A simple interior decorated with OSU memorabilia lends Cravin' Cookies a college-friendly ambience perfect for biting into a variety of freshly baked cookies. Crafted from scratch with ingredients such as cane sugar and real butter, the cookies are fresh out of the oven when the "Now Warm" sign lights up. Cravin' Cookies shares the same space as Roxy Dawgs, which offers half-pound beef franks imported from Chicago, Oregon-made sausages, and Louisiana-style red hots.
A stripe of bright green skirts each LimeBerry's ceiling, leading patrons' eyes to a bank of stainless-steel dispensers framed in petite tiles. There, patrons fill paper cups with swirled ribbons of fro-yo flavors, such as rich chocolate truffle, tart wildberry, and creamy cake batter—up to 15 varieties in all. Confectionery caravans then move on to a toppings bar where they load on up to 80 choices of edible provisions, including warm fudge, fresh fruit, nuts, and marshmallow cream. Bright-green chairs host noshers beneath framed action shots of blueberries sticking triple backflips off a Yurchenko vault.
Owned by a group of local farmers, Shedd Cafe is a friendly home-style eatery that sources the majority of its produce and proteins from local farms within 12 miles of its location. A lunch menu favorite is the farmer burger, topped with cheese, a fried egg, a John Deere ball cap, and your choice of ham or bacon on a homemade bun ($8.50). Shedd Cafe can also stuff your body’s crawlspace with a variety of sandwiches and fresh soups. The reservation dinner makes a family-style meal more about food and company than who can scream louder about not cleaning dishes. The menu varies at each of these Saturday farmer feasts, and everything from drinks to dessert is included with your reservation dinner. Although alcohol is not served, consuming dishes like those served at past reservation dinners—chicken and dumplings, barbecue tri-tip, and an orchard-themed meal—usually reproduces alcohol’s extreme feelings of sleepy euphoria. The next scheduled reservation dinners are February 25, March 12, April 2, April 23, and May 7.
At Main Street Ice Cream Parlor, staff scoop 32 flavors of Cascade Glacier ice cream into waffle cones, sugar cones, or cake cones to satisfy sugar cravings. The ice cream can also be dished out to form the foundation of sundaes, shakes, brownie sundaes, and floats. Customers can also choose from the parlor's candy selections, which include gummy worms and taffy.
Frozation Nation gives its customers the power to have exactly what they want for dessert. Self-serve stations are stocked with 15 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ranging from classic milk chocolate to new york cheesecake to peppermint. Customers cap yogurt with their chosen blend of 101 toppings, including fresh berries, sprinkles, and syrups, before reclining in cushy leather chairs to devour their sweet creations and dream of someday building a fro-yo-dispensing helmet.
The tearoom at Scatter Joy brims with quaint touches, from the brightly polished silver spoons guests use to stir their tea to the pink roses that decorate many of the teapots stationed at each cozy table. The stout teapots release aromatic steam that carries the scent of loose green, black, or decaffeinated tea throughout the shop. Feminine plates hold artful arrays of tearoom specialties, including scones, fresh salads finger sandwiches shaped into delicate triangles or to-scale replicas of the queen’s fingers. Guests can sit down to a luncheon or, with advance notice, enjoy traditional high tea service where they can enjoy multiple courses of salads, sandwiches, scones, tapas, and desserts.