At Sizzling Wok, chefs wield fiery-hot woks chock-full of stir-fry dishes from a menu of Chinese specialties such as peking pork, chow mein, and kung pao chicken. Combination plates grant the power of choice to hunger-havers, helping them pack plates with their choice of two stir-fry entrees, chow mein, fried rice, and a crispy fried drumstick ($7.99). Sizzling Wok's cooks learn to juggle up to two quarts of tender chicken breasts, aromatic spices, and crisp vegetables, which they toss into piping-hot woks for dishes such as the peanut- and jalapeño-laced kung pao chicken ($5.99/pt.). Pan-fried pot stickers burst with a filling of tasty meat and vegetables ($3.99 for six) and, when paired with fried tempura shrimp ($4.99 for six), demolish international side-dish-specific cravings.
Jolt-N-Java's baristas brew locally roasted coffee beverages and slice up lunch and breakfast sandwiches within the vibrant orange walls of a cozy cafe. Customers can sip on signature caffeinated mochas, flavored lattes, and teas to prep themselves for a day of work or an all-night knitting marathon. Pair a bagel and cream cheese with a large coffee ($4.50), or wed a breakfast sandwich with bacon, ham, or sausage with a medium chai-tea latte ($7.06). A medium latte can unite with a breakfast burrito—a large flour tortilla coddling scrambled eggs and bacon beneath a shower of salsa or the sinus-clearing El Patio hot sauce ($7.57). Guests can order through the drive-through window for speedier satiation or spend an afternoon perched on couch cushions and stools, rifling through or circling every dangling modifier in the shop's selection of books and magazines or shopping online via complimentary WiFi.
Perk Up Coffee Shop’s colorful sign draws passersby into the cozy café, where specialty coffee concoctions pair with freshly baked pastries and sandwiches. Baristas froth steamed milk before it cascades into cups of espresso and Torani syrups for white mochas or flavored lattes. Staff leaps into the holiday spirit, celebrating everything from Valentine’s Day to Christmas with seasonal specialties scrawled across a wall-mounted blackboard. Fresh blueberry and apple-cinnamon scones rise in the oven, as glass display cases safeguard bagels, muffins, and freshly baked cookies from cookie monsters disguised as health inspectors.
Bijou's yogurt and gelato has hand crafted artisan gelato ( Italian ice cream) Made fresh daily by the owners, with fresh ingredients . Bijous offers 12 flavors of gelato and sorbetto ( nondairy gelato) daily, as well as a variety of gelato creations as sundaes shakes, and affagattos with espresso or hot chocolate
Ice-cream slingers at The Hop, a 1950s-style malt shop, scoop creamy concoctions into crunchy waffle cones alongside gluten-free, Kosher, low-carb, no-sugar-added, and nondairy frozen desserts. A two-scoop sundae ($4.75) of Birthday Cake ice cream combines swirls of blue icing and pieces of white sponge cake, replicating the experience of biting into a whole birthday cake without ingesting a lit candle. Try a single-scoop cone of tiramisu ($2), sweet italian cream cheese and coffee ice creams mixed with ladyfingers, shaved chocolate, and chocolate-espresso swirls, or grab a quart ($7) to go. Customers can divvy up a banana split ($6), ice cream robed in chocolate, strawberries, pineapples, and whipped cream before setting sail in a banana yacht, or forego the sweets for a hand-dipped corn dog ($3) served on a stick to put anxious puppeteers at ease.
At locations in more than a dozen states, U-Swirl delivers more than 40 flavors of frozen yogurt packed with live and active cultures and designed in low-fat, non-fat, and sugar-free varieties. Self-serve machines line the shop’s lime green walls, ready for customers to dispense heaping swirls of old favorites, such as cookie & cream and fruit sorbet, or seasonal innovations, including eggnog in the winter and fireworks in the summer. Next, patrons head to the toppings bar and crown their frozen treats with as much fresh fruit, cereal, and candy as they can handle before weighing cups and paying by the ounce.