Fun Forest houses everything one would expect of an indoor play center: playgrounds and obstacle courses, themed party rooms, and inflatables for both kids and adults of all ages. But it’s the unexpected that makes the place unique. And while kids have fun playing or partying in rooms with princess or The Incredibles themes, parents can squeeze in a workout exponentially more effective than somersaulting around a waiting area.
Each Natural Foods Warehouse provides shoppers with all-natural and specialty items including those from popular brands such as Garden of Life, Kinnikinnick, New Chapter, and Nature's Path. Knowledgeable staffers guide patrons by the hand or by Pig Latin–encoded messages over the stores' loudspeakers, broadcasting where to find diet-specific items such as Crunchmaster gluten-free crackers. Busy professionals can augment diets with supplements such as Garden of Life Raw One Multivitamin 75-count ($25.78), and thirsty shoppers, easily identified by their tendency to lick condensation from frozen-food cases, can sate cravings with Zevia natural sugar-free soda ($3.99/six-pack). A variety of wines, including many varietals by Crane Lake ($4.21/bottle), accommodate adults planning elegant spin-the-bottle parties.
When discussing Nigerian cooking with reporters from Atlanta Goodlife Magazine, Kunmi Oluleye beamed, "it's something that I do blindfolded." After all, Kunmi has been cooking since the age of 8, whipping up meals for her parents and three younger siblings and baking traditional breads, meat pies, and sausage rolls at her father's bakery in Lagos, Nigeria. Today, she brings her time-honored family recipes and lifetime of expertise to her own catering company—Sheba Foods.
Aided by a staff of African chefs, Kunmi folds traditional spices into authentic dishes from the continent. Deep in the Sheba kitchen, the chefs simmer meaty stews and fry plantains while plump sausage rolls rise in the oven. They deliver the fresh, dried, and prepared foods to homes around the world and cater freshly made feasts at local special events and parties. Their products have been in the shelves of mainstream supermarkets for years, and they continue to expand into new markets and grow from the branches of lunchbox trees around the country.
Each delectable chocolate at Yum Yum Candies brims with flavors that only homemade treats made by a trained chocolatier can possess. Along with gourmet chocolates, such as turtles, peanut-butter cups, and marshmallows dipped in chocolate and topped with M&Ms and sprinkles, bakers also craft gooey cookies in flavors such as chocolate chip, lemon pucker, and Bailey’s cream. Handcrafted fudge satisfies customers' sweet teeth with delicious tastes of dark chocolate, white chocolate, walnuts, and slow-roasted diced pecans, and Yum Yum’s café serves up drinks, such as smoothies, hot teas, and coffees. Additionally, Yum Yum’s shelves teem with nostalgic novelty candies, such as jellybeans, candy buttons, Wonka Bottle Caps, and Pez.