While the walls’ crimson mosaic tiles glitter in the sunlight that filters in through large windows, CherryBerry’s guests pump out rotating flavors of frozen yogurt and lounge on puffy, mod-style furniture. With each creamy bite, it becomes more evident that the yogurt was made from all-natural ingredients: the strawberry contains tiny chunks of fruit, and the chocolate’s rich flavor could never have come from a powdered mix.
With more than 50 fruit, nut, and candy options overflowing from its bins and canisters, the topping bar plays home to fresh berries and healthful granola as well as candy-coated chocolates and sprinkles. Like a tag-team dance-off at the U.N., the yogurt itself features four types of live and active cultures, all of which aid in digestion. Low-fat, fat-free, and gluten-free flavors abound, as do sorbet options with no dairy and Splenda-sweetened yogurts with no added sugar.
In addition to celebrating its four-year anniversary, Berri Licious also celebrates freedom from hormones, pesticides, and gluten with sweet, vibrant bursts of frozen yogurt. A rotating lineup of flavors teems with live active cultures. Red velvet and Cinna-bun simulate the comforting flavors of baked goods, and cantaloupe and watermelon conjure memories of summertime picnics and supermarket-aisle bowling tournaments. Free of fat and packed with calcium, most varieties help to whittle waistlines and build strong bones. An assortment of candies, nuts, and fruits adds color and crunch to the shop’s creamy swirls. Snackers can also indulge in decadent coffee drinks such as caramel macchiatos and lattes.
Old School Bagel Cafe's bakers arrive at 3 a.m. each morning to begin crafting fresh dough for the day's array of New York–style rounds, which accompany steaming mugs of joe and bookend the fillings for specialty sandwiches. The bagel purists boil, rather than steam, each O before baking it in the oven. A quick glance of laser vision slices each bagel, halving it before a staffer slathers it with cream cheese or transforms it into a noontime eat.
Founded by ice-cream enthusiasts Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery has grown to more than 1,400 locations across North America. Each day, the shop's scoopers mix up fresh batches of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet, which are served by the scoop, piled high in sundaes, and blended into shakes. After customers choose their desired flavour, the staffers toss the chilly sustenance upon a slab of frozen granite and fold in a smorgasbord of candy and nuts to achieve the ideal ice-cream-to-add-in ratio. Customers can dream up their own creations or opt for a signature masterpiece, sampling one of more than 11.5 million possible flavour combinations, which still await a brave conqueror to unlock them all. To accommodate sweets cravings at celebrations, staff members also dish out premade treats, such as ice-cream cakes and baked goods.
As pedestrians peer through the floor-to-ceiling front windows of Full Cup Bakery & Café, they spy colorful local artwork hanging on the walls, vibrant lights dangling from the ceiling, and cushy couches crowding the floors. Inside, the enticing aroma of baking focaccia bread and handcrafted pastries fills the air as staffers whip up the café’s signature Rastafarian Leprechaun—a frappe-style coffee drink with mint and coconut flavors—and dispense sprinkle- and frosting-topped donuts from glass cases. Full Cup hosts art shows and local live musicians throughout the week, along with open-mic nights, where guests have a chance to perform or publicly confront a roommate who has been eating their Chinese leftovers.
As one of the largest and most established maternity-wear franchises in the United States, Pickles & Ice Cream outfits moms-to-be and their bundles of joy with helpful gifts and stylish clothing from well-known labels. Designers such as Spanx, Prego, Seraphine, and More of Me dress expecting shoppers to the nines in eye-catching lingerie, swimwear, and outerwear suitable for any occasion, and adorable babywear swaddles infants in comfortable, colorful ensembles. Like a cocktail dress with plenty of cargo pockets, diaper bags from Babymel fuse fashionability with function. Pickles & Ice Cream’s assortment of thoughtful gifts of skincare and baby-care essentials stock shower gift baskets.