At Aspen Leaf Yogurt, customers create custom cultured confections by mixing and matching a variety of self-serve frozen yogurt flavors and toppings. Each milky masterpiece weighs in at the register, allowing yogurt lovers to control how much they pay and how much brain freeze they'll voluntarily endure ($0.42/oz.). The well-trained machines tamely dispense more than 14 rotating flavors, including nonfat, sugar-free, and dairy-free options, and each bowl of creamy goodness provides a healthy dose of bone-building calcium and probiotics to aid digestion and boost the immune system. Complement yogurt's natural wholesomeness with a smattering of fresh fruits such as kiwi, strawberries, and banana, or heap it with candy pieces from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in a decadent desecration of a postparka-season diet.
The Fixx keeps the caffeinated in control with a slate of locally roasted, fair-trade organic coffee. Fire up your morning motor with classic drip coffee ($1.50–$1.90), available with free refills, or opt for more lavish day igniters, such as a latte ($2.55–$3.45) or a mocha ($2.85–$3.75). For Revolutionary War re-enactors seeking authentic beverages in between recreations of the battles of Bunker Hill and Endor, The Fixx serves up hot tea ($2.25), and a muffin ($2.25) or a bagel with cream cheese ($1.95) hits the spot like Hideo Nomo at a knock-down-the-bottles carnival game. Other delicious eats include breakfast burritos ($4.25) and boxed lunches containing a sandwich or breakfast burrito, a soda or water, chips, and a cookie ($6).
Lucy's brews strong cups of organic, fair-trade coffee and a sizable selection of espressos. The espresso con panna, topped with a spoonful of whipped cream, can be dolloped on a chin to form a thick, Marx-esque beard. But latte lovers can forget foam mustaches, because Lucy's take on the milky drink has little or no foam. Caffeine-complementary pastries are abundant at Lucy's, and breakfast items, such as a croissandwich with bacon and cheese ($4.25), make any morning manageable. By lunchtime, Lucy's unveils a host of sandwiches, wraps, and paninis.
Dulce Cupcakes' cupcake craftsmen bake specialized batches of frosted morsels using organic, free-range eggs and multigrain flour. Customers can celebrate 12 years of perfect dental history with a full dozen delivered to their doorstep or saunter over to the Capital City Public Market to snag individual cupcakes ($3). The pastry chefs craft sundry eclectic flavors such as maple-glazed bacon, in which maple bacon bits top pastries loaded with maple syrup, and the Drunken pumpkin-pie cupcake, whose pumpkin-spice cake is coated with cream-liqueur frosting and fresh-baked pie crumbles. Patrons can startle daydreaming taste buds with the spicy mexican chocolate's blend of cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and chocolate, or present a friend with a double chocolate-peppermint cupcake to express affection or freshen their breath.
Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice?s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soymilk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
Mount Everest Momo Cafe specializes in Nepalese cuisine rooted in the Napoli Himalayan Mountain region. The softly-baked naan bread emerges warm and puffy from Tandoori ovens and stuffed with spiced ground lamb, nuts, and cheeses. Tibetan specialties include the hearty thupka?a bowl of shrimp, lamb, or chicken accompanied by Tibetan noodles and vegetables and soaking in a savory broth. The menu also includes a spicy chicken vindaloo, lamb curry, and numerous seafood dishes. The mango lassi is a homemade drink made from yogurt and rose water, and rests on the periphery of the menu with desserts such as fluffy milk balls drizzled with a sweet syrup.