Culled from natural ingredients, Berripop's nonfat frozen yogurt is whipped fresh daily and infused with vibrant flavors. Sate chromatic cravings with Berripop's rainbow of taste-hues, such as luscious chocolate, refreshing mango, piquant green apple, and delectably indecisive raspberry-pomegranate. With a twist of the faucet, yogurus whirl out a medium-sized mound ($4.50) to be adorned with edible textures from a topping bar rife with fresh kiwi, raspberries, almonds, Cap'n Crunch, Reese's peanut-butter cups, and more ($1 for unlimited toppings). Alternatively, guests can enjoy smoothies, parfaits, or shaved ice to make tongues feel as cool as Fonzie sledding the Alps on a gold record. Each location of the Texas-born dairy dispensary beams with a bright modern interior, free WIFI, and flat-screen TVs to entertain eyes as they fill bellies. Groupon buyers who return again within one month of their first purchase will receive 50% off their next set of treats.
Marble Slab Creamery sets high standards for the ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet dished out on premises. In addition to stocking the creamery's pantries with spices and mix-ins from around the world, they champion local ingredients. "We use fresh milk twice a week to make our ice cream onsite," says the local manager, "and make our waffle cones from scratch."
Before any ice cream lands in a handcrafted cone, it goes through the proprietary Marble Slab process: A chef scoops the ambrosial ice out of a bin, transfers it to a chilled marble slab, loads it up with mix-ins, and then kneads it with a flat-billed spoon. This process not only evenly distributes the mix-ins, but also makes the ice cream feel relaxed and loose.
On any given day, the creamery dishes out 50 flavors and merges them with nuts, fruits, candies, and sauces. Though specializing in cone-based ice-cream treats, Marble Slab Creamery also offers a menu full of other scream-worthy confections including cakes, shakes, and ice-cream cupcakes.
Solo Cakes & Cookies Cafe whips up batches of moist cupcakes and healthy soy cookies daily in addition to concocting wedding-day confections. A rotating menu of cupcake flavors includes classic standbys such as chocolate and vanilla, which sweetly complement cups of coffee. Staffers also eagerly accept the challenge of a custom order, adorning cake tops with intricate flowers and swirling frosting latticework. Customers surf free WiFi for recipe ideas or food-fight videos while bakers work, and Solo Cakes & Cookies Cafe serves Ethiopian breakfast noshes alongside a smorgasbord of sweets, which can be devoured atop square tables located indoors or streetside.
Created by the Ginatta family, Paciugo satisfies cravings with hot and cold gourmet coffee concoctions and small-batch Italian gelato, made fresh daily from all-natural ingredients. Hundreds of flavors make rotating appearances on the expansive menu of confections, which boasts fruity sorbets and milk-, soy-, and water-based gelato, all with less fat than traditional ice creams or salads sculpted out of butter. Candied Italian black cherries, Piedmont roasted hazelnuts, Sicilian pistachios, and Belgian extra-brute chocolate add richness to the carefully crafted Turin recipes. Customers can fill a piccolo cup with up to three flavors ($3.99) or make the leap to the grande cup's five selections to meet the FDA's recommended daily servings in one sitting ($5.59).
Ben & Jerry’s shops offer a variety of frozen concoctions, but their signature ice cream takes the cake. Flavors come with names that no tongue can resist—Cherry Garcia, Imagine Whirled Peace, Triple Caramel Chunk, Chunky Monkey, Chocolate Therapy, and New York Super Fudge Chunk. Cups of Greek yogurt might introduce themselves as Banana Peanut Butter and Blueberry Vanilla Graham. Sorbet flavors include Lemonade, Berry Berry Extraordinary, and Mango Mango—none of which can be purchased in stores, not even with a sorbet prescription. Low-fat, fat-free, and dairy-free flavors are also available for the figure conscious or those still suffering from butter-fat-related night terrors.
"Gogi" means "meat" in Korean, but the Oh My Gogi! food truck doesn't cater to carnivores only—when ordering a kimchi quesadilla, you can fill the tortilla with short ribs, chicken, Spanish pork, or veggies. Indeed, the truck is more concerned with playing with your food than limiting your options. Its menu combines Mexican street food with Korean barbecue, complete with homemade marinades and secret sauces. Add-ons such as a fried egg to fries and caramelized kimchi make meals out of barbecue tacos, which come with meat, double meat, or doubledouble meat. To find the truck at any given hour, fans can check Twitter and Facebook or commit to sleeping on top of it.