Confection Perfection: Dallas' Best Bakeries Turn Out Pastries With Panache

There's no doubt that Dallas boasts a booming dining scene, but thanks to a new wave of pastry chefs, the city has also become home to a burgeoning bakery scene as well.

Places like Haute Sweets Patisserie are changing the confectionery landscape one sweet crumb at a time by churning out decadent pastries that resemble miniature works of art. They also make some of the most elegant macarons in the city.  

Speaking of pastries and macarons, step into Bisous Bisous Patisserie or Rush Patisserie and you could swear you’ve landed in a bakery straight out of Paris. These spots not only create macarons that literally melt in your mouth, they also make magic with everything from eclairs to mille-feuilles and bespoke cakes.

You'll find cornettos, cannoncinos and other mouthwatering pastries of Southern Italy on offer at Palmieri Cafe, a chic Italian coffee house located inside the food hall at Dallas' downtown Farmers Market.

Serious sugar junkies should also check out the cupcakes at Society Bakery, they're the kind of things that dreams are made of. Don't even get us started on the whoopie pies, except to say they're the best in town.

And Kessler Baking Studio bakes the sort of old-fashioned delights that your grandmother might have made, only better. Think– hockey-puck sized cookies in flavors like hot chocolate or oatmeal cranberry walnut, luscious pecan blondies and chocolatey brownies that are guaranteed to make your inner child smile.

We hope you're getting hungry because 10Best has picked out more delicious stops that you're going to want to add to your bakery bucket list.  Read on and try not to drool too much.

When locals want a treat, they head to this sweet boutique to scoop up Toni Rivard's OMG chocolate chip cookies (Forbes Traveler declared them one of the nation's best). And not only will you find a wide selection of cookies, Rivard also whips...  Read More

Emporium Pies
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This adorable and ultra popular pie shop, set up in a restored craftsman bungalow--is one of the sweetest attractions in the Bishop Arts neighborhood. Pie mavens, Megan Wilkes and Mary Gauntt, offer a rotating roster of seasonally flavored pies...  Read More

Empire Baking Company
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Started in 1992, this place was serving up artisan breads long before they became trendy in Dallas. And ever since, the company has gone from strength to strength, shoveling out crusty loaves to a faithful following of carb-loving locals as well...  Read More

Kessler Baking Studio
Photo courtesy of Kessler Baking Studio Facebook

You can smell the goods before you even get through the door. But if that's not enough to draw you in, then the promise of the most amazing cookies in the world should do the trick. Chunky, chewy, saucer-sized, drool-inducing cookies–in...  Read More

Palmieri Cafe
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If you haven't been to the new food hall at Dallas' downtown Farmers Market, then you're going to want to head over, if only to check out this Italian-style cafe and bakery which recently joined the ranks of venues pumping out delicious treats....  Read More

Boulangerie by Village Baking Co.
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Dallas' best bakery? The local Francophiles who stake out this bastion of baguettes think so, and with good reason. The shop's hearth-baked boules, crusty baguettes and buttery croissants are as good as any found across the Atlantic. And the...  Read More

Society Bakery
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Without a doubt, Society Bakery whips up the best cupcakes and whoopie pies in town. But don't take our word for it, just ask Ellen DeGeneres and Food Network's Duff Goldman, who declared them to be among the best in the country. And it's...  Read More

Bisous Bisous Patisserie
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It's difficult to find– and virtually impossible to park up close– but that hasn't stopped folks from pouring into Andrea Meyer's bijou sweets boutique. And it's easy to see why: the place is a Gallic gold mine of tasty treasures, that...  Read More

Haute Sweets Patisserie
Photo courtesy of Haute Sweets Patisserie Instagram

Though it has only been opened less than a year, Haute Sweets is already shaping up to be one of the city's hottest bakeries. Which is especially surprising since the place is located in an off-the-beaten-track shopping strip near White Rock...  Read More

Rush Patisserie
Photo courtesy of Rush Patisserie Instagram

Ask any Dallasite where to find the best macarons in town and they'll point you to Rush Patasserie, a venerable sugar haven run by pastry maven and Le Cordon Bleu alum Samantha Rush. Rush's ethereal macarons, which come in indulgent flavors...  Read More


Meet Ilene Jacobs

As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. Ilene got hooked on this wanderlust lifestyle after...  More About Ilene

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