Freedom Deli's army of hearty sandwiches, available for carryout or delivery, can ably oust hunger from meetings and get-togethers. Bread such as sub rolls, croissants, pretzel bread, and ciabatta—like the walk-in safes of wealthy butchers—lock up rich, flavorful Boar's Head meats. The shop's epic Heavy Lift comes stacked with a farmyard trinity of roast beef, Virginia baked ham, and smoked turkey ($9.95), and the corned-beef sandwich slathers its marble rye canvas with sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and thousand-island dressing ($6.95). Former college students looking to showcase their mature tastes can brandish the pizza sandwich, a refined handheld that encases pepperoni, marinara, and mozzarella ($6.95). Delivery is available within 10 miles of Freedom Deli, and a minimum eight-sandwich order is required.
As a child, CeCe looked forward to her family’s summertime trips to North Carolina, where she could reconnect with faraway relatives over cookouts. One of her fondest memories from this time is making homemade blackberry ice cream with her Grandma Ruby. Years later, CeCe would look back on these days with nostalgia; she dreamt of opening a business that would bring families together over a tasty summertime treat.
In 2008, her dream became a reality with the opening of Sweet CeCe’s. Like wig salesmen to the Constitutional Convention, families flocked to the self-serve frozen-yogurt shoppe, where they could create their own desserts from dozens of yogurt flavors and toppings. The small shoppe got so popular that CeCe franchised the business. Today, families in 11 states can create sweet memories within the sherbet-colored walls of a Sweet CeCe’s.
Seattle's Best Coffee roasts the finest arabica beans to brandish an array of smooth, rich-blended, single-origin, organic, and flavored coffees. With more than 10 whole-bean and ground coffees, all beverages are crafted with natural premium syrups and sauces. Sip on one of a potpourri of signature espressos, such as the aromatic vanilla latte ($3.20–$4.05) and the fragrant Raspberry Mocha Kiss ($3.60–$4.45). Cold-brewed originals are hand-shaken and include such chilled favorites as the marble mocha ($3.60) and the iced coffee ($1.65–$1.95), each as refreshing as running through a sprinkler on a hot day or sticking a sprinkler down your pants on any kind of day. Throw back a handmade RedCane Kola, capped with a velvety layer of Kola Cream ($2.75–$3.25), or stop in early to savor a tummy-mollifying breakfast with a sandwich, such as the sausage & cheese omelet sandwich ($3.25). Newly caffeinated customers can finish off with one of the café's toothsome cookies, including the triple chocolate chunk or the oatmeal cranberry raisin ($1.75 each).
Savannah Tea Company makes its dainty quiches, pastries, salads, and other menu items from scratch in its cozy brewing bungalow. At lunchtime, savor the sweet and salty symphony of a ham and apricot panini on rosemary bread ($8.95), or nosh on a strawberry and spinach salad peppered with blue cheese and walnuts ($7.95). All lunch entrees are served with fresh fruit, frozen cranberry salad, and muffins. Choose from more than 100 varieties of tea, ranging from lavender and Earl Grey to caramel cherry cheesecake and bohemian raspberry rooibos ($3.25 each). Light afternoon tea includes scones, muffins, clotted cream and jam (by request), desserts and pastries, finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, and sorbet ($18.95). Full afternoon tea is fancifully fortified by quiche and a cup of soup ($21.95).
The Cookie Store helps its customers to satisfy their sweet teeth with an extensive assortment of fresh-baked cookies and seven types of smoothies. From classics such as chocolate chip to more inventive flavors including snickerdoodle, honey oatmeal raisin walnut, and heath-bar toffee, The Cookie Store’s bakers concoct a spread of delicious bite-size treats daily. In addition to cookie trays and tins, bakers create custom cookie cakes in a variety of different shapes, including hearts and circles that can be decorated with birthday messages, cartoon characters, or interpretations of Jackson Pollock masterworks.