Consuming between 9 and 13 servings of vegetables and fruits each day can seem like a daunting task. But Robeks turns what could be a chore into a delicious pastime with blended smoothies that incorporate bananas, blueberries, strawberries, mangos, and other fresh fruits. Elsewhere on the menu, fresh salads, tasty muffins and cookies, and gourmet sandwiches help customers adhere to a healthy lifestyle without hiring an apple tree as a personal trainer.
The ingredients on The Stand Juice Company's menu recall the flavorful produce from roadside farmers’ stands of yore, presented in a decidedly modern way. Starting with fresh—usually organic—whole fruits and vegetables, the staff blends its ingredients into juices and smoothies that are hearty enough to make a meal of. These flavorful liquids also make up the five-day juice cleanse, in which customers stop by each morning to pick up fresh bottled juices. They then drink the juices in a prescribed order to aid the body in cleansing long-lingering toxins and intestinal debris. For bigger appetites, the staff slings its veggies in both salad and sandwich form.
At Michele’s Pies, Michele Stuart whips up award-winning confections that have been recognized by the New York Times for their seasonal ingredients and featured on various cooking programs. Michele’s bakers shun canned or frozen fillings, selecting only the freshest produce from couture fruit hats for their fruit pies. Slices overflow with any of more than 30 fresh, succulent fillings, from traditional apple ($22) to pear cranberry sprinkled with a walnut crumble ($28). Alternatively, cream pies ($26–$28) tempt tongues with fluffy flavors that include banana cream and tiramisu. Patrons can also pair their pie selections with steaming cups of cappuccino or diversify their dessert portfolio with breads and cookies baked from scratch.
A professionally trained pastry chef with more than 20 years of experience, CakeSuite owner Michelle Klem bakes her fresh cupcakes using high-quality ingredients. Klem's bright and inviting bakery sells more than 14 flavors of handheld delights, each beautifully decorated with thick and creamy handmade frosting and inventive toppings. Customize an assortment of your favorite flavors, from classics such as red velvet, carrot spice, and chocoholic to more daring desserts including peanut butter cup and chunky monkey (banana cake and frosting topped with peanuts). The shop also offers seasonal cupcake flavors to the tune of pumpkin cheesecake and eggnog. Snap up some holiday-hued or traditional treats and treat the entire family or office, or hoard them all for devouring in the dark of night in a rickety canoe on the secluded sea.
On any given day, The Country Store’s team makes anything from baseballs to purses. But rather than using leather, they craft these items out of batter and sugar before displaying them atop custom cakes for special occasions, such as high-school graduations or the five-year anniversary of your 21st birthday. The multitalented culinary artisans also awaken palates in the early morning with egg sandwiches and french-toast sticks, and later prepare grilled lunches including hot dogs ladled with spicy chili and burgers slathered with barbecue sauce.
The traditional dishes of Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia make their way to Ten Asian Bistro's tables prepared to dazzle any hungry guests who've taken seats inside. Instead of reciting the prologue to Beowulf as they await their meals, diners can watch chefs craft sushi rolls from gourmet cuts of fish and savory accoutrements such as tobiko, scallions, and tempura breading. A panoply of noodle dishes, including pad thai and chow fun, team up with a choice of four meats to sate carnivores, and a steaming wok infuses shrimp and scallops with flavors such as lime, lemongrass, and pineapple. Sake and other spirits inspire toasting before meals, and catering services facilitate noshing in homes, offices, and epicurean mosh pits.