Charles Rivers has been satisfying a nostalgic longing for homemade childhood treats since he founded Chip Nutty Cookies in Tennessee in 1995. Rivers moved his factory to Charlotte in March, where his soft pretzels, one-pound cinnamon rolls, and more than fifty flavors of cookies (think lime, chocolate, shortbread, and ginger) are baked daily. Make sure to try the popular Strawberry Smoothie cookie, loaded with strawberries, marshmallows, and coconut. Is your mouth watering yet? You can call to order for delivery or pick up from the South End bakery. 5920 South Blvd., 704-551-0860 —L. W.