Robeks Juice uses the freshest ingredients to craft made-to-order drinks and eats that will make you feel guilt-free about grabbing a quick bite. Join the berry party with berry smoothies such as the banzai blueberry, strawnana berry, and cranberry quest, all of which pulverize fruit together with non-fat yogurt and sodium-free ice ($3.45 junior, $4.45 regular, $5.45 large). For more pulchritudinous pulverized pulp, energize your day with power smoothies, including the cardio cooler (with a base of passion fruit and mango juice), which blend juices, sherbets, soy and whey protein, and vitamin boosters ($5.45 regular, $6.45 large) into an elixir that will revitalize even the most workout-withered body. Bites include protein-packed Kim & Scott's gourmet pretzels such as pizza or spinach feta ($2.45 each), and the hair-raising goodness of Lenny & Larry's power muffins or cookies with flavors such as banana, chocolate chip, pumpkin, and more ($1.99 each).
Lollicup sates thirsts with a variety of tea, juice, and fruit drinks. Milk drinks include coconut, coffee, and honey milk teas, alongside lavender lattes; fruit teas include peach, raspberry, or sour plum alongside slushes and smoothies. Customers can also enhance their drinks with fun add-ons such as boba, pudding, mango jelly, and aloe vera.
Cherry on Top assists in cooling overheated bellies with a self-serve frozen-yogurt bar brimming with a medley of mouthwatering flavors and toppings. Enter a pleasantly chilly wonderland and choose from a host of tart flavors such as blueberry and green tart, and crème creations that include banana-nut bread, peanut butter and jelly, and cheesecake. Instead of throwing on an apron and sneaking out through the kitchen, cap off a dinner date with sorbet blends such as watermelon and margarita. After picking their icy foundation, customers can top yogurt mountains with a choice from 43 toppings, including pineapples, sprinkles, gummi bears, and butterfinger pieces. A healthier dessert alternative than eating chocolate-syrup-doused snowballs, many of Cherry on Top's flavors are naturally low-fat foods.
It's safe to say that Darlene Swain has outgrown her Easy-Bake Oven. She and co-owner Briana Ainsworth have whisked their way into the spotlight as fierce competitors on Food Network's Cupcake Wars, and now craft their famous creations for the masses in the comfort of Darla’s Cake Designs Kitchen. Clients can request a dozen cupcakes in flavors such a 24 Carrot and peanut butter cup, or commission the duo for a 3-D cake complete with stars and edible flowers.
The first Kee Wah Bakery appeared in Hong Kong in 1938, where its moon cakes, bridal cakes, and other pastries gradually generated a loyal clientele. In 1985, when much of that clientele had migrated to the United States, Kee Wah set down new roots in LA to offer its signature floury goods to Californians. Patrons pick from egg tarts, crispy squares, and pineapple crust buns using a self-serve bakery system, which is refilled with fresh breads baked three times a day. During the autumn, when the Chinese Lunar Festival is in full swing, the bakery churns out moon cakes filled with lotus seed and red-bean paste. The shop's three locations in the San Gabriel Valley—Monterey Park, San Gabriel, and Rowland Heights—help meet the demand for Chinese wedding cakes and almond cookies throughout the valley.
Named 2009 Micro Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine, Klatch Coffee's casual coffeterias celebrate some of the world's highest quality coffee, carefully sourced to international farmers under direct trade ethics. Roasted in small batches for maximum freshness and minimum inter-bean squabbling, Klatch's java pleases patrons with a drip coffee of the day ($1.95–$2.20), as well as designer drinks such as the Mexican mocha ($3.40–$4.30), infused with spicy Ibarra chocolate. Discerning slurpers can also sate barking bellies with a hammy, cheesy eggel sandwich ($3.99) from the breakfast menu, or train teeth on heartier lunch fare such as a cranberry walnut salad ($3.75) or turkey pesto panini ($5.95).