Sugar Rush: Ten Top Spots to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth in Dallas

Dallasites have an insatiable sweet tooth–and with good reason, the city is teeming with some seriously crave-worthy sugary treats.

Of course, it certainly helps when you have some of the most creative pastry chefs in the state. Looking for the macaron of your dreams? Then head over to Uptown where you'll find Bisous Bisous Patisserie. It's a tiny place with a few tables outside, but what it lacks in space it more than makes up in its offerings. From eclairs and tarts to tea cakes, scones and, of course– macarons, be sure to put this spot at the top of your to-try list.

You'll also want to check out La Duni, a Latin inspired restaurant that not only serves up terrific meals, but also some seriously delicious desserts. The cuatro leches cake here is glorious.

For the best pies in Dallas, there’s only one place you need to know about: Emporium Pies, an artisanal bakery tucked inside of a 1930's Victorian bungalow in Bishop Arts. The line often stretches around the corner, but it’s worth it. The three layer Cloud Nine pie, with house made caramel, butterscotch custard and brown sugar, is mind-blowing.  

Speaking of mind-blowing–you definitely should try one of the epic sundaes at Remedy, a modern soda fountain and cafe on lower Greenville Avenue.

Or if you fancy crepes, then you'll be spoiled for choice at Whisk Crepes.
And when it comes to a late night treat, you can’t look past the tricked out donuts at Glazed Donut Works.

Think you're drooling now, just wait to see what else we've lined up for you to try. Read on to see which other Dallas dessert destinations take the cake. Or in this case– pastries, chocolates, souffles and other decadent treats.

Glazed Donut Works
Photo courtesy of Yelp User Miranda M.

With flavors like maple bacon, blueberry mascarpone and creme brulee, it's no surprise that this Deep Ellum doughnut purveyor has lines stretched out the door most all hours that it's open. But fortunately you don't have to be an early riser to...  Read More

Emporium Pies
Photo courtesy of Instagram User Bestfooddallas

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

West Lovers Lane
Rise No. 1
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It's a rarity to find soufflé on a restaurant menu these days, much less a place boasting a menu almost entirely devoted to this puffed up French classic. Enter Rise, a rustic French-inspired bistro showcasing ethereal soufflés in versions...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Instagram User Se7en30

This perennially popular Greenville Avenue eatery embraces the neo-retro soda fountain trend by dishing up countertop favorites with a modern twist. You'll find house-made sodas in flavors like kaffir lime and Meyer lemon, exotic sundaes topped...  Read More

Society Bakery
Photo courtesy of Instagram User K_nicole85

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

Whisk Crepes Cafe
Photo courtesy of Whisk Crepes Cafe Facebook

Deliciously authentic, fresh to order crepes in Dallas? Mais oui. This cubby-hole of a creperie nestled in Oak Cliff's trendy new Sylvan Thirty development has been winning the hearts of area Francophiles with its eclectic lineup of sweet and...  Read More

La Duni-Northpark Center
Photo courtesy of Instagram User Thedefineddish

This deservedly popular brasserie excels at decadent desserts and Latin-inspired comfort food. In fact, the folks behind La Duni, Taco and Dunia Borga, have created a mini-empire off their take on Pan-Latin specialties, operating several...  Read More

Chocolate Secrets
Photo courtesy of Instagram User Passionatefreedom

Truffles, bars and hand painted bonbons filled with the likes of saffron walnut or brown butter caramel– this shop-cum-café is a true celebration of all things cocoa. But the sweet temptations don't stop there: Chocolate Secrets also turns...  Read More

Savor Gastropub
Photo courtesy of Instagram User Rye Patton

With its sweeping views of Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Arts District, this glass-encased jewel box is a spectacular dining destination, if only for the setting alone. But there's more to Savor than what meets the eyes. Seasonally inspired...  Read More

Bisous Bisous Patisserie
Photo courtesy of Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie Facebook

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


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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