Honeycutt Coffee, located in the Maricopa Business Center, wakes up patrons headed to work with fresh cups of coffee and a menu of cafe-style breakfast sandwiches and baked goods. During the afternoon, its dark wooden tables and comfy leather chairs often host professionals having lunch meetings or researching sick-day illnesses they could have plausibly contracted since 8 a.m.
Fueling their activities are sandwiches and salads, including spicy turkey paninis with a chipotle pesto spread, roasted garlic chicken paninis, and chicken caesar salads. Honeycutt tries to source its wares from local businesses whenever possible, and its coffee is roasted by Phoenix's Espressions.
If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.
Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.
In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.
The cooks at GiGi's Cafe call their cuisine soul food––and that's true if your soul happens to crave tender beef or pork ribs slathered in housemade hot or mild barbecue sauce, fresh-baked desserts like sweet potato pie, or Broaster chicken, a less greasy alternative to fried chicken. Of course, it's hard to imagine any entity––celestial or otherwise––turning down succulent pulled pork or chicken or neatly cut squares of baked mac & cheese or fresh-cooked corn on the cob. When it comes to universal crowd pleasers, though, the real winner might be GiGi's impressive triple-decker chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting, a slice of which makes an especially fitting ending to a decadent meal or a bad first date with a personal trainer.
Daniel Wayne thinks of coffee roasting as “a serious art," but even that may be an understatement. As the owner and founder of Lola Coffee, Wayne performs all roasting in-house, relying on aromas, sounds, and his own intuition to get the delicate art down to a science. His enthusiasm for coffee has a long, passionate history. Like many before him, Daniel experienced his first love as a teenager, completely smitten by coffee’s dark, bold, and intoxicating qualities; the drink stole his heart, changed his life, and inspired him to open an espresso cart. His "all in-house" philosophy to coffee making first won over customers at Lux Coffee Bar, where Daniel's control over the perfect cup started with the roast and ended when he graced each coffee, mocha, and latte with intricate leaves, hearts, and other edible artwork; artwork that would eventually lead him to win the Millrock Latte Art Competition in Las Vegas in 2003. Today, at Lola, Daniel is still the man behind the beans—and the counter—and continues to focus on choosing, roasting, and brewing the best fair-trade, organic, and sustainable beans, possible. There, cappuccinos, café au laits, and café caramels are best enjoyed alongside one of the shop's decadent pastries, which are––true to form––made in-house.
WhereUBean Coffee's baristas can tell you exactly where their coffee has been before it arrived at the cafe. That's because the shop brews up direct-trade coffee from Intelligentsia. The Chicago-based Intelligentsia sends personnel to coffee plantations in countries including Guatemala, Peru, and Rwanda, where they work directly with coffee growers. The growers, who practice environmentally and socially sustainable growing, benefit from the financial stability the partnership creates as well the opportunity to share their artisanal skills with the world.
Back at WhereUBean, this translates into painstakingly brewed espresso drinks, frothy cappuccinos, and caramel lattes starring Ghirardelli caramel sauce. But the coffee shop doesn't just serve up coffee. They also brew organic Kilogram Tea and whip up scones, muffins, and cookies to pair with the hot beverages.