What goes great right after a wonderful meal? Dessert, duh! A little indulgence never hurt anyone, that’s why we’ve compiled a list of best desserts in Austin. Whether you crave chocolate, vanilla, or something fruity… we have a sweet tooth cure for everyone. Complete your night or day with a tasty treat from one of Austin’s many dessert spots.
Who doesn’t love a classic donut? For generations, donuts have been a tried and true dessert for everyone. Gourdough’s Big Fat Donuts is the place to celebrate your dessert cravings. They offer a flavor combination that can satiate every sweet tooth. Just their chocolate and cream cheese frosted flavors are enough to make your mouth water. They have specialty donuts like the Big EZ, a donut variation of New Orleans’ beignet dessert. Gourdough’s also features a few CBD-friendly desserts as well!
Satisfy two cravings in one: cookies and ice cream. The classic ice cream sandwich is the best summertime treat! Cold Cookie Company is a popular dessert in Austin since it is a mobile food truck. Their menu features a “choose your own adventure” style to create your dessert. Start with dessert style, pick ice cream and cookies, and finish off with toppings. Oh, the choices you’ll make! Or you can grab one of their made in-house ice cream sandwiches. Check out their catering options for your next private event!
Voted Best Dessert by many locals, Churro Co. is a mainstay for the Austin food truck scene. Paying homage to traditional Mexican street food, Churro Co. is dedicated to giving Austin homemade churro variations. Their menu features classic churros tossed in a variety of sweet flavors. We recommend the Campfire, a take on the classic s’more featuring a churro tossed in graham cracker sugar, topped with Mexican chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and toasty marshmallows.
Nothing beats an American classic like apple pie. Or any other pie for that matter! Tiny Pies is an Austin favorite for your dessert cravings. With locations all over Austin’s bustling neighborhoods, you can satisfy your sweet tooth any time. Tiny pies showcase various pie favorites including sweet, savory, breakfast, full-side pies, and takeaway pies you can bake at home!
This East Austin café is a neighborhood favorite for Eastside residents alike. Launderette is a quaint hideout offering popular brunch items and palatable desserts. What goes perfectly with a cup of coffee on a relaxing morning more than a delectable sweet dish? Launderette’s dessert menu features seasonal sorbet, peaches & cream panna cotta, and mouth-watering coffee custard tarts.
Looking to try something new? Find the best of both worlds with this breakfast/dessert fusion: Bubble Egg. A traditional Hong Kong street delight, egg waffles are a very popular handheld dessert. Like a crepé, egg waffles are made-to-order and filled with assorted sweet or savory ingredients. Houston-based Bubble Egg brings many flavors to Austin like dessert egg waffle cones and savory comfort cones. Wash it down with one of their signature fruit or milk teas to satisfy your snack craving.
Nothing beats a good old-fashioned ice cream cone from the local purveyor. This quirky ice cream spot serves up cones straight out of their camper van turned ice cream truck! Zed’s Ice Cream is a New Zealand-style ice cream truck that started in Portland, OR and of course, Austin had to have one. What’s great about this dessert gem is all their ice cream is made from real fruit ingredients. Tantalize your taste buds with this popular dessert in Austin.
Find a sweet escape with tropical sorbet flavors from Chrissy’s Icies food truck. Originating from NYC’s Latin neighborhoods, helado is a traditional iced dessert enjoyed on the go. This family-owned iced dessert truck features colorful and delightful sorbet-like treats enjoyed by all. Featuring vegan, nut-free, fat-free, and wholesome ingredients, you have to stop by this Austin dessert staple.
Get ready to customize your next sugar craving; The Baked Bear is here providing all the options for custom ice cream sandwiches. Hailing from San Diego, this build-your-own ice cream sandwich truck is here to stay in Austin. Enjoy mix and matching flavors by picking out your cookies (top and bottom) and your favorite ice cream flavors. Finally dress it up with your favorite toppings and even get it hot pressed!
Who doesn’t love that first bite into a doughy, flavorful sweet bun? Nothing beats that fresh-baked aroma of cinnamon rolls just exiting the oven. Well, now you can have it at Cranky Granny’s Sweet Rolls. Bringing all the home-baked memories to Austin, Cranky Granny’s serves delicious sweet roll varieties, sweet roll ice cream sundaes, coffee beverages, and smoothies. They even cater to the dairy-intolerant and offer vegan milkshakes! Grab this popular dessert in Austin near the Domain neighborhood.