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A Sweet After-School Treat

BY Regan Hewitt

School is definitely going to look different this year, but we’ve got to do our best to keep life normal – which means honoring the tradition of after-school snacks. Whether you’re learning from your living room, or masking up at school, here are some great local places to stop by for an after-school sweet treat! 

Chill Frozen Treats & Sweets 

Sometimes you just need ice cream and a sno-cone. Chill offers the perfect combination of both, with awesome flavors just a moment away! Some of our personal favorites are Blue Hawaiian, Polar Punch and Pink Lemonade. 

Dyer’s Cafe 

Is an after-school ice cream float with a side of French fries calling your name? Then Dyer’s is the place to be! They offer old-school floats with just the right amount of vanilla ice cream. Also, the Hershey Pie is nothing to shake a stick at and is perfect for sharing! 

Frost Bake Shop 

No one can get enough of the gooey butter cookies at Frost, and we’re no exception! They’re the perfect size for little hands – not to mention all their other goodies, from cupcakes to mini cheesecakes to pies. 

Levee Creamery 

This is the perfect place to go for Memphis-inspired ice cream flavors, where you can also pick up pints of all your favorites! Levee Creamery also offers a variety of coffee as a pick-me-up for teachers, parents and anyone else who needs a boost. 


Popsicles are a classic summer treat and MemPops takes them to the next level! Choose between fruit or cream based flavors, and you can even get a treat for your dog. If you’re learning from home, you can also get orders of 10+ MemPops delivered to your door! 


A classic staple of Collierville, just steps from the Town Square, Mensi’s serves up delicious ice cream, as well as all those classic All-American foods: hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders and fries. 


Looking to expand your palate or take a trip while still staying safe at home? Look no further than the amazing gelato at Paciugo right here in Collierville! You can get a scoop or two, a gelato shake or some fun Italian-inspired coffees. 


Who among us can resist a good cupcake – certainly, not us! Smallcakes has amazing cupcakes and cookies for that perfectly bite-sized after-school snack, as well as mini cupcakes and cakes for the tinier tots. 

Square Beans

Square Beans has the perfect balance for adult and kid after-school treats! They offer great coffee, yummy pastries, gelato and glass bottle Cokes, which really hit the spot after a long day of teaching and learning. 

Hope this satisfies your after-school sweet tooth! To see what restaurants are still offering curbside pick-up, check out our local directory here.

September/October 2021 Tour Collierville Magazine