House of Pies
Need pie and nothing else will do? It doesn’t matter what time of day or night it is, you can get a slice at this old-school diner that’s open 24 hours. House of Pies has been serving up baked goods since 1967. Stop in for some Bayou Goo, Bavarian Chocolate, or French Silk if cream pies are your thing. If you prefer fruit but are watching your sugar, they’ve got sugar-free apple and cherry. You can get one piece or the whole pie, and if you need some cookies on the side, they’ve got those, too.
Ooh La La Dessert Boutique
Chef Vanessa O’Donnell has been taking care of sugar cravings since 2007. That’s when she opened Ooh La La Dessert Boutique, after graduating from the Art Institute of Houston’s Baking and Pie program. You can find just about anything your sweet tooth desires, from from-scratch cakes to dessert bars and more. They’ve even got a gluten-free menu featuring cookies and cheesecakes.
Dessert Gallery also has a full menu of treats, but what they’re really known for is cake. They’re serious about their retro-style, from the decor to the Old Fashioned Diner cake. It’s layers of golden cake topped with buttercream chocolate frosting. Their petit fours are popular holiday gifts. If you can’t make it into the location, they’ll ship all over the country.
Cacao & Cardamom – Galleria
Sometimes only handmade chocolates will do, and that’s when it’s time to visit Cacao & Cardamom. They make all of the truffles and chocolate bon-bons in-house with natural spices and fruit purees. You can get these treats by the piece or by the box. If your sugar craving is in overdrive, you can get some drinking chocolate, too.
When you need a sugar fix, you can’t go wrong with these dessert places in West Houston.