Sweet Treats in Worthington from A to Z


By Nicholas Dekker

Worthington is a great place to be for many reasons, but it’s especially nice if you’ve got a sweet tooth! From donuts to cinnamon rolls, ice cream to cakes, here’s your A to Z guide to indulging your sweet tooth in Worthington.

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Cookie Dough Creamery
If you’ve ever loved sneaking a bite of cookie dough while baking cookies, then Cookie Dough Creamery is the place for you. Find it tucked into The Shops at Worthington Place. They make a selection of safe-to-eat cookie doughs, from Oreo to chocolate chip to seasonal specials, that you can mix with ice cream and top to your heart’s content.

Diamonds Ice Cream
Attached to the Tomatillos Mexican restaurant at Linworth Crossing, Diamonds serves a full menu of homemade ice creams and banana splits. But the real treat is the paletas, frozen popsicles made with all manner of fresh fruits, cookies, and candies. Browse through the colorful case to choose from the rotating flavors. 

Graeter’s Ice Cream
Graeter’s Old Worthington location has been a family favorite for decades. The classic ice cream parlor serves cups, cones, and other creations using their homemade French pot ice creams. Dig into the rotating seasonal flavors or rely on favorites like black raspberry chip, buckeye chocolate chip, mint chocolate chip. 

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Highline Coffee Co.
This newly expanded coffee shop in Old Worthington features locally made pastries to pair with cappuccinos, cold brew, and smoothies. You’ll find colorful pop tarts from Happy Little Treats and scones or cookies from The Flaky Baker. 

La Chatelaine
This French bistro and bakery is a long favorite for lounging on the patio in warmer days or cozying up by the fire during the winter. But of course the big draw is the beautiful breads and pastries filling the cases. It’s hard to pick a favorite from almond croissants, fruit tarts, cakes, eclairs, chocolate mousse, coconut macaroons. 

Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream
Located on Hard Road, Mardi Gras is a family-owned ice cream shop serving some of the most interesting flavors in the city. Owners Mita and Dilip Shah feature the usual suspects – chocolate, vanilla, strawberry – but your best bets are the globally inspired flavors, like guava, green tea, lychee, mango, ginger. One of their best sellers is called kesar pista: a blend of saffron, pistachio, cardamom, and almond. 

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The Market at Flint Station
This market, bar, and music venue is giving new life to a historic building. Amongst their market offerings, you’ll find plenty of local sweet treats: Jeni’s Ice Creams, Tupelo Doughnuts, fresh fruit, candies, and more.

Mrs. Goodman’s Baking Company
With a recent change in ownership, Mrs. Goodman’s is still going strong at feeding the community with gorgeous cakes and pies, scones and cinnamon rolls, donuts and cupcakes. For your next celebration, order a dozen artfully decorated cookies – they can customize the design to almost everything! 

Peace, Love, and Little Donuts
As you can imagine, you’ll find tiny donuts on the menu at Peace, Love, and Little Donuts. This little Old Worthington shop fries up a base cake donut, and then let customers choose their own toppings. You can build your own or choose from house favorites like apple pie, blueberry pancake, M&M, maple bacon, and so many more.

Sassafras Bakery
Starting first as a popular vendor at the Worthington Farmers Market, Sassafras moved to its own storefront in 2013. Customers flock for beautiful pies, giant snickerdoodle cookies, huge brownies, gooey cinnamon rolls, kitchen sink granola bars, donut muffins, scones, and everything in-between. 

Soodles Bake Shop
The family-run Soodles Bake Shop is found in the Park Place Center off Route 23. Their recipes cater to those with allergy sensitivities. In addition to their breads, rolls, and pizza crusts, they produce pies, cakes, cookies, coffee cakes, brownies, and donuts.

Nicholas Dekker