The Bagel Meister satisfies insistent stomachs by boasting fresh-baked bread, homemade cream cheeses, and filler-free meats throughout its modest menu. Exploring new avenues in bagel architecture, stacking buffs sling bagel breakfast sandwiches, including lox and egg with piquant trimmings ($4.09).
On select Thursdays at Chillerz Frozen Yogurt, dessert is free. Okay, there's one catch?you have to guess the exact weight of your frozen yogurt creation, then it's free. With all the flavors and fixings available, it's rare that any one of those treats will look the same. Rotating yogurt flavors range from classics like dreamy dark chocolate to more unusual options, such as butter toffee popcorn and spiced apple pie.
Chillerz's self-serve machines have some health-conscious flavors, too, such as non-fat strawberry and orange sorbets. Each cup of yogurt can be enjoyed plain or smothered beneath toppings from a buffet stocked with myriad candies and fruits. Once their treats are all gone, youngsters are invited to draw on Chillerz's chalkboard wall, a nice alternative to practicing their graffiti tags on Chillerz's other walls.
Chocolate Girl Cupcakes’ Nicole Turk—aka Chocolate Girl—pours a lifetime’s passion for baking and cooking into crafting gourmet cupcakes, cake pops, and baked goods. Without using any preservatives, she bakes her treats from scratch, in cupcake flavors such as Neapolitan, lemon, or chocolate, all topped with decadent icings. She also makes cake pops, brownies, and whoopee pies, as well as cocktail cupcakes—cupcakes infused with liquors.
Miss Mamie's plays host to a small army of frosty cupcakes, harboring five distinct flavors of moist, cream-topped cake each day. Because each day brings a flavorful flight of gourmet goodness, customers may check Miss Mamie's homepage for rotating menu options, such as the ravishing red velvet, the slowly poured ingenious fusion of chocolate and Guinness, or the fortuitous cameo of caramel-spiced apple. The cupcakery also churns out daily regulars such as cookie dough, devils food, and the oxymoronic smoothly paved rocky road. Atop the pillow of buttercream, Miss Mamie often places a tiny treat, such as a mini gingerbread man, banana chip, or buttery chunk of cookie dough.
Sweet Tooth founder Chalandra "Missy" Strickland discovered her talent for baking and pastry decorating in 2004, just before her daughter's seventh birthday. With little money to spare, she baked a cake shaped like SpongeBob SquarePants, and the rest was history: her daughter's delight upon seeing it gave her the inspiration to continue perfecting her trade.
Sweet Tooth's selection of cupcake flavors runs the gamut from traditional red velvet to unconventional Bacon-licious, and several of each occupy a gleaming glass case at the café's entrance. During the day, sunlight illuminates the playful lime ceiling and cushy detached backboards of the café as patrons sip espresso drinks, trawl the Internet, and nibble on sandwiches or pastries. As night falls, the café slips on a more glamorous feel as Sweet Tooth's plated dessert menu becomes available. Adult taste buds delight in alcohol-infused cupcakes ¬and the more complex flavors of the Turtle Delight, a caramel-and-pecan brownie supporting a generous scoop of ice cream.
Sweet Tooth's baking sages also educate blossoming bakers on decorating and desserts. Dessert-tasting sessions delight with 8–10 bite-size confections, and decorating lessons help finesse frosting dexterity as students drape cake stand-ins in fondant and adorn cupcakes with tiny flowers or weekend to-do lists.