Eggroll Café's menu boasts inventive ingredients like replacing eggrolls' classic fillings with the tastes of cheeseburger, spinach and feta, or steak fajita inside the familiar golden, crispy crusts. The kitchen shies away from the use of added preservatives, flavorants, colorants and trans-fats. Far from the average Asian eatery, here, baristas whip up flavored lattes in irish cream or white-chocolate flavors to pair with bento boxes full of General Gao's chicken, Chicken Katsu, and Spicy Korean Pork. Among the bright yellow walls, patrons sip fruit-flavored bubble teas and take bites of cinn' apple dessert eggrolls to top things off.
The bakers, confectioners, and designers at Sweet Indulgence continually roll out gourmet goodies that are just as appealing to the eye as they are delicious. The staff can prep sprawling color-coordinated tables that gleefully enhance events such as weddings, parties, and celebrations by showcasing treats such as cupcakes, chocolate-covered fruits, and candies. Mounds of frosting pile high on cupcakes in flavors such as apple pie, carrot cake, and lemon-raspberry, covered in extras such as cinnamon, chocolate chips, and fresh fruit. Lines of frosting adorn cake pops in clever shapes such as Santas, football helmets, or simple, pastel patterns of pink and green, and pies, cannolis, and cakes attract the eye and appetite.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt's network of self-serve dessert shops treat taste buds without expanding waistlines. Like Willy Wonka's prized collection of gum drops, each cup of creamy frozen yogurt is priced by weight, and comes in an endless assortment of possible flavor and topping combinations. Guests can spoil their dinner without spoiling their diet thanks to Orange Leaf's sensible selection of low-fat treats, some of which clock in at as few as 25 calories per ounce. After diners top their fruit, candy, or chocolate flavored desserts with crumbled graham crackers, peach slices, berries, or granola and they can dig in amid the shops’ bright green-and-orange-color scheme.
At Yogurt-Riffic, patrons help themselves to a self-serve selection of eight different frozen yogurts drawn from an inventory of more than 100 different yogurt flavors. The selection varies regularly to include staples such as chocolate and vanilla as well as uncommon flavors such as red-velvet cake—all of which can be customized with granola, fresh fruit, or heaping spoonfuls of Nutella. Guests can also sip on coffee on the outdoor patio, or take home one of Yogurt-Riffic’s signature “yogurt pies”.
Patti Reslow and Nancy Swanson, the owners of Swede-a-Licious, bake a select assortment of sweet Swedish specialties, all free of added preservatives. Several pastries are reminiscent of coffee cake, such as the cardamom coffee braid and the Berry Berry Licious, a braided sweetbread filled with raspberry and blueberry preserves. The bakers also assemble Scandinavian party cakes, a showy stack of 18 almond-butter cookies that can be customized for seasonal parties or used as a stand-in holiday tree.