At Swirll, visitors sculpt customized sundaes from 14 frozen yogurts and 30 different add-ons. Flavors ranging from green apple to peanut butter augment dollops of soft-serve yogurt, and fruit toppings run the gamut from exotic lychee and mango to lunchbox staples such as bananas, apples, and post-it notes from Mom. Customers can also crown their confections with dry toppings, such as cookie dough, gummy bears, or rounds of mochi, a chewy Japanese rice candy. Sundaes and smoothies are priced by weight ($0.45/oz.), so dessertsmiths can festoon their frosty concoctions with add-ons until their hearts are content or their sweet teeth beg for mercy. Swirll also de-parches throats with beverages including sodas ($1.50), bottled water ($1.50), and Powerade ($2).
Susansnaps are the ultimate gourmet gingersnaps in original, cocoa, citrus, pnutty, and aloha! Susansnaps are a labor of love that were developed after co-owner, Laura, watched her husband & daughter, Susan (named for her Aunt Sue who died from cancer) undergo chemo within the same year! Ginger is a natural stomach soother
Nothing Bundt Cakes mixes fresh eggs, genuine butter, and cream cheese into rounded risers worthy of slapping up on Mom's fridge. Choose from nine moistened cake flavors, such as ravishingly rich red velvet or swirlishly scrawled marble. The bakery’s lemon bundt cake satiates sweet teeth, and raging chocoholics can get a day’s worth of fixes with the moist and decadent chocolate chocolate chip. Every cake, from the pineapple-studded carrot cake to the streusel-like pecan praline, comes topped with thick petals of Nothing Bundt Cakes’ signature cream-cheese frosting.
ZenTea’s menu begins simply enough, highlighting hot teas served by the cup or in pots for one, two, or three people. But regular sips quickly evolve into presentations more often seen at serious cafés or craft beer bars. Things start small with a mini tea tasting, which features a flight of three 9-ounce pots filled with your choice of brews. Servers also up the theatrics with their iced matcha lattes, which are blended from green-tea powder, organic milk, and agave sweetener before being chilled in a martini shaker. Owner Connie Miller has collected more than 100 teas from around the world, and introduces patrons to their distinctive nuances during tasting classes, afternoon high teas, and even casual stops at the café counter. There, guests can also order lighter food items such as quiche, salads, soup, baked goods, and seasoned air.
Considering that ZenTea’s century-old building once housed Chamblee’s town hall, it’s not surprising that the shop has become something of a community hangout: locals stop in to listen to live music, host showers and book clubs, and take zen-inspired classes in meditation, reiki, yoga, and even reflexology.
Each Bruster’s location makes its own cakes, pies, waffle cones, and ice cream on site using fresh, natural ingredients. An expansive menu collects Bruster's chilly treats and ice cream, which is made daily. Milkshakes, lattes and blasts ($3.75–$4.75) catalyze slurping contests and hot-fudge brownies, kids' sundaes and banana splits ($2.49–$4.75) awaken the peripheral nervous system with messages of sweet, sweet submission. The Marietta location pairs chilling treats with savory Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, chilidogs, fries, and mini corn dogs and combos ($1.99–$5.99).
Whether inside the storefront or at a catered event, Brookhaven Bistro's chefs packs bellies with popular food items remixed with a healthy twist. The five-item punch card gives customers the freedom to please their palates with a chewy punch card or a handful of handheld meals such as the chef-recommended blackened tilapia tacos, where fresh and slightly spicy tilapia, beans, jack cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes savor a hug from a delicate tortilla. Brookhaven Bistro's signature salmon quesadilla features a large tortilla grilled and filled with wild Alaskan salmon, jack cheese, and tomatoes. Herbivore-friendly meals include the veggie wrap, whose crunchy insides tap dance over tongues to deliver gifts of hummus and Goddess dressing to hard-working uvulas.