Riley Heruska
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The holidays are approaching, and you know what that means: abandoning any pretense of giving up sweet treats. We all know it's impossible to avoid the upcoming onslaught of pies, cakes, cookies, candies, and pastries galore. It's pointless to refuse, so why not get a head start on your dessert shopping?

Here are some of the most well-loved bakeries in the area. Check a few of them out and stock up on holiday desserts for your guests (and who are we kidding, yourself). 


6100 Luther Lane, Dallas OR 4909 W Park Blvd #110, Plano 

Inspired by the classic recipes of her grandmothers, Susie opened a bakery that is always celebrating food with the finest ingredients and delicious flavors. Stop by to taste everything from cakes to cookies. Right now, there's even a scrumptious selection of seasonal specials, including Pumpkin Spice Cream Cake and Pumpkin Cheesecake! You can place orders in advance or peruse the pretty pastries in person. Another reason to check this bakery out? SusieCakes has donated more than $1,000,000 worth of baked goods since the opening of the original store! That will help alleviate any guilt you feel about purchasing that yummy cupcake, right? 

The Black Rooster Bakery 

2430 Forest Park Blvd, Fort Worth OR 910 Houston Street, Fort Worth  

In the mood for some salted caramel macarons? What about snickerdoodles or peanut butter cookies? This bakery has a fun selection of desserts to choose from, all at a really reasonable price. For just $2 you can indulge in one of their addictive chocolate chip cookies after a meal at their popular location. There are also cinnamon rolls and lattes that are practically sinful. Reviewers also suggest you take home a chocolate meringue pie if you can! 

Reverie Bakeshop 
1930 N Coit Road #140, Richardson 

This plant-based, all vegan bakery has something for everyone. Browse an impressive selection of pies, cakes, cheesecakes, cookies, and other yummy pastries. You can also special order desserts for big events like graduations or weddings. Reverie Bakeshop is proud to be a sweet-treat creator that is compassionate towards animals, the planet, and North Texans' health. To learn more about their organic recipes and eco-friendly practices, visit their website

Crème de la Cookie
6706 Snider Plz, Dallas 

I dare you to take one look at this gourmet bakery's products and not walk away with something sugary on your tongue. Made with the finest ingredients from around the world, Toni Rivard's sweets have earned her the label "queen of sweet." The cake balls, sparkling fudgies, and impressive dessert shakes will have you drooling at first sight. Whether you stop by the Dallas location or order online, you won't regret giving this designer bakery a shot. Just ask the raving online reviewers. 

Ravelin Bakery 
416 S Elm Street, Denton 

Every now and then you just need a good old-fashioned croissant. This little shop offers a variety of flavors, from classic to almond and chocolate. There are also delicious muffins, tarts, and cookies for sale. Pair your sweet purchase with a quality cup of coffee and you've got yourself a perfect autumn treat. The shop also offers other baked goods that aren't as sweet if you want to change things up. People seem to love the spinach and feta croissants, which sometimes sell out before the breakfast rush has even ended! 

Casa Linda Bakery 
10819 Garland Road, Dallas 

For more than 75 years, this baked-goods seller has been impressing customers with delightful desserts and quality food. Everything is made from scratch, from the icing to the cakes. The recipes have been handed down from the original owners, which means they are time-tested classics. Whether you're looking for a Thanksgiving pie or freshly-made danishes, this bakery has it. Many reviewers say the cookies and cinnamon rolls are incredible. 

Sugar and Spice Bakery 
3115 W Parker Road, Plano 

This family-run business has established a name for itself in the heart of Plano. One of the owners, Vicki, does her own baking, and most of the recipes are ones she created from scratch. You can purchase everything from fresh sandwiches and soups to ice sugar cookies or homemade pies and cakes. Too overwhelmed by the choices? Their chocolate chip cookies are usually prepared that day, so they're probably a safe bet.

Where do you love to pick up your fresh desserts? Leave suggestions for your fellow North Texans in the comments below! 

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