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.
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
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