Deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle hides the hidden gem of Brazil: the açaí berry. Globetrotter and wellness enthusiast Roy came across açaí bowls during his travels there, and upon his return home, he and wife Tara immediately set out to gather the best recipes to emulate the dish. They were motivated by a desire to spread the health benefits of the super food, which include weight loss, boosted energy, and finally learning how to pronounce "açaí." Their journey led them to found Vitality Bowls, where they churn out a menu of bowls and smoothies, each oriented around the açaí berry. Cooks complement the starring ingredient with fruits, veggies, and nourishing seeds such as flax and guarana, all organic and locally sourced whenever possible. Additionally, Vitality Bowls' treats are free of frozen yogurt, ice, preservatives, trans fats, and added sugar.
Fro-yo gurus at Yogurt Walk swirl, sprinkle, and blend customer-designed treats constructed from a rotating selection of 10 different flavors and various toppings. Patrons enter a frosty parallel universe where all confections have a glacial twin, digging into yogurt versions of blueberry tarts, piña colada tart, or reese's peanut butter. At $.38 per ounce, sweets-seekers walk away with more than 10 ounces of creamy luxury per punched visit. Specialized tastes stay sated with eats from nonfat, low-fat, no-sugar added, and dairy-free menus. Icy sorbets peek out from behind the mountainous range of cultured components to dazzle tongues with bright bites of dairy-free mango-tango and kiwi-strawberry. Dust chilly peaks with toppings such as crunchy graham-cracker crumbs or leave a multicolored trail back to the car with a sprinkling of Fruity Pebbles or Cap’n Crunch.
The talented bakers at Nolands Cakes hand-fashion mouthwatering customized cakes, cookies, seasonal pies, and cupcakes, crafting each to help celebrate any occasion. Each dessert serenades taste buds with a variety of flavors, frostings, and fillings, including rich vanilla custard, smooth butter cream, or yellow amaretto. Choose from any of the gallery’s premade baked goods, or enlist the help of Nolands’ in-house freehand artists to conjure up a customized design, such as a cake covered in velvety fondant or filled with the secrets of life to celebrate a child's birthday.
Every bead, stone, scarf, and shawl at Best Bead Shop is handpicked by owner Chitwan to ensure quality and beauty. The shop carries an extensive inventory of materials from vendors in Turkey and India. Meanwhile, classes teach participants how to make and repair professional-quality jewelry made from clay and various metals.