a sweet thanksgiving

21 Houston restaurants sweetening up Thanksgiving with tasty desserts to go

21 Houston restaurants sweetening up Thanksgiving with to-go desserts

Goode Co., pecan pie, flowers
Goode Co.'s signature Brazos Botton Pecan Pie.  GoodeCompany.com
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Kenny & Ziggy's giant cheesecake.  Courtesy of Photo courtesy of Kenny & Ziggy's
Fluff Bake Bar cookie assortment
Fluff Bake Bar's cookies. Photo by Julie Soefer
Crave Thanksgiving cupcakes
Crave is offering Thanksgiving-themed cupcakes. Courtesy photo
Cake from SusieCakes.  Photo courtesy of Fletch
Goode Co., pecan pie, flowers
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Fluff Bake Bar cookie assortment
Crave Thanksgiving cupcakes

Whether you’re looking for a traditional pumpkin pie, dozens of cookies, fall-spiced cake, or a moist tres leches, these restaurants and bakeries have your Thanksgiving desserts covered. To make your meal planning easier, reserve your sweets now. 

Backstreet Café
To complete your Thanksgiving dinner, order one of this River Oaks favorite’s nine-inch pies or eggnog cheesecake with cranberry jam for $30. Select from pecan, chocolate pecan, and pumpkin with meringue topping. You can also order apple or pear and honey crisp for $38. Order online by November 14 and select a pick-up time between Monday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 21 between 11 am-9 pm. You can email jesus@backstreetcafe.net, or call 713-521-2239 for more details. 1103 S. Shepherd Dr.; 713-521-2239

Benevento Bake Shop
The options for dessert are plentiful at this Houston baking caterer. Elegant spiced apple, bourbon pecan or pumpkin pies are available for $36. Get fancy with macarons for $36 per dozen. Fudgy brownies are $36 a dozen. Triple-layer cakes in seasonal flavors are $72. To order email hello@beneventobakeshop.com or call 713-253-3071.

The dessert options here blend traditional Thanksgiving flavors with nods to chef Hugo Ortega’s native Mexico. Pumpkin and cajeta pie or tomatillo marmalade cheesecake are $30 each. Tres leches; Trenza Española, an almond and raisin Spanish pastry; Mexican bread pudding; and Flan de Coco are $45.  Orders must be placed by Wednesday, November14 and guests will select a pick-up time between Monday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 21 between 11 am and 9 pm. Fill out the order form online and email it to antonio@caracol.net. 2200 Post Oak Blvd.; 713-622-9996

Find something for every taste at the popular cupcake spot. Choose from the not-so-traditional pecan pie cupcake, a vanilla bean cupcake filled with pecan pie topped with maple buttercream frosting and garnished with maple glazed pecans. There’s also a selection seasonal flavors such as Cranberry Orange and Pumpkin. 1151 Uptown Park Blvd., 5600 Kirby, 2501 Research Forest Dr.; 713-622-7283

Dandelion Cafe
Owner Sarah Lieberman and chef J.C. Ricks are offering diners a choice of scratch-made apple ($26) or Texas pecan ($28) pies. Pick up at the cafe on November 20 (7 am - 6 pm) or November 21 (7 am - 3 pm). Call call the restaurant at 832-988-9210 or stop by to order. 5405 Bellaire Boulevard

Fluff Bake Bar
Let Rebecca Masson, Houston’s beloved “sugar hooker” handle the sweet ending for your Thanksgiving dinner. Half a dozen different pies are available, including pecan ($28), Dutch apple ($28), chocolate cream ($30) or mountain rose apple ($45). The bakery’s favorite whoopie pies get a pumpkin makeover for Thanksgiving and are $3.50 each. Order online or call 713-522-1900. 314 West Gray St.

Frank’s Americana Revival
The desserts here are $60 each and serve between 12 and 15 people. Choose from cranberry-walnut bread pudding or apple crumble with oatmeal-brown sugar-cinnamon topping.  Place orders by 9 pm on November 13 for pickup on November 21 or 22. Order online or call 713-752-8600. Want to email instead? The address is turkey@frankshouston.com. 3736 Westheimer Rd.; 713- 572-8600

Goode Co. Barbecue
All Goode Co. Barbecue locations are offering the outlet’s signature Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie, as well as Goode Co. chocolate pies to add to your Thanksgiving table. No pre-ordering is necessary. You can pick up the tasty treats at any of the four restaurants’ drive-throughs, open between 8 am-5 pm on November 20 and 21. 5109 Kirby Dr.; 713-522-2530, 8911 Katy Fwy.;713-464-1901, 20102 Northwest Fwy.; 832-678-3562, 8865 Six Pines Dr. The Woodlands; 281-947-9120

Harold’s Restaurant and Tap Room
Choose a bourbon chocolate pecan pie or a sweet potato pie for $30 each. Place your order here or call by November 17. You can pick up dessert on November 20 or 21 before 4 pm. 350 W. 19th St.; 713-360-6204

Hungry’s Café
Both locations have dessert selections to finish your Thanksgiving meal. Choose from apple, pecan, or pumpkin pie for $20 each. Need something else? The restaurant's full holiday catering menu is available online. 2356 Rice Blvd.;713-523-8652, 14714 Memorial Dr.; 281-493-1520

Let baker Jody Stevens put her signature spin on your Thanksgiving desserts. Pumpkin, cardamom spice, Italian cream, or triple chocolate chocolate cakes are available in six-inch ($45, feeds up to six people), eight-inch ($55, feeds eight to 10 people), or 10-inch ($75, feeds up to 30 people) variations. You can also select any of the cakes as cupcakes for $36 per dozen. If you need them gluten-free or vegan, ask. Orders must be placed by November 17, with pick up on November 21. Delivery is available for an extra fee. Order online or call 832-722-4123 for more details.

