Top 10 Carby Treats

The ten best ways to indulge in a carbohydrate bomb by a bevy of talented local bakers and pastry chefs


Photo by John Anderson

1) BIRD BIRD BISCUIT | Biscuits Get a bacon, egg, and cheddar breakfast sandwich or just go with a plain ol' biscuit. Your pleasure receptors will thank you for it.

2) BRENTWOOD SOCIAL HOUSE | Fat Rascal Scones Not too sweet, with a tangy bite from currants, and heckin' buttery. Blow your diet and die happy.

3) LUCKY LAB COFFEE CO. | Pop Tarts Pop tarts from a box can be fun, but these babies, in flavors like champagne-strawberry and blueberry-lemon, are truly special.

4) THE BREWER'S TABLE | Hearth Bread with Mesquite Butter Miche Bread's Sandeep Gyawali developed this bread program, including the mesquite components. So go ahead, ruin your dinner. The lovely slices with honey-sweet butter are worth every bite.

5) ELDORADO CAFE | Biscuits Available for breakfast and brunch, these are the giant drop biscuits of your dreams.

6) 85°C BAKERY CAFE | Choco Bun Here's a unique treat for those who love chocolate and dim sum coconut buns.

7) BATCH CRAFT BEER & KOLACHES | PB&J Kolache It's not a traditional kolache, but that's just fine. Take the beloved treat from childhood lunch boxes, jazz it up with some Eastern European pastry, and call it breakfast. (If you're feeling savory, the sausage, jalapeño, and cheese klobasnek is the way to go.)

8) EASY TIGER | Apple Turnover Some people are ride-or-die for the pretzels or the tiger claw at the European-style bake shop, but I'm all about the buttery, flaky pastry. All other turnovers should be ashamed of themselves.

9) HOOVER'S COOKING | Sweet Potato Biscuits The soul-food version of chips and salsa, Hoover's basket of rolls includes a few stealth sweet potato biscuits that could stand in for dessert in a pinch.

10) SKULL & CAKEBONES | Sourdough Bread The vegan bakery and cafe out in Dripping Springs may be best known for its cupcakes and trifles, but their sourdough bread is the stuff of dreams. Try the FLT sandwich or the recently introduced Pixie Toast and bask in the pillowy goodness.

Sign up for the Chronicle Cooking newsletter

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

If you want to submit a recipe, send it to food@austinchronicle.com

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
MORE Bird Bird Biscuit
Staying Hospitable During Our Nation's Division
Staying Hospitable During Our Nation's Division
Local restaurateurs discuss civility at the table

Melanie Haupt, Nov. 9, 2018

Bird Bird Biscuit Opens This Week in Cherrywood
Bird Bird Biscuit Opens This Week in Cherrywood
Austin can’t have too many breakfast sandwiches

Emily Beyda, June 25, 2018

More by Melanie Haupt
Desert Door Distillery Rolls Out Large Hand Sanitizer Production
Desert Door Distillery Rolls Out Large Hand Sanitizer Production
Local sotol makers offer the critical commodity free of cost

March 20, 2020

Tibetan Dumplings Shine at Yak & Yeti in Cedar Park
Tibetan Dumplings Shine at Yak & Yeti in Cedar Park
Dishes for sharing (or not) at this tiny Nepalese restaurant

Feb. 14, 2020

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle