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20 Specialty Dessert Shops in San Antonio You Should've Already Tried By Now 

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We've rounded up some of the best bakeries in the city, authentic panaderias, unbeatable ice cream shops and puro stands that serve up sweet snacks among other things. But now, we decided to give a shoutout to dessert shops who specialize in treats that don't fit into those molds. This is for those with a sweet tooth that are open to any sort of sugary delectables.
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Honchos - The House of Churros
Multiple locations, honchoschurros.com
Working out of a trailer in a shopping center parking lot near the Medical Center and from a storefront in Alamo Heights, Honchos is a consistent neighborhood joint for fresh churros. Choose from filled churros with your sauce of choice to mini churros for quick bites, or even the frozen churros served with ice cream.
Photo via Instagram / utah.local.eats
Chocollazo
4013 Broadway St, (210) 776-3963, chocollazo.com
Chocolate lovers will want to get acquainted with Chocollazo if they haven’t already. You can get your fill in all its varieties – truffles, bars, fondue, caramel apples, baklava, toffee and even chocolate-covered bacon. This Broadway shop also offers candy, ice cream, cookies and crepes.
Photo via Instagram / chocollazo
Annie’s Petite Treats
anniespetitetreats.com
With each dessert made with love, owner Annie Vu brings homemade treat so San Antonio – from cakes in all sizes and pies to small treats like cookies and rice crispy treats. Handcrafted treats have never tasted so good.
Photo via Instagram / anniespetitetreats
4201 Cookie Company
5455 Rowley Road, (210) 371-2025, 4201cookies.com
Currently operating out of the owner India’s home, 4201 Cookie Company is an up-and-coming dessert venture gaining a reputation for dependable sweetness. With classic flavors like oatmeal raisin and peanut butter to specialty flavors like s’mores and white chocolate raspberry, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to try the from-scratch cookies and creme cookie.
Photo via Instagram / 4201cookiecompany
Kilwins
109 Alamo Plaza, kilwins.com
Specializing in chocolate goodies, this old-fashioned confectionary chains has lots of sweets for you to get lost in. Fudge, covered apples, caramel brittles, dipped treats and ice creams – this downtown spot seriously has it all.
Photo via Instagram / centrosanantonio
Alamo City Chocolate Factory
1203 N Loop 1604 W #117, (210) 490-5333, alamocitychocolatefactory.com
Folks in Stone Oak won’t have to travel far to enjoy some freshly-made chocolates. With more than 100 items on the menu, you’ll be able to select assorted chocolate boxes based on flavor or go for a special molded chocolate, available in shapes like the state of Texas, a cowboy and even the Alamo.
Photo via Instagram / yelpsanantonio
Scooped Cookie Dough Bar
15900 La Cantera Pkwy #2201, (512) 943-2883, scoopedcookiedoughbar.com
Tired of being told that raw cookie dough is bad for you? Block out the haters and head to Scooped to get your fill of this goodness. With a location at La Cantera, consider this a treat to enjoy during a day of shopping. Choose from common cookie flavors to special finds like Mexican hot chocolate and cake batter.
Photo via Instagram / katieallstarosta
Crepeccino
5500 Babcock Rd #104, (210) 600-3362, facebook.com/Crepeccino
Crepes count as dessert, right? We’d say so since Crepeccino offers up some seriously sweet treats. Though there are savory options, you can get sugary with flavors like triple chocolate, caramel and Nutella. The best news is that the shop is open until 11 p.m. most days and even until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Photo via Instagram / crepeccino_usa
Delice Chocolatier & Patisserie
946 N Loop 1604 W #145, delicechocolatier.com
From culinary couple Nacho Aguirre and Susana Mijares comes Delice, which is definitely short for delicious. (Not really, but you get the point.) This Stone Oak shop offers both simple chocolate pieces as well as those dipped and covered in an assortment of goodies. There’s also quite a bit of other treats on the menu, like toffee, cookies, pastries and lots of cakes.
Photo via Instagram / delice_sanantonio
Churroholic
4138 S New Braunfels Ave #103, (210) 817-6206, churroholic.com
Churros are meant to be with ice cream, right? At Churroholic, you can have your sugary treat paired with the good stuff in a sandwich, served on the side or in a sundae. Churros are obviously king here, but there’s lots of other treats to enjoy. Iced coffee, milk teas, milkshakes and ice cream – they have it all.
