In honor of my birthday, I thought I would share my favorite spots to get a sweet treat in Durham (because, you know, everyone needs a sweet treat on their birthday!).
Locopops is a Durham staple. I've often enjoyed my locopops on campus or at a graduate school event, but when Kimmy visited recently I decided to take her to the store. K tried Mango Chile and Cherry Lime; I had Pomegranate Tangerine. The Mango Chile was too spicy for her, but she enjoyed the Cherry Lime and I always love the Pomegranate Tangerine!
This coffee shop / bakery is right by my work, and we often get cakes from there for office celebrations. Their cream cheese brownies are one of my favorite treats - I am a sucker for chocolate! I also enjoy their muffins when I'm there for breakfast!
Frozen yogurt is so trendy right now! I love Local Yogurt. I think the favorite combo I ever had was blueberry froyo + kiwi topping. Delicious!
Places I need to try:
Tutti Frutti: another froyo place. The kids I babysit for often get Tutti Frutti if they are good, and their creations always make me jealous!
The Parlour: an ice cream truck that apparently has the best salted caramel ice cream ever. Salted caramel is so amazing.
Daisy Cake: new bakery in town, known for their cupcakes!
All these places are delicious - either from first-hand knowledge or from review of friends. Now I just have to decide where to stop in today for a birthday treat. Suggestions anyone? What is your favorite sweet treat?