The Sweet Life in Oxford

Oxford’s Just Desserts


Sugar and spice and everything nice: that’s what Oxford, Mississippi is made of! This charming college town has long been hailed as a haven for foodies, and the local passion for all things appetizing hits its pinnacle when the final course is served. When in Oxford, your hardest decision might just be how to sate your sweet tooth, but with so many options, you’ll be sure to find everything to make all your sugar-coated dreams come true.


Oxford loves keeping it local, and at The Oxford Creamery, the proof is in the pudding…or rather, the ice cream. With “farm to cone” ingredients like locally-sourced dairy and seasonal ingredients, The Oxford Creamery’s ever-changing menu reads like a love letter to Mississippi’s unique food culture, with far-out flavors like Banana Puddin, Garden Basil, Sweet Corn, and Blueberry Crisp alongside classics like chocolate and vanilla, as well as vegan options like Mango Sorbet.  To get the full scoop, opt for a flight.

Oxford Creamery

Enjoy a scoop or two at the Oxford Creamery

But ice cream isn’t the only decadent delight you can scoop at The Oxford Creamery! The space is shared by the owners’ newest business venture, High Rise Donuts, where you can boost your coffee fix with a sugar rush. High Rise Donuts is taking breakfast pastries to delicious new heights by using croissant dough, which makes for massive, fluffy goodness in a variety of fanciful flavors. Bite into the unique Super Crunch, which uses caramelized Rice Krispies and a balsamic raspberry drizzle for an unmatched experience, or indulge in a decadent chocolate cream filled croissant, topped with dark chocolate icing and rolled in cocoa sugar. For more traditional types, High Rise offers cake and yeast donuts, too, in flavors equally delicious and different, like Key lime pie.

Donuts at High Rise

Hand-crafted doughnuts at High Rise

Beloved by locals, college students and football fans alike, Bottletree Bakery has been an Oxford tradition for more than three decades, and a quick peek at their bakery case shows why. The selection of sweet snacks includes tempting treats like berry brioches, brownies with white chocolate chip and graham cracker crust, and cinnamon rolls the size of your head. Savory breakfast bites like bagels and biscuits balance the menu, making it a great option for groups. Just be sure to arrive early—folks line up around the block for a taste of this eclectic eatery!

Bottletree BakeryThe iconic order counter at Bottletree Bakery

At City Hall Cheesecake, everyone can have their cake and eat it, too, thanks to gluten-free and keto-friendly options! The welcoming bakery offers more than 90 mouthwatering options, all baked fresh daily or to order. Daily offerings usually include favorite flavors like original, turtle, and the practically famous white chocolate raspberry. Those with restricted diets might consider ordering ahead to take advantage of the keto-friendly cheesecake bites or wide variety of gluten-free deliciousness.

White chocolate raspberry cheesecakeOxford’s favorite flavor: White Chocolate Raspberry cheesecake Photo by City Hall Cheesecake


Life is sweet in Oxford. Plan your stay and get a taste at! We will do our part to ensure all visitors can experience the joy of eating their way through Oxford, Mississippi in the safest manner possible. Just be sure to bring your appetite!