Bob and Deb's Fried pies corners a one-of-a-kind market in the food-truck industry with its mouthwatering selection of fried handheld pies stuffed with fruit filling, chocolate, nuts, or meat. Each flaky, chewy pie is whipped up to order by Bob and Deb themselves⎯who are real people, rather than fake mascots or four kids stuffed into two trench coats. The two experienced chefs and caterers bake up a smorgasbord of appetizing sweet and savory flavors, from tangy conch republic key lime and creamy new york cheesecake to a hearty breakfast pie of sausage and eggs. Bob and Deb drive the truck through the Austin area to serve quick, tasty lunches, deliver orders, and perform catering gigs. The also show off their treats at food festivals and live events throughout Texas.
Crafting notably delectable frozen treats in small batches, Marble Slab Creamery uses high-quality ingredients and creates all of its cakes on-site to percolate palates with super-premium ice cream. Just like tax forms, chef-inspired concoctions are prepared on frozen marble slabs to ensure optimal freshness and easy customization. Craft a custom eight-inch ice-cream cake by choosing from Marble Slab's original ice cream flavors, including banana-rum, black walnut, bubblegum, mango, and amaretto (flavors may vary by location). An experienced cake-builder will place the freshly kneaded delight atop a delicious crust foundation, shaping and decorating the delectable confection into commemorative concoctions for graduation parties, Father's Day, or to celebrate the recent acquisition of new paper plates.
Dairy mavens at Zero Degrees Ice Cream handcraft more than 40 ice-cream flavors daily, and then pepper their creamy depths with fresh chunks of fruit and chocolate morsels. Scoops splash across homemade waffle cones, and cakes and cupcakes beat out ice sculptures of The Thinker as eye-nabbing frozen centerpieces.
Crafted from health-conscious ingredients and prepared with fresh toppings, Orange Leaf's low-calorie frozen yogurt satisfies sweet teeth while providing bodies with calcium and protein. Aspiring after-dinner architects can construct sweet creations, choosing from up to 30 flavors of yogurts and up to 35 types of self-serve toppings, such as Oreos, honey, fresh fruits, atmosphere-flavored oxygen, and more. Upon completing a tasty tour de force, customers submit flavorful mouth art to be weighed, paying 46 cents per delicious ounce.
It was a fateful night in January 1999 when the bellies of college sophomores Leon and Tiffany started to rumble. The two UT Austin students convened at Leon's apartment, where they whipped up a batch of chocolate-chip cookies in his oven. As they chewed on the warm, gooey fruits of their labor, the pair was struck by the idea to sell these freshly baked cookies to their fellow students. They began delivering treats to their peers during evening study breaks before expanding their customer base to include parents and Austin residents, all the while renting the back kitchen of a local restaurant to accommodate the growing demand.
Thirteen years later, the indulgent lure of Tiff's Treats has helped Leon and Tiffany open 12 locations throughout Austin, Dallas, and Houston. Within these bakeries, kitchen crews sculpt fresh dough into 10 types of cookies, supplementing the gooey morsels with decadent brownies and signature Tiffwiches—vanilla Blue Bell ice cream sandwiched between two warm cookies. Bakers hand-deliver batches every day, pulling them fresh from the oven instead of the overheated engine block of the delivery car.