Jonathan’s the Rub
Five different desserts that each feed between eight and 12 people are available. Choose from chocolate cream pie, Nutella cheesecake, Snickers pie, pecan pie, or tres leches for $40 each. Order by November 15 for pick up on November 22 between 10 am-3 pm. Email orders to jonathansthanksgiving@gmail.com. 9061 Gaylord Dr.; 713-465-8200

Junior League
Select a pumpkin ($12) or pecan ($15) pie as the finale to your feast. You can place your order online and all orders must be picked up on Wednesday, November 21 between 10 am-1 pm. 1811 Briar Oaks; 713-622-4191

Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen
Pies, pastries, cheesecake, and other tempting delights are available from the Galleria-area favrotie. Coconut cream, banana cream, chocolate cream, Mile High Apple, and pecan pies are $42 each. An eight-inch cheesecake is $55 and you can add strawberries or blueberries for an extra $16. Chocolate Bobka Bread Pudding is $55 for a small and $80 for a large. Chocolate, raspberry, or assorted rugglach is $15 per dozen. Assorted bakery cookies are $17.95 per pound (make sure you get some rainbow ones). Can’t make a choice? Order up the fancy dessert platter ($55 for a small, $80 for a large). Orders should be placed by November 15. View the entire menu online. 2327 Post Oak; 713-871-8883

All locations are offering some Texas favorites for dessert. The pumpkin, apple, cherry, buttermilk chess, sweet potato, or chocolate ice box pie serve between six and eight people and are $15.99 each. The pecan pie is $19.99. Want a cake, instead? Carrot, German chocolate, or cheesecake will serve between eight and 10 people, and are $29.99 each. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance. Call 877-GO-LUBYS and select 3 from the prompts to coordinate orders, locations and pick-up times.

The Heights-area coffee shop is offering four pies — bourbon and salted caramel, chocolate, apple, or pumpkin — as well as a pumpkin roll for $30 each. Gluten-free crusts are available for an additional charge. Order by November 20 for pickup November 21. Email morningstarhoucater@gmail.com to place an order. 4721 N Main Street; 832-806-1115

Ooh La La
The popular dessert boutique has pies galore for your Thanksgiving table. Select from pumpkin, pecan, apple (also available sugar free), blueberry cobbler, lemon meringue, or key lime for $22.50 each. Bourbon bread pudding pie, chocolate pecan, chocolate and coconut cream are available for $32.95 each. Want to mix it up a bit? Each of those are also available by the slice, with the fruit options priced at $4.50 and the others available for $5.50. Be sure to place your order at least 48 hours in advance. 770 West Sam Houston Parkway N.; 713-465-6338, 23920 Westheimer Pkwy., Katy; 281-391-2253, 20155 Park Row, Katy; 281-492-6166

Looking for a traditional pie for the end of your Thanksgiving meal? SusieCakes offer six-inch and nine-inch versions of pumpkin, apple crumble, and pecan. If you’re looking for something in more individual servings, check out the pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Thanksgiving frosted sugar cookies are available in a turkey or pumpkin pie slice shape and you can order them individually or as a party platter with 18 cookies. There’s also a cranberry-orange cake, a three-layer cake filled and frosted with fresh orange buttercream. Pre-orders are a must and are accepted through November 18 for pick-up on Wednesday, November 21. 2563 Amherst St.; 713-521-2253

Houston’s premier Italian restaurant has selections such as whole carrot cakes, double chocolate cake, Mile-High Limoncello pie, cannoli, and biscotti for your Thanksgiving finale. Call for individual pricing. Orders must be placed by Friday, November 15 for pick up on Wednesday, November 21 after noon. 3755 Richmond Ave.; 713-622-6778

Underbelly Hospitality
Dessert options include nine-inch pecan ($22), vinegar ($30) and pumpkin brownie-bottom pies ($32), as well as the one-and-a-half pound Georgia James apple pie ($24). Order by 9 pm on Sunday, November 19, and pick up on Wednesday, November 21 between 3-5 pm at Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer Rd. Need more details? Get them via the Underbelly Hospitality website. 1100 Westheimer Rd.

Whiskey Cake
The popular spot is offering a take-home version of the signature dessert that gives the restaurant its name. Whiskey Cake is made with bourbon anglaise, toffee sauce, spiced pecans, and whipped cream. The 9-inch by 11-inch cakes are $55 each. Orders must be placed 48 hours prior to pickup by calling the restaurant. 23139 Grand Circle Blvd.; 832-430-2253, 18840 Gulf Fwy.; 832-558-2253