A pastry chef with serious credentials is bringing hand-churned ice cream and made-to-order waffle bowls to a stationary food truck inside one of Deep Ellum’s favorite haunts.
Dubbed Devious Desserts, this venture from former Nobu Dallas and Joy Macarons pastry chef Meriel Young has officially debuted at Wits End. Operating autonomously from the bar, Young prepares her wares in an off-site kitchen before serving them to the late night crowds in Deep Ellum.
“I love balancing sweet and savory and pushing the envelope of flavors to the point that makes the customer question everything they know about what should and shouldn't work in the ice cream world,” Young tells Eater. With flavor combinations like those in the Mex-Mex bowl – a scoop of cotija-corn ice cream topped with dulce de leche and crushed tortilla chips – you can kind of see what she means.
Devious Desserts just got its start in Deep Ellum, but Young is already eyeing expansion. She hopes to open a larger location at the forthcoming Legacy West Food Hall, but nothing has been finalized as of yet.
In the meantime, you can score a Mex-Mex or Asian Invasion (Thai tea ice cream, coconut waffle bowl, popping boba) at Wits End from 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.