If you ever get stressed about where to have some bona fide desserts, just check out this list of Houston sweet eats. You deserve it!
Houston Sweet Eats for that Atmospheric Sugar High
These dessert spots have not only great Houston sweet eats, but also have great seating and interior for you to sit, chat, and eat!
Any artisan dessert fan’s dreams would be complete with just one trip to Petite Sweets! As soon as you walk in, you’ll be charmed by the chic and colorful Petite Sweet decor. They offer freshly baked desserts ranging from decadent cake balls to pastel marshmallows. The macarons are colorful and dainty, with traditional flavors like vanilla or chocolate, but also flavors like lavender and watermelon for those with more adventurous palettes.
Next time you go, don’t leave out the frozen treats, they not only have frozen custards and gelato, but they just launched Lee’s Creamery Ice Cream! If you’re looking for a more lively (and sweeter!) place to chat with friends than the neighborhood coffee shop, definitely think of Petite Sweets next time. Not only do they offer dessert coffee, but there is also indoor and outdoor seating for you and your friends!
Bonus: Petite Sweets is owned by Cherry Pie Hospitality, the same fab peeps that bring to you Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts and State Fare.
Must Try: The frozen custards
The Chocolate Bar
If there is one place that is pure in this world, it is The Chocolate Bar. From the atmosphere to the decor to the actual desserts, everything about this Willy Wonka dreamland is delicious. Not only is the chocolate here WONDERFUL, but also the ice cream, cake, and sugary drinks are INCREDIBLE. When you see the cakes, you’ll wonder if you’re pulling an Alice in Wonderland and shrinking while everything gets bigger. The “slices” are more like “regular full sized cakes”.
The two Chocolate Bar locations are several streets apart, and while some may find that questionable, I happen to think this is a sign that Chocolate Bars will become as frequent as Starbucks. If so, this could be progress for chocolate lovers everywhere.
Must try: Uncle Darryl’s cake or Candylicious Junkyard ice cream!
Ooh La La Dessert Boutique
You will say “Ooh La La” after looking at Ooh La La’s selection. The cupcakes alone are gorgeous, fluffy, and delicious. A favorite amongst many is the layout and design of Ooh La La. The Town and Country location is particularly spacious and decorated cutely for all Houston sweet eats Instagram photo ops.
Must try: The Velvet Elvis cupcake!
An oasis from the hustle of American life, think of Sweet Paris as a gastronomical alternative to a trip to Paris. Everything about Sweet Paris is easy, from the ordering to the food delivery. You won’t believe how quickly you’re crepe will be served! The only thing that isn’t so easy is the parking, but don’t pin that on innocent and lovely Sweet Paris. It’s Rice Village, after all.
Life Hack: For every fifteen crepes you buy, you get one free. For those who have never been to Sweet Paris might consider this a racket, but once you try the Houston sweet eats here, you will reach that number very quickly. Every crepe on the menu looks good and is good. Breakfast, savory, or sweet, you will want one of each.
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Must Try: Chicken Carbonara crepe and the Nutella, Bananas, and Strawberries Crepe!
Red Dessert Dive
There’s nothing quite like Red Dessert Dive. Unlike most dives where there are plenty savory foods to pick from and a few desserts, Red Dessert Dive places a huge emphasis on its Houston sweet eats and less on the savory. The chocolate chip cookie alone is considered one of the best in Houston!
Must try: the cake or chocolate chip cookie!
The Family That Bake(ry) Together
Even though it’s considered “Houston’s Oldest Family Owned Bakery,” a treat from Moeller’s may be the solution to the bridge between younger and older demographics. It’s a unanimous decision for anyone who’s ever had a Moeller’s petit four- it’s simply the best. In addition to the petit fours, everything else from Moeller’s is also exceptional and their Houston sweet eats will melt in your mouth. A Moeller’s staple is the exterior windows that are painted to coordinate with recent holidays.
Life hack: Park in the adjacent and spacious bowling alley parking lot instead of the bakery’s small lot. It’ll save you several moments of backing out frustration that you could be spending on quality time with those petit fours.
