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Best Bakeries in Plano

The Best Bakeries and Sweet Shops in Plano

Whether you are wanting a delicious homemade cake or just one sweet treat, there are so many lovely bakery shops around Plano that can please your taste buds. From in-home bakeries to shops, here’s a look at the most requested bakeries and sweet shops in Plano from Plano Moms.

 

Brownies and Balloons

Best Bakeries in Plano

Owner Deepa Shankar specializes in custom decorated sugar cookies for all occasions. She makes every single cookie from scratch in her home kitchen using good quality ingredients. So if you’re looking for a sweet treat for yourself, your family, your workplace, kids teachers, open houses, Christmas parties….you get the idea…:)  Hit her up and she’d love to work with you!

Follow her FB page for all latest news!

Mention code PLANOMOMS for a $5 off discount on all orders through Dec 31, 2017.

Goodies by Jenn

Best Bakeries in Plano

Goodies By Jenn is a Licensed Home Bakery on the Richardson/Plano border, where custom items range from simple buttercream with delicate flavors and fondant-covered cakes to cookies, chocolates, cake pops, and pies. Organic eggs and other yummy ingredients are picked for the best quality available.  She also offers Gluten Free, Vegan, and Sugar-Free items and is happy to fulfill small orders and larger catering.  Goodies By Jenn has been awarded BEST BAKERY in Richardson 3 Times!

Contact her at Info@GoodiesByJenn.com or call 469-569-2555.

Mention Plano Moms and receive 15% off your order. 

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Amazeballz

Cake Balls and other baked goods. Located in downtown Plano and at Firewheel. Plano address: 930 E 15th St #200 75074   or call 214-223-8044.

Better Batter Cakes

The owner, Mary, bakes and decorates cakes and goodies out of her home in Frisco. She does everything from birthday cakes, baby showers, and wedding cakes. Contact her at 214-289-9232

Cake Agent

A home baker that provides cakes, cupcakes, and cake balls. Located in McKinney 214-551-7877

Elizabeth’s Cakes Plano

Your Sweet tooth has met its match. Gourmet Cupcakes, wedding cakes, baby shower cakes, custom cakes and much more! Located in Plano 2108 Dallas Pkwy or call (972) 403-3248. 

Sugar and Spice Bakery

Bakery items from cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and yummy food. Located in Plano 3115 W. Parker Rd. Suite 550C (by US Toys) or call (972) 964-1111

Tiff’s Treats

A privately owned cookie delivery service that was the first one in the US! Baked to order, delivered warm!! They have several locations across the area. Plano location: 5760 State Hwy 121 (close to IKEA)  #155 or call (469) 888-5560.

Sugar Ray’s  Bakeshop

Named the best bakery in DFW in 2016. They bake to order custom cupcakes for any event or personal order with over 30 different flavors! Located in Plano:  4021 Preston Road #624, Plano TX, 75093  or call 972-403-9200

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What are your favorite bakeries or sweet shops around town? Share them with us!

The Best Bakeries and Sweet Shops in Plano, TX

 

Do you know what goes best with a cupcake? A Burger!! Check out The Best Burger Places in Collin County!

Places to get local produce in Collin County

The Best Places to Get Local Produce in Collin County

We hear constantly that shopping locally is better for the environment and our bodies. Lucky for us we have some farms and even stores and markets and sell local produce that makes it very convenient to purchase. Here’s a look at some of the best places to get local produce in Collin County.

Gober Grass Fed Farms

Local Produce Gober Farms

At Gober Grass Fed Farms, there is a restored relationship between the family farm and the community it serves. Here, husband and wife team, Justin and Wendy Gober, proudly graze grass-fed, grass-finished beef, pasture raised chicken, and truly free range chicken and duck eggs. Raw honey is also available in the summer.

Local Produce in Collin County

Located just 30 minutes east of the metroplex, Gober Grass Fed Farms offers cuts by the pound, bundled packages, and bulk/wholesale orders. Customers are welcome to visit the farm, or orders may be picked up at any farm to freezer drop location around the metroplex. Delivery to your door is free within 50 miles of Kaufman, TX (this includes all of Plano, TX!) for orders of $100 or more.

