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

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).

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Joanna O'Leary