In 1937, something hot, delicious, and glazed rolled through the sleepy town of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Seventy-seven years later, Vernon Rudolph's secret doughnut recipe lives on within the hundreds of Krispy Kreme locations scattered across the globe as well as within the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, where Krispy Kreme is heralded as a 20th-century American icon.
The entire doughnut-making process, which customers can view up close and personal at many of Krispy Kreme?s outposts, begins with fresh ingredients and ends with the click of a fluorescent sign bearing the words, "Hot Doughnuts Now." From the original, mold-breaking glazed doughnut to newer doughnut varieties, such as chocolate ice Kreme, glazed raspberry, and glazed chocolate cake, each round dainty pairs with piping-hot coffee for a compact snack easily tucked into a pocket or clown shoe.
From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers? exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location?s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.
The bakers at Stace Of Cakes forge gourmet handheld desserts from 100% natural ingredients sourced locally whenever possible, with no artificial flavors. They expertly whip up classic flavors, such as red velvet and carrot cake with smooth cream-cheese frosting, or more intricate creations, including the Gone Bananas, a spiced banana cupcake lathered in rich Nutella frosting. The Englishman is a toffee cupcake that dons a toffee-infused vanilla icing sprinkled with bits of crushed Heath bar, which entirely debunks the myth that the Englishman can speak English.
Refusing to limit the range of these delectables, Stace Of Cakes also has a mobile cupcake van, which totes miniature delicacies straight to clients' doorsteps. The shop, meanwhile, draws a crowd by hosting classes and cupcake parties for special events such as birthdays or girls' nights out. In addition to providing vegan and gluten-free options, the accommodating Stace Of Cakes staff can augment boxes of cupcakes with specialty flavors for an additional charge or beloved pet left for collateral.
Bruster's stimulates salivation with its brain-freezingly broad menu of ice-cream flavors served alongside the classic Coney Island appeal of Nathan's Famous hot dogs. The classic New York hot dog traps an all-beef cylinder and its toppings in a fluffy, edible maximum-security prison ($2.99), strong enough to contain both chili and cheese at once ($3.69). Bacon-ranch krinkle-cut fries ($3.69) and corn-dog nuggets ($2.99 for six) supply ample ammunition for tongue target practice. To prevent oral overheating, visitors can apply a waffle cone stacked with any of Bruster's rotating ice-cream flavors, such as white-raspberry truffle or turtle cheesecake ($3.99). Sundaes ($4.29), fudge-covered banana splits ($5.59), and shakes ($4.29) provide more elaborate accouterments to the chilly treats.
Cuisine Type: Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt and Toppings
Handicap Accessible: No
Number of Tables: 1?5
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Cookies 'n' Cream, Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Pro Tip: Berryssimo isn't just about the quality yogurt we serve, but the unique experience of our chic room.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Our store is located in the heart of Newtown, Pennsylvania, a historical city just north of Philadelphia. Our building takes on the spirit of this charming little town, and our store is a unique combination of classic and modern, simple and elegant, chill and warm, all surrounded by wide sidewalks, interesting shops, beautiful taverns, and great restaurants. Visiting our store is always a memorable experience.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We offer premium quality yogurt and toppings. We don't buy from one major farm. We cast a wide net out into the yogurt flavoring world and we pick the very best. We make sure to have varieties of frozen yogurts and sorbets; nonfat, no sugar added, tarts, low fat and reduced fat, Greek, and sorbets. We offer 12 different flavors and over 40 toppings. Although we constantly change our flavors, we have several staple products such as Chocolate, Vanilla, Cookies 'N Cream, Peanut Butter, Sea Salt Caramel Pretzel, Berries, and Euro Tart.
Accented with bright splashes of lime green, pink, and orange, The Yogurt Cup's vibrant yellow interior is cheery and then some. Of course, it's possible that at least some of the pleasant vibes permeating throughout the space are the result of the sweet frozen goodness awaiting within. Guests design their own frosty snack, first choosing from a rotating selection of up to 14 frozen yogurt flavors. The pickings here run the gamut from fat- and dairy-free pomegranate-raspberry sorbet to sugar-free strawberry banana. To up the flavor ante, patrons can add any fixings they choose, picking from a topping bar stocked with 50 options, including fresh fruit and a crunchy dark chocolate fudge sauce laced with rice cereal pieces.