Cafe Heavenly welcomes guests into a world of gourmet seafood bisques and crab cakes, tangy gorgonzola salads, and savory flatbreads, surrounded by the appetizing scent of toasted subs and paninis. The bill of fare comes alive with classic northeastern seafood fare, such as the award-winning New England–style clam chowder or the buttery, whole-crustacean lobster rolls—born from the restaurateur's multiple trips to Maine and annual productions of Our Town. The brick-and-mortar location's seaside position and umbrella-shaded outdoor seating beckon to passersby with its laid-back bistro charm, whereas a food truck takes the mantra of tropical fruit smoothies and housemade lobster rolls to the streets.
The cookie sheets at Grammy K's are loaded with oversized cookies, indulgent cheesecakes, and rich brownies. A grandmother to few and baker to millions, local entrepreneur Kathy—stove name Grammy K—created the Monster cookie, a massive accretion disk of gluten-free dessert matter. Its trifecta of childhood favorites—peanut butter, chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin—are baked into one oversized doughcircle that topples towering appetites with the brawn of a huge, unidentifiable creature covered in blue fur. Customers who deny the round nature of dessert can instead sail to flavor paradise with a flat, four-cornered order of chocolate brownies ($20). The New York–style cheesecake ($29) ships classic urban flavors south, building a delicious concrete jungle of flavor on tropical tongues. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance or 48 hours in advance for major holidays.
Mango Tango’s vibrant frozen dessert emporium welcomes guests and encourages them to mix and match healthy frozen creations thanks to a convenient pay-by-the-weight serving system. Six deliciously icy flavors, including classic tart, peach mango, and alpine vanilla, flow free from the store’s shining spouts to do battle with rumbling stomachs and spontaneously combusting tongues. Mango Tango’s topping selection brims with sugary, chocolaty, and wholesome bites. From blueberries to chocolate chips and cereals to gummy bears, customers can top their treats with as many extras as a cup can hold.
Fresh milk, real fruit purees, and live yogurt cultures go into the creation of each creamy scoop at The Big Easy Frozen Yogurt Shoppe. Customers devour spoonfuls of the self-serve treats, selecting from a coterie of available non-fat and no-sugar flavors. The cozy shop boasts a Caribbean and Jamaican feel, with free Wi-Fi for catching over sixty assorted topppings, including crushed candy, slices of fresh fruit, and crunchy breakfast cereal.
Fresh Healthy Café serves up quick, healthy alternatives to fast food, including fruit smoothies, veggie-loaded wraps, and paninis. Asian chicken wraps blend mandarin oranges, sliced almonds, and crispy noodles, and portobello paninis meld mozzarella and red onions with balsamic vinaigrette. A roster of 15 smoothies includes the True Blue: pomegranate-blueberry juice with nonfat frozen yogurt, blueberries, and bananas. Beyond their dedication to keeping people healthy, Fresh Healthy Café keeps the planet in shape with biodegradable cups and packaging materials made of corn.
For more than 60 years, Zeno's Boardwalk Street Shop has concocted sweet treats at its boardwalk shop, including handcrafted taffy, more than two dozen types of fudge, and a whimsical assortment of candy. Zeno's confectionary connoisseurs employ a special whipping technique to fashion light, smooth, and obedient taffy in tongue-awakening flavors such as candy apple, banana split, double-fudge brownie, and guava ($7.49–$8.99 for 1 lb. bag, contains 65–70 pieces of taffy). Sucrose seekers who are waffling between flavors can opt for the melt-in-your-mouth Try 'em All bag, which houses a minimum of 80 diverse tenants in a kaleidoscopic dwelling ($10.99). Zeno's taffy tycoons can also dip the soft treat into pools of dark chocolate for its taffy truffles ($4.99 for four pieces).