The crackerjack breadsmiths at Importico's bake up artisan breads and delectable pastries daily, lacing their creative comestibles with locally grown fruits and fresh ingredients. Assuage hunger pangs or trick hands into thinking they're novelty sized with one-dozen mini cupcakes, an apple-cheeked panoply of decadent chocolate, vanilla, and red-velvet creations. Palates looking to pick on something their own size can opt for twelve regular-size handheld treats, which slide onto serving trays and across shuffleboard courts in the same rich flavors as their diminutive companions.
Hayes Gourmets’ professional pastry artist Jim Hayes envelops households with the wafting aromas of freshly baked, handcrafted pies and cookies. Nuts and chocolate chips jewel the crust of the pecan pie, and the toasted coconut bedecked coconut cream pie lends patrons ample ammunition against a clown ambush. Satisfy sugar chompers on an apple pie with a traditional crust or streusel topping, or supplement an otherwise dull gallon of 2% milk with an assortment of 12 chocolate-chip, oatmeal raisin, or sugar cookies.
All Spiced Up augments patrons' culinary efforts with a taste-bud-tickling assortment of gourmet spices and other cuisine enhancers purveyed and explained by a knowledgeable staff of seasoned spice peddlers. Shoppers can peruse shelves lined with jellies, jams, and sauces ($5.95–$14.99), including Fat Toad Farm caramel sauce, or snatch up tins filled with Republic of Tea artisan leaves ($11–$15) for their brewing or soothsaying needs. Home chefs battling bland recipes can spruce them up with spices and rubs from Rub with Love and All Spiced Up's house brand, or measure out custom-size pinchings and purchase their seasonings by the ounce. On-site libations available include espresso, cappuccinos, macchiatos, and hot teas ($1.50–$3.50), while chef sightings occur all month long at scheduled events, evening cooking classes, and hairnet fittings.
Bagel Bites Cafe kneads its namesake bagels and dusts them with blends of seven grains, cinnamon and raisins, poppy seeds, and other sweet and savory ingredients. They play off lox, whitefish spreads, and dollops of cream cheese to turn each bagel into a satisfying meal. The toasty rounds also embrace breakfast fillings of bacon, eggs, and cheese throughout the day and bookend burgers at lunchtime. Spinach salads, egg-salad sandwiches, and housemade soups can also be found on the café's menu.