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Treat to Try: Colonial Candy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Colonial Candy

Colonial Candy isn’t particularly new. It’s a traditional candy store in Clintonville where you can buy chocolates by the ounce or by the pound. There are stations with every color of M&M and every flavor of Jelly Belly. There’s also a section of wrapped candies that includes PopRocks and Bun candy bars. And there’s ice […]

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Treat to Try: Dulce Vida Ice Cream Factory

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Dulce Vida Ice Cream Factory

The West Side might not get the fancy abatements and hotels. It might not be home to million-dollar mansions and artisan shopping destinations. Heck, last week it was famous for a guy who tripped a perp with a gun at the library. But, the West Side has something that makes up for all that. No, […]

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Treat to Try: Panadería Mi Pueblo at Saraga International Grocery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Panadería Mi Pueblo at Saraga International Grocery

Everyone — everyone — knows about Momo Ghar inside Saraga market. But, it’s not the only micro business inside the international grocery store. The building is a veritable mall with side operations working all around the perimeter walls. Case in point: Panaderia Mi Pueblo. It’s hard to miss Mi Pueblo; It’s stationed between the grocery checkouts […]

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Treat to Try: JNA Bread Bakery’s Gingered Pear Bread

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: JNA Bread Bakery’s Gingered Pear Bread

JNA is a bakery and catering operation based in Columbus. Its goods are worth a try, not only on their own merit, but also on the merit of a fantastically likable proprietor. Her engaging charm could put a smile on the face of the biggest grinch, as she offers samples of her wares at farmers […]

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Treat to Try: Mammoth Cinnamon Roll from A Few of My Favorite Things

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Mammoth Cinnamon Roll from A Few of My Favorite Things

The business cards for A Few of My Favorite Things bakery feature a little quotation attributed to the Book of Matthew at the bottom: “With God all things are possible.” If that’s the reason the bakery’s cinnamon rolls are so dang transcendent, sign me up. The cards also mention that the baking operation is owned […]

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Treat to Try: Doughnuts from Purple Sage

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Doughnuts from Purple Sage

Purple Sage sells its doughnuts from a jar of powdered sugar at the Worthington Farmers Market. That’s really all you need to know, right? Honestly, what could be better than fresh doughnuts rolling around in a snowstorm of sweetness? Nothing. Nothing is better. There is more to the story, though. Purple Sage is a bakery […]

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Treat to Try: Snacks By Max Gourmet Kettle Corn

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Snacks By Max Gourmet Kettle Corn

Maxwell’s Original Gourmet Kettle Corn is several steps up from your regular box of Cracker Jack. You can forgive the comparison between the two: the kettle corn’s rich, brown, caramelized hue and sweetness make the association with the classic treat inevitable. And yet, there’s a lighter hand and a toasty accent that sets Maxwell’s handmade […]

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