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The best things in life are often sweet. That’s why here at AMLI, we thought it would be important to gather up a list of the best dessert shops around the Houston area. Whether you’re a chocolate junkie or craving a sweet slice of pie, there’s plenty of spots for you to get your sweet tooth fix. And while there might be too many dessert boutiques throughout Houston to name, we’ve decided to gather a list of some of our favorite drool-worthy spots for you to check out.

River Oaks Donuts

3601 Westheimer Road

Located less than 10 minutes from our River Oaks apartments, River Oaks Donuts is open seven days a week, giving you the opportunity to grab yourself a tasty treat on the regular—as long as it’s before their 2pm closing time. Take your pick of doughnut flavor ranging from sweet to savory, and for those of you with dietary restrictions, there are also gluten-free options for you to choose from. Some flavors include, but certainly, are not limited to:

  • Strawberry iced
  • Maple bacon & jalapeno
  • Chocolate coconut
  • S’mores
  • Cappuccino cream
  • Blueberry
  • Old fashioned
  • And so many more!

River Oaks Donuts also creates custom orders for your special event, ranging from options such as custom letter doughnuts to doughnut towers and celebration doughnuts. One love, many doughnuts.

House of Pies

3112 Kirby Drive

With four locations scattered throughout Houston, House of Pies is known to be “a slice of heaven on Earth.” All of their pies are made without preservatives, ensuring a fresh and delicious bite each and every time. Whether you want to grab a pie to bring home to the entire family or want to stop in for a late night snack, House of Pies is open 24 hours, seven days a week. And while there are breakfast, lunch and dinner options—we all know that the best part of any meal is dessert. Some of their pie flavors include coconut custard, Texas pecan fudge and chocolate meringue. Be sure to stop in and try out one of these decadent slices for yourself!

Cacoa & Cardamom

5000 Westheimer Road

For those looking for decadent chocolates to sweeten up their lives, look no further than Cacoa & Cardamom. All starting with owner Annie Rupani’s love of chocolate, Cacoa & Cardamom includes drinking chocolate, truffles and even chocolate high heels (yes, you heard us right) for you to take home and enjoy. Choose from menu items that range from salted caramel hot chocolate sticks to dulce de leche, and let the sweet flavors of chocolate and spices warm your insides. We promise this isn’t a place you want to miss out on. Even better? Cacoa & Cardamom is located only a half-mile from our Houston Galleria Apartments!

Fluff Bake Bar

314 Gray St.

Within walking distance from our River Oaks apartments, Fluff Bake Bar is the perfect place for you to get your dessert on before walking the calories off back to your apartment. Combining French inspiration with her favorite childhood classics, Rebecca Masson is known for making some of the most exquisite desserts Houston has to offer. From cookies and cupcakes to tarts and wedding cakes, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Our recommendation? The milk chocolate cheesecake, Dutch apple pie, lemon tart, gingersnaps and snickerdoodles…you catch our drift. You have to try it all! Fluff Bake Bar always creates custom orders for your special event, so be sure to check them out. You won’t regret it!

Well, there you have it. Some of Houston’s top-notch dessert joints for you to indulge in. As they say, there’s no such thing as too much dessert.

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