• For $3, you get one pound of mix-and-match bulk candy (a $6.99 value). • For $3, you get two cups of single-scoop ice cream ($3.25 each; a $6.50 total value). • For $12, you get $25 to spend on anything in the store, including candy, drinks, and toys. The confection connoisseurs at Sweet Tooth Candy Company dole out sweet memories with retro candy and good old-fashioned treats. More than 50 varieties of bulk candy line the shelves, from bubble gum to caramel-filled Cow Tales to swirling rainbow lollipops. Beneath the lids of apothecary jars, timeless sweets such as Bit O' Honey, Sugar Daddy, and Licorice Laces fog up the glass and write backwards notes to passing jars of jellybeans, and caramel apples ($4.99) and more than 10 flavors of fudge ($6.99/half-pound) scowl through the rearview mirror. If nostalgic sweet teeth come up short in the search for hard-to-find brands, the boutique's candy curators will specially order the confection in question.
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).
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Pro Tip: We serve food, not food products.
The Catering Brigade, accredited by the American Culinary Federation, comprises professional cooks and chefs, each of whom hails from a unique culinary background. Led by Chef Doc, a Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts graduate who started his first catering business at 16, the staff practices the mantra, "If we can't pronounce we, we don't use it." Thus, their dishes?be they for weddings, corporate events, or romantic dinners at home?are created without chemicals, additives, or Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
Cold treats are the headliners at Yogiberrys, where you can help yourself to servings of delicious frozen yogurt. But the shop also serves up warm, gooey cookies fresh from the oven. A toppings bar is fully stocked with candy and other life-enhancing sweet things.
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.
Candy Cake Company concocts cake truffles, miniature cake-based confections for sweet-seeking spirits. The signature selection, a bitty ball of cake coated in frosting and chocolate, further enhances itself by arriving in lollipop form for easy eating by butterfingered barbers and noshing neatniks. Candy Cake Company's cast of seven flavors, featuring chocolate mint, red velvet, double chocolate, and coconut, satisfies the cravings of even the most indecisive Hydra heads.