A-List Editors' Picks

This year, 525 businesses were named in 115 categories. The top five winners in each category are listed, with exceptions made in case of a tie.

As editors we couldn’t resist getting in on the action. We’ve named some of our favorites — as Editors’ Picks — in each of the five categories:

Dine Local | Shop Local | Fun | Head to Toe | Services

We encourage you to use this list to support our local businesses now more than ever.

Dine Local 

Dishing up some of Tulsa's favorite foods, restaurants and folks

TP_0820_SaintAmons_8641 copy.jpg

A raspberry cream puff from Saint Amon Baking Co.

A taste of France

Get the best croissant you’ve ever had this side of the Atlantic at south Tulsa’s Saint Amon Baking Co. We can’t get enough of its freshly baked loaves, cream puffs, chocolate éclairs and cronuts.

6333 E. 120th Court, Suite F. saintamonbakingco.com

Freezer fillers

Destinations where you can fill your freezer with scrumptious, gourmet foods

  • Lambrusco’z
    • 1344 E. 41st St.
    • lambruscoz.com
    • Lasagna, chicken spinach enchiladas and the breakfast casserole are some of our favorites.
  • Stonehorse Market
    • 1748 Utica Square
    • stonehorsecafe.com
    • Nothing beats the soups, tamales and meatballs that find their way to Stonehorse’s freezer.
  • Cherry Street Kitchen
    • 1441 S. Quaker Ave.
    • cherrystkitchen.com
    • Family-sized casseroles, lasagna and side dishes are all freezable.
  • Bohemia: Moveable Feast Caterers
    • 3309 S. Harvard Ave.
    • facebook.com/bohemiamoveablefeast
    • Pans of lumpia (a fried spring roll), quiches and soups freeze well and taste great. Chef Teri Fermo posts a weekly menu with specific pick-up dates.


Mexican street tacos from &Tacos

Try Mexican street tacos from &Tacos; Ichigo fries (fries topped with chicken, spicy strawberry sauce and jalapeños) from Umami Fries; and the Falafelopolis (chickpea falafel, vegetable salad, spinach, feta, tzatziki, red onion and herb-lime rice) from Bodhi’s Bowl — all accessible at one stop: Mother Road Market. 1124 S. Lewis Ave. motherroadmarket.com

Favorite spots for spicy, off-the-menu flourishes

Brookside’s 3 Tequilas has some of the best HOT salsa in town. Request the hottest “fuego” option as there are two levels of heat. 3308 S. Peoria Ave.; 25695 E. 71st St., Broken Arrow. 3tequilas.com

Sisserou’s Scotch bonnet sauce is bright orange and bursting with flavor and heat. 107 N. Boulder Ave. sisserousrestaurant.com

Casa Tequila’s on-request hot sauce is a mix of habanero with a light avocado taste. 5001 S. Harvard Ave.; 1311 S. Hillside Drive, Broken Arrow; casatequila.com

Birthed from the Yeti, the Rabbit Hole Bar and Grill is a Blue Dome hot spot with live music most nights and an incredible menu from Jason Kendrick Vaughan, aka Chef JV. 116 S. Elgin Ave. facebook.com/rabbitholetulsa


Foolish Things Coffee

Foolish Things Coffee creates seasonal craft coffee drinks, making getting a latte even more of a treat. Recent lattes include a butternut spice in the fall and a cardamom this spring. 1001 S. Main St. foolishthingscoffee.com

Get dippy with it

Favorite places for ranch dressing:

Not only does Ludger’s Catering offer event catering options, it also has a special monthly rotating lunch menu, perfect for office lunches. Our staff favorite: smoked brisket with homemade macaroni and cheese, sautéed green beans and chocolate cream pie. ludgerscatering.com/monthly-special

Back to top

Shop Local

Where to find the city's must-haves

TP_0820_19&21_8462 copy.jpg

Shirts from 19&21

Favorite shops for Tulsa- and Oklahoma-themed tees

Owner Trey Thaxton’s hope is that 19&21 will one day be a brick-and-mortar where he can potentially sell other Tulsa-related brands and apparel along with his own, Greenwood Ave. Thaxton donates 10% of all apparel sales to community- building efforts in north Tulsa. Designs are inspired by original Black Wall Street stores and their owners. 19&21 also produces a web series highlighting local Black entrepreneurs like Silhouette owner/founder Venita Cooper, whose shop carries Greenwood Ave. Apparel. Thaxton is already working on a magazine and Black business directory. 19and21.com


Tulsa Urban Bee Co. honey

Do your part to save the bees.

Purchase products made using honey from Tulsa Urban Bee Co.’s 400 local hives. They offer honey, creamed honey, beeswax lotion bars and lip balms. tulsaurbanbeeco.com

3 shops we frequent

Picture-perfect store windows at Richard Neel HOME are a treat for the eyes when shopping in or driving down Brookside. 3742 S. Peoria Ave. richardneelhome.com

Spooky vintage decor and unusual gifts are easy to find at Good Mischief, 4612 E. 11th St. facebook.com/goodmischief

Gearhead Outfitters is chock full of Chacos sandals — in nearly every color and style — as well as many other clothing and equipment essentials for your next hiking or camping trip. 1948 Utica Square. gearheadoutfitters.com

Your puzzle partner

T.A. Lorton, 557 S. Zunis Ave., has some of the most vibrant, intriguing and tough puzzles in town. talorton.com


Jenkins and Co. offers a variety of handmade local items. Planters, pillows and prints will make your house feel like a home. Its delicate jewelry and bold accessories make perfect gifts for a birthday or other celebration. 1335 E. 11th St., Suite E. jenkinsandcotulsa.com

Support the arts

You have great local art; here’s how to support it even more. Hang with custom frames from Ziegler Art and Frame. 6 N. Lewis Ave. zieglerart.com

Back to top




Editors find the fun in this festive city 

TP_0820_Shuffles copy.jpg

Shuffles: Board Game Cafe

Throw down

Whether tossing dice or hurling axes, let it out at Shuffles: Board Game Cafe, 207 E. Archer St., Unit E; and Angry Axe Throwing, 7 N. Peoria Ave.

