Halloween in Metro Phoenix: Chow Bella's Ultimate Guide

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Urban Cookies Bakeshop
With four organic Halloween cupcakes to choose from, it's impossible to pick a favorite.

Halloween weekend is coming up, and you don't need a costume to get in on the sugar-fueled action. Here are the top places in the Phoenix area to stock up on Halloween treats, check out special menus, and join in on some beer-centric celebrations. Plus, we'll give you a the recipes you need to make your own desserts or reuse leftover candy in a creative way.

LOCAL GOODS

Urban Cookies Bakeshop

Whenever there's a reason to celebrate, look to this organic bakery for a themed cupcake perfect for the holiday or occasion. And you know they're damn good because under the name Ollie Cakes this local legend won Food Network's Cupcake Wars. This roundup of four Halloween cupcakes does not disappoint: brown velvet ghosts, vanilla and chocolate spiders, and double chocolate spooky eyes. Plus, pumpkin-flavored cupcakes make an appearance with orange cream cheese frosting.

Smeeks

Want to be the best neighbor on the block? Trick-or-treating doesn't have to be all about Snickers, Reese's, and Tootsie Rolls. Find unique favors at local candy purveyors Smeeks in Biltmore's UNION. Treats include Abba-Zaba, Whimsical Candy, candy corn taffy, Millie's Caramels, pumpkin Pop Rocks, Box of Boogers, and much more.

Cerreta Fine Chocolates

If you want to be the local hero this Halloween, support the longest-running confectioners in the Valley. Cerreta has been making delicious chocolates, truffles, and other candies in downtown Glendale for over 40 years, and you can stop by the factory or any number of Phoenix area retailers to fill a white bag with lots of cellophane-wrapped sweets.


Location Info

Urban Cookies and Bakeshop

4711 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Petite Maison

7216 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Cerreta Candy Company

5345 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: General

Smeeks

2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Historic Heritage Square

115 N. Sixth St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

The Rose & Crown Pub

628 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Hula's Modern Tiki

4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Phoenix Ale Brewery

3002 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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Pink Spot Cafe
Pink Spot Cafe

except you can also get Candy Corn Ice Cream or Pumpkin Praline with Whiskey Caramel Sauce Ice Cream at Pink Spot. Made just for us by local creamer Karen's Kreamery! Forget the candy.

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