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What To Expect When Visiting the Pioneer Woman Mercantile
Ever since her book Black Heels to Tractor Wheels came out, blogger and chef Ree Drummond, also known as the Pioneer Woman, has been a huge hit! Shortly after, her cookbooks hit the shelves and flew off faster than most bookstores could keep them. I was given a Pioneer Woman cookbook on my birthday one year and I’ve been hooked on Ree’s delicious, easy to follow recipes.
A few years ago, The Mercantile opened up in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, which is where Ree Drummond and her family live. But before it was the Pioneer Woman Mercantile it was the Osage Mercantile.
The Osage Mercantile was built in 1910 for people to gather, trade goods, and browse. Ree wanted to keep the original history of the building to experience earlier times in this small-town USA so she kept that in mind as well as incorporated many of the original features as she remodeled.
How to Get to The Mercantile
Visiting the Pioneer Woman Mercantile is an easy day trip from a few different cities in Oklahoma. When I visited I drove from Tulsa which is only an hour away from the Mercantile. If you plan to visit the Pioneer Woman Mercantile from Oklahoma City it’s about 2 hours 15 minutes.
What You’ll See When Visiting the Pioneer Woman Mercantile
The General Store
The General Store at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile holds the main shopping area. Here you’ll find kitchen goods, clothing, home decor, and lots of gift items!
If you haven’t picked up Ree Drummond’s book or cookbooks then you can do this here as well! If you check inside, some copies might even be signed by Ree herself. But if you’re really lucky you might be able to meet Ree or another one of her family members as they often stop by.
One of my favorite sections in the Mercantile is the clothing area. Some of it wasn’t my personal style but I loved all the colorful and carefully selected pieces. I personally bought a pretty floral kimono while I was visiting the Mercantile which I found to be high-quality but didn’t break the bank! That’s another perk of shopping at the Mercantile, you can find so many items that are affordable.
If you happen to be shopping for gifts be sure to stop by the gift wrapping station where you can get items gift wrapped with beautifully decorated paper that changes seasonally or by the holidays.
The Restaurant & Bakery
It goes without saying that The Mercantile wouldn’t be complete without some of the Pioneer Woman’s cooking! The Deli is the Mercantile restaurant where you can enjoy some classic comfort foods made from Ree’s recipes while you’re there or take it to-go.
If you aren’t in the mood for a full meal then you can head upstairs to the bakery. But hey, even if you just ate a full meal the smells of the delicious baked goods will draw you up the stairs regardless and I can’t say I blame you for that. 😉
Once you reach the top you’ll enjoy a lovely view of the historic town of Pawhuska. Make your way to the glass counters which will entice you with many different delicious sweets. I recommend trying the vanilla bean cream cheese danish – which takes 16 hours to make from start to finish! But the pecan maple scone is also quite divine!
While you’re upstairs grabbing a baked good, you can also get a cup of coffee from P.W. Coffee and try one of the many flavors of latte syrups from Pink House Alchemy. A few of my favorite syrups are hibiscus rose and lavender which are perfect additions to a vanilla latte.
Helpful Tips for Visiting The Pioneer Woman Mercantile
Due to its popularity, there’s no doubt The Mercantile is going to be hectic and busy. Arrive early if you plan to dine at the deli or prefer not to wait outside in a long line. Otherwise, most weekdays are less busy.
ADDRESS // 532 Kihekah Ave, Pawhuska, OK 74056
HOURS // Monday-Thursday: 6am – 6pm, Friday & Saturday: 6am – 7pm, Sunday: Closed
Would you like to visit the Mercantile? What is your favorite Pioneer Woman recipe?