Choco Holidays

Sugar Rush: Punk's Peppermint-Chocolate Chess Pie

The Southern food purveyor's Holiday Pie & Biscuit Campaign is a sweet treat.

12/16/2016 By Alice Levitt

Holiday Recipes

How to Bake the World's Easiest Cheesecake

And how to make it look even fancier than it already tastes

12/13/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Melt With You

SweetCup Gelato Is Expanding to Garden Oaks

The beloved Montrose gelateria will debut outside the Loop this spring.

12/08/2016 By Alice Levitt

Easy Being Cheesy

How to Recreate Maggiano's Pumpkin-Praline Cheesecake

The guilty pleasure leaves the chain's menu tonight—here's how to keep eating it.

11/30/2016 By Victoria Haneveer

Reservations

3 Things We Learned About Houston Food This Year

Looking for trendy desserts? Go to Chinatown.

11/21/2016 By Alice Levitt

Come Early for the Carbs

Holla for the Challah at the Village Bakery

The Rice Village bakery may even distract you from discount sheet cakes at Kroger.

11/21/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Giving Thanks for the Sweet Things

Sugar Rush: Apple Pie Profiteroles at benjy's on Washington

'Tis the season for apples—and perfect pâte à choux.

11/16/2016 By Alice Levitt

Snow Falling on Houston

In Need of Nieves? Head to El Kiosko

The hard-to-find Mexican treat is a specialty at this Houston chain.

11/07/2016 By Alice Levitt

Cruelty Free

Taking a Bite Out of Houston's First Vegan Ice Cream Shop

Juice Girl expands to Montrose and debuts dairy-free Over the Moon ice cream brand.

10/11/2016 By Alice Levitt

Elemental Eats

Sugar Rush: Raindrop Cake at Tea Bar & Organics

It's neither raindrop nor cake, but trendy dessert lovers can now try the fad favorite in Houston.

10/06/2016 By Alice Levitt

Fishy Realness

Sugar Rush: Taiyaki Ice Cream at Kamalan Bakery

The latest novelty dessert to hit Chinatown may please pescatarians.

09/22/2016 By Alice Levitt

Sweet Thing

Old-Fashioned English Candies to Make at Home

What's the difference between our sweets and the ones across the Pond? Make these and see.

09/06/2016 By Victoria Haneveer

Cold Comfort

Is Creamistry the Ice Cream of the Future?

Sampling Houston's newest made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream.

08/04/2016 By Abby Eastman

Cool As Ice

Why You Need Steel City Pops Today

In the heat of late July, only an artisan paleta will do.

07/28/2016 By Paulina Lelo de Larrea

Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: Sweet Treats Around Town

Where to get the best custard, ice cream and gelato in town

07/25/2016 By Alice Levitt

Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: How Ice, Beans and Jelly Can Make Magic

Taiwanese shaved ice is a cool treat that provides a dizzying array of make-your-own options.

07/25/2016 By Alice Levitt

Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: Tex-Mex Treats at Magnolia's Ice Cream

Who wouldn’t be charmed by a strawberry snow cone topped with Sour Punch belts and gummy bears on a hot day?

07/25/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Play It Cool

100 Ways to Beat the Houston Heat

Summer may be our winter, but at least no one has to shovel the sunshine, so chill out—we’ll show you how.

06/20/2016 Edited by Katharine Shilcutt With Ellie Sharp, Marianella Orlando, Layne Lynch, Sarah Rufca Nielsen, Jeff Balke, and Alice Levitt

Purloined Pastries

Craving Voodoo Doughnut? A Grocery Chain Has You Covered

Kroger debuts designer donuts suspiciously similar to those made famous by the Portland-based bakery.

06/16/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Cheap Eats

Sugar Rush: Decadent Desserts Under $4

What to skip (macarons) and what to get (cake balls) at Houston’s sweetest shops

05/31/2016 By Joanna O'Leary