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Where to Find Mooncakes and Treats for Mid-Autumn Festival in Austin

Mark the Chinese and Korean celebration with sweet treats

A container of pastel-colored mooncakes.
Mooncakes at OMG Squee.
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

The Chinese celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival — aka Chuseok in Korea and Mooncake Festival — takes place on Friday, September 29. The occasion typically involves celebrating with mooncakes, small often-decorated cake-like desserts made with a layer of dough encasing sweet fillings. Two Austin bakeries are offering specials just for the holiday.

OMG Squee

The preordering details for the mega-popular and mega-cute bakery’s mooncake sets (with first time shortbread mooncakes) will be announced later this week, check its Instagram for updates. And then the bakery is hosting a little event on Saturday, September 30 for pickups and mimosas and free drinks and walk-up mooncake specials, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

4607 Bolm Road, Suite A, Govalle

Bom Bakeshop

The mochi doughnut pop-up is offering a special mochi doughnut box in honor of Chuseok. This means flavors like sweet red bean, black sesame seed, and ube, among others. There is also the special injeolmi flavor, its mochi doughnut take on a Korean rice cake. Preorders can be placed online. Pickup hours are on Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23 fro 2:30 to 7 p.m.; walk-up orders will also be available.

Dia’s Market, 812 Justine Lane, Crestview

OMG Squee

4607 Bolm Road, , TX 78702 (512) 435-9113 Visit Website

Dia's Market

812 Justin Lane, , TX 78757 (512) 520-5115 Visit Website