541 Monroe St., Detroit; 313-963-9603; astoriapastryshop.com
Oh, the sweet joy of walking into Astoria Pastry Shop. The confections abound! Colorful macaroons, chocolate-dipped strawberries, perfect cupcakes, cream-filled eclairs — nothing inside their glass cases disappoints. Of course, they also carry baklava, cheesecake, miniature pies, rice pudding, and ice cream, and each dessert is more mouthwatering than the last.