At The Original K-9 Cafe, chefs mold fresh, natural ingredients into dishes fit for humans, but specifically crafted for their canine friends. With an eye on nutrition, they whip up tasty Muttloaf, stuffed manicotti, and even “Yappy Hour” drinks such as the Muttini, which boosts digestive health. The menu also includes fresh marrow bones and other deli eats, desserts such as mini peanut-butter bars, and Bowser Beer, a brew concocted from beef broth. Pups can chow down on healthful meals every day thanks to weekly meal plans, or unwind after frustrating weeks of building oubliettes for mailmen with brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
At the spa, relaxation comes in the form of paw massages, nail clipping, and conditioning fur butter treatments that undo damage done to pooches’ coats. The boutique also helps owners dote on doggies with gifts including college jerseys, toys, and treats.
With more than 700 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company?s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as peach perfection and strawberry whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including peanut butter moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate.
For those with heartier appetites, steel-cut oats steep in soymilk before being enhanced with toppings such as apples, cinnamon, and brown-sugar crumble. The lunch hour presents protein-packed mini wraps, toasted bistro sandwiches and artesian flatbreads that pack only about 320?420 calories each.
At Melt n Dip, baristas help clients create custom chocolate-fondue treats. Three fountains tower over the counter?one dripping milk chocolate, one white, one dark?which baristas use to coat everything from fruits to crepes. To accommodate larger groups, Melt n Dip offers a special discounted rate for catering private parties and birthday parties.
The smell of chocolate-chip cookies baking in the oven has a tendency to unleash waves of childhood memories, especially when those cookies are iconic Nestl? Toll House creations. At Nestl? Toll House Caf? by Chip, passionate bakers coax out these memories by using Nestl? products to create decadent desserts that taste just as satisfying as they did years ago.
Glenview Grind's story is a rather inspiring narrative. Rather than merely frowning about large chain Caribou Coffee's decision to close its Glenview shop, local resident Perry Mandera decided to do something about it. With some elbow grease and support from friends, he re-opened the shop in his image as Glenview Grind. Impressively, he retained the old Caribou staff, and together they prepare coffee, pastries, smoothies, and more for the customers who had built a routine of going to the shop and for those who prefer local establishments. But even more impressively, they contribute proceeds to local charities and organizations—a textbook picture of a community sticking together.
Though you'll never find all of CherryBerry's 50 signature flavors in their frozen yogurt dispensers at one time, the daily mix still holds a lot of variety. Staff always ensure that the selection contains dairy-free sorbets, greek frozen yogurt, and gluten-free varieties. In addition, every flavor is certified OU-kosher and contains five strains of live cultures that promote healthy digestion.
But health isn't their only concern. They also focus on providing fresh, seasonal flavors. They blend yogurts with fresh fruit and ingredients to create options such as the honey vanilla greek, moon pie, sea salt caramel pretzel, and cherry tart. These flavors can then be customized with the more than 50 toppings options, including candy, sprinkles, granola, and fresh fruit.