One of the largest privately-owned specialty coffee and tea shops in the United States, Barnie's offers dozens of different gourmet coffees, each quality-controlled tested to ensure a premium cup of joe. Your caffeinated combo comes with a pound each of three palate-pleasing varieties sure to keep you alert during the season when homes are most vulnerable to invasion by diabolically generous bearded elves. The first bag contains Barnie's Jamaican Me Crazy blend, a sweet, vanilla-infused flavor that carries hints of caramel and tropical liquor ($14). Next is Kenya AA, a bold choice throughout the workday crunch, culled from mountain-top soil in east Africa ($17). You'll also get the 100% pure Hawaiian Kona, a rare and superior-quality coffee grown in rich, volcanic soil ($45). Packaged in a reusable wooden magazine crate ($7), each coffee pack comes with a stainless-steel scoop that's ideal for precise coffee measurements and also handy for impromptu chiclet fights ($7).
Planet Smoothie sends sippers on a healthy tongue-trip with a menu of customizable smoothies, which can be made with Pro-Yo frozen yogurt, offering friendly probiotic cultures that can benefit the immune and digestive systems. Tackle typhus while punch-drunk on peaches and strawberries with the Yo’ Adriane, which comes with a clarifying fiber blast, or opt for the 2 Piece Bikini—with bananas, vanilla, and your choice of strawberries or cocoa and a fat burner blast—to help keep your legs shapely when you kick sand into the faces of the meek.
An ever-changing assortment of 18 frozen-yogurt flavors fills the dispensers that line Delish Frozen Yogurt’s bright-fuchsia walls, allowing guests to customize their own fruity, creamy, or tart treats from a full menu of options. Yogurts come in sugar-free, fat-free, and sorbet options, helping even those with dietary restrictions enjoy frozen treats other than sticking one’s head in the freezer during a heat wave. The topping bar holds more than 50 options, including at least seven fresh-fruit choices, a variety of sauces, and favorite candies.
ShakeOut cools fiery mouths and room-temperature gullets with more than 100 flavors of carefully constructed milkshakes. A one-flavor shake ($3.99 regular, $4.99 large) comes in such diverse varieties as honey bun, blackberry, Twizzlers strawberry, or Haribo gummy bears. Like in the Iowa caucus, customers vote with their tongues to determine ShakeOut’s top 10 flavors, the top honors of which currently belong to the pairing of strawberry cheesecake and Oreo. Extra flavors ($0.99 each) allow snack sages to combine Apple Jacks, jellybeans, and peanut butter for a milkshake that shares the same ingredients as mincemeat pie. Patrons sit at tables or stools while hungry eyes gobble bright pink and yellow decor.