Texas Living

Sweet Lone Star Dessert Shops Across Texas

By Casey Kelly-Barton 2.3.16

Don’t you just love the Lone Star State? From Austin to Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas has some of the best sweet treats in the country. So this Valentine’s Day, pick up some tasty morsels from one of these Texas-approved sweet spots to surprise the one you love!

Big Top Candy Shop, Austin

Situated on colorful South Congress Avenue, this old-timey shop boasts shelves upon shelves of vintage-style candies as well as newfangled treats. Be sure to indulge in an egg cream or a chocolate shake at its iconic soda fountain.

Lammes Candies, Austin

The essential Texas candy company, Lammes has been in business since 1878. Take home its most famous candy, Longhorns, an addictive secret combination of caramel, pecans, and milk chocolate. Or try one of its seasonal specialties such as chocolate-covered strawberries.

Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Dallas and Fort Worth

Treat yourself to mouthwatering chocolate in flavors like Apple Moon Pie Fudge, or drink chocolate and homemade marshmallows at this specialty shop. While you’re there, grab a big box of truffles to give to your valentine.

Chocolate Bar, Houston

Come here for the massive slices of chocolate cake (one is enough for three people) and leave with sweets like caramel corn, chocolate-dipped cookies, and even cowboy boot-shaped chocolate bars.

Bakery Lorraine, San Antonio

French is the language of love, oui? That’s why this French bakery is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday of love. Savor a chocolate croissant while you sip cappuccino in this cute home-turned-bakery. Grab a box of macarons (French-style treats made of meringue) to take home as a surprise for your sweetie.