Next time you’re craving something sweet, check out one of the many local spots in the McKinney area that offer desserts, pastries, and other yummy treats. There are lots of different options around, whether you like ice cream, donuts, cakes, cookies, or pastries. All of these places accept orders ahead of time, so you can get enough goodies to share with a crowd or to help celebrate a special occasion. Here are six local places to try around McKinney.
Get donuts early and any day you want from Stacy Donuts on Stacy Road in McKinney. This place opens every morning at 5 a.m. and serves customers until noon. You’ll always find the classic donuts and donut holes here like glazed, powdered, chocolate, and jelly-filled. Stacy Donuts also keep things creative and fun with new donut recipes and holiday specials throughout the year. Kids love the donuts made to look like colorful characters from their favorite shows. Donuts and coffee are always made fresh, so you’re sure to get the best start to your day.
With three locations in the heart of Texas, Emporium Pies is a local favorite for beautiful, delicious pies and decadent desserts. The McKinney location is on South Tennessee Street, and the other two are in Dallas on North Bishop Avenue and Main Street. Come by for pie Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Emporium Pies is a great spot to end a date night or to enjoy some sweets with friends. You can enjoy coffee and a slice of pie in the welcoming cafe area, or you can order a whole pie to take home. Can’t get to the shop for your pie? Local delivery is available. Some of the pies usually on the menu include the Dr. Love, which is a red velvet chess pie, a key lime custard pie with a cream cheese topping, and a French silk pie with a gluten-free crust. For your next holiday dinner, leave the pie making to Emporium and save yourself the hassle.
Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery
Just a few minutes south of McKinney in Frisco, Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery is the perfect spot for ice cream on a hot day or a dozen cupcakes to share with friends. Their ice cream is all made in-house and is used for milkshakes, cupcake parfaits, cupcake shakes, and chillers. Sixteen different flavors of cupcakes are offered each day with regular classics and rotating specials. Cupcakes are baked every morning, so they’re always fresh. Other sweet treats available include cookie and brownie sandwiches, petite pies, and full-size layer cakes. You can even get vegan cupcakes and large cakes.
Some of their most popular everyday flavors include hot fudge sundae, peanut butter cup, wedding cake, and decadent vanilla. Gourmet ice cream flavors like red velvet, sweet cream, Nutella, and java chip are worth trying out, as well. With more than 200 different cupcake recipes, Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery is always keeping customers happy and coming back for more.
Cremcrittos is a dessert shop on South Lake Forest Drive in McKinney that serves gelato, pastries, and cronuts (croissant donuts) Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Come by for flaky, perfectly crafted pastries that will melt in your mouth, such as buttery croissants, cinnamon rolls, apple fritters, and babka. If you need something savory before your treat, Cremcrittos also offers ham and cheese croissants and sausage rolls.
Mix and match gelato flavors and top them off with a fresh-baked cookie. Regularly available flavors include salted caramel, Tahitian vanilla, mint chocolate chip, and chocolate. Cremcrittos also takes large orders for pastries if you contact them ahead of time.
Ogi’s Bakery and Deli
Ogi and Dora Stoyanov came from Bulgaria and opened a small European bakery in 2005 on West Eldorado Parkway in McKinney. Since then, the bakery has grown into a deli and restaurant, as well. Today, Ogi and his wife own and run the place serving local customers Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Ogi’s Bakery and Deli offers fresh-baked breads, sausages, sandwiches, cakes, and pastries.
If you’re just looking for sweets, Ogi’s has you covered with pastries like almond, pistachio, or walnut baklava, pecan rolls, and apple strudel. If you need a cake for a special occasion, you’ll have tons of amazing choices with the ability to personalize. Their common specialty cakes are honey cake, Garash cake, key lime cheesecake, carrot cake, black forest cake, and strawberry cake. Ogi’s also takes orders for custom cakes, so you can get the perfect cake to fit any occasion.
Drip N Roll
Head to Drip N Roll in McKinney on North Central Expressway for rolled ice cream and bubble tea. Rolled ice cream is a unique dessert that allows you to build your own ice cream bowl by combining flavors, ingredients, and toppings. You start with a base flavor of ice cream, which starts as a liquid that’s poured onto a frozen surface. As it freezes, you can choose which ingredients to add like chocolate sauce, nuts, cookie pieces, fruits, and more. Once the ingredients are mixed in, the ice cream is rolled up and topped with even more goodies.
Drip N Roll offers lots of different flavors as well as signature creations that they put together for you so you don’t have to make all the choices. Popular flavors include sea salt caramel topped with pretzels and whipped cream, cotton candy, and s’mores. For something a little smaller, try one of their taco rolls. It’s one roll of ice cream in a waffle cone shell with toppings.
There you have it, the top dessert and pastry spots in and around McKinney according to Huffines Kia McKinney. Make some time to get out and enjoy a sweet treat from one of these spots and then reach out and let us know what you thought. Did we miss one of your favorite dessert places? Be sure to let us know so we can check it out.
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