Special discount for Plano Mom’s of 10% off of any package from their website. 

Georgia’s Farmer’s Market

A local family-owned produce market located in downtown Plano. They specialize in homegrown produce, locally made jams, salsa, candles and more.                                                                                                                                                                                              Address: 916 East 15th Street Plano 75074        Phone: Call (972) 516-4765

Frisco Farmers Market

Local growers offer juicy melons, peaches, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh corn on the cob and lots more. Also offered are baked bread, meat from local ranchers, honey, arts and crafts, and various other products.

Address: 8821 4th Street Frisco, 75034   (between Main and Elm)

Dates: May 6th- October 21 Every Saturday from 8 am – 1 pm

Cartermere Farms

Natural Farm fresh eggs, chicken, lamb, and beef produce. Locally grown, organic, and free of GMO’s

Address: 8436 County Rd. 134, Celina, TX 75009      Phone Number: (214) 707-8029

Customer PickUp Hours: Every Friday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Hirsch’s Meats- Plano’s Premier Meat Market Products

A family-owned meat market since 1992. They have meats including sausage, beef, games, and seafood. They also have experienced meat cutters.

Address: 1301 W. Parker Road, Ste #100 Plano, 75023  Phone Number: 972-633-5593

Store Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM; Tues – Fr  Saturdays: 9 am – 5 pm Closed Sunday/Monday

 

Downtown Plano Farmers Market

Open every Sunday from 10am-3pm in downtown Plano. The market has vendors that include local honey, grass-fed beef,  crafters, sweets, and local farmers selling fresh produce at amazing prices!                                                                                                                    Address: 1520 K Avenue, 75024

R&C Dairy & Farmstead

State Certified A Dairy licensed to sell cow and goat milk, sour cream, yogurt, kefir, eggnog, and buttermilk. Goat cheese and goat milk soap are also available. Free range eggs, seasonal produce, as well as whole grain foods, granola, muffins, and bread can be purchased. All of their animals are hormone and antibiotic free.

Address: 40 Crossroads Road, Collinsville, TX. 76233        Phone: 903-429-2319

Lucky Layla Farms- Superior Handcrafted Dairy Products

Their goal is to provide you with the healthiest farm-fresh locally made dairy products available.

Address: 3721 N. Jupiter Road Plano, TX. 75074    Phone: 972-423-8080

 

What local produce stands or farms have we missed that you love? Tell us about them and we’ll add them in!

 

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Shopping for the Holidays?

It’s never too soon to get started! 

It’s nearly time to start thinking about Shopping for the Holidays. Most of our Plano Moms have been talking about it in our Facebook Group and buying presents ahead of time.

When you go online there are tons of options which provide Cashback through the Dosh App – whether you are booking Travel or Gifts or Household items!

Did you know Dosh users have already received more than $100,000 in just the past few months? Whether from hotel stays for end-of-summer vacations, or back to school shopping – when you link up your card on file, it automatically tracks your spending and gives you cashback.

Each month, new offers and retailers are being added. Just this past month alone, they’ve added great offers from Hollister and Forever 21, plus many more!

Many household favorites are already listed: Old Navy, GAP, Bed Bath & Beyond, Hobby Lobby, walmart.com and so many other common every day places are included.

Eating Out

In addition to buying items, there is a growing list of places to eat out locally. There are so many places near me, that have a cashback amount from 2% up to 10% on your family’s meals out.

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Booking Travel!

One of the things I love about the app, is that you can book hotels through the App and give generous cash back amounts for booking your travel!

So, when you are planning your Thanksgiving or Holiday travel plans, make sure to check the app first before you book

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Being Charitable!

I choose to use my Dosh to support victims of Hurricane Harvey by donating from my Dosh Wallet directly to a charity organization. The American Red Cross is just one of many of the charities listed that is offering relief in Houston.

So, where do you start?

Link your cards with the app so that you can get the Dosh in your account as you make purchases! Add them in (securely) and you don’t have to think about it again!

