Our CupCakery

Dublin Sweet Adventure

Decorate your own dessert A cupcake can be a real treat. But a handful of moist cake can taste even better when you decorate it yourself, as my 4-year-old daughter, Rosie, recently found out at Our CupCakery in the Columbus suburb of Dublin. The bakery, which opened seven years ago in the city’s historic downtown, specializes in made-to-order cakes, cookies…

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Food for Good Thought

Sweet Adventure

Small bakery serves delectable gluten-free goods for autistic community While on a recent field trip with my preschool-aged daughter, Rosie, I discovered a unique bakery in Columbus that specializes in delicious, gluten-free baked goods that taste like they’re not missing a thing. In fact, my savory slice of cheese pizza tasted more wholesome than typical take-out pizza. Food for Good…

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Graeter’s Ice Cream

Indoor Play Sweet Adventure

Discover how rich-tasting ice cream is made while on a factory tour I love ice cream, but seeing it freshly made before my eyes somehow makes it taste even better. On a recent weekday morning I took my 2-year-old daughter to the Graeter’s Ice Cream store on Bethel Road in Columbus to tour its production facility. We also enjoyed a…

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Pink Moon

Powell Sweet Adventure

Satisfy your cupcake cravings at cute café America is in the middle of a cupcake craze. From the East to West coasts, it’s never been easier to satisfy one’s craving for a personal-sized portion of icing-topped cake. Pink Moon Cupcake Bakery in the Columbus suburb of Powell has been serving these tasty treats since May 2007. That’s when the husband-and-wife…

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Anthony-Thomas

Indoor Play Sweet Adventure

See how buckeye candies are made at candy company Bang. Hiss. Bang. Hiss. Noise making doesn’t conjure images of creamy peanut butter and chocolate buckeye candies. But those sounds resonate at the Anthony-Thomas Candy Co. factory on the west side of Columbus, where the 57-year-old company makes batches of 160,000 of the delectable treats at a time. Gloved workers at…

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North Market

Downtown Columbus Family Favorite Indoor Play Sweet Adventure

Meet, eat, mingle at popular market in downtown Columbus The North Market in downtown Columbus is a feast for the senses. Located at 59 Spruce St., near the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the market features 35 vendors selling a cornucopia of food-related items in a 44,000 square-foot space. The goodies include homegrown fruits and vegetables, kosher meats, fresh fish, European…

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Krema Nut

Family Favorite Grandview Indoor Play Sweet Adventure

Satisfy your PB&J craving at small nut company A peanut butter and jelly sandwich seems to taste better when somebody else makes it. You can find one of the best around central Ohio at the Krema Nut Co. in the Columbus suburb of Grandview Heights. “Welcome to the Nut House,” reads a sign outside Krema Nut, a peanut-butter manufacturer and…

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