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11 Desserts to Eat Right Now in Dallas

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Here's a map of 11 of the city's finest new sweet treats to eat right now, with nary a slice of cheesecake or molten chocolate cake in sight; instead, you'll find more creative offerings like a boozy milkshake at a new round-the-clock diner, an unusually-flavored pie, locally made ice cream, and a few deep-fried treats. Calorie counters, look away now.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
Pastry chef Rick Griggs introduced several new sweets in January, including a salted caramel creme brulee flanked by a butterscotch whoopie pie. If that doesn't inspire longing in your sweet tooth, nothing will.

Belly & Trumpet

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B&T's desserts are made by pastry chef Sarah Green, and currently include an incredibly moist banana cake flanked by a scoop of rich, tangy cherry ice cream coated in housemade chocolate "magic" shell. [Photo: chefsarita/Instagram]

Bowl & Barrel

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The butterscotch pie is the only dessert on the menu at this upscale bowling alley, perhaps because it's a crowd-pleaser: creamy custard on a gingersnap crust topped off with vanilla whipped cream and floating in a pool of salted caramel. [Photo: Almost Veggies/Foodspotting]

Cook Hall

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This newish gastropub inside the W has a pretty stunning ice cream sundae: rich chocolate sauce is poured over housemade stout ice and topped off with crisp mini-meringues and salty-crunchy pretzel streusel.

Fearing's

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Jill Bates' desserts are masterpieces of flavor and texture, particularly the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse, the most delicious component of which is two fried chocolate hand pies, decadently flaky and oozing with molten chocolate.

Emporium Pies

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Red velvet pie? Yes, it's a thing. The pie girls of O.C. have a new creation called Dr. Love, which features a gooey brownie-like red velvet filling swirled with cream cheese on a flaky pastry crust. [Photo: Emporium Pies]

Joyce & Gigi's Kitchen

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This new East Dallas restaurant is serving up modern versions of South American classics; don't miss the picarones, which are sweet potato and pumpkin fritters fresh from the fryer and drizzled with sweet cinnamon-y honey.

Pop Diner

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Pop Diner is a twenty-four hour diner. With A FULL BAR. Said full bar offers such wonders as a Pop Rocks martini, but the highlight is clearly the boozy milkshakes, including one made with Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey. Yeehaw.

Spoon Bar and Kitchen

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New pastry chef David Collier is putting out some gorgeous plates, including this chocolate/caramel creation with a variety of crisp and creamy textures (including Valrhona Caramelia ice cream). [Photo: David Collier]

Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

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Uncle Uber's carries ice cream by Carnival Barker's, made right there in Deep Ellum. Try the Nutella Vodka, which is as tasty as it sounds (for a larger serving, pick up a pint at Jimmy's or Bolsa Mercado).

Village Baking Co.

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Village Baking Co. is one of the very few places to make caneles, the glorious French pastries with a crisp caramelized outside and and custardy insides. Be forewarned, their retail store has limited hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. [Photo: Village Baking Co.]

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Pastry chef Rick Griggs introduced several new sweets in January, including a salted caramel creme brulee flanked by a butterscotch whoopie pie. If that doesn't inspire longing in your sweet tooth, nothing will.

Belly & Trumpet

B&T's desserts are made by pastry chef Sarah Green, and currently include an incredibly moist banana cake flanked by a scoop of rich, tangy cherry ice cream coated in housemade chocolate "magic" shell. [Photo: chefsarita/Instagram]

Bowl & Barrel

The butterscotch pie is the only dessert on the menu at this upscale bowling alley, perhaps because it's a crowd-pleaser: creamy custard on a gingersnap crust topped off with vanilla whipped cream and floating in a pool of salted caramel. [Photo: Almost Veggies/Foodspotting]

Cook Hall

This newish gastropub inside the W has a pretty stunning ice cream sundae: rich chocolate sauce is poured over housemade stout ice and topped off with crisp mini-meringues and salty-crunchy pretzel streusel.

Fearing's

Jill Bates' desserts are masterpieces of flavor and texture, particularly the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse, the most delicious component of which is two fried chocolate hand pies, decadently flaky and oozing with molten chocolate.

Emporium Pies

Red velvet pie? Yes, it's a thing. The pie girls of O.C. have a new creation called Dr. Love, which features a gooey brownie-like red velvet filling swirled with cream cheese on a flaky pastry crust. [Photo: Emporium Pies]

Joyce & Gigi's Kitchen

This new East Dallas restaurant is serving up modern versions of South American classics; don't miss the picarones, which are sweet potato and pumpkin fritters fresh from the fryer and drizzled with sweet cinnamon-y honey.

Pop Diner

Pop Diner is a twenty-four hour diner. With A FULL BAR. Said full bar offers such wonders as a Pop Rocks martini, but the highlight is clearly the boozy milkshakes, including one made with Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey. Yeehaw.

Spoon Bar and Kitchen

New pastry chef David Collier is putting out some gorgeous plates, including this chocolate/caramel creation with a variety of crisp and creamy textures (including Valrhona Caramelia ice cream). [Photo: David Collier]

Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

Uncle Uber's carries ice cream by Carnival Barker's, made right there in Deep Ellum. Try the Nutella Vodka, which is as tasty as it sounds (for a larger serving, pick up a pint at Jimmy's or Bolsa Mercado).

Village Baking Co.

Village Baking Co. is one of the very few places to make caneles, the glorious French pastries with a crisp caramelized outside and and custardy insides. Be forewarned, their retail store has limited hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. [Photo: Village Baking Co.]

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