Download Now

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Best Burgers in Plano

The Best Burgers in Plano

Do you ever get a craving for a good juicy burger? Lucky for you there are so many great burger places around Plano. Grabbing a burger with friends or even on a date night before a movie can be great, but you want a tasty burger, right? Here’s a look at some of the best burgers in Plano. After reading this, you will be ready for one of these burgers!

Dugg Burger

Best Burger Places in Plano

Let us show you the Dugg way.

Address: 4701 W Park Blvd #110  Plano, TX 75093

Other Locations/  Menu /  @DuggBurger

At Dugg, they dig out the top bun and fill it with any toppings you choose. And the best part… all the toppings are included in the price (including premium toppings like bacon, sautéed mushrooms, and caramelized onions). The kids will have fun building their burgers as they walk down the line and point to whatever they want in their dug-out buns. For more on how Dugg works, visit their website!

 

 

Grub Burger Bar:

The Best Burgers In PlanoAddress:  8255 Preston Road Plano, TX 75024

Find them on social media @GRUBBURGERBAR

Check out the Grub Burger Plano Website and their Menu

Special Plano Moms offer Mention Plano Moms when you go in for 15% off your order!

Village Burger Bar

(Shops at Legacy)    5700 Legacy Drive, A5   Plano, TX 75024

Chip’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers

They have been one of the most popular hamburger places in Dallas for over 30 years. They recently opened at Granite Park in Plano at 5872 Texas 121. Ste 105 Plano, TX

Whataburger

There’s nothing like a good Whataburger (especially when you’ve had a night out with friends and you’re starving at 1 am!!) Whataburger is famous in Texas and seems to have the have the best ketchup around. You’ll find them spread around the metroplex.

Shake Shack

Serving up delicious burgers and shakes since 2004! (Shops at Legacy) 7401 Windrose Avenue

Smash Burger

“Smashing” is what makes their burgers so flavorful. 6100 W ParkPlano, TX 75093

Olive Burger

This is new and family owned/operated. 2129 W Parker Rd #301, Plano, TX 75023

Kenny’s Burger Joint

Wood Grilled Burgers 5809 Preston Rd Ste 588  Plano, Texas 75093

Country Burger

This is a classic in Plano. Planoites that have moved away and come to visit always stop at Country Burger.  2 locations in Plano: 3115 W Parker Rd #500 Plano, TX 75023 and 1700 14th St Plano, TX 75074

 

Now the question is, which one are we going to go to first? Tell us which one is your personal favorite and why!

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Cheaper Kid Meals in Plano

When you’re dining out it’s always nice to save some money. Kid meals can be so pricey!  Some places charge almost an adult price for a small kid meal. We’ve asked around to find the best deals on kid meals. Here are some places that offer cheaper kid meals in Plano. Which one is your favorite??

MONDAY

$2.99 kids’ meals at Farmbyrd| American
Kids’ meals include 2 Chicken Fingers, choice of side, bread, Go-Gurt and a drink!
Farmbyrd Restaurant | 3308 Preston Road, Suite 380 | Plano, Texas 75093 The offer applies with the purchase of adult meal – 2 discounted kids’ meals for every adult meal purchase!

WEDNESDAY
Buffalo Wild Wings | American
Multiple locations
Kids 12 and younger make selections from the kid’s menu for $1.99 with the purchase of an adult meal, dine-in only. Times vary by location.

 

VARIOUS DAYS
Cici’s Pizza | Pizza
Multiple Locations
Kids ages 4–11 eat for under $4 every day. Drinks charged separately. Prices vary by location.

McAlister’s Deli | Deli
Multiple locations
Kids meals cost $0.99 when you dine in or $1.99 for takeout, all day, every day. Ages 12 and younger.

Souper! Salad! | Buffet
1017 N. Central Expressway, Suite 250, Plano; 972/422-7022
The buffet costs $4.99 for ages 3–12, and kids under 2 are free. All day, every day. Soda or tea costs an additional $2.19.

