by Emma Knauf
I’m sure everyone at SU can agree that this has been one tough and tiring school year. And with finals quickly approaching, everyone could use a sweet treat. Luckily for you, we have taken the time to compile a list of some bakeries and places in Syracuse that can deliver delicious desserts right to your doorstep and help distract you from looming thoughts about finals.
With its late hours and convenient location right on Marshall Street, Insomnia Cookies is one of the easiest and quickest ways to satisfy your cravings. Whether you want a box of cookies to celebrate getting through your accounting final or a cookie cake that says “SORRY YOUR DAY SUCKED” for your roommate who bombed their biology exam, there are a variety of options and flavors to choose from. And who wouldn’t want warm, delicious cookies delivered right at their door?
Peace, Love, and Cupcakes
This local bakery has a wide assortment of fresh baked pastries, cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more. It is located in Armory Square, and buyers are able to customize their orders. It is an inexpensive delivery option, and they are very accommodating for dietary needs. Some gooey brownies or classic vanilla cupcakes from here could be the perfect pick-me-up after a rough night of studying.
Glazed and Confused
Want a break from the donuts on campus? Glazed and Confused has got you covered. Using Grubhub or Doordash, you can just order a donut for yourself or a dozen donuts for you and your friends. You can stick with the classic flavors, such as Glazed Donut or Cinnamon Sugar Donut, or try something fun and crazy, such as Cannoli Whoopie Pie or Cereal Killer. If you are looking for sweet and salty, they have a donut with bacon and even bacon, egg and cheese on a cake donut. No matter what donut you get, it is sure to be a sweet surprise to brighten your day.
Fifi’s Ice Cream & Sweets
With warmer weather slowly but surely returning to Syracuse, it might be best to cool off with some ice cream. Fifi’s Ice Cream & Sweets is perfect for some ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes and slushies to help beat the heat during finals. With quick delivery, the ice cream will stay nice and cold, and sometimes a good brain freeze can serve as a nice break from finals.
After a long and exhausting semester, you deserve some delicious desserts. These places are perfect to get some treats for you, your friends, your roommate or someone special. During finals week, don’t forget to take care of yourself, and don’t be afraid to treat yourself too!