Top 5 Hungry-For-Halloween Must-Haves in Houston

Frighteningly cute cupcake truffles from Ooh La La Bakery.
Frighteningly cute cupcake truffles from Ooh La La Bakery.
Photo by Joanna O'Leary

For me, there's no better way to get in the spirit of Halloween than through my stomach. And while I'm certainly not opposed to doing so via taste-testing popular candy, I also am more than happy to eat local. Here are five notable sweet/savory spooky foodstuffs available in H-town.

5. Surprise Festive Desserts & Sugar Cookies (Ouisie's Table). On October 31, Ouisie's Table will be offering a special menu of desserts with a Halloween twist. The specifics are a surprise, but pumpkin pie, red velvet cake and theme cupcakes will probably be involved. Even if you don't take advantage of the holiday dessert selection that day, you will leave Ouisie's with a Halloween treat in the form of a spooky sugar cookie.

4. Cupcake Truffles (Ooh La La Bakery). Some call them "cake balls," Ooh La La calls them "cupcake truffles," I refer to them as "spherical snacks I could eat by the handful." Available in vanilla, chocolate and red velvet, these globes of sweetness are artfully decorated for the holiday and sure to be a hit at Halloween celebrations (I suggest getting a half-dozen of just the eyeballs for your kid's school party).

Admire the lacy cobweb design for at least ten seconds before you take a bite.
Admire the lacy cobweb design for at least ten seconds before you take a bite.
Photo by Rebecca Masson

3. Spiderweb Moonpies (Revival Market). Revival Market regularly sells the wondrous moonpies made by Rebecca Masson (of Fluff Bake Bar), but during October these treats are filled with orange marshmallow and dressed in (icing) cobwebs.

Even if you don't like candy corn, you will love this cheesecake.
Even if you don't like candy corn, you will love this cheesecake.
Photo by Ralph Smith

2. Candy Corn Cheesecake (Ooh La La Bakery). Yeah, so treats from Ooh La La appear multiple times on this list. It's not my fault they offer some of the most diverse and delicious spooky season's eatings in town. With three vibrant layers, the candy corn cheesecake is not only visually impressive, it's also extremely decadent. It replaces the lemon twang of traditional New York-style cheesecakes with a bold vanilla flavor that tastes all the richer alongside the buttery Graham cracker crust. At press time, this reporter had eaten two and a half three slices and will most certainly go back for more.



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