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Guide to Your Fix of Halloween Treats

Pooja Salhotra
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Halloween Butter Cookie

Dessert Gallery is serving up a variety of Halloween treats this month, including these Hand-Decorated Halloween Butter Cookies. (Photo: Dessert Gallery)

Halloween might be the single day of the year when you are excused for dressing like Dracula and eating mounds of candy. But some restaurants in Houston are starting the Halloween countdown early with special spellbinding treats – from pumpkin cupcakes to orange wine. Check out our roundup of Halloween-themed treats you can find at local spots this month and get into the spooky spirit. 

Sweet Paris Creperie

Black Widow Crepe

Sweet Paris Creperie is offering this Black Widow Crepe this month. It’s made with dark activated charcoal batter, white chocolate, bonne mamam jam, sweet cream cheese and blackberries. (Photo courtesy of Public Content)

Locations in Highland Village, Rice Village and CityCentre
Hours vary by location 
Celebrating the transition into fall, Sweet Paris unveiled a new seasonal crepe for the month of October. From Oct. 1-31, enjoy the Black Widow Crepe featuring dark activated charcoal batter, white chocolate, bonne mamam jam, sweet cream cheese and blackberries.

SusieCakes
2563 Amherst St.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
This Rice Village sweet shop will be offering Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Maple Cupcakes, Pumpkin Spice Cake, Halloween Frosted Sugar Cookies, Trick-or-Treat Bars and a Halloween Treat Tray, available now through Halloween.

Bellagreen
Locations at CityCentre, River Oaks, Heights 
Hours vary by location
Gratify your sweet tooth with the limited edition Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate trellis. 

Michael's Cookie Jar

Michael's Cookie Jar offers these hand-made decorated cookies. (Photo: Russell VanKraayenburg)

Michael's Cookie Jar
Locations in West University, Tanglewood, Downtown
Hours vary by location
Find the perfect cookies for your next Halloween-themed party, or simply grab a tasty and insta-worthy spooky snack at Michael's Cookie Jar. 

Dessert Gallery 
3600 Kirby Dr.
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday, noon-10 p.m. 
Dessert Gallery has all sorts of yummy Halloween treats, including Hand-Decorated Halloween Butter Cookies, GingerPeople skeletons, Halloween Cupcakes and Petit Fours and chocolate covered Oreos and chocolate-dipped pretzels, decorated for the holiday.  

Camerata at Paulie’s 
1830 Westheimer Rd.
Hours: 4 p.m. -2 a.m. daily 
Camerata wine bar offers a wide selection of orange wines that are perfect for Halloween, if you’re looking for an alcoholic treat. Camerata has an expansive list of orange wines, including Yetti & The Kokonut, Gravner, Nanclares y Prieto, Paolo Bea and more.

Spooky Confetti Cupcakes

These Spooky Confetti Cupcakes are available at CRAVE Cupcakes. (Photo: Ailee Petrovic) 

CRAVE Cupcakes 
Locations in Uptown Park and on Kirby 
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Halloween treats are available at CRAVE in-store and online in limited quantities through Halloween, including Caramel Apple Cupcakes, Pumpkin and Ghost Frosted Sugar Cookies, and Spooky Confetti Cupcakes. 

Café Poetes
122 West Gray St. 
Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday, closed
Starbucks no longer has a monopoly on the Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Many coffee shops in Houston have now created their own version, including Café Poetes in Montrose, which recently unveiled their fall menu. The menu features a range of Pumpkin lattes, including the Pumpkin Matcha Lavender Latte and the Pumpkin Cinnamon Vanilla Latte. 

Launch at Royal Sonesta
2222 West Loop S
Hours: Daily, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Drop by Launch, the coffee shop at the Royal Sonesta for new coffee drinks released just in time for Halloween. There’s the classic Pumpkin Latte, but if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can try the Pumpkin Praline Velvet Ice, a cool, rich mix of praline, pumpkin and caramel. 

Scones

McHugh Tea Room is offering these special buttermilk scones with pumpkin puree and infused with Pumpkin Spice Chai. (Photo: McHugh Tea Room)

McHugh Tea
5305 Bissonnet, Suite D
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
McHugh Tea, an organic tea room, is getting creative this month, offering Pumpkin Spice Scones that are infused with Pumpkin Spice Chai. They also have an Organic Pumpkin Spice Chai, available while supplies last, and an Organic Wizards Brew – organic black tea blended with ginger root, apple pieces, pineapple bits, safflower and other special flavorings. 

The Bar at The Houstonian 
111 North Post Oak Lane
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Coffee isn’t the only thing pumpkin-spiced this month. The Bar at the Houstonian is serving up a pumpkin-spiced martini for those looking for an adult beverage. 

Editor's Note: See our Halloween event roundup for spooky fun all month long.

  • Orange wine

    This is one of eight orange wine selections available at Camerata at Paulies. (Photo: Camerata at Paulies) 

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Orange wine

This is one of eight orange wine selections available at Camerata at Paulies. (Photo: Camerata at Paulies) 

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