Scattered pimento-like across the Boca Raton area, Mitch and Cory Shidlofsky's microcosmic Brooklyns serve teetering deli sandwiches and hearty breakfast fare. Every morning, diners tuck into 20 types of bagels, including egg, sunflower seed, pumpernickel, and marble, and slather them in cream-cheese flavors such as scallion, honey walnut, and strawberry. Sweeter options abound as well, including challah french toast, and Oreo pancakes that help children-at-heart relive their glory days when their heads were the size of cookies. Gloriously messy sandwiches star on the lunch menu—foremost among them the New Jersey sloppy joe, in which roast beef, corned beef, and turkey spill out from under russian dressing and coleslaw.
Don’t be fooled by the spotless white and powder blue walls that frame DIY Frozen Yogurt’s self-serve pumps—in spite of this sleek aesthetic, a rugged do-it-yourself ethic has found its way into the shop’s desserts. Customers take control of their own destinies as they choose from 14 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt and more 30 fruit, cereal, and candy toppings. Creamy swirls of low-fat yogurt are sold by the ounce, so feel free to pile as much into your cup as you need to fill your appetite or the gas tank of a sworn enemy’s sports car.
Thanks to its location just steps from the Atlantic, Secret Garden Cafe Market is able to stock its display case with fresh wild-caught seafood, which makes appearances in lunch entrees and weekend brunch dishes in its attached eatery. In addition to jumbo lump crab, wild caught salmon, and seasonal lobster, the market and café spotlight seasonal items, such as locally and organic sourced produce, grass fed meat, and wild caught fish and hormone-free poultry.
Go Yo!’s rotating lineup of more than 12 frozen-yogurt flavors gives sweet teeth a cool respite from the heat, earning the snack haven the distinction as Palm Beach’s favorite frozen yogurt spot by the Palm Beach Post ’s reader poll. After visitors walk, saunter, or teleport into the bright and airy eatery, they’re greeted with instructions on how to build their perfect palate pleaser. Kick things off by furnishing a cup with your choice of yogurt ($0.46 / oz.), which could include such flavors as cake batter, reese’s peanut butter, hershey's kisses chocolate, thin mint cookies, or french vanilla. Then adorn your frosty delectable with more than 40 toppings from a mélange of fresh fruits, candies, and tasty morsels—including mangos, nutella, cookie-dough chunks, and gummi worms—for an edible construction more lickable than a Winston Churchill sculpture made from lollipops. The dessert diner also proffers fat-free and no-sugar-added yogurts, as well as sorbets.
Surrounded by stark-white walls and tablecloths, Luna Blu's cerulean napkins, pendant lamps, and chair rails evoke the spirit of the sun-bleached Mediterranean shore. This dedication extends to the menu, which features eggplant parmigiana, veal marsala, and other classic Italian dishes prepared using handmade sauces and other homespun touches. The chefs don't limit themselves to Italian influences alone, though. Hand-tossed, New York?style pizzas also emerge from the kitchen, as does the bistro's signature entree: a 14-ounce new york strip steak topped with a shrimp kebab. Spirits remain high within the casual, inviting space, and Luna Blu keeps guests entertained by hosting live music on Fridays and Saturdays as well as karaoke on Thursdays.
Husband-and-wife dessertier duo Mickey and Rosemary Tynski translate the language of love into moist morsels from the confection-covered confines of their bakery. With all pastries baked from scratch daily using gourmet ingredients, hunger-havers can rest assured that their palates are being punched with only the finest sweet treats. Placate protesting sweet teeth with one dozen cupcakes in sizes conducive to either polite nibbles or decorum-ignoring chomps. A palette-popping array of flavors twirls together sweet staples including chocolate, strawberry, and coconut, and the house favorite red velvet’s silky cream cheese frosting combines serious taste with sweet presentation better than a debate on yarn subsidies in Kitten Congress.