There are more colors of desserts on BuHi than there are colors in the rainbow, but, for the purposes of this exercise, we held it to these six hues. And while most of these sweets are found in a cozy bakery or frenetic dessert shop, that majestic, purple halo-halo happens to hail from one of the highway’s best, most off-the-beaten-track markets. You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced purple-yam ice cream with crushed ice, condensed milk, sweetened beans, and tropical fruit.
Photography by Wedig + Laxton
White Windmill Bakery and Cafe, 5881 Buford Highway, Doraville
Mango mille-crepe cake
Mango Mango, 5177 Buford Highway, Doraville
Mango rolled ice cream with sticky rice
I-CE-NY, 5177 Buford Highway, Doraville
Green tea doughnut
Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe, 5150 Buford Highway, Doraville
Earl Grey macarons
Mozart Bakery, 5301 Buford Highway and 5938 Buford Highway, Doraville
Manila Mart, 5938 Buford Highway, Doraville
This article appears in our October 2019 issue.