 

Other Kid Meals that Won’t Break the Bank:

  • Chipotle: They offer a cheese quesadilla with beans/rice/ a small side of chips/drink for less than $5!!
  • Firehouse Subs: Comes with a sub, cookie, and a fire hat
  • East Hampton Sandwich Co: (Shops of Legacy) Kids eat free after 4 with adult meal
  • Corner Bakery
  • Olivers (Kids eat free on the weekends)
  • Culvers (Entre, side, drink, and dessert for $5.29)
  • Cowboy Chicken $2.99 kids meals!!!
  • Norma’s Cafe (now open in Plano!)
  • Mama’s Pizza (around 50 cents for every year age they are)
  • IKEA (they have a cafe inside with cheap prices then you can shop and drop the kids at the play area!!)
  • Texas Road House
  • La Finka (Allen) Kids eat free on Tuesdays

 

Looking for FREE KID MEALS? Check out these other ideas from Plano Moms.

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Entertain your Family this Summer and earn Dosh too!

As a Work-from-home Mom, I am balancing my workload with entertaining the kids too. I also have visitors from out-of-town so I’m using the time to be a tourist in the city.

What if I told you that for every Dollar I spend on day trips, passes and admission into local places that I could get automatic cash-back on every purchase, without redeeming any coupons and all from my Smartphone?

Sounds good, right?

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I recently downloaded a new app, called Dosh. It’s simple.

You connect your payment cards (don’t worry about security, your data is safe!) and you can filter through Hotels & Activities and book right within the app. The pricing is among the best I have seen. For everything I book through the App, I get automatic cash back on my App which I can redeem whenever I like!

Not only that, but every time I take my family to eat out, we get a % cashback on every meal.

Think local places like Dugg Burger or Hash House a Go Go!

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And when I need to cool off and let the kids blow off some steam, I can take them to Chuck E Cheese and get a win-win out of it. Let the kids play and eat and I get cash back.

Over the Summer, I will get 5% cash back on purchases over $30!

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You have to try it.

When you download it and connect your cards you start earning Dosh straight away. And if you refer your friends you’ll get $5 when they get their first Dosh too.

Are you ready? Get Dosh NOW

 

Hidden Gems in Plano

Are you new to Plano and wanting to discover some of the best spots in Plano? Or maybe you have lived here for awhile but you are ready to venture out and try some new places. Here is a list of some hidden gems in Plano!

Hidden Gems in Plano

Kid-Friendly Fun:

  • Sugar Mountain They are the perfect place to visit on a hot summer day! They offer sweets, beverages, and shaved ice and are located next to Burger Street off Parker/Alama. They are family owned and family operated and have been here since 2006. Here’s a fun fact, they cook their syrups using pure cane sugar and don’t add preservatives! Check them out next time you want some delicious shaved ice and give them so love! You can find them on Facebook and Instagram.

 

  • The Plano Libraries and story times for younger kids
  • Jump Mania
  • Plano Children’s Theater
  • Safari Run

Restaurants:

  • Shell Shack
  • Henry’s Ice Cream
  • Lockhart’s BBQ
  • Joe’s Pizza
  • El Norte
  • Crepes for U
  • Into My Garden Tea Room
  • The Chocolate Angel
  • Country Burger

 

Things to See/Do:

 

Sugar Mountain is an approved business of Plano Moms. They helped to sponsor this post. 

 

Do you have a favorite place in Plano that you consider to be a “Hidden Gem?” Tell us all about it and get featured on our blog! 

 

Grocery Pick-Up and Delivery Services

With our busy world today it’s so nice that stores and restaurants are starting to offer more delivery services. We have several around town and some larger on-line companies are using it as well. Save time and shop online! As a busy Mom, I can honestly say getting groceries for pick up is one of my new favorite things to do! Here are some great choices for grocery pick up and delivery services available in Plano.

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Kroger Click List

I am new to shopping at Kroger but so far I really like this. It runs like most of the others but they do charge a $4.95 fee for this service. Your first 3 trips are free though so make sure you do at least 3! I haven’t had any issues so far but some items I’ve wanted they’ve been out of so they will sub you with something else. You can also earn your Kroger gas points so this is a great service to me! You shop online and choose your time then go to the store and park in the special parking. You call once you park and say what lane you’re in and they will deliver your stuff to your car. No tips are accepted.

