Sunlight streams through large windows and glints off the glossy wood floor as yoga students twist and stretch next to exposed brick walls. Other guests can undergo spa treatments or massages at the hands of capable staff members. The Christian-based health hub, which welcomes visitors of all faiths, approaches wellness from a holistic perspective that considers the health of the mind, body, and spirit together. Fitness classes keep Pilates practitioners, kickboxers, and studious punching bags busy before they relax during massages and slimming body wraps.
With locations throughout the Midwest, Vision Center At Meijer's eye mavens outfit more than 700 frames with lenses carefully crafted in their own laboratory to specifically suit the eyes and face of each patient. Doctors demonstrate their care for patients' eyes by making sure all of them have a precise, up-to-date prescription. The center also works to keep frame prices low to help more patients find pairs of glasses within their price ranges.
Al's Delicious Popcorn makes more than 60 varieties of gourmet popcorn including jalape?o, mango, and white cheese and garlic. Each hand-prepared serving comes in a bag or tin, which come in several sizes, and the vanilla-butternut flavor comes in a number of colors to show support for causes and teams.
Schakolad Chocolate Factory, pronounced just like the chocolate factory it's named after, exemplifies chocolate craft by freshly preparing all of its decadent morsels on site and out of the highest-quality ingredients. The Schakolad world is one in which strawberries enjoy a casual bath in chocolate streams and one-bite truffles dress themselves in polite paper ruffles under the meticulous eye of trained chocolate artists. A boutique experience greets all customers with sweetly arranged displays of assorted candies. Though not included in today's Groupon, Schakolad also offers a chocolate tour, including a movie and hands-on sweet-making.
Among its accolades and titles, Weiland's has also been known for more than 40 years as the "Ultimate Meat Market" ever since the bar by that name closed down due to unshakable shame. Get your Henry the Eighth on during the summer grilling season with a fresh capon and accompany it with local cheeses such as Oakvale Gouda (produced about an hour away in London) or Ohio Blue Jacket Dairy's array of plain and flavored fromages. You can also buy local with Daisyfield pork from Sandusky or Weiland's very own salmon sausage. Otherwise, liven up your next summer cookout or paper-doll picnic with a selection of up to 25 kinds of fresh fish—including yellowfin tuna, certified organic salmon, domestic swordfish, and hand-cut catfish—and a side of fresh-baked bread or one of the seasonal pies from Columbus's own Just Pies. Gourmet groceries such as jellies, jams, chutneys, and sauces from Stonewall Kitchens, French lemonades, Madhouse Munchies, Talenti gelato, and more add a sophisticated touch to an unaccompanied cheese plate or barren hot dog. Prices and specials vary, but a recent special offered St. James Smokehouse smoked salmon in six all-natural flavors (including lemon, garlic, honey, and pastrami) for $7.35, with a pound of Genoa salami going for $4.99 at the deli.
Not content to stop at self-serve yogurt, Sweet Berry Frozen Yogurt also delights its customers with alternative frozen treats such as bubble tea and smoothies. Those looking to craft their own mountainous dessert from scratch can pull the lever of their desired yogurt flavors before heaping their cups with their choice of toppings. Meanwhile, chewy morsels of tapioca bob along the bottom of each bubble tea, which sails through straws in flavors such as watermelon, thai tea, green tea, and chocolate. The staff also blends up yogurt smoothies in flavors such as cheesecake and cookies 'n' cream, and taps lychee, avocado, and papaya nonyogurt smoothies from their frozen, semisoft trees.