Taste of the Big Apple
For a little bit of the Big Apple in Stillwater, visit Cindy’s Pizza for its mouthwatering New York-style brick oven pies. Always fresh, Cindy’s makes the dough and sauce in-house and, as a plus, delivers. Try the supreme, veggie or cheese pizzas or completely customize to get your grub just the way you like. Add delicious toppings like green peppers, mushrooms, black olives, jalepenos and more. And don’t forget the knots – garlic and cinnamon, that is. A perfect beginning and end to any Cindy’s meal. 3507 S. Husband St., Stillwater; cindyspizzastw.com
Barbee Cookies, founded by Kat Graham and Kelli Stacy, serves original, gourmet cookies in South Tulsa. Graham had been baking her beloved cookies recreationally for years before she met Stacy, the business side of Barbee Cookies. Together, they launched their cookie joint in 2010. Their signature dessert, Hallee’s Heavenly Cinnamon Roll Cookie, was developed by Graham’s daughter, Hallee, when she was just 15. Now this delicious delight is the store’s best-seller. 8393 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa; barbeecookies.com
The Health Nut Hut
It’s difficult to find the balance between healthy, convenient and delicious meals, but Provision Kitchen in OKC hits all the right notes. This stand-alone restaurant offers dine-in and to-go nutrient-rich, organic, portion-controlled meals for those looking for truly clean food. The kitchen offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options like seasonal quiche, protein omelets, quinoa fried rice, braised brisket and much more. With low calorie counts and high protein levels, Provision is healthy and appetizing rolled into one. 6443 Avondale Drive, OKC; provision-kitchen.com.
Meet the Meats
Earl’s Rib Palace in OKC has a backstory almost as delicious as the meats it serves. Earlywine “Earl” Jackson, the inspiration behind Earl’s, had an illustrious culinary career in the early 1900s, creating barbecue for celebrities, heads of state, outlaws and more. It’s even rumoured Elvis Presley was a huge fan of Jackson’s work. To honor this legend, two Oklahomans opened Earl’s in 1996 and offer just about any barbecue concoction under the sun. Any hardcore barbecue fan needs to try Earl’s slow smoked, seasoned-to-perfection delicacies. Multiple locations in the OKC metro; earlsribpalace.com.