Guest article by Archana Vemulapalli
For those of you with a sweet tooth here in Austin, you already know there are plenty of places for fresh bites to satisfy those cravings. But what you may not know is that Austin’s local businesses offer international desserts for the times when you want to indulge in something different. Get ready to travel around the world without having to leave Austin city limits.
1/ Holla Mode: Thai Ice Cream
The owners of Holla Mode were inspired to open up a food trailer in Austin that serves Thai ice cream during a trip to Thailand. Their process involves pouring locally-sourced dairy, coconut milk, or cane sugar with different flavors onto a steel surface. The mixture is then scraped off into rolls and assembled in cones and cups with toppings for a fantastic taste of goodness.
Bhumi Bhowl, the most popular item on the menu, is named after the Thailand king, and it lives up to the hype. The flavors at Holla Mode are gourmet, seasonal, experimental, and constantly changing, but always yummy! The business has two locations now.
1800 Barton Springs Road and 1309 W. 45th St. – Website
2/ Fonda San Miguel: Tres Leches
This exquisitely decorated Mexican restaurant is mostly known for its traditional authentic cuisine. But few realize Fonda San Miguel is also a wonderful dessert spot.