Where to eat in Dallas right now: 12 places to get fantastic desserts
We use a different stereotype for our February issue of Where to Eat – our monthly roundup of the best restaurants in Dallas.
It works like this: In January you eat healthy. Treat yourself to desserts in February.
The backdrop for this enjoyment is Valentine’s Day. (We have a list of people offering Valentine’s Day dishes in town.) The places on this list are desserts only, but they have a wide variety, including bakeries, cafes, a cake shop, and even a cottage baker that offers vegan Filipino treats . If you can’t find anything you like on this list, then you might not like dessert.
Here are a dozen places to buy candy:
Bella Flan. Dessert Shop-in-a-Shop at Corner Food Mart at 4460 W Walnut Street in Garland specializes in flan cakes, the sumptuous two-layer dessert with one layer of cake on the bottom and flan on top. The concept was started by Siv Lopez, a longtime baker who makes Choco-Flan, the most famous flan cake that combines flan with a base of moist chocolate cake with devil’s food. For Valentine’s Day, she has a 10-inch cake with a flan on top and a red velvet cake on the bottom for $ 60 that is available by special order. 214-566-3656.
Kisses kisses pastries. Award-winning pastry chef Andrea Meyer’s West Village Shop is known for macarons and French pastries such as croissants, cakes, cruffins, scones, eclairs and cookies. She always brings out special editions, and for February that means passion fruit tarts, white chocolate strawberry cream puffs, heart-shaped brownies, and heart-shaped red velvet drip cakes. Order online or by calling 214-613-3570.
Cremcrittos Gelato & Pastries. The bakery and gelateria are from the brothers Mike Yim and Young Yim, who opened in McKinney in late 2020 and make croissants, cronuts and gelato from scratch. The menu includes cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, trendy Danish cronuts and croissants. On a typical day, they offer around 16 baked goods and 8 gelato flavors. Her current bestseller is an almond cream cronut with almond buttercream and almond nougatin.
Haute sweets patisserie. The Lake Highlands store was bruised when hit by a car in November. However, Tida Pichakron and her team are back in business, making macarons, passion fruit tarts and a special menu with seasonal delicacies like Chocolate Heart Bon Bons (salted caramel, raspberry rose, coffee Dulce de Leches), chocolate-raspberry-skin chocolate bomb and heart – Chocolate pod (filed with an assortment of chocolate truffles and candy).
Jeni’s wonderful ice cream
The Columbus, Ohio-based chain, whose pints are sold in Whole Foods Market and Central Market stores, has just opened a new location in Deep Ellum, 2649 Main St. They offer about two dozen flavors with incredible sounding offerings like Milkiest Chocolate, Salty Caramel, Wildberry Lavender, Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Goat Cheese, and Roasted Cherries. The store also sells pints for a wider range than the range sold in grocery stores, as well as t-shirts.
La Casita Bakeshop. Maricsa Trejo and Alex Henderson’s high-quality mom and pop bakery was already supplying coffeeshops across town with cruffins and croissants before opening a pre-order and pick-up location in Richardson. They make all sorts of creative items like a citrus tart with grapefruit and kumquat cream filling and their chocolate malt sandwich biscuit, a great flat treat filled with chocolate ganache and maraschino cherry jelly.
Merienda monsters. Merienda is a cottage bakery that has vegan and Filipino-inspired desserts, many of which contain ube, also known as sweet purple yam. There are strawberry pop tartlets, pop tartlets filled with ube, ube crinkle biscuits (soft inside, crispy outside), malasadas (Portuguese yeast donuts), ube crumble cake donuts and ube loaf cakes with ube jam and pink buttercream. You need to order 48 hours in advance. With a minimum order of $ 25, they deliver 35 miles to Irving’s 75061 postcode.
Piefalootin‘. At a special cake shop in Garland, people can buy whole cakes or sit down and have a piece of coffee. Owner Tracy Dowd makes classics like coconut cream cake, key lime, and Texas pecan, as well as fruit cakes, some in seasonal flavors like blackberries. Your variant of the cheesecake pie consists of a layer of fruit filling and a cheesecake-like topping. She varies the flavors of the cakes according to the piece in the store, but you can order any whole cake 48 hours in advance. 469-573-8756 or email [email protected]
Pietro’s Bakery & Café. The family-run bakery and café in Frisco offer Italian desserts such as Italian cream cake, tiramisu and limoncello mousse cake. A cool product from founder Tina Delia is the three-colored cake, also known as “Tricolore” because it resembles the Italian flag with white, red and green layers. It’s an almond-flavored white cake with a soft, fluffy texture that is frosted with chocolate buttercream. Visit their shop or order online.
Reverie Bakeshop. The Richardson Bakery is just like a bakery in every way, except for one difference: everything is vegan. No dairy, no eggs. Choices include beautifully decorated cakes, donuts, muffins, cinnamon rolls, croissants, Danish, cupcakes, cake balls, brownies, cobblers, pop pies and cookies. They have great fun with special seasonal items like football-shaped cake balls for the Super Bowl that sell out quickly. Order online or pick up in the shop.
San Martin Bakery & Restaurant. Uptown Dallas is home to this amazing bakery-cafe concept from Guatemala. They combine bakery, pastry and restaurant and cannot be compared to anything else. They are always ready for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner as well as for an entire bakery. The selection includes delicious cakes, pastries and baked goods that you won’t see anywhere else, like the apple-filled croissant, like an apple pie shaped like a croissant.
Village Baking Co.. The local baker has just opened a second location in the Knox District at 4539 Travis Street, selling bread and pastries including scones, palmiers, financiers, chocolate truffle cake, fruit cakes and coconut macaroons. They were among the first in Dallas to offer trendy products such as canele, the small, moist cylindrical French pastry; and the Kouign Amann, the rich Breton delicacy based on croissants, named for cake (Kouign) and butter (Amann)