Must try: The petit fours, of course!
Three Brothers Bakery
A family bakery for your family. Three Brothers has beautiful (and delicious) pastries, cookies, and cakes. If you’re looking for a cake that’s almost too beautiful to eat, definitely get yours custom made from Three Brothers.
The ingenious idea of the Pumpecapple Pie Cake has swept the hearts and New Years’ resolutions of Americans everywhere. The Pumpecapple consists of pumpkin pie, which is baked in spice cake batter, pecan pie, which is baked in chocolate cake batter, and apple pie, which is baked in spice cake again. This new creation of three pies baked into a cake is covered in cream cheese icing and decked with caramel and pecans to make one massive cake. It has been featured on Good Morning America, Fox News, and behind the scenes of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. You know you’ve got a legend on your hands once Saturday Night Live parodies your cake during its Weekend Update Segment.
Must try: Gingerbread Men cookies (during the Holiday season), King’s Cake (during Mardi Gras), and all of their cakes.
Best Cookie Places For Houston Cookie Monster
Michael’s Cookie Jar
Finally! There are countless cupcake places for cupcake lovers and chocolate bars for chocolate lovers and macaron places for macaron lovers, but now, there is finally a cookie place for cookie lovers!
Bonus: Michael Sevino of Michael’s Cookie Jar recently bought Chocolate Pizazz, so you can ALSO have their chocolate covered pretzels while eating your Michael’s chocolate chip cookies. Life is but a dream.
Must Try: Their snickerdoodles!
Another joint for cookie lovers alike, Tiff’s Treats may be your rise or downfall. Tiff’s Treats was created by Tiffany Taylor and Leon Chen when Tiffany stood him up on a date while they were in their second year at the University of Texas. She brought him warm cookies to apologize. Today, Tiffany and Leon are married! It looks like food really is the way to anyone’s heart!
The beauty of Tiff’s Treats is that they are delivered to you WARM. So, if you need a cookie and milk fix at work, just place an order online! Or if you’ve missed a friend’s birthday, make it all better by ordering these Houston sweet eats straight to their door.
Must try: The M & M Cookies and Brownies!
While Tiny Boxwoods is typically known for their lovely brunch, their chocolate chip cookies are the favorite item of many restaurant-goers.
Must Try: The chocolate chip cookie!
Specialized Houston Sweet Eats
While some of these Houston sweet eats do offer other eats that aren’t sweet, their claim to fame is definitely in their name.
House of Pies
Founded in Houston, House of Pies is open TWENTY FOUR HOURS-all day, every day. There is no closing time, because the people have spoken, and they always want their pie! The House of Pies, no matter the time, is almost always busy. In addition to House of Pies not being an actual house, House of Pies does not only offer pies! They serve breakfast, lunch, AND dinner!
Must try: Bayou Goo Pie and the Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!
Flying Saucer Pie Company
Flying Saucer Pie Company may be out of this world, but it doesn’t use any preservatives that are. Every ingredient is fresh and local, and all the pies are homemade. You have probably seen the lines that form around the small building during the holidays for some of this pie, and once you try it, you’ll understand why!
Must try: Strawberry Cream Pie!
Bonus Sweet Eats from Goode Company
If you’re a busy honeybee, but still want to spread the happ-pie-ness of pie, you can order a signature pecan pie from Goode Company for delivery to your friends’ and family’s door!
Crave Cupcakes/ Sprinkles
If you haven’t been to Crave, you’ve been to Sprinkles. If you haven’t been to Sprinkles, you’ve been to Crave. And if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. These two cupcake spots have been unofficial rivals for years, and the competition is neck and neck… or cupcake batter and batter?
Both Houston sweet eats cupcakes are the same price and overall, taste nearly the same. There is a debate between which cupcake is moister or richer, but like most matters of opinion, it’s a question of choice. So try it for yourself. Are you craving Houston-born Crave Cupcakes or are you dotty for nationally-known Sprinkles?
Must try: The cupcakes and decide for yourself which reigns supreme.
Where do you like to go for your sugar fix and what do you get?