Everyone should indulge a bit during the holiday season. And, sweets just make life sweeter… If you are looking for that perfect holiday dessert for a gift or, just for you, we have a list of the best holiday desserts in Galveston.
#1 Gaido’s Pecan Crunch Pie. While we don’t know the exact number of pecans on each pie, you’ll be amazed and delighted. Pies are $50 and can be ordered online and should be ordered in advance. Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant, 3900 Seawall Blvd.
#2 Bûche de Noel at Patty Cakes Bakery. A Bûche de Noel is a Christmas cake, or “yule log” shaped like a log and decorated with confectioners’ sugar. It’s a splurge at $79.95 and it’s a work of art as well as tasty. Patty Cakes Bakery, 704 14th Street.
#3 Gypsy Joynt’s Pecan Pie Cake. Yes, we said cake. The cake is $50 and if it’s like all the other Gypsy Joynt’s desserts - you’ll love it. Gypsy Joynt, 2711 Market.
#4 Strawberry Cake at ShyKatZ. This is the top seller for ShyKatZ Deli. Choose from a two layer cake for $25 or a three layer cake for $35. ShyKatZ, 1528 Avenue L.
#5 Old Moon Deli & Pie’s Blackberry Ginger Pie. This is a new creation for the holidays available for $20. She can also make a gluten free version with advance notice. This new spot is a welcome addition to Downtown Galveston. Old Moon Deli & Pie, 408 23rd Street.
If you are looking for something smaller than a cake or a pie, we recommend the ribbon candy at La King’s Confectionery, any of the caramel apples at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and the French macarons at Ile Petite Bakery and Deli.
Happy holidays and thank you for shopping local.
Where to Stay:
• Hotel Galvez & Spa is offering a Holiday Magic Package. Enjoy breakfast for two at Galvez Bar & Grill, two tickets to Moody Gardens’ Ice Land: Rainforest Holiday as well as complimentary valet and a courtesy shuttle to the Historic Strand District known for its shopping and dining.
• Holiday Fun at The Tremont House. The Tremont puts you in the heart of historic downtown Galveston. Enjoy breakfast for two at Tremont Café, two tickets to Moody Gardens’ Ice Land: Rainforest Holiday and complimentary valet when booking the holiday package.
Both packages are available Jan. 6, 2018.
• Harbor House Hotel & Marina offers a seven day advance purchase rate. Harbor House is the only hotel located at Pier 21 and is walkable to downtown shopping.