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10 Grown-Up Halloween Treats to Try in Houston

Smashable chocolate pumpkins, boozy cocktails, and so many more excellent treats await

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Halloween is definitely going to look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean that everyone shouldn’t plan to treat themselves on October 31. Instead of gorging on a bag of mediocre drugstore candy, head to one of Houston’s excellent restaurants, bakeries, and bars for a grown-up treat that’s actually worth splurging on.

From spine-chilling cakes to loaded cocktails, these 10 grown-up Halloween treats are sufficiently spooky, and extremely delicious.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Becca Cakes

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1207 W 34th St #200
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 364-3360
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In lieu of suckers or taffy, satisfy that sweet tooth with a generously stocked Halloween sweet box from Becca Cakes. Gift boxes are priced at $65 (valued at $81) and feature a whopping 36 items, including a dozen mini cupcakes, a dozen mini sugar cookies and a dozen macarons. Visit linktr.ee/beccacakeshtx to pre-order online.

2. Red Dessert Dive

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1045 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008
(832) 649-2977
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This small-batch Heights dessert shop offers a 10” funfetti cake for $70. Appropriately dubbed the Frankenfetti, this cake is decorated with a confetti border, bright blue and green icing and spooky decorative touches like “blood” drips all the way around. Visit reddessertdive.com to pre-order.

3. B.B. Lemon

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1809 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 554-1809
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More of a dream come true than a nightmare, BB Lemon’s The Nightmare on Washington Spooky Drag Show combines food and drink specials, a costume contest with prizes, and music by DJ Melodic featuring performances by some of Houston’s top talent on the patio beginning at 9 pm on Saturday, October 31st. Call 713-554-1809 to make a reservation.

4. Tout Suite

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2001 Commerce St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 227-8688
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Tout Suite’s famed macarons get sweet and spooky makeovers during the month of October. The vanilla bean varietes have shifted into friendly and haunting ghosts, while the pumpkin spice macarons reveal smiles and scowls. Insider tip: Visit on Macaron Monday and buy 3, get 1 free.

5. Brennan's of Houston

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3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-9711
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Ring in Halloween week at Brennan’s with spooktacular cocktails like a Candy Corn Martini made with vodka, heavy cream and pineapple juice, garnished with a candy corn rim. Or, consider the dangerously boozy Pumpkin Punch made with vodka, Kahlua, Sambuca Black and garnished with black licorice. Available October 27 through November 1.

6. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery

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1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-3535
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Equally terrifying and tasty, Common Bond’s scary delicious Brain Cake is an obvious Halloween choice. This 6” three-layer cake, available in chocolate or vanilla with buttercream icing for $60, serves 8-10 people and resembles a bloody human brain. Visit toasttab.com/common-bond/v3 to pre-order.

7. UB Preserv

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1609 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(346) 406-5923
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UB Preserv ups the fear factor by introducing two new boo-zy libations perfect for this season. The frozen Spooky Juice blends Midori, rum, coconut, and pineapple, and the Purple People Eater is mixed with vodka, blue curacao, cherry and lemon — both are finished off with an eyeball garnish, perfect for the ‘gram.

8. Frank's Americana Revival

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3736 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 572-8600
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Find new “boos” on the cocktail menu at Frank’s Americana Revival with the addition of the Deathly Hallows libation, a limited-time drink crafted with tequila, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, lemon juice, maple and finished off with ginger beer, available on Halloween weekend (Friday, October 30rd through Sunday, November 1st). 

9. Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier Galleria

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5000 Westheimer Rd Suite 602
Houston, TX 77056
(281) 501-3567
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Take all of the frustrations brought on by 2020 out on Cacao and Cardamom’s festive smash pumpkin. This $25 dark chocolate pumpkin, when smashed with the included wooden mallet, reveals a bounty of chocolate covered pretzels, peanut butter marshmallow rochers and pumpkin spice almonds inside. There’s also skull-shaped caramels, Dia de los Muertos themed treats, and more Halloween goodies. Call 281-501-3567 to place an order.

