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What’s better than cake and lots of frosting?
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12 Mindblowing Chocolate Desserts in Houston

Where to live your best ganache-filled life

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What’s better than cake and lots of frosting?
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As any chocolate lover knows, a dish isn’t really dessert without chocolate in it. Forget cheesecake and strudel; if it isn’t drizzled with melted chocolate or loaded with chocolate chips, what even is the point?

Luckily, Houston has everything to satisfy anyone’s cacao craving, from soft chocolate chip cookies to decadent chocolate cake to Nutella pizza. Raid a specialty dessert shop right away or enjoy a savory dinner first, but be sure to save room for these excellent chocolate creations.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Fat Cat Creamery

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1901 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 869-1080
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For a boozy treat, dig into Fat Cat Creamery’s Milk Chocolate Stout flavor, made locally with Texas beer. Try it in a cup, waffle cone, or milkshake. It’s all good here. In an unleaded dessert is important, Fat Cat’s decadent chocolate sundae is an equally solid choice.

2. Red Dessert Dive

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1045 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008
(832) 649-2977
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There’s nothing quite like a rich cup of delicious hot cocoa, and Red Dessert Dive serves up some of the best. Pair it with the chocolate bread pudding drizzled with bourbon caramel sauce for a taste of heaven. The rocky road chocolate cake, in all its glory, is also worth a try.

3. Benjy's

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5922 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 868-1131
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Benjy’s deserves a spot on this list due to one renowned menu item: Mom’s Chocolate Cake. Legend has it that Benjy’s mom still makes the rich pecan-studded cake from scratch daily.

4. Fluff Bake Bar

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314 Gray St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 522-1900
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Hit this Midtown bakery for an assortment of gourmet cookies, baked treats, and cup cakes—that is, a slice of cake in a cup. For a punch of salty and sweet, try the Veruca Salt, an absurdly decadent creation made with devil’s food cake, salted caramel buttercream, and pretzels.

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5. Petite Sweets

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2700 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 520-7007
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Petite Sweets has a variety of bite-sized treats, from macarons to cake balls to mini cupcakes. With flavors like chocolate hazelnut, chocolate peanut butter, and chocolate peppermint on rotation, there’s plenty of chocolate to go around.

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6. Sleek Chocolatier & Crêperie

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5868 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 637-4047
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As far as Insta-worthy desserts and treats go, the Triple Chocolate Crepe from Sleek is a feast for the eyes that’s hard to top. Drizzled with three types of chocolate, it’s almost too pretty to eat.

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7. Tiny Boxwoods

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3614 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-4224
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It’s no secret that Tiny Boxwood’s has one of the best chocolate chip cookies in town. Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside—the hype is real. Enjoy it with a side of brunch or as a midday treat on its own.

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8. The Chocolate Bar

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1835 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 520-8599
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The Chocolate Bar is a chocoholic’s dream. With inventive ice cream flavors, giant slices of layered cake, and an array of chocolate-covered fruit, it’s hard to go wrong with anything on deck.

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9. Oui Desserts

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3411 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 487-9788
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This Upper Kirby dessert shop has customers raving about the chocolate Nutella cake—moist and flavorful, but not too sweet. The toffee chocolate chip cookie is another menu highlight that’s hard to beat.

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10. Dessert Gallery

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3600 Kirby Dr D
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-9999
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Dessert Gallery has a cake for everyone, from merengue to mousse to German chocolate to good old fashioned birthday cake. The layered Chocolate Euphoria Cake topped with dark chocolate ganache is a chocolate lover’s dream come true.

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11. HS Green

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5092 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 904-3547
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This health-conscious cafe has a dark side: Its dinner dessert menu. The Nutella pizza is the star—topped with bananas, strawberries, mint, and powdered sugar—but the warm brownie and cookie sundae are just as tempting.

