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Crave Cupcakes

Crave is one of the top purveyors of gourmet cupcakes in Houston, though the market has gotten more saturated since the trend hit its stride. Traditional flavors like red velvet, chocolate and vanilla are offered alongside more creative options like Nutella and espresso, and flavors of the day rotate in and out of the showcases. Prices are steeper than what you'd pay at a grocery store, but you can't expect any different at a specialty bakery. You can watch the kitchen staff members do their thing behind the kitchen's windows while you place your order.