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It’s the perfect season for desserts, so try there top sweet places

Rows of desserts are lined up at S&S Cafeteria on Riverside Drive.
Rows of desserts are lined up at S&S Cafeteria on Riverside Drive. The Telegraph

Now that October is over, it’s time to put the holiday planning in high gear. Whether you’ve signed up to bring the dessert to a holiday party or you’re just weather-proofing your winter bod, here are the best choices for desserts in the area.

Milltown Market & Dawson’s Kitchen

Perhaps the biggest variety of ready-made desserts in town is available at Milltown Market. You can drop in any time and find dozens of cakes, pies and cookie bars just waiting to be bought. Prices are around $25-$30 for a whole cake, $14-$16 for a half cake, 14 brownies for $8.99, lemon squares at $8.75 a dozen, and $18 for about six dozen cheese straws. Cake flavors include German chocolate, hummingbird, key lime, coconut, red velvet, carrot, chocolate fudge and lemon cheese.

S&S Cafeteria

If pies are your thing, S&S is hard to beat. At only about $10 each, these classic pies range from egg custard to pecan to chess to lemon meringue. Pop those babies in your own pie dish and they look like they came from your kitchen. Their cakes are around $20 each, including their famous mandarin orange cake and the classic pound cake.

Tommy’s Bakery

If you’re looking for something a little different, Tommy’s has 10 different flavors of pound cake to choose from: butterscotch, coconut cream, cheesecake, lemon, banana pudding, sour cream, chocolate, chocolate chip, vanilla and coffee. His apple fritters are the best in town and would make a perfect guest breakfast at $19 a dozen. His legendary doughnuts range from $13-$17 per dozen and he’ll get creative with them if you order in advance.

Memaw’s at LG’s

Memaw’s is one of those hidden gems that gets the conversation going. While her desserts are limited to two flavors — sweet potato or buttermilk — they are the best pies you’ll ever have in your life. She has “individual” pies for $3 (if you eat it alone you will get a jump on your body insulation project) and 9-inch pies for $18. Make sure you order in advance and get a pick up time.

There are so many other contenders that you’re bound to find exactly what you want. For fancier desserts, try Natalia’s or Fountain of Juice. For a pan of banana pudding, Fincher’s or Jeaneane’s will fix you up. Bear’s Den and the Casserole Shop have similar fare to those listed above and both do an outstanding job of placing and filling orders. Happy pound packing!

Milltown Market & Dawson’s Kitchen

Address: 3360 Brookdale Ave., Payne City

Hours: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

Phone: 478-742-9852

S&S Cafeteria

Address: 3724 Bloomfield Village Drive, 2626 Riverside Drive

Hours: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Sunday

Phone: 478-746-7944

Tommy’s Bakery

Address: 5530 Thomaston Road, Macon

Hours: 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Phone: 478-256-9974

Memaw’s at LG’s

Address: 4254 Mumford Road, Macon

Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday

Phone: 478-227-7944

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