Spring sweet tooth cure

Let me help you find warm weather sweets to eat

Insomnia Cookies is expensive, but totally worth it.

As the weather gets warmer, our attitudes and feelings change dramatically. We become happier, slightly less stressed, more or less motivated and so on.

If you’re like me, your diet changes a little bit too. You become more attracted to sugary substances like fruit, soda and sweets.

Because it was nearly 60 degrees Saturday, I think it’s necessary to talk about places you can get some great made-for-spring desserts.

I won’t be listing places everyone has tried like Cold Stone, Cherry Berry or Dairy Queen. Rather, these will be small businesses that have amazing treats for us sweet-tooths.

Gigi’s Cupcakes

This place hires expert cupcake makers. They have so many unique kinds of cupcakes, and they are massive as well.

One of my favorites is the “Double Stuff.” It’s made with dark chocolate cake and is stuffed with cream inside. On the top is their special cookies and cream buttercream icing topped with Oreo cookie pieces. It’s absolutely insane.

At Gigi’s, they have a flavor catered to everyone’s taste buds. They give you the cupcakes in a nice box, making them easy to store away and eat the next day if you want to.

I will say, they aren’t the cheapest, but if you have room to splurge on some good sweets one night, give Gigi’s a shot.

Insomnia Cookies

A lot of college students know about this place, but there are also a handful that don’t. Insomnia Cookies is a chain of bakeries that specializes in making and delivering warm cookies. Yes, they do deliver, until 3 a.m. as a matter of fact.

I’m obsessed with the way Insomnia Cookies came to be. A college student like us, Seth Berkowitz was just sitting in his dorm room one night and thought of the idea. He began baking and delivering cookies from his dorm room to students on campus late at night, and the concept grew from there.

Their first retail store opened in 2004. As of 2017, there are over 100 locations. All it takes is a simple idea that people will love to become rich.

Their cookies are amazing too. They also serve ice cream, milk, cookie cakes and cookie sandwiches. They have many different types of cookies, my favorite being the peanut butter chip.

Like every dessert place, it’s a little pricey, especially if you order for delivery.

Give yourself the true college experience and try this place.

Ice Point

This place just opened in the West Acres Mall. It’s a new Thai-style hibachi ice cream and bubble tea shop.

Hibachi ice cream is also known as rolled ice cream, so for those of you from Minneapolis that have tried Wonders Ice Cream, this place is similar.

Ice Point is owned by Yun Chen, a native of China who settled in Fargo about 10 years ago after hopping around the country learning different styles of sushi and Asian cuisine.

He opened his first restaurant, Samurai Japanese Restaurant, in Fargo in 2011. He also owns Izumi Sushi and Hibachi restaurants in Fargo.

I haven’t tried this place, but I love trying new things.

Cinnamon Roll Co.

If you’re spending a day at the mall, swing through this place after Ice Point. Cinnamon Roll Co. is responsible for that amazing scent that passes through your nostrils when you step into the mall.

Let me just say, it lives up to the hype. Their cinnamon rolls are to die for, and they’re really not that expensive. You can get a pretty good-sized cinnamon or caramel roll for under $5, which they could easily sell for more and still make money.

They also have these things called “roll bites,” which are just bites of tiny, individual pieces of cinnamon rolls. Those are good too, and they’re the same price as a large roll.

It’s not often you find a relatively cheap dessert place that will overwhelm your taste buds and not put a dent in your wallet.

These are just a few places that I have actually tried (except Ice Point) and cross my mind when I think of treats. However, there are plenty more places in the Fargo-Moorhead area that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Here are some other notable mentions:

Legacy Sweets: Located off 13th Avenue South

Kones Kreamery: Off 45th Street South

Scoop N Dough Candy Co: On Roberts Alley

Tea and Crepe Fargo: Found off North Broadway

The Silver Lining Creamery: Also off North Broadway

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