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Best Traditional Texas Artisanal: Lammes Candies

Best Traditional Texas Artisanal: Lammes Candies
PHOTO BY Todd V. Wolfson

If you think small-batch locavorism is new to Austin, you don't know enough about Lammes Candies. Originally called the Red Front Candy Factory and briefly lost in a poker game, the (still) family-owned business crafts high-quality sweets, with a focus on special orders, seasonal favorites, and local ingredients. Its Texas Chewie Pecan Pralines originally contained pecans exclusively from the banks of the Colorado, but they still only use Texas pecans for the bestseller. Lammes has been a Texas classic for generations due largely to its friendly storefronts (our fave is on Airport) and goods made carefully and well, with little fuss or preciousness – except for the lambie-pie sign. That's frickin' adorable.

Lammes Candies
5330 Airport, 512/453-2899

Lammes Candies
110 N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/388-1885

Lammes Candies
2927 W. Anderson Ste. A, 512/645-2960

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