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10 Perfectly Sweet Houston Treats to Try Right Now

Where to find the city’s finest cookies, cakes, and more, all available for pickup and delivery

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A selection of cookies from The Roastery.
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In these truly bleak times, there’s nothing more comforting than a perfect sweet. There’s just something about the combination of sprinkles, colorful frosting, and tons of sugar that makes even the most boring day at home a little more exciting. As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, many of the city’s best dessert purveyors have launched curbside pickup and delivery, making it easier than ever to score a sugar fix.

Whether in search of perfectly baked cookies (and milk, of course) or an entire pie to eat at home alone, these 10 Houston restaurants and bakeries are serving up some excellent desserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

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FM Kitchen and Bar

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Take a trip down memory lane at FM Kitchen & Bar with an order of the restaurant’s old school strawberry pop-tarts, during weekend brunch. The nostalgic breakfast treats are sourced for FM from local bakeshop HTX Nitro Creamery and come in pairs — as they do — for $8. Find FM Kitchen & Bar on DoorDash or visit fmkitchenandbar.com to order online.

Sweet at Sugar Room

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This Washington Avenue bakery just reopened its doors after a brief closure, which means that its popular macarons, mini-pies, and pots de crème are up for grabs again until 2 a.m. Why so late? The bakery (operated by the same owners as EaDo’s Tout Suite) serves as the entrance to a sexy speakeasy called the Sugar Room, serving high end cocktails and libations until the wee hours of the morning.

Koffeteria

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Famously seen on reality cooking shows Top Chef: Just Desserts and Chopped, pastry chef Vanarin Kuch puts his imagination and creativity to work in the kitchen at Downtown’s Koffeteria, where flaky, decadent house favorites include the pistachio baklava croissant and the savory beef pho kolache. Visit koffeteria.com to order online.

Who Made the Cake!

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Let them eat cake! Legendary Houston wedding cake designer Nadine Moon makes it easy to satisfy cake cravings by offering $12 Sweet Survival Boxes containing 1 lb of cake “humps” and iced pieces — “scraps” leftover from the tops of tiered cakes — in familiar flavors like divine white with amaretto buttercream and chocolate-chocolate chip with chocolate fudge buttercream. Order online for delivery or pick-up at whomadethecakeordernow.com.

The Roastery

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The Roastery’s pastry chef Sarah Schnitzer takes coffee house staples to the next level with new fall menu additions like cinnamon flan, PB&J, and blueberry-cheesecake stuffed cookies. Mini-pies are also on the menu, including an excellent pumpkin option. Find The Roastery on Favor or visit theroastery.com to order online.

La Sicilia Italian Bakery & Cafe

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Macarons, bombolonis and ciambellas, oh my! Get your fix at this true Italian bakery, where the selection of macarons and cookies on offer changes each day, and cannolis are made fresh daily and filled fresh upon ordering. Find La Sicilia on Favor and UberEats or call 713-636-2900 to place and order.

Goode Company BBQ

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Comfort from start to finish, the Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie from Goode Co. is a quintessential Houston dessert — a perfect 9-inch pecan pie built with Texas pecans harvested from the banks of the Brazos River, and which arrives in a pine gift box worthy of safekeeping. Visit shop.goodecompany.com to order for delivery.

Michael's Cookie Jar

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Visiting out-of-town family and friends can be tricky in the time of COVID, but letting a loved one know they are missed is easy with the help of Michael’s Cookie Jar’s new Cookiegrams. Send a tasty parcel, containing a large 5 oz cookie in one of 12 flavors with a personalized message, anywhere in the United States via USPS First Class Mail for $10. Visit michaelscookiejar.com to order online.

Crave Cupcakes

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For a colossal celebration, only a colossal cupcake will do, and for just such an occasion, Crave Cupcakes has created the Giant, an oversized cupcake in the shape of its traditional cupcakes — complete with sprinkles and signature Crave logo topper — in flavors like vanilla, dark chocolate and red velvet. True to its name, the Giant is large enough to feed 8-10 people and is available for pre-order with 72-hours notice for $48. Visit cravecupcakes.com to order online.

