Fall is approaching and many shops in McAllen have started selling candy bags, but if you’re like us, our sweet tooth has been craving something more. In McAllen, there are several gems that’ll not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but they’ll make your taste buds come alive! Check them out below!
Top Photo courtesy of Bonhomía on Facebook.
920 N. Main St. Ste. 160
Tarts, meringues, and cheesecake, oh my! Bonhomía is a high-end pastry shop with breakfast and brunch options. Everything they serve looks like something out of a professional magazine photoshoot and will have you snapping dozens of pics for Instagram. And don’t get us started on their flavors!
Photo courtesy of Rolling with Cream on Facebook.
129 W. Nolana Ave.
McAllen’s first Thai-inspired rolled ice cream shop brought a new variety of enjoyment! This made-to-order ice cream uses fresh ingredients with your choice of toppings, all rolled in front of you. This month, their new flavor, Cafe Cream, really gives off those #FallVibes. It’s infused with coffee and pumpkin, and, honestly, it’s better than any pumpkin spice variety out there. Try it for yourself and be sure to tag us!
Photo courtesy of Yummy’s Ice Cream & Mini Donuts on Facebook.
705 S. 10th St.
These mini donuts took McAllen and the Valley by storm. With endless topping combinations for your mini donuts, ice cream, and waffles, this spot will put an end to that sweet tooth craving.
Photo courtesy of RGV Cupcake Factory on Facebook.
3300 W. Expressway 83 Ste. 1260
Since opening in 2011, RGV Cupcake Factory has exploded in popularity. Their cupcakes are infused with flavors that dance in your mouth, and each is named after a celebrity! This spot has made such a name for itself that their team was named “Food Network’s Season 5 Cupcake Wars Winner!” Try all of their flavors, including their fall lineup.
Photo courtesy of Philly 77 on Facebook.
1123 Business 83
Do you like milkshakes? If so, Philly 77 has different daily options like strawberry cheesecake, chocolate brownie, and red velvet. They have some new additions as well, like the s’more and Abuelita shake that’ll surely put you in the fall mood.
Photo courtesy of CC’s Sweets & Tweets on Facebook.
5401 N. 10th St. Ste. 117
With an updated menu every week, you’re always in for a treat at CC’s Sweets & Tweets. Full of different flavors, cute macaroons, and cookies, these sweets won’t only taste amazing, but they’ll bring a smile to your face. And they’re rolling out with Halloween cookies and fall flavors!
Photo courtesy of P.J. Pies on Facebook.
5500 N. McColl Rd.
Who knew pies could be savory AND sweet?! P.J. Pies has both. When it comes to savory, try “The Gobbler.” It’s a turkey pot pie stacked with dressing, topped with mashed potatoes and gravy, and finished with a cranberry compote. It appears around the second week of October, so keep an eye out for it! For dessert, take your pick! They have so many sweet pies like pumpkin cheesecake, which is a special order. It’s lick-your-plate-clean good. Grab any of these and thank us later.
Photo courtesy of Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery on Facebook.
3400 W Expy 83 STE 115
Look, Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery takes cupcakes and ice cream into a whole other level. They bake their flavors every morning, fresh from scratch. Depending on the season they also have specialty seasonal flavors like for October you can taste their Caramel Latte, Pumpkin Cheesecake, or Maple Bacon cupcakes. Wait, wait! We haven’t even told you about their ice creams which are based off their famous cupcakes. THEN! Then, there is their Smallcakes Smash. Pick your favorite cupcake, pick your favorite ice cream, they’ll cut your cupcake in half. The bottom of the cupcake goes in a tall cup then they’ll layer your ice cream, and top it off with the top of your cupcake!
Did We Miss One?
Okay, we just ordered one of everything from the list. That should keep our sweet tooth at bay for today. If we happened to miss your favorite spot in McAllen for sweets, then let us know! Be sure to tag us on your adventures in McAllen.