Tulsa Botanic Garden’s yearly Spring Plant Sale of perennials, house plants, trees, shrubs and vines lets you bring the beauty of the public garden to your own home. tulsabotanic.org


Utica Square clock

Tulsa time

Tour our favorite Tulsa time pieces:

  • Mid-Continent Tower
    • 401 S. Boston Ave.
  • Grandfather’s Clock Gallery and Clinic
    • 3105 S. Winston Ave.
  • Meadow Gold Sign
    • 1324 E. 11th St.
  • Utica Square
    • East 21st Street and South Utica Avenue

Strike a pose at the 918 sign at Chapman Green, 601 S. Main St. 

Best secret garden:

Stuart Park just north of Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road 


Shout out to Turkey Mountain’s social media game.

In the midst of COVID-19, Social Distancing Sasquatch gave us all a laugh. And, who doesn’t giggle at the “bad reviews.”

@TurkeyMTN on Twitter and @turkeymountain on Instagram

Back to top




Head to toe

Pampering and upkeep for every Tulsan 

TP_0820_SweetMia_7921 copy.jpg

Sweet Mia Nail Spa


Since opening in November 2018, Sweet Mia Nail Spa has been pampering Tulsa’s fingers and toes with all-organic manicures and pedicures. Non-toxic polishes, homemade scrubs and masks, as well as zero-gravity chairs for pedicures are just some of the nail spa’s flourishes. Plus, the place is just cute. 1605 E. 15th St. sweetmianailspa.com

Book it! 

Improve your mind with some reads from these local bookshops:

  • Whitty Books 
  • Eleanor’s Bookshop 
  • Fulton Street Books and Coffee 
    • 210 W. Latimer St.
    • fultonstreet918.com
    • This bookstore in the Heights, just north of downtown, has a well-curated selection of books for all ages. With the Ally subscription box, readers receive two books, curated resources and access to an online learning collaborative. (The subscription box is currently on waitlist).

Supportive services

Emily Landry’s Birth with Confidence Childbirth Classes offer knowledge, insight andcomfort for those in search of labor and delivery education.


Award-winning cancer care

Cancer Treatment Centers of America-Tulsa has been recognized by numerous health organizations for its comprehensive care.


TP_0820_Dolphin_8754 copy.jpg

The Dolphin

Pamper yourself with new, luxurious bath towels, a new robe and other indulgences at the Dolphin. 1960 Utica Square. thedolphinfinelinens.com

Quality medicine

Tucked away in Riverview, Uptown Wellness is a dispensary with a large selection of cannabis and daily deals that make high-quality bud affordable. Ask about their $125-ounce deal (tax included). 1215 S. Houston Ave.

Feel-good family

Free Spirit Chiropractic offers chiropractic care with a family focus for patients of all ages. 1733 S. Lewis Ave.


Back to top


Where to find help with all your home, auto and life needs

TP_0820_PinMan_8287 copy.jpg

Positive Pins

Pin up

The friendly staff at Positive Pins by the Pin Man Oklahoma helps you create the perfect pin, whether it’s for a personal celebration or an office event. 802 E. Sixth St.


Pump it up

Fiesta Mart’s tire pressure gauge on its air pump is not only helpful, but free. 3535 E. 31st St. fiestamartok.com

TP_0820_Poppis35_ML copy.jpg


Poppi’s, a holistic downtown spa, is now offering “patio services” for those who are social distancing.

Clients can enjoy a facial, massage or mani/pedi under the sun with misting fans.

The spa also offers private infrared sauna sessions as well as salt therapy sessions, both indoors. 302 S. Frankfort Ave., Suite C. tulsapoppi.com

Sunderful Superheroes trains princesses and superheroes and sends them to your child’s birthday or other special event. Princesses will even sing upon request. 918-892-5492. facebook.com/sunderfulsuperheroes

Local gift company Blasem Box will send an intentionally curated box of treats and treasures to a friend or client. Choose from premade or custom boxes that can be shipped coast-to-coast. 918-231-6837. blasembox.com

TP_0820_RiverbrookAnimal_8445 copy.jpg

Riverbrook Animal Hospital

Whether it’s a happy visit or a sad visit, the veterinarians and techs at Riverbrook Animal Hospital go above and beyond for your pets, understanding they’re truly part of the family. 3750 S. Peoria Ave. riverbrookpetvet.com

Screenprinting pros

These local shops are ready to design and execute your screenprinting needs.

TP_0820_MingoPress copy.jpg

Quik Print of Tulsa

Quik Print of Tulsa is a local, full-service printer who offers fast turnaround, creative paper and printing options, and quality service. 3711 S. Sheridan Road. qptulsa.com

Whether you need pants hemmed or a custom suit, UWS Alterations and Designs is the place for quality bespoke goods. Both turnaround time and prices beat many other tailors in the city, and customer service is impeccable. 205 E. Pine St., Suite 16. uws-alterations-designs.business.site

Answer a few questions about what you like to read, and Magic City Books will create a literary care package personalized just for you. Total cost includes sales tax, plus shipping and handling fees. 221 E. Archer St. magiccitybooks.com

Back to top

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.