10. Ooh La La Dessert Boutique

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23920 Westheimer Pkwy
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 391-2253
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Cinco Ranch dessert bar Ooh La La boasts a spread of Halloween-themed sweets including cake balls decorated like jack-o-lanterns, iced sugar cookies and frosted cupcakes. Call 281-391-2253 to pre-order.

1. Becca Cakes

1207 W 34th St #200, Houston, TX 77018

In lieu of suckers or taffy, satisfy that sweet tooth with a generously stocked Halloween sweet box from Becca Cakes. Gift boxes are priced at $65 (valued at $81) and feature a whopping 36 items, including a dozen mini cupcakes, a dozen mini sugar cookies and a dozen macarons. Visit linktr.ee/beccacakeshtx to pre-order online.

1207 W 34th St #200
Houston, TX 77018

2. Red Dessert Dive

1045 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77008

This small-batch Heights dessert shop offers a 10” funfetti cake for $70. Appropriately dubbed the Frankenfetti, this cake is decorated with a confetti border, bright blue and green icing and spooky decorative touches like “blood” drips all the way around. Visit reddessertdive.com to pre-order.

1045 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008

3. B.B. Lemon

1809 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

More of a dream come true than a nightmare, BB Lemon’s The Nightmare on Washington Spooky Drag Show combines food and drink specials, a costume contest with prizes, and music by DJ Melodic featuring performances by some of Houston’s top talent on the patio beginning at 9 pm on Saturday, October 31st. Call 713-554-1809 to make a reservation.

1809 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

4. Tout Suite

2001 Commerce St, Houston, TX 77002

Tout Suite’s famed macarons get sweet and spooky makeovers during the month of October. The vanilla bean varietes have shifted into friendly and haunting ghosts, while the pumpkin spice macarons reveal smiles and scowls. Insider tip: Visit on Macaron Monday and buy 3, get 1 free.

2001 Commerce St
Houston, TX 77002

5. Brennan's of Houston

3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006

Ring in Halloween week at Brennan’s with spooktacular cocktails like a Candy Corn Martini made with vodka, heavy cream and pineapple juice, garnished with a candy corn rim. Or, consider the dangerously boozy Pumpkin Punch made with vodka, Kahlua, Sambuca Black and garnished with black licorice. Available October 27 through November 1.

3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006

6. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery

1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Equally terrifying and tasty, Common Bond’s scary delicious Brain Cake is an obvious Halloween choice. This 6” three-layer cake, available in chocolate or vanilla with buttercream icing for $60, serves 8-10 people and resembles a bloody human brain. Visit toasttab.com/common-bond/v3 to pre-order.

1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

7. UB Preserv

1609 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

UB Preserv ups the fear factor by introducing two new boo-zy libations perfect for this season. The frozen Spooky Juice blends Midori, rum, coconut, and pineapple, and the Purple People Eater is mixed with vodka, blue curacao, cherry and lemon — both are finished off with an eyeball garnish, perfect for the ‘gram.

1609 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

8. Frank's Americana Revival

3736 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027

Find new “boos” on the cocktail menu at Frank’s Americana Revival with the addition of the Deathly Hallows libation, a limited-time drink crafted with tequila, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, lemon juice, maple and finished off with ginger beer, available on Halloween weekend (Friday, October 30rd through Sunday, November 1st). 

3736 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027

9. Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier Galleria

5000 Westheimer Rd Suite 602, Houston, TX 77056

Take all of the frustrations brought on by 2020 out on Cacao and Cardamom’s festive smash pumpkin. This $25 dark chocolate pumpkin, when smashed with the included wooden mallet, reveals a bounty of chocolate covered pretzels, peanut butter marshmallow rochers and pumpkin spice almonds inside. There’s also skull-shaped caramels, Dia de los Muertos themed treats, and more Halloween goodies. Call 281-501-3567 to place an order.

5000 Westheimer Rd Suite 602
Houston, TX 77056

10. Ooh La La Dessert Boutique

23920 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, TX 77494

Cinco Ranch dessert bar Ooh La La boasts a spread of Halloween-themed sweets including cake balls decorated like jack-o-lanterns, iced sugar cookies and frosted cupcakes. Call 281-391-2253 to pre-order.

23920 Westheimer Pkwy
Katy, TX 77494

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