Photo via Instagram / huuugefoodgirls
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Barbell Sweets
12682 FM1560 N, Suite 206, Helotes, (210) 843-9926, barbellsweets.com
You’ll only need to drive out to Helotes to get a taste of super tasty, yet macro-friendly sweets. If you’re not willing to give up your sweets, you can take comfort in knowing that this specialty shop seriously cares about accommodating various diets. And the menu is – thankfully – massive: brownies, cookie dough, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, keto-friendly cookies, bagels, muffins and other types of bread.
Photo via Instagram / ak_g28
Cookie Cab
832 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 848-9920, cookiecab.com
If cookies are your thing, you’ll definitely want to spend some time at Cookie Cab. Whether you want to pick up or have your goodies delivered, Cookie Cab offers lots of flavors. Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, snickerdoodle, sugar and the monster cookie – take your pick.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Boozy’s Creamery & Craft
711 S St Mary's St, (210) 919-3553, facebook.com/boozyscreamery
Is it an ice cream? Or is a bar? The question is what makes Boozy’s Creamery & Craft so fun. Whether you just love ice cream or want the treat to have a kick with, you always have the option to add booze to your cold treat (or just order some beer or wine). Don’t worry, this Southtown spot has kid-friendly flavors, too.
Photo via Instagram / boozyscreamery
Cereal Killer Sweets
Storefront opening soon, (210) 753-2032, cerealkillersweets.com
In the ashes of Pink’s Popcorn came one of SA’s hottest new dessert vendors – Cereal Killer Sweets. These novelty cereal treats will take you back to your childhood, with flavors like Berry Me Alive, Banana Pudding, Nutella Surprise, Peanut Butter Cup and S'mores.
Photo via Instagram / stxfoodie
Super Funnel Cakes
2138 Nogalitos St, (210) 717-6236
Though it’s popped up in several places around the city over the last few years, you can currently head to the South Side to enjoy funnel cakes any time of the year. Though a prize during Fiesta and the thick of festival season, here you can score a freshly-made funnel cake whenever you have an antojo for one. Word to the wise: be sure to call ahead of time to ensure they’re open to serve you.
Photo via Instagram / patricias_foodpage
La Mejico Bakery
1416 W Hildebrand Ave, (210) 907-3447, facebook.com/LaMejicoBakery
With a storefront on Hildebrand and two food trucks within San Antonio, it’s not hard to get your hands on La Mejico. Though you can find some pan dulce on the menu, it’s all about churros here – and you can make it better with toppings such as cajeta, strawberry and chocolate.
Photo via Instagram / lamejicobakery
The Original Ice Factory
6915 Bandera Road, Leon Valley, (210) 273-7770, theoriginalicefactory.com
Brave the horror that is Leon Valley and you’ll be rewarded with a selection of cold treats. Go for Italian ice, available in 12 flavors, or choose from 40 flavors if you go the shaved ice route. There’s also frozen custard and mini donuts!
Photo via Instagram / theoriginalicefactory
Savoureux Patisserie
602 Northwest Loop 410 #126, (210) 541-9689, savoureuxcafe126.com
March into this contemporary bakery and you’ll find a variety of espresso drinks, blended ice coffee drinks, milk teas and smoothies. You’ll also be able to score lots of French pastries like macarons, cupcakes, fruit tarts and mousse.
Photo via Instagram / mskonica
Schakolad Chocolate Factory
112 Broadway St, (210) 354-3322, schakolad.com
European-style chocolates and truffles are that much easier to find thanks to Schakolad. Don’t worry if you can’t pronounce the name, just worry about what you’ll order. There’s lots to enjoy here – build your own chocolate box or go the truffle route, there’s even sugar-free and low-carb options.
Photo via Instagram / ddreynolds112
Arctic Ape Wild Desserts
5221 Walzem Road #1, (210) 257-5949, arcticapeyogurt.com
San Antonio may be filled with lots of chain yogurt shops, but Arctic Ape is one of the few that can only be found in the Alamo City. It’s all about choices here – cup or cone, one flavor or a mix and of course making selections from more than 150 toppings. Additionally, you can also opt for gelato, custard, Italian ice or sorbet in case you’re not 100% on getting frozen yogurt.
Photo via Instagram / adam.eats.n.drinks
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Honchos - The House of Churros
Multiple locations, honchoschurros.com
Working out of a trailer in a shopping center parking lot near the Medical Center and from a storefront in Alamo Heights, Honchos is a consistent neighborhood joint for fresh churros. Choose from filled churros with your sauce of choice to mini churros for quick bites, or even the frozen churros served with ice cream.
Photo via Instagram / utah.local.eats

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