Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you I’ve got a big sweet tooth. Luckily, Austin has plenty of options to help with that. If you’re looking for a dessert like ice cream, cookies, pies, or more, keep reading. Although I can’t offer a full list of all the delicious treats available in Austin, here are 10 businesses that I recommend you check out.
1/ Fluff Meringues & More
Back in 2019 when events were still a thing, I saw Fluff Meringues & More popping up everywhere. Y’all, I’m sad to share that I’d never had a meringue before! But Fluff opened my eyes up to the world of these delicious sweets. Although I highly recommend trying out the meringues, they also offer desserts like macarons, scones and jam, and an afternoon tea tower (of which I need to try).
Fluff Meringues & More is open for limited dine-in and take-out. They’re also doing deliveries on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
4800 Burnet Road #450—Website
2/ Teddy V. Pâtisserie
If you haven’t had one of the cookies from Teddy V. Pâtisserie, then I highly recommend adding them onto your must-try list. One look at these chocolate chip cookies and I knew that I needed one to satisfy my sweet tooth. They’re a one-third pound of delicious sweetness (and don’t even get me started on how good they are once warmed up!).
3/ NadaMoo! Ice Cream
Whoever thought of merging ice cream and tacos was a genius. NadaMoo! is offering mouthwatering ice cream taco DIY kits, which can serve up to 12 people (or one person for 12 days), and come with your choice of four pints of NadaMoo! Ice cream, chocolate chips, sprinkles, and Siete taco shells. You can also stop by to get a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor, shake, or more.
Don’t feel like stopping by the store to pick-up? They’re also shipping pints of ice cream to customers. Check out their website to learn about available flavors.
1701 South Lamar Blvd—Website
4/ Delysia Chocolatier
If chocolate is your best friend, then you’ll love Delysia Chocolatier. They offer handcrafted, award-winning gourmet chocolate. They’ve got a variety of truffle boxes that you can order online and get shipped directly to your home. From their Berry collection to their Italian collection to their Spirits collection, they’ve got a little bit of everything for everyone.
Delysia is also doing virtual chocolate tastings! They’re extremely fun and walk you through the process of getting the most out of your specially themed chocolates for the tasting.
2000 Windy Terrace #2c—Website
Frozen bananas dipped in chocolate. Does anything sound better than that? Bananarchy offers your choice of banana heaven with options like Peanut Butter Pie Banana, Cookie Crumble Banana, or the GOB (which doubles the banana and deliciousness). If none of those are your cup of tea, then you can build your own banana as well!
You can order dessert from Bananarchy through Uber Eats or stop by one of their Rainey or South Austin food trucks. Make sure to check out their website or Instagram stories for hours, as they do vary due to COVID-19.
80 Rainey St.—Website
6/ Tiff’s Treats
I always enjoy when someone gets Tiff’s Treats delivered to the office and everyone ends up getting a share. If you’ve never gotten one of these dessert deliveries, let me fill you in on what you’re missing: delectable warm cookies or brownies that will make your mouth water. Seriously, it’s like they just got pulled out of the oven.
You can get Tiff’s Treats by ordering delivery or stopping by one of their stores to grab your choice of sweet treats! They even have some special Flavor of the Week cookies that you’ll want to keep an eye out for.
Manolis is a one-stop shop for all the dessert. This family-owned food truck offers a wide variety of sweet treats made in-house. They are all perfect for hot Texas summer days. Grab ice cream, paletas (ice pops and cake pops), Italian ice, shakes, or any of their delicious hand-crafted pastries.
You can get Manolis by stopping by their food truck or ordering ahead for curbside pickup.
603 W. Live Oak St.—Website
8/ Hayleycakes and Cookies
“Mostly sweet and a little bit sassy,” is what the Hayleycakes Instagram profile reads. And you’ll find that true as you scroll through their feed full of the most adorable—and hilarious—cookies and cakes. You’ll be able to find cookies designed for any type of person. Want to try your hand at decorating your own cookies? They also sell decoration kits so you can create your own perfect dessert!
If you’re interested in a custom order, be sure to check out their website or give them a call. You can get the deco kits or other items delivered to your home as well.
1700 S Lamar Blvd.—Website
9/ Tiny Pies
If you’re a pie lover, then Tiny Pies is the place for you. This local family-owned business sells the cutest little pies small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. They’ve got all the popular flavors, such as apple, pecan, and cherry. I’m also a fan of the gluten-free chocolate pot de creme (a lifesaver when I was dealing with sore teeth from a braces tightening). Their menu does change, so new and rotating flavors pop up all the time!
You can get your own tiny pies by ordering online for delivery or stopping by their store.
10/ Lick Honest Ice Cream
Lick Honest Ice Cream is another Austin favorite, and I completely understand why. They offer delicious and unique ice cream flavors. Their everyday flavors include Caramel Salt Lick, Coffee with Cream, Texas Sheet Cake, and more. Venture over to their season flavors to see fun options like Strawberry Jalapeno and Horchata. They’ve even got a special flavor right now that uses Teddy V. cookies!
You can order your favorite flavors for delivery or curbside pickup. Their Scoop Shops are also open to grab something in-store!
@theAustinot wants to know:
What is your favorite Austin dessert?