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Delectable Desserts

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Texans are famous for the hospitality extended to visitors, and perhaps there’s no better way to extend a warm welcome than with a homemade dessert. However you want to end your meal, you’ll find delectable, and often over-the-top, selection of pies and cakes, ice creams and cobblers as you travel around Texas. Here are some of the sweetest spots in the Lone Star State.
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314 Morton St, Richmond, TX 77469, USA
Lunchtime at Sandy McGee’s is an experience reminiscent of mealtime at your grandmother’s house, mixed with your childhood lunch hour with your closest friends, and all served by your friendly neighbor, Sandy. The original restaurant opened back...
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314 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
Located in Dallas’s hip Bishop Arts District, in a charming old house with a large front porch and teal shutters, Emporium Pies feels a bit like coming home. Your first instinct will be to press your face against the glass like a five-year-old,...
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3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Helmed by Chef Danny Trace, a New Orleans native whose resume includes stints at Commander's Palace and Cafe Adelaide, Brennan's is the kind of place you go to for well-executed classics: Oysters Rockefeller, Shrimp and Grits, Gulf Fish...
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2731 White Settlement Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Executive Chef Marcus Paslay's passion for food, as well as how it is sourced and prepared, shines through in each and every dish at this Fort Worth establishment. Having lived all over the United States, including stints in Alaska, Colorado,...
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114 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069, USA
Goodies Texas will overwhelm your senses in the best kind of way. This shop in McKinney, directly north from Dallas on Highway 75, offers every kind of sweet treat imaginable: homemade pralines, fudge, caramels, brittles, toffees, and candies,...
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1287 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130, USA
In the middle of a Texas summer, you can float lazily down the spring-fed Guadalupe River and end up at the Gristmill Restaurant, located right on the banks of the river. The Gristmill is a down-home bar, restaurant and beer garden, built up in...
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8210, 308 E Front St, Tyler, TX 75702, USA
There’s a reason that Tyler's Janie Clapp, the founder and talent behind Janie’s Cakes, has been shipping her pound cakes all over the nation for over 20 years: they’re the absolute best. Using only the finest ingredients (Janie uses no artificial...
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2610 Salem Ave # 6, Lubbock, TX 79410, USA
Opened in August 2014, Dawnstar Cheesecake was founded by a woman named Carrie, who had long-been the go-to desert maker among her family and friends. When she realized that Lubbock didn’t have a cheesecake bakery, she decided to open Dawnstar...
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708 Austin Ave #2, Waco, TX 76701, USA
Sometimes it takes just one person with vision and passion, who does something incredibly well, to transform a community—in this case, the small town of Calvert. The brainchild of Ken Wilkinson, whose motto is, “Paris in Calvert... why not?”...
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Ste. 1A, 4935 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79912, USA
In a place where Tex Mex rules supreme, Stonewood has carved out a name for itself with a bar and grill with a modern flair and an upscale ambiance. Though best known for their steak and detailed wine list, the spot's desserts have also built a...
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218 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
As soon as you walk in to Mi Tierra, there's no doubt you've entered somewhere special. Located in San Antonio, and family-owned since 1941, Mi Tierra is open 24-hours a day and is adorned with Christmas decorations year round—so it’s always a...
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5703, 211 US-281, Marble Falls, TX 78654, USA
Any place that has a “pie happy hour” each afternoon is worth checking out. Set in Marble Falls, in the heart of Hill Country, the Bluebonnet Cafe was started back in 1933, and continues to draw crowds; about 1,400 pies are typically sold during...