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satisfy your
sweet tooth


Harris & Essex Baked Goods

I love baked goods, whether it's croissants for breakfast or cookies after dinner

I was fortunate to grow up in a house with two parents who loved to cook. Desserts were the domain of my Irish grandmothers - two amazing women who never showed up to a family gathering without an assortment of cakes, pies and cookies.

Inspired by my family's passion for home cooking and my insatiable sweet tooth, I attended culinary school in New York City, hoping to realize my dream of becoming a pastry chef. I spent the next five years learning from talented, top-tier chefs in restaurants and bakeries in NYC. In 2015, my wife and I moved to her hometown, Houston, where I've had the opportunity to continue learning from the best.

Driven by a desire to share my love of pastries in a more personal way, I decided to start Harris & Essex, a bakery focused on using high-quality ingredients to make delicious customized treats. We're not trying to reinvent the wheel. From French classics to New American favorites, influenced by the flavors of both New Jersey (Essex county) and Texas (Harris county), we just want to brighten your day with the best baked goods around.

Stop by our booth at one of our market locations in Houston, TX, or contact us and let us bring you something good and sweet.


Baked with love

Chef Dan O'Hara
Kristen O'Hara

Contact us

(832) 856-0307




Tea + Victory
Prohibition Theatre

Or find us at one of our
Market Locations


Make Harris & Essex a part of your next Houston-area celebration, wedding, corporate event, family gathering, holiday party or bake sale!

The menu below is just a sample of what we make, so if you have something in mind but don't see it listed below, contact us and we'll see what we can do. For large orders: We will work with you to create a custom menu and pricing based on the size and turnaround time of your order. For smaller orders (1-3 doz. items): email, call or message us with the details of your order, and we'll get to work right away! Vegan and Gluten-free options are available for some menu items. Just ask.

Visit the Contact section of our site to place your order via email or phone. We ask for a minimum of 48 hours to complete each order.