Every day at Bruster's Ice Cream, passionate ice-cream professionals craft fresh frozen treats while drawing from an arsenal of more than 150 recipes. At any given time, up to 24 different ice-cream flavors situate themselves on the shop’s menu, providing creamy canvases for a mélange of toppings including M&M’s, Oreos, peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, fudge, and gummy worms. A lineup of yogurt, sorbet, and fat-free selections provide lighter yet equally satisfying alternatives to traditional cones, and chilled beverages such as shakes, freezes, and fresh-fruit smoothies challenge slurpers to sip until lips become permanently frozen in the shape of an ear-to-ear grin. Bruster's also makes ice-cream pies, 8-inch cakes, and sheet cakes. To balance out the super-sweet selection, the Orlando location on Alafaya Trail also serve Nathan’s Famous’s celebrity hot dogs and krinkle fries. In addition to dishing out treats from behind the counter, Bruster’s totes its refreshing repertoire to various events, where the company typically donates a portion of its sales to the event’s cause. For fundraising information, please contact the Bruster's during business hours.
YoBelle Frozen Yogurt spins up its menu of more than 34 frozen flavors from real vanilla beans, chocolate, and fruit purée, producing soft swirls of low-fat, nonfat, and no-sugar-added treats. Tastes such as cheesecake, lemon ice-box pie, and california tart twirl into cups, with all concoctions certified kosher and sorbets at the ready for dairy-free needs. More than 50 varieties of toppings await spooned ascension to glory, including fresh fruit, nuts, and candy pieces. All servings are priced by weight, allowing visitors to choose their preferred portion free from the tyranny of size labels such as "small," "large," and "extra-large thimble."
Although it's more than 1,000 miles from The Big Apple, Venus Pizzeria takes pride is serving New York?style pizza, whose slices are easily visible in a display case. The pizzas join Italian fare such as calzones and strombolis, and as well as sub sandwiches and wings.
The Greek-inspired eats at Olea Mezze Grill are quick and easy thanks to the eatery's ordering system, which lets diners customize their own bowls, pita wraps, and salads. Once they pick one of these bases, diners can add spreads such as tzatziki sauce or roasted-red-pepper hummus, followed by gyro meat, chicken, falafel, or greek meatballs. The last stage is the toppings, which includes everything from kalamata olives to pita crisps. As the name implies, Olea also offers mezze such as greek yogurt and grape leaves, which complement meals or suffice as their own snack.
Sarah Riefke took her first cake-decorating class in 2008. Instantly hooked, she soon became a decorating instructor herself, eventually enrolling as a student in the prestigious French Pastry School in Chicago. She went on to start Sweeter Than The Rest, where she has created a jaw-dropping assortment of specialty cakes and three-dimensional masterpieces that are nearly too pretty to eat, but just pretty enough to chew on.
At 11 a.m. each day, the scents of fresh-brewed coffee and blueberry french toast begin to shift to those of homemade meatloaf and mashed potatoes at Café Perks. The quaint, country-style eatery churns out hearty meals to keep bellies warm and pleasantly stuffed all the way up until dinner, with egg and cheese sandwiches and platters of biscuits and gravy preceding lunch options such as club sandwiches and pork chops. Six types of salads satisfy lighter cravings.