That distinct smell of flour and warm sugar floats out of Tasty Daylight Donuts’ kitchen each morning as bakers prepare fresh donuts for the day’s crowd. They bake more than 50 flavors each day, including blueberry cake and french cruller, and inject fillings such as banana cream or peach into the doughy circles for a sneak attack on taste buds. The bakers also let customers try their hand at combining flavors to make custom donuts. They also whip up a slate of fancy sweet treats in addition to donuts, such as apple fritters and fried cinnamon rolls that pair well with lattes and cappuccinos. The donut shop also gives back to the community by selling their treats to nonprofits for a discounted price.
CoolSwirl presents a wide spectrum of frozen-yogurt flavors packed with live, active cultures, protein, calcium, and vitamins. With nonfat, sugar-free, and sorbet options—all of which meet and exceed the National Yogurt Association’s requirements—customers can create their desired dessert piled with their favorite toppings. The option for patrons to add fresh blueberries, pineapple, and other fruits helps them to attain their daily fruit requirement much more efficiently than taking a half hour to clear out the vending machine’s supply of fruit snacks.
Marble Slab Creamery's dessert experts blend frozen treats with 67 sweet and savory mix-ins for a menu of dairy delights. Premium ice creams in nearly 70 flavors join forces with mix-ins in cups ($3.99+) or shakes ($4.59+), freezing brains and arresting thoughts of eating fiber-rich cereal boxes. Sugared favorites like vanilla, white chocolate, and Nutter Butter vie for the ice-cream scoop's attention alongside sugar-free options, low-fat yogurt, and fruit sorbet. The cakes—available in small ($19.99+), medium ($25.99+), and large ($29.99+)—combine blended ice cream and rich traditional cake. Swiss chocolate ice cream swirled with crunch bars and peanut-butter cups rests on a bed of chocolate cake to comprise the swiss cocoa Buttercup cake, which yodels at a very high octave when sliced.
Caffeine Addicts quenches thirsts and sates scone seekers with a broad menu of gourmet coffees, lattes, baked goods, sandwiches, and more. Introduce shy taste buds to a genial roast-beef sandwich ($4.25), and tack on a homemade soup, pasta salad, or potato salad ($1.75 extra) for added appetizing atmosphere.
Peruvian-born chef Pilar Albernas and her family opened Ají Peruvian Restaurant in 2011, naming the eatery after the Peruvian word for "pepper." True to their name, Ají imports many varieties of peppers to flavor its authentic cuisine. Maize tamales steamed in banana leaves, Peruvian rotisserie chicken, and Andean corn salad with fresh cheese and an herb dressing are among the kitchen's specialties. Many dishes can be made vegetarian or vegan, and at the end of meals, diners can sweeten palates with desserts such as picarones—Peruvian donuts made with Andean squash and sweet potato.
Cakes By Mac, recently featured in Chattanooga CityScope magazine, serves up handheld confectionary creations, artfully crafted and accessorized with flavorful frosting. The doubly decadent chocolate cupcake topped with fudgy frosting rouses sleeping sweet teeth from cocoa-less slumbers, and strawberry cake tickles tonsils with a strawberry buttercream beret. Cupcake recipients can luxuriate in pillowy white cake blanketed by silky soft buttercream or boost vitamin C with lemon-infused cupcakes and a head of broccoli.
A sizzle rings throughout Lou’s Burger House’s kitchen as the cooks toss behemoth 10-ounce burgers onto grills. Nearby, friendly staffers sing and dance while washing dishes or joke with the customers, who lick flaky chicken-pot-pie crust off their forks and tear into barbecue pulled-pork sandwiches. Forks also dig into heaping sides of mac ’n’ cheese, creamed potatoes, and collard greens, as well as sweet-cherry and peach cobbler. Lou’s recently added the barbecue options to its menu—making its slogan, “Our butts will drive you nuts!” finally have more than one meaning.