With an arsenal of fresh ingredients and rich recipes, Kretchmar's creative chefs conjure up spot-hitting sweet treats and oven offerings. Cookie options ($0.44–$0.47 each) include soft butter cookies with sprinkles, powdered-sugar butterballs, classic chocolate-chip bites, and drop cookies. Contemplate the cyclical circle of life with a doughnut ($0.69–$0.84 each), or scale a stack of sky-high scones ($0.58–$1.77 each) to climb beyond city limits and escape rampaging city councilors. Kretchmar's torte cakes have won the hearts of Beaver's bakery buffs. Sample the sweet splendor with the tres leches torte ($16.70), containing three different milks, and the toasted-almond torte ($15.40), the bakery's most popular torte.
Sincerely Yogurt menus feature healthy smoothies and Greek-style tart yogurts that boast less sugar than traditional fro-yo. Those smoothies, when enhanced by optional vitamin and herbal boosters, are so healthy they can even be substituted for a meal from time to time. Their frozen yogurts, replete with live and active cultures, support immune systems and healthy digestion. Customers can design their own frozen yogurt concoction, choosing from more than 35 flavors such as toasted marshmallow, root beer float, and maple bacon donut, all while promoting healthy liver and brain function. With more than 80 ever-changing toppings such as cookie dough and mixed berries, they also give customers plenty of ways to dive into indulgence.
Sincerely Yogurt also has a multi-purpose room available that can be used for special event rentals, including wedding receptions, birthdays, rehearsals, showers, community events, and more. A large 135-inch projection screen can display presentations or photo slideshows.
Sister baking duo Kristin and Kadee grew up learning to bake their grandmother’s toothsome homemade cakes, cookies, and desserts, and they opened their own bakery to spread the sugar love. Their menu changes monthly, but customers always find treats made fresh daily such as almond torte, boston cream pie, and truly elaborate cupcakes. Coffee is also served in this quaint pink-and-brown painted bakery.
After a night of romantic walks along the beach, Priory Fine Pastries was conceived as a way to dust a historic district with the sugar of life. Grown out of love for the community and passion for pie, the six-year-old bakery assembles an elite squadron of pastry chefs and lifelong dough punchers to whip up sweet, homemade treats by the baker's dozen. Locals can grab a tasty cup of joe, hot loaf of bread, or succulent sweet-tooth pleaser amidst a welcoming atmosphere.
Mediterra Bakehouse's team of flour artisans employs cultural traditions of their North Aegean roots, unblemished flour, and careful hand kneading to craft fluffy assortments of baked goods. Multifarious pastries, such as a crumbly twice-baked chocolate-hazelnut biscotti ($8 for a pack of four) or buttery currant-cream scones ($8 for a pack of 4), pack citrus tones that pair with coffee better than small talk and hard-to-pronounce size names. Pound-cake selections ($10 each) in lemon and vanilla sport 24 ounces of buttery French style and respective lemon zest or bourbon vanilla for socially acceptable at-work bourbon consumption. Delectable loaves of chocolate-cherry bread come chock-full of Michel Cluizel chocolate and moist Michigan cherries, and parmesan-peppercorn bread tingles tasters with a quarter pound of parmesan reggiano and black peppercorns that delightfully dip in tomato sauce (both $9). For health-conscious consumption, eight-grain, three-seed loaves deliver thick slices of cracked wheat, cracked rye, and cracked barley ($7), as mentioned in the bread section of Cracked Magazine.
Mancini's Bread Company infuses its dough with 85 years of bread-baking expertise, helping to earn it the 2012 title of Best Bread in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh City Paper. Owner Nick Mancini Hartner assumed the reins of the family business after learning the rules of baking from his grandfather and attending artisan bread classes at the San Francisco Baking Institute, twin educations that get baked directly into each loaf of twist bread, marble rye, and european multigrain. The popular pepperoni roll combines the family's crusty specialty with spicy pepperoni and all the transportable ease of a piano on wheels.