Sweets and Treats

Save room for dessert! Southerners love a good old fashioned sweet treat to cap off a great meal or to celebrate an occasion … or a Tuesday evening! Columbia is home to several bakeries that have everything you need to make coworkers happy in the morning, including coffee to-go, to more specialized affairs. Silver Spoon Bake Shop has confections for days, including their very own party-fours, which are jumbo versions of the delicate petit-fours. Cupcake, located in the Vista specializes in just that, cranking out nearly a dozen flavors daily, including gluten-free versions as well.

Columbians also like to stay cool at the florescent pink and blue Pelican’s Snoball shops that dot the Midlands, serving up fluffy New Orleans style shaved ice in over 100 flavors.

Sweet Cream Company, which opened on Main Street in 201? has been featured nationally for their innovative ice cream flavors that feature fresh, local ingredients from nearby farms. Blackberry kale, anyone? Maybe lavender honey?