Hungry but quarantined or WFH: no fret, we’ve got you covered.
For some of us who’ve dealt with the irresistible urge to take a big juicy bite into a crispy-edged yet soft-centred chocolate chip cookie or a buttery shortbread, you know it’s sheer torture until you deal with the craving.
And especially now with the COVID-19 attack, it’s nearly impossible to satisfy your sweet tooth when all you can do is stay home and conduct social distancing from the crowd. But catastrophe comes with a hero – and in this case, heroes. These online dessert shops are here to tackle your sweet strike and keep your mental health in check through tough times. Scroll down to see which one will cater most to your taste buds.
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Calling out all cookie monsters: The Rolling Pinn by Pinnjan will take you to cloud nine with their repertoire of soul-stirring, palate-pleasing cookies, like the Baby OG Valrhona milk chocolate cookie touched with crushed toasted hazelnuts, and the Hella Nutella, which is a macadamia cookie smeared generously with a dollop of creamy hazelnut spread. What takes these treats to a whole ‘nother level though is the added flakey sea salt, which gives perfect crunch as well as a salty contrast to what would otherwise be a jaw-aching sweetness.
The doughnut shop CREAM by Flour Flour is Bangkok’s sister store to Chiang Mai’s cool-hip bakery ‘Flour Flour,’ and it is not here to be another Dunkin’ Donuts, but rather a new haven for Bomboloni, an Italian fried dough filled with cream lava. Featuring over six flavours just for a stellar start – cinnamon, vanilla, kinako roasted soybean flour, salted caramel, chocolate, and lemon meringue – dessert devotees can go to town and try all of them in the complete set, too. Diners can either stop by their shop on Silom 7 Road or order in through Line so you don’t even need to shed sweat.
There’s no need to miss birthdays even if you’re on quarantine or WFH. Let Petite Fille by Sai sweeten your day or your loved one’s with their array of eye-pleasing treats, like Winnie the Pooh cookies, a rainbow, five-layered cake, doughnuts, and even pastel-shade organic meringues. Customers can run wild and customise their own portrait cookies, cupcakes, and cakes. Here’s “where your imaginations are edible” — just like their profile states. Those who are after confections slash eye-candy, Petite Fille is downright your move.
Translating as ‘sweetness,’ Khamwhan delivers delicate Thai desserts with never a plain-looking packaging. Whether you love the colourful Look Chop (fruit-shaped mung bean dessert), Thong Yip Thong Yod (sweetened egg yolk drops) or the mellow coconut milk-enriched sticky rice, they’ve got you covered. For a luck-bringing set curated after the Thai belief, Khamwhan offers a special package brimming with all nine auspicious Thai sweets. For example, Foy Thong, Kanom Chan and Ja Mong Gut. Delivery is also available outside of Bangkok.
For confections with new tweaks, try Bake A Cake. The shop is often, if not always, coming up with fresh delightful creations to wow sugar monsters — evidenced in this marian plum-studded cake, which is one of their signatures. The vast menu selection also includes fruit tarts, pavlova smothered with a cloud of whipped cream and berries, brownies, and even the golden-brown caramel custard cake. Orange skin-speckled marmalade jam here is also a must-have item in your pantry if you’re a true toast & jam connoisseur.