For special occasions that call for sweet treats or those moments when only sugar and coca will do — or just, you know, Halloween — Austin has no lack of options for candies and chocolates for trick-or-treaters, gifts, party favors, or just yourself.
Here are the city’s best sweets shops for truffles, gummies, taffy, pralines, and other sugary goods. There are high-end chocolate stores like Delysia Chocolatier, the truest candy wonderland over at Big Top Candy Shop, the quirky Toy Joy, and others.
As with all businesses, be sure to call ahead to make sure each shop is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Wear a mask, tip well, and if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the shop themselves.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More