Elote is open every day besides Sundays downtown. courtesy @elotetulsa Instagram

Destination Tulsa: Supporting Local Businesses

With school back in full swing, and COVID-19 still very much being a thing, I have been trying to find the best local businesses to support while getting my coffee or study break snacks. One of my recent favorites has been Ediblend Superfood Cafe. This gem is just a short drive from campus, nestled in Utica Square. One of my favorite things about Ediblend is that you can order online, from the app or call in, and once you get there, they will bring it out to your car.

Ediblend has amazing made-to-order drinks as well as premade grab-and-go drinks. Another one of my favorite things about going to Edibled for my study fuel is that they also have snacks. The energy bites are great for crunch time studying, but my personal favorite is the hummus bowl or taco salad. If you are feeling fancy, they also have Acai bowls that are delicious.

If you are looking more for coffee specific drinks, one of my favorite local coffee places is Triangle Coffee. I have been accumulating plants during the pandemic, and I love sitting by all their plants while I work on homework or study. If you are wanting to order food or a drink to-go, they have pickup available as well. They have amazing food and drinks; I recommend the breakfast tacos, but if you are wanting to go all out, you should try the breakfast burrito. Triangle is a great place to go if you need to crank out a paper or have a big exam coming up. The atmosphere is relaxing and friendly, but not too much going on that you can’t focus.

Another one of my go-to local businesses is Elote. If you have not heard of their puffy tacos yet, you are missing out. Elote is in Downtown Tulsa and about a seven minute drive from campus. They offer curbside and delivery for orders, and if you order before Thursday night at midnight, you can get Farmers Market breakfast tacos delivered to your doorstep on Saturday mornings.

Now that the weather is getting nicer, they have awesome outdoor seating that you can take advantage of. Elote has great happy hour specials, and their queso is really unique to them. Regardless if you are grabbing lunch to-go or sitting down for happy hour with your friends, this is a place to remember.

Another great local spot to support with friends is Fat Guy’s Burger Bar. One of the best burgers I have had, hands down, came from Fat Guy’s. This place is great for everyone; there are fun new burgers to try or you can stick with the classics. Even though it is called a burger bar, they have more available on the menu than just burgers.

If you are a french fry fanatic, like myself, you will lose your mind over their fries and sauce menu. Yes, you read that right, there is an entire menu for sauces. I like to get the seasoned fries with strawberry ketchup and the caramelized onion aioli. And if the amazing burgers, fries and sauces were not enough, this place is also known for their milkshakes.

Treat yourself this week and support local businesses while doing so. There are so many amazing small businesses in Tulsa to choose from that you are sure to be able to find one for any occasion.

Post Author: Maggy Crawford