The ingredients on The Stand Juice Company's menu recall the flavorful produce from roadside farmers’ stands of yore, presented in a decidedly modern way. Starting with fresh—always organic—whole fruits and vegetables, the staff blends its ingredients into juices and smoothies that are hearty enough to make a meal of. These flavorful liquids also make up the five-day juice cleanse, in which customers stop by each morning to pick up fresh bottled juices. They then drink the juices in a prescribed order to aid the body in cleansing long-lingering toxins and intestinal debris. For bigger appetites, the staff slings its veggies in both salad and sandwich form.
Consuming between 9 and 13 servings of vegetables and fruits each day can seem like a daunting task. But Robeks turns what could be a chore into a delicious pastime with blended smoothies that incorporate bananas, blueberries, strawberries, mangos, and other fresh fruits. Elsewhere on the menu, fresh salads, tasty muffins and cookies, and gourmet sandwiches help customers adhere to a healthy lifestyle without hiring an apple tree as a personal trainer.
The traditional dishes of Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia make their way to Ten Asian Bistro's tables prepared to dazzle any hungry guests who've taken seats inside. Instead of reciting the prologue to Beowulf as they await their meals, diners can watch chefs craft sushi rolls from gourmet cuts of fish and savory accoutrements such as tobiko, scallions, and tempura breading. A panoply of noodle dishes, including pad thai and chow fun, team up with a choice of four meats to sate carnivores, and a steaming wok infuses shrimp and scallops with flavors such as lime, lemongrass, and pineapple. Sake and other spirits inspire toasting before meals, and catering services facilitate noshing in homes, offices, and epicurean mosh pits.
Michele's Pies offers handmade, home-style pies dressed with fresh fruit, fine spices, and the occasional 4-foot tall trophy. Michele's circular wonders have won a slew of awards, including seven first-place finishes in the 2010 National Pie Championships for savory and sweet pies such as lemon-lime blackberry, tiramisu, key lime, and coconut custard. These pies, along with a mouthwatering number of original recipes, decorate a lengthy list of luscious options ($7–$9 for a 5" pie; $20–$30 for a 9"). Michele also serves up a wealth of tea breads, brownies, turnovers, and more, and offers a variety of coffees and drinks to keep visitors running when they stop through the shop.
A professionally trained pastry chef with more than 20 years of experience, CakeSuite owner Michelle Klem bakes her fresh cupcakes using high-quality ingredients. Klem's bright and inviting bakery sells more than 14 flavors of handheld delights, each beautifully decorated with thick and creamy handmade frosting and inventive toppings. Customize an assortment of your favorite flavors, from classics such as red velvet, carrot spice, and chocoholic to more daring desserts including peanut butter cup and chunky monkey (banana cake and frosting topped with peanuts). The shop also offers seasonal cupcake flavors to the tune of pumpkin cheesecake and eggnog. Snap up some holiday-hued or traditional treats and treat the entire family or office, or hoard them all for devouring in the dark of night in a rickety canoe on the secluded sea.