18. Handmade ice cream at La Michoacana Paleteria
Among east Tulsa's Mexican culinary delights are the ice cream parlors, including La Michoacana Paleteria, located at 9467 E. 31st St. and 11108 E. 21st St. Find a selection of nieves and paletas, Mexican ice creams and popsicles, that even Willy Wonka would be proud of. And every bit of it is made in house.
The ice cream's texture is light as air and the flavors are all natural and totally delicious. There are your standard vanilla, chocolate, and "fresa" or strawberry, plus amazing coconut and pistachio. Others have exotic sounding labels, but they're Mexican ice cream standards — "cereza" is cherry, "rompope" is eggnog, "cajeta," a Mexican version of dulce de leche-type caramel, and queso is not for tortilla chip dipping — it's cheesecake.