Sweets

New Houston Shop in Montrose Tempts With Truffles & a Chocolate Fountain

POSTED: September 11, 2018 AT 9:25 am   /   Food Finds, Sweets

The second location of Cacao & Cardamom quietly opened its door last week in the former space of Araya Artisan Chocolate Shop at 2013 West Gray. Located next to the historic River Oaks Theatre, the shop is already becoming a favorite with local residents. It’s hard to not be intrigued with a five-foot, gold-plated, dual-cascading chocolate […]

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Six Must-Try Classic Houston Pies

POSTED: March 13, 2018 AT 9:58 pm   /   Featured, Food Finds, Sweets

Articles on the best Texas pies typically don’t include those in Houston, instead focusing on the Hill Country, Austin and Dallas areas instead. It’s not without reason; those are the strongholds of German and Czech Texans who brought their love of filled pastries to the Lone Star State during the days of the Republic. However, […]

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Ooh La La Dessert Boutique Celebrates A Decade—Also, How To Get Free Cupcakes

POSTED: October 25, 2017 AT 1:18 pm   /   Featured, Food Finds, Sweets

Ten years ago, Vanessa O’Donnell was a 25-year-old aspiring entrepreneur with a dream and a love of cupcakes. Now she oversees three locations of Ooh La La Dessert Boutique, turning out more than 80 types of goodies, including cheesecake, cookies, pies and the aforementioned cupcakes. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would […]

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The Ultimate List Of French Macarons In Houston—Updated

POSTED: July 27, 2017 AT 7:00 am   /   Bakeries, Featured, Food Finds, Sweets

Brightly colored, with just the right crunch that transcends into a pillowy softness, French macarons (not to be confused with the denser macaroons made mostly with coconut) are a beautiful dessert. Their bright colors and unexpected flavors naturally make them perfect for either dessert trays or a simple, guilt-free treat at the end of a […]

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