Price: $11.50 (jumbo size)
What it Really Costs: Only a few hundred Weight Watchers points, give or take.

The Oblea Berry ice cream roll dessert at Nomadic Ice Cream Rolls in El Mirage.EXPAND
The Oblea Berry ice cream roll dessert at Nomadic Ice Cream Rolls in El Mirage.
David Maestas

The Guilty Pleasure: Thai-style ice cream rolls
Where to Get It: Nomadic Ice Cream Rolls
Price: $3 (small), $6 (large)
What it Really Costs: Your last ounce of willpower because these rolls are too much fun to resist.

Danzeisen Dairy offers several flavored milk options, including a Root Beer milk, Arizona Orange milk, and a new cold brew coffee milk.EXPAND
Danzeisen Dairy offers several flavored milk options, including a Root Beer milk, Arizona Orange milk, and a new cold brew coffee milk.
Patricia Escarcega

The Guilty Pleasure: Cold Brew Coffee Milk
Where to Get It: Currently available at various grocery stores around metro Phoenix, and the Danzeisen Dairy creamery store in Laveen.
Price: $3.99 for a half-gallon, plus $2 deposit
What it Really Costs: Some serious stomach bloat, if you're lactose-intolerant.

The Big Texas BBQ Dog at Doglicious Hot Dogs in Glendale.
The Big Texas BBQ Dog at Doglicious Hot Dogs in Glendale.
Patricia Escarcega

The Guilty Pleasure: The Big Texas BBQ Dog
Where to Get It: Doglicious Hot Dogs
Price: $5.95
What it Really Costs: Your "cheat" day for the week, so you may as well double-down on calories and get a couple of hot dogs while you're here.

A taro ice cream cup with mochi marshmallows and chocolate drizzle at Creamistry, a liquid nitrogen ice cream shop with locations in Scottsdale and Phoenix.EXPAND
A taro ice cream cup with mochi marshmallows and chocolate drizzle at Creamistry, a liquid nitrogen ice cream shop with locations in Scottsdale and Phoenix.
Patricia Escarcega

The Guilty Pleasure: Liquid nitrogen ice cream
Where to Get It: Creamistry
Price: $4.50-$8.50, not counting add-ons
What it Really Costs: Your pants will definitely feel a bit tighter after one of these babies. Sadly, not even science can save you from that.

The roasted garlic plate at Rokerij in Phoenix.EXPAND
The roasted garlic plate at Rokerij in Phoenix.
David Maestas

The Guilty Pleasure: Roasted garlic plate
Where to Get it: Rokerij, Richardson's, and Dick's Hideaway
Price: $16 (may vary by restaurant)
What it Really Costs: A double-pack of extra-strength Altoid mints and possibly the inability to stand within breathing range of your significant other for days.

The Big Buck Burger at Wimpy's Paradise in Chandler features a half-pound of ground chuck, a thick slice of bologna, and a fried egg.
The Big Buck Burger at Wimpy's Paradise in Chandler features a half-pound of ground chuck, a thick slice of bologna, and a fried egg.
Patricia Escarcega

The Guilty Pleasure: The Big Buck Burger
Where to Get It: Wimpy's Paradise
Price: $10.50
What it Really Costs: Enough protein to put your gut through its paces for hours to come.


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