Zen Bistro & Dessert Bar

Deep Ellum

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In a Nutshell

Sister duo mixes baked cake, frosting, and ingredients such as dark chocolate, toffee, and yams to create moist cake balls

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Promotional value expires Mar 13, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1/ visit. Valid only for option purchased. Pick-up or delivery only. 24hr pre-order required. 24hr pick-up required or order will be cancelled and assigned a later pick-up date. Must provide hard copy of Groupon voucher upon pick-up. Valid for made-to-order variety packs only. Adjustments to order due to dietary concerns may be made upon request. Extra $25 fee for delivery within the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Cupcakes have become fashionable in recent years due to their appearance on such popular shows as Livin’ in the City and I’m a Celebrity Baker: Let Me See My Family. Get a trendy treat with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

$10 for a Mahal dessert box with a choice of five gourmet cake balls (a $20 value)<p>

$15 for a six-piece Bento dessert box (a $30 value)

  • Four gourmet cake balls
  • Two cupcakes<p>

$28 for a 12-piece Bento dessert box (a $56 value)

  • Everything in the six-piece Bento box
  • Two cakesicles
  • Four stuffed chocolate-chip cookies with caramel-buttercream frosting<p>

All boxes include a pre-made variety of flavors that rotate daily and seasonally and might include Rockin’ Red Velvet with cream-cheese frosting, Purple-licious blended with purple yams, pumpkin, and caramel apple, and Cookie Dough Whoa!

Zen Bistro & Dessert Bar

Mabuhay, mahal, kumain is the motto of owners Chonnie Richey and Czarina Hounsel at Zen Bistro & Dessert Bar—Tagalog for “live, love, eat.” It’s an appropriate mantra for a bakery shaped by the sisters’ Filipino heritage with flavors collected from across Asia and comforting, homey treats such as cake balls. The latter have been raved about on the Cooking Channel's Food Crafters and in D Magazine. Each day, the kitchen rolls them from fresh-baked cake, frosting, and add-ins such as dark-chocolate cookie dough and fruit to create more than 10 classic and seasonal flavors including Filipino-inspired creations such as a purple ube yam variety. The spheres are then dipped in melted chocolate and decorated with more chocolate, colored crystal sugar, and sprinkles. At the dessert bar, customers can also reach for piles of stuffed cookies, gourmet cupcakes, and cakesicles—a fluffier, chewier version of icicles.

Asian flavors come into the forefront in a bistro menu of traditional Filipino dishes, Asian tapas, and bubble teas brimming with black tapioca pearls. The savory side of Zen’s mini-empire has attracted nearly as much attention as the sweets for dishes as bracingly authentic as the spicy beef caldereta—a tomato-based stew of potatoes, beef, and liver—and as American-influenced as the egg-topped Tocino burger, which made CraveDfw’s Comprehensive Dallas Burger Guide.

Customer Reviews

WANZA M. · March 13, 2013
We recieved wonderful service and with $40 worth of groupon we had plenty to eat.
Austin D. · April 8, 2012

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