Citywide Sugar High

Online Bake Sale Supports Austin Restaurants and Celebrates Mom!

After more than a month of sheltering in place, the city of Austin could use a pick-me-up. In support of local restaurants impacted by the pandemic, the Austin Food & Wine Alliance (AFWA) will host the Citywide Sugar High online bake sale on May 9, just in time for Mother’s Day. 

What better way to celebrate Mom than having Austin’s top pastry chefs and bakers create a box full of sweet and savory treats for her? The chef-crafted sweets and savories can also be delivered to friends, family, and others who may just need some deliciousness delivered to their doorstep. 

Available for local delivery only, the curated box of goodies can include pies, cookies, cakes, kolaches and more from local favorites Garbo’s LobsterJuniperEberlyUncle Nicky’s, SRSLY ChocolateRosedale Kitchen and BarSecond Bar + KitchenColleen’s KitchenBrand & Mortar GroupEpicerie Café & Grocery, and more. Acclaimed Southern favorite Olamaie will also be participating, offering Austinites a chance to enjoy its offerings while it is temporarily closed.

Each box is filled with carb-tastic goodies, and the price includes a $10 delivery fee to help support restaurants affected by the pandemic and a modest $5 donation to AFWA to help the nonprofit continue its mission of supporting the Central Texas community through its culinary innovation grants and educational programs.

Orders for Austin delivery only can be placed beginning 10 am on Thursday, April 23, and must be placed by 5 pm on Wednesday, May 6 online at givebutter.com/afwa-bakesale. Prices range from $25-$53 based on selection. Boxes will be delivered between 8 am-5 pm, Saturday, May 9. Delivery drivers will use worry-free safety precautions and no-contact measures. Special instructions can be included in the secure order form.  

The boxes are a perfect way to brighten up any Mom’s day. Baked goods can also be sent to friends and colleagues, a neighbor, or yourself — or delivered to first responders to say “thank you” for keeping Austin healthy. Thank you to our sponsors Cacao Barry and Callebaut Chocolate and Sysco and Happy Mother’s Day from everyone at AFWA!