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Sweet Dreams WITH COLORFUL TREATS FROM FLOOR TO CEILING, SWEETS STORES BRING OUT THE KID IN EVERY SHOPPER, WHETHER THEY GREW UP IN THE ERA OF PENNY CANDY OR THE LATEST OUTRAGEOUS CONFECTION. By Lindsey Mills

March is my birthday month, so I figured it was important to test out as many of the sweet spots in Tulsa as possible so that I would know just where to take my birthday celebration. At least that sounds like a good excuse to visit a lot of ice cream shops and bakeries, right? The bad news is that when you use the explore button on your Google Maps app is that there are way too many options. Little red dots pop up all over your screen with nearby doughnut, cupcake and cookie shops, candy stores, bakeries, and ice cream parlors. How to choose? The good news is, there are tons of truly great options when you narrow in on the kind of sweet you are craving. I took the liberty to test as many as possible to give you my list of favorites.

Antoinette Baking Company 207 N. MAIN ST. | TULSA

We’ve been a fan of Antoinette’s since before we moved to Tulsa. This beautiful coffee shop and bakery is home to a wide assortment of perfectly crafted goods. The menu offers breakfast options, specialty drinks, pies, cakes, macarons, cookies, and ice cream. Visit on a whim to satisfy your sweet tooth, hangout for an extended time to sip coffee and knock out some work, or pre-order the perfect cake to celebrate a special occasion.

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While I’m not ashamed of my sweet tooth and I’m all for satisfying it, I’m also a firm believer that our culture consumes way too much of it. It’s important to enjoy it on occasion, but not so often that it doesn’t feel like a real treat.

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Get moving every day, even if it’s only for 30 minutes. Working out regularly and moving even a little each day will help burn those calories in no time.

Big Dipper Creamery 1124 S. LEWIS AVE. | TULSA

They had me at “ice cream.” They had me a second time when I remembered how good that ice cream was sandwiched between two cookies. Located in the Mother Road Market, this spot offers delicious, creamy scoops served up with cookies, as a sundae, or simply scooped into a bowl or cone. The workers are happy to give you a sample of each flavor if you want to be sure to pick the best one. I highly recommend not tasting every single one because it only makes it harder to choose.

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Merritt’s Bakery VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Upon walking into this shop early on a Friday morning, we were greeted with an extralong case of sugary goodness. Doughnuts, pastries, cakes and cookies beckoned to us. We acknowledged the “take a number” system and realized this place must be hopping throughout the day as people fill the shop for their own fill of freshly baked goods. Sure enough, though still early, people started to fill the bakery. I snagged us the perfect cake to celebrate my boyfriend, Jackson’s, birthday before heading out of town for the weekend. Maybe we’ll be back to snag one for mine. Call early and get yours.

Rose Rock Microcreamery THE BOXYARD | 502 E. 3RD ST. | TULSA

Rose Rock Microcreamery in The Boxyard serves up delicious small batches of creamy and delicious ice cream to cool you off and delight your taste buds. Alongside traditional flavors like vanilla and chocolate are creative flavors you’ve probably never had in a waffle cone before. Take your cold and creamy treats out onto the patio and enjoy The Boxyard’s unique vibe at the same time as

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Eat meals that are devoid of sugar. It’s great to eat fresh fruits and veggies, but avoid what comes out of a box or bag. Indulging in something yummy feels better after being really good to your body. If you feed yourself whole, nutritious foods throughout your week, that slice of cake or scoop of ice cream won’t make you feel so guilty.

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Sweets are best enjoyed to celebrate something special like a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or just a really good day at work. Make the reward match the work though; a productive day may only deserve a bite of chocolate.

your frozen treat. The glass freezer case is filled with colorful ice cream in flavors from traditional to exotic, while the scent of waffle cones crisping up fills the air. It’s a special little place for a treat, and you can tell as soon as you enter the glass main doors. Every month’s menu of 16 flavors includes eight consistent flavors: Madagascar Vanilla, Midnight Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, Vietnamese Coffee, Rose Rock, Salted Caramel, Lavender Honey, and Vegan Chocolate.

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March 2019 (Vol. 33, No. 3)  

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