12. Smoosh Cookie

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5505 Morningside Dr
Houston, TX 77005
(832) 582-9864
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Customize the perfect ice cream sandwich at this food truck in Rice Village. The combination of warm cookies, a scoop of ice cream, and crunchy toppings will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.

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1. Fat Cat Creamery

1901 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77008

For a boozy treat, dig into Fat Cat Creamery’s Milk Chocolate Stout flavor, made locally with Texas beer. Try it in a cup, waffle cone, or milkshake. It’s all good here. In an unleaded dessert is important, Fat Cat’s decadent chocolate sundae is an equally solid choice.

1901 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77008

2. Red Dessert Dive

1045 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77008

There’s nothing quite like a rich cup of delicious hot cocoa, and Red Dessert Dive serves up some of the best. Pair it with the chocolate bread pudding drizzled with bourbon caramel sauce for a taste of heaven. The rocky road chocolate cake, in all its glory, is also worth a try.

1045 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008

3. Benjy's

5922 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

Benjy’s deserves a spot on this list due to one renowned menu item: Mom’s Chocolate Cake. Legend has it that Benjy’s mom still makes the rich pecan-studded cake from scratch daily.

5922 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

4. Fluff Bake Bar

314 Gray St, Houston, TX 77002
Russell V./Yelp

Hit this Midtown bakery for an assortment of gourmet cookies, baked treats, and cup cakes—that is, a slice of cake in a cup. For a punch of salty and sweet, try the Veruca Salt, an absurdly decadent creation made with devil’s food cake, salted caramel buttercream, and pretzels.

314 Gray St
Houston, TX 77002

5. Petite Sweets

2700 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098
Petite Sweets/Facebook

Petite Sweets has a variety of bite-sized treats, from macarons to cake balls to mini cupcakes. With flavors like chocolate hazelnut, chocolate peanut butter, and chocolate peppermint on rotation, there’s plenty of chocolate to go around.

2700 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098

6. Sleek Chocolatier & Crêperie

5868 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
Sleek Chocolate/Facebook

As far as Insta-worthy desserts and treats go, the Triple Chocolate Crepe from Sleek is a feast for the eyes that’s hard to top. Drizzled with three types of chocolate, it’s almost too pretty to eat.

5868 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

7. Tiny Boxwoods

3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027
Eater Austin/Facebook

It’s no secret that Tiny Boxwood’s has one of the best chocolate chip cookies in town. Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside—the hype is real. Enjoy it with a side of brunch or as a midday treat on its own.

3614 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77027

8. The Chocolate Bar

1835 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77005
The Chocolate Bar/Facebook

The Chocolate Bar is a chocoholic’s dream. With inventive ice cream flavors, giant slices of layered cake, and an array of chocolate-covered fruit, it’s hard to go wrong with anything on deck.

1835 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77005

9. Oui Desserts

3411 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
Oui Desserts/Facebook

This Upper Kirby dessert shop has customers raving about the chocolate Nutella cake—moist and flavorful, but not too sweet. The toffee chocolate chip cookie is another menu highlight that’s hard to beat.

3411 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

10. Dessert Gallery

3600 Kirby Dr D, Houston, TX 77098
Dessert Gallery/Facebook

Dessert Gallery has a cake for everyone, from merengue to mousse to German chocolate to good old fashioned birthday cake. The layered Chocolate Euphoria Cake topped with dark chocolate ganache is a chocolate lover’s dream come true.

3600 Kirby Dr D
Houston, TX 77098

11. HS Green

5092 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77056

This health-conscious cafe has a dark side: Its dinner dessert menu. The Nutella pizza is the star—topped with bananas, strawberries, mint, and powdered sugar—but the warm brownie and cookie sundae are just as tempting.

5092 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77056

12. Smoosh Cookie

5505 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005
@hungriman/Instagram

Customize the perfect ice cream sandwich at this food truck in Rice Village. The combination of warm cookies, a scoop of ice cream, and crunchy toppings will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.

5505 Morningside Dr
Houston, TX 77005

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