Walmart Grocery Online

Walmart started this service last year and slowly more and more people are trying it. There’s no service fee, but you do have to meet certain total. I think it’s around $30. That is certainly easy to do at Walmart. Stock up on paper products and there’s your $30. If you are new they offer a promo code for first-time customers so make sure you look for that.  It works the same sat Kroger where you call and park and tell them which lane and they will bring it out. The Walmart at Spring Creek/75 does this service and they do have nice covered awnings that will make it shaded so it’s nice in the hot summer! No tips are accepted.

Tom Thumb Delivery

This is not a curbside pick up like the others but a delivery service. You can save $20 and get your first delivery free by using the promo code TWENTY at checkout. They have 1-hour delivery windows and you can get same day delivery if you order before 8:30 am.

Amazon Fresh  

This is a fairly new service through Amazon. There is a $15 a month fee and a $10 fee if your order is under $40. Amazon Prime members can get the first month free! Fresh groceries delivered to your door!

 

Do you have a favorite grocery delivery or pick up service you just love? Tell us all about it!

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Hub Streat

There’s a fun new place that just opened up in near downtown Plano this Spring- Hub Streat. It’s really unique to Plano and has a lot to offer. Hub Streat is the perfect place to enjoy this spring and summer.

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About Hub Streat

Hub Streat is located at 1212 14th Street in East Plano. Its name is a  combination of a street and eat- but really consists of much more than an eatery, more of a whole entertainment area! I attended a Mom’s night out last week at Hub Streat and it was so fun and the perfect place for a gathering of friends.

Hub Streat consists of a restaurant with really good looking burgers! Seating inside and a nice bar with plenty of wait staff. There’s also an awesome patio with tons of outdoor seating as well as food trucks. The food trucks rotate so there’s never the same one every night. Keep up with Hub Streat on Facebook to find out what trucks are coming.

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Guess what? Hub Streat is totally dog-friendly! Dogs are allowed on the patio outside but check out these rules posted.

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The night I was there, there were 3 food trucks and I had a hard time deciding. I went with the taco truck and had the most amazing Baja Fish tacos. They were delish and something I would definitely order and recommend to anyone. The fish tacos ran about $11 for 2.

The menu of drinks was really well rounded. They had tons of different kinds of beer and different but tasty cocktails. The wait staff was great and very accommodating. I went during the evening time and didn’t see many kids but I’ve heard that during the day it’s also very kid-friendly and fun for all ages.

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Happy Hour runs Wed-Fri from 4-7p. They are closed on Mondays and open most days from 11am-2am. Check their website for more info.

I can’t wait for my next return to Hub Streat. This would be a great place to take your favorite Dad (a perfect date night!!) or even have a fun girls night out like I did. It’s definitely patio weather time and Hub Streat is your place to go!

Kid Friendly Restaurants

If you’re going out to eat with kids then you want to make sure you visit one of these kid-friendly places. We have several with parks for play areas built in for instant fun and entertainment for the kids. These restaurants were suggested from other Plano Moms that have tried these places. Here’s a great list of kid-friendly restaurants.

 

Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Joe’s Crab Shack Sand area and playground for kids.

Nico’s Casina (Carrollton) Covered patio with playground attached for kids

La Vista Mexican Cantina (Carrollton)

The String Bean Restaurant (Richardson) Kid-Friendly foods and a Playroom area for kids

Central Market

Mi Cocina (Plano, Lakeside Location) Covered Patio and attached side area that is gated for kids to run and play games.  Check out this video post all about it.

Rail Yard (Frisco) Food Truck Park

Watter’s Creek  (Allen) Lots of restaurants and a play area for kids in a grassy area

Gloria’s Mexican Food (Fairview) Restaurant is next to a splash fountain/water show for kids

Super Chix   Playspace at all locations, one in Frisco and one in Dallas

The Lot (Dallas) Nice patio

Richardson Food Truck Park

Hub Streat (Plano) Just opened Spring 2017, Plano’s Food Truck Park

Have we left off your favorite kid-friendly place? Let us know by leaving us a comment and we’ll add it to this list!