For unique Valentine’s celebrations or family get-togethers, consider one or more of these unbelievable chocolate desserts and have them delivered to your door. What is better than a gift of tasty treats? Check out our suggestions below.
Kenny and Ziggy’s Delicatessen | Houston
The Blackout Cake, layered dark chocolate cake with blackout fudge icing, is chocolate on chocolate like you’ve never experienced. The 8-inch cake serves 10 to 12 people. This Houston eatery descends from a third-generation New York deli owner, Ziggy Gruger, whose grandfather opened the first Jewish deli on Broadway in 1927, and is well-known nationwide. The cake is available for ordering through goldbelly.com.
Kenny & Ziggy’s, Houston’s haven for homesick New Yorkers, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Maxim, and on “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” on the Food Network. Go here: www.goldbelly.com/restaurants/kenny-and-ziggys-deli/black-out-cake
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Three Brothers Bakery | Houston
Three Brothers Bakery’s award-winning crunchy, decadent, and gooey Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie comes loaded with pecans, fudge filling, chocolate chips, and a generous helping of Jack Daniel’s whiskey. The 10-inch pie serves eight people and is available to order at www.3brothersbakery.com.
The three Jucker brothers, Sigmund, Sol, and Max, arrived in America from Poland in 1949 and opened Three Brothers Bakery in Houston. Their legendary pecan pies have been named the “Best Mail Order Pecan Pie in America” by Country Living magazine and featured in Bon Appétit, Southern Weddings, and Food & Wine.
Dark Chocolate Layer Cake
Veniero’s Pasticceria | New York
Veniero’s Dark Chocolate Layer Cake is available in 6 or 10-inch sizes at store.venieros.com.
Family-owned for over 125 years, Veniero’s Pasticceria & Caffe dates to 1894 when Anthonio Veniero opened his social club on 11th Street between First and Second Avenues in New York City.
He brought several master bakers, “maestro pasticceres,” from Sicily. Using many original recipes, he grew the location to a full-sized Italian pasticceria, one of New York’s only remaining old-world Italian bakeries.
Texas Hot Lava Chocolate Covered Pie
Eilenberger’s Bakery | Palestine, Texas
Made with four heaping cups of fresh Texas pecan pieces in a honey and caramel praline filling, the award-winning Texas Hot Lava Chocolate Covered Pie has a spicy kick of habanero and a topping of a thick layer of dark Eilenberger’s chocolate. Let Goldbelly deliver this 8-inch pie packed in a beautiful gift box for six to eight people. Go here: www.goldbelly.com/restaurants/eilenbergers-bakery/texas-hot-lava-chocolate-covered-pie
Fred H. Eilenberger opened the doors to his bakery in Palestine, Texas, in 1898, using secret German family recipes. Over the past century, the family has overcome a devastating fire, the Great Depression, two World Wars, and the recent pandemic, still making each cake the old-fashioned way, by hand. Southern Living magazine features Eilenberger’s as a “Top Pick” bakery.
Mississippi Mud Pie
Little Pie Company | New York City
This triple-chocolate decadent Mississippi Mud pie is a must for chocoholics! Made with imported chocolate, brownie streusel, and a chocolate glaze, all in a chocolate cookie crust. This 10-inch pie that serves eight to 8 –10 people can also be delivered through www.goldbelly.com.
The Little Pie Company opened in New York City’s Theater District as a side business for Broadway actor Arnold Wilkerson in 1985. Today, it is among the best bakeries in the city.
Remember, distance doesn’t mean going without! If you can’t drive to Houston or Palestine, Texas, or fly to New York, order one of these delicious desserts to be delivered directly to your home.
Your family’s tastebuds will love you forever!