Chew on this: Five places to get sweet treats to go

A Jordie and other baked goods are available at LeShawn Smith's business Shawnniecakes Specialty Treats in NewBo City Ma
A Jordie and other baked goods are available at LeShawn Smith’s business Shawnniecakes Specialty Treats in NewBo City Market in southeast Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Thursday, July 18, 2019. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

In normal times, Chew on This focuses on restaurant openings and closings. These are not normal times, with restaurants closed except to carryout, curbside and delivery. We know these businesses still need support from the community to survive, so each week we are going to highlight five local restaurants.

These are just a few of the many places offering sweet treats; look up your favorite restaurants on Facebook or give them a call to find out what they have.

Deluxe Cakes and Pastries

812 S. Summit St., Iowa City; (319) 338-5000,

Order ahead via email,, or phone for curbside pickup of cookies, croissants, doughnuts and more or try savory options like freshly made baguette sandwiches or bagels and lox.

Jules Bakery

3201 Armar Dr., Marion; (319) 447-094,

Customized cakes, sugar cookies are available via pre-order; just call or email your request to

Kathy’s Pies

616 Fifth Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, (319) 362-5216,

Cookies, brownies, bars, and of course, pies, are staples at this Cedar Rapids bakery.

Shawnniecakes and Mama Pearl’s Specialty Treats

NewBo City Market, 1100 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 412-5000,

NewBo City Market may be closed to walk in traffic, but find Shawnniecakes pound cake slices, toffee butter cookies and other treats at the Caribbean Kitchen food truck, often parked outside Auto Zone on Mount Vernon Road, or buy some goodies online with curbside pickup or shipping options.

Tip Top Cakes

708 Fifth St., Coralville; (319) 359-1191,

Call ahead for prepackaged orders of cake, cupcakes and muffins, cinnamon rolls and other treats like tiramisu. Watch for the grab bag specials.

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