Photo Credit: Emporium Pies
Sometimes going out for a full meal just feels like overkill. It’s times like that when you want a great spot for dessert and coffee. Happily there are a number of these spots right here in Dallas. Here are the best desserts in Dallas – why not eat your way through the list?
Located in Bishop Art’s District, Emporium Pies is a sweet spot in more ways than one. Situated in a charming little cottage with a definite “grandma’s house” feel to it, this pie shop does one thing and it does it well.
They make nothing but pies using all natural ingredients, no artificial anything, no hydrogenated oils, and no corn syrup. The selection changes with the seasons which is encouragement to go back often. You can get a some pie and coffee, or tea, and sit a table to enjoy it. There is also outdoor seating. Don’t be scared away by the long lines — it’s worth the wait.
Photo Credit: Creme de la Cookie
Creme de la Cookie
There aren’t a lot of spots that can boast being written up in Forbes Traveler for their chocolate chip cookies but Creme de la Cookie can.
Although the cookies are plentiful and very good, the two stars on the menu as far as we were concerned were the red velvet cake balls and the cinnamon rolls. The red velvet cake balls are the perfect balance of red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting enveloped in a coating of white chocolate. They have just enough sweetness to be addictive without being cloying. The cinnamon rolls are light and flakey, reminiscent of a croissant or Danish.
Photo Credit: Rush
When you’ve been away from Paris for far too long but don’t have anymore vacation time why not take a trip to Rush Patisserie in Oak Cliff. Samantha Rush, the owner, is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and she’s brought her talents and imagination to tempt Texans with crave-worthy desserts like eclairs and tarts. She is open in the evenings or at other times by appointment. We suggest you take a minute to call and check before heading over there.
Photo Credit: Kate Weiser Chocolates
Kate Weiser Chocolates
Yes, it’s a chocolate shop but not just a chocolate shop. You can stop in to Kate Weiser Chocolates and check out the full service espresso bar, the artisan ice cream that is made in house, and of course, lots and lots of chocolate. A French macaron ice cream sandwich caught us by surprise, while the peach buttermilk ice cream bars were chilly bites of summer. The ice cream sundae is worth getting, by the way. We promise.
Photo Credit: Cretia’s
Cretia, the founder of Cretia’s is a real person with the magical ability to take simple ingredients and create something amazing. Neapolitan cake, for example, with three flavors of cake, just like the ice cream. 32 flavors of pie, 30 types of cakes, and who knows how many kinds of cookies. If you’re hungry for real food she serves a fantastic batch of Dr Pepper Ribs.