The Best Sweets & Treats in East Texas

Nothing completes a family meal or makes a good day better than a sweet treat. So we're making a list of the best places to grab a sweet treat around East Texas.

Oxbow Bakery

Oxbow Bakery

Palestine, Texas 

Oxbow Bakery is run by mother-son duo Becky & David Wolfe. These award-winning pies are homemade, and people travel from across the country to get their hands on one.

Thursday – Saturday 
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Janie's Cakes

Janie's Cakes

Tyler, Texas 

Janie’s Cakes is run by Janie & Katherine, the mother daughter team. Janie’s Cakes has a total of 16 various flavors of pound cake. Their cakes have reputation far beyond East Texas. In 2016 Oprah put the East Texas staple on her “Oprah’s List of Favorite Things 2016,” saying that it’s “hands down the best pound cake I’ve ever had.” You can order online here.

Monday- Friday
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

See our adventures at Janie’s Cakes here.

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Bryan's Cheesecakes

Bryan's Cheesecakes

Mineola, Texas 

Bryan Mendez makes some of the best cheesecakes you’ll ever try. There are over 2 dozen rotating flavors, and you can find a complete list here.

Sunday
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday- Thursday

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday – Saturday
7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

See our adventures at Bryan’s Cheesecakes here.

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Eilenberger's Bakery

Palestine, Texas 

Eilenberger’s Bakery has been in Palestine since 1898 and they make some of the best fruitcake in the world. This bakery still holds onto these famous German family recipes and they ship across the entire globe. In addition to their famous fruit cakes, they also have other cookies, pies and sweet treats.

Monday- Friday
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

See our adventures at Eilenberger’s Bakery here.

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Imogene's Cafe & Homemade Baked Goods

Imogene's Cafe & Home Bake Goods

San Augustine, Texas 

Imogene’s Cafe & Home Bake Goods serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. But they also have incredible desserts!

Monday- Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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Sadler's Kitchen

Jacksonville, Texas 

Sadler’s Kitchen is located in the old Jacksonville jailhouse, and in addition to their great food they also have some great pies homemade by Jan Gowin, mother of the restaurant’s general manager.  And you know they’re good pies when they catch the attention of McDreamy (aka Patrick Dempsey) 

Thursday – Friday
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Sister2Sister Cookies

Sister2Sister Cookies

Tyler, Texas 

Their motto is ‘it’s not just a cookie, it’s a cookie experience’ and if you’ve had their cookies you’ll know why. Owners Ashley & Melissa bake their cookies fresh daily with the finest ingredients. They also ship across the country.

Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Confections

Confections

Lufkin, Texas 

Confections is located in Downtown Lufkin. They have freshly-baked cookies, cupcakes and other confections.

Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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