How do we know "sweet Tooth" was coined in Kentucky? Anywhere else it would be "Sweet Teeth" HEY-O

Baked Bliss

  • I mean, it's like eating at a Cinnabon, but you don't hate yourself afterwards. Baked Bliss has been providing the best cinnamon rolls Waco could possibly ask for since 2012. Oh, you're too good for cinnamon rolls? Cool. How about a bacon cheddar scone? Or the Breakfast Empanada with eggs, bacon, ham, and cheese wrapped in kolache dough? Baked Bliss has a number of gluten-free options, as well, for the most discerning wheat-intolerant member of your community.

  • 1114 North 15th Street

  • 7am-2pm Mon-Fri; 8am-1pm Sat; Closed Sun


  • Bittersweet began as a vendor out of Heritage Creamery and has since expanded, taking orders online with plans to move into a brick and mortar shop in the near future. The cookies are delicious and follow the philosophy of finding balance in opposing flavors. Try it - we can almost guarantee that you’ll be a fan. Click the link to place your order and pick them up at Heritage Creamery.

Chills 360

  • We're originally from Houston, so we automatically despise anything from Dallas (except you, Adrian Beltre, you're a Hall of Famer for sure. And you, brother- and sister-in-law and nephews and niece, you're cool, too). Chills 360 is a Dallas-based chain serving Thai-inspired ice cream rolls. Think Marble Slab with a vision. 12-year old you is hearing ska music for the first time in your head right now. They use a plate that makes the cream hit -16° F, which makes it smoother and creamier. Just get some and see if you don't thank us.

  • 1508 Speight Avenue

  • 4pm-10pm Mon-Thu; 2pm-12am Fri; 1pm-12am Sat; 1pm-10pm Sun

Coco’s Shaved ice

  • A Waco legend, Coco’s has dozens of shaved ice flavors and ice creams! They have a covered patio and a playground for the little ones, so come and sit for a while!

  • 3824 Bosque Boulevard

  • 12pm-10pm Mon-Sun

Helados La Azteca

  • Authentic and homemade Mexican ice cream, fresh fruit, handmade beverages - La Azteca is a wonderful spot to explore.

  • 3302 Franklin Avenue

  • 10am-10pm Sun-Sat

Heritage Creamery

  • The [puts hand to mouth and yells in your ear] NERDS will be happy to know that Heritage is born and raised in Waco using locally sourced ingredients to craft their delicious ice cream and cookies. Everyone else is fine with knowing that Heritage is straight-up Waco and provides craft, homemade ice cream to anyone who graces the door with their presence. Blake and Kimberly grew up in Waco and graduated from Baylor and do not use additives or preservatives for their wonderful ice cream and cookies.

  • 1125 South 8th Street

  • 12pm-11pm Sun-Sat

Hey Sugar Candy Store

  • You'll be like a kid in a candy store - haha get it - with one visit to Hey Sugar. They have candy that you would only find in 1940s-era cartoons, and some of the best ice cream in town. There's no reason not to find something you love at Hey Sugar.

  • 808 Austin Avenue

  • 11am-9pm Sun-Thu; 11am-10pm Fri-Sat; 11am-8pm Sat

Katie's Frozen Custard

  • Katie's has been in operation for over 15 years and serves sliders, brisket hot dogs, and custard - all of which are ridiculously good. Get yourself a Vortex, a Cyclone, or some other meteorological anomaly that can mess you up. Anything on their menu can be transformed into a low-carb option, as well.

  • 602 South Valley Mills Drive

  • 11:30am-11pm Sun-Thu; 11:30am-12am Fri-Sat

Milk Bottle Cookies

  • I mean. These are the best cookies I’ve ever had. Hands-down. That’s not an exaggeration. I’m not out to curry favor here. These are the creamiest, densest cookies you could ask for. I don’t know what else you want me to say here. You don’t even have to go to them, they’ll deliver this gooey goodness to you.

  • 3104 Stallion Drive.

  • Order first. Pick up is between 5pm-10pm Sun. Check website (above) for delivery details.

Nightlight Donuts

  • I need all of their donuts in my belly all of the time, and I need them in there now. Nightlight has been voted as having the Best Donuts in Waco. Currently operating out of their food truck, follow them on Instagram for their updated locations and hours.

  • Closed Sun-Mon.

Pokey O's Cookies & Ice Cream

  • Who doesn't like cookies and ice cream? Vladimir Putin, for one (unconfirmed) Psychopaths, for another (confirmed). Pokey O's keeps things fun by revealing on Instagram where they'll be that day, so make sure you're following, because missing out on their sweet treats is a fate worse than death.

  • Who knows? Check Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

  • Hours: [Shoulder Shrug emoji]

Rollo’s Rolled Ice Cream

  • Delicious Thai-style rolled ice cream with fresh ingredients that come in massive portions? Sign me up.

  • 1201 Hewitt Drive

  • 11am-9pm Sun-Thu; 11am-10pm Fri-Sat

Simply Delicious Bakery

  • Locally owned and operated, Simply Delicious offers specialty cakes as well as cupcakes, cookies, and special holiday offerings.

  • 200 South Commerce Street

  • 8am-5pm Mon-Fri; 8am-12pm Sat; Closed Sun

SMall Cakes Waco

  • Their gourmet cupcakes are made from scratch each and every day by Jeff Martin, whom you might have seen on Cupcake Wars (seasons 1, 2, and 7!), or The View!

  • 2324-1 Marketplace Drive

  • 10am-9pm Mon-Thu; 10am-10pm Fri-Sat; 12pm-6pm Sun

The Sweet Station

  • Handily located in the Silo District, this brand new shop offers vintage candy and soda.

  • 425 South 8th Street

  • 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; Closed Sun

Sweetness Desserts

  • Get a number of incredibly-crafted cupcakes, like Banana & Cream Cheese, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Creme de Menthe, and Raspberry Lemonade. While you're there you can order your truffles, wedding cakes, and Quinceanera cakes for your special event.

  • 2034 North Valley Mills Drive

  • 11am-6pm Tue-Fri; 10am-2pm Sat; Closed Sun-Mon

Violette Bakery

  • Specializing in classic French baking with macarons, madelines, and galettes, Violette can be found - for the time being - at the Downtown Farmers’ Market each Saturday!

  • Orders can be placed online here.

What About Cupcakes

  • What About Cupcakes starts with Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, and Oreo cupcakes. But they might change things up and offer a different flavor. The flavors and the $2.50 price might change by the day and there's literally nothing you can do about it. Take the cupcake, say thank you, enjoy it, and go about your day. I respect that business model. Get some sugar cookies, too.

  • 1001 Franklin Avenue

  • 10am-6pm, but if they sell out and close early, you can't be mad at them or us.