Baristas brew up coffee, espresso, tea, and blended drinks at Global Delights, a quaint, locally owned drive thru that infuses its drinks with worldly flavors. The shop recently began roasting its own, certified organic coffee, adding to a menu that already includes pastries as well as gluten-free and vegan options from Cookie Conscious. More than just an energy boost for its customers, Global Delights also demonstrates a passion for improving the community, both by supporting other local businesses and working with Eugene charities.
Juicy Berry's bounty of frozen-yogurt flavors changes frequently, tempting taste buds with yogurts that include vegan, organic, and nondairy options. At any given time, the selection may include flavors such as signature Asian tart, cake batter, pomegranate raspberry, and caramel, customizable with candy toppings and fresh fruit.
With produce, meat, and bread culled from local vendors, the culinary team at Food Love crafts a variety of sandwiches and salads within a cozy food truck. Between slices of buttered bread, chefs sandwich ingredients such as green apples, raspberry jam, and melted munster cheese. Along with salads and tomato soup, the menu includes numerous vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Through its sister company, Angie Cakes, Food Love also sells post-meal cupcakes and pastries. Visitors can take their grub to go or feast at the outdoor seating area equipped with real plates and silverware, taunting passersby with the sights, smells, and if they're lucky, feels of the tasty nibbles.
A Craigslist ad for vegan entrepreneurs first connected Sheree and Kristy, which led to them launching a vegan food cart in January 2010. After a successful year with the food cart, the duo focused on creating their own restaurant. Sheree and Kristy opened the critically acclaimed Cornbread Cafe in 2011, and with it came even more delectable vegan spins on classic comfort foods. In lieu of pulled pork, for instance, they toss shredded seitan into sandwiches with slaw and barbecue sauce, and a cashew-based “unCheese” sauce smothers their mac and cheese. Along with making 95% of their menu in-house with organic fixings, the café’s cooks remain committed to local ingredients, as well as whipping up myriad gluten-free options.
Blac Sheep Coffee brews up steaming cups of organic joe for mobile guests rolling past their drive-thru espresso shop. A staff of professional baristas stays current on beverage-crafting principles and Webster's definition of "perfect" to create flawless lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, hot chocolates, and teas. Each piping-hot or frosty drink culminates from all-natural and organic ingredients that Blac Sheep Coffee acquires, as often as possible, from local artisans such as Cascade Estate Coffees, Umpqua Dairy, and Mountain Rose Herbs.
Guests line up at the self-serve machines that stretch across Top City Frozen Yogurt Cafe’s lime-green wall, clutching their spoon in anticipation as they wait to fill their cups with swirls of YoCream frozen yogurt. After choosing from 12 rotating flavors—including no-sugar-added and sorbet options—they head over to the topping bar in the center of the room and cap their creations with crunchy cereal or candy.
Over at the serving counter, blenders whirr as they mix whole berries, peaches, and pineapples with yogurt or sorbet in smoothies. Frappes bring the buzz as they sub out the smoothie’s fruit for freshly roasted brews from Sisters Coffee Company. Guests can enjoy their frozen treats while sitting on a plush leather couch or taking advantage of free WiFi to search phrases such as “where does yogurt come from?” and “will brain freeze kill me?”.