Crumbl Cookies - Bellaire

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The thrill of receiving an oversized pink Crumbl box is almost as exciting as the joy of eating what’s inside — jumbo, hockey puck-shaped cookies in flavors like caramel popcorn and cinnamon pretzel topped with thick icing. Just add milk! Visit crumblcookies.com to order online for delivery or curbside pick-up.

FM Kitchen and Bar

Take a trip down memory lane at FM Kitchen & Bar with an order of the restaurant’s old school strawberry pop-tarts, during weekend brunch. The nostalgic breakfast treats are sourced for FM from local bakeshop HTX Nitro Creamery and come in pairs — as they do — for $8. Find FM Kitchen & Bar on DoorDash or visit fmkitchenandbar.com to order online.

Sweet at Sugar Room

This Washington Avenue bakery just reopened its doors after a brief closure, which means that its popular macarons, mini-pies, and pots de crème are up for grabs again until 2 a.m. Why so late? The bakery (operated by the same owners as EaDo’s Tout Suite) serves as the entrance to a sexy speakeasy called the Sugar Room, serving high end cocktails and libations until the wee hours of the morning.

Koffeteria

Famously seen on reality cooking shows Top Chef: Just Desserts and Chopped, pastry chef Vanarin Kuch puts his imagination and creativity to work in the kitchen at Downtown’s Koffeteria, where flaky, decadent house favorites include the pistachio baklava croissant and the savory beef pho kolache. Visit koffeteria.com to order online.

Who Made the Cake!

Let them eat cake! Legendary Houston wedding cake designer Nadine Moon makes it easy to satisfy cake cravings by offering $12 Sweet Survival Boxes containing 1 lb of cake “humps” and iced pieces — “scraps” leftover from the tops of tiered cakes — in familiar flavors like divine white with amaretto buttercream and chocolate-chocolate chip with chocolate fudge buttercream. Order online for delivery or pick-up at whomadethecakeordernow.com.

The Roastery

The Roastery’s pastry chef Sarah Schnitzer takes coffee house staples to the next level with new fall menu additions like cinnamon flan, PB&J, and blueberry-cheesecake stuffed cookies. Mini-pies are also on the menu, including an excellent pumpkin option. Find The Roastery on Favor or visit theroastery.com to order online.

La Sicilia Italian Bakery & Cafe

Macarons, bombolonis and ciambellas, oh my! Get your fix at this true Italian bakery, where the selection of macarons and cookies on offer changes each day, and cannolis are made fresh daily and filled fresh upon ordering. Find La Sicilia on Favor and UberEats or call 713-636-2900 to place and order.

Goode Company BBQ

Comfort from start to finish, the Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie from Goode Co. is a quintessential Houston dessert — a perfect 9-inch pecan pie built with Texas pecans harvested from the banks of the Brazos River, and which arrives in a pine gift box worthy of safekeeping. Visit shop.goodecompany.com to order for delivery.

Michael's Cookie Jar

Visiting out-of-town family and friends can be tricky in the time of COVID, but letting a loved one know they are missed is easy with the help of Michael’s Cookie Jar’s new Cookiegrams. Send a tasty parcel, containing a large 5 oz cookie in one of 12 flavors with a personalized message, anywhere in the United States via USPS First Class Mail for $10. Visit michaelscookiejar.com to order online.

Crave Cupcakes

For a colossal celebration, only a colossal cupcake will do, and for just such an occasion, Crave Cupcakes has created the Giant, an oversized cupcake in the shape of its traditional cupcakes — complete with sprinkles and signature Crave logo topper — in flavors like vanilla, dark chocolate and red velvet. True to its name, the Giant is large enough to feed 8-10 people and is available for pre-order with 72-hours notice for $48. Visit cravecupcakes.com to order online.

Crumbl Cookies - Bellaire

The thrill of receiving an oversized pink Crumbl box is almost as exciting as the joy of eating what’s inside — jumbo, hockey puck-shaped cookies in flavors like caramel popcorn and cinnamon pretzel topped with thick icing. Just add milk! Visit crumblcookies.com to order online for delivery or curbside pick-up.

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