Customers can mix and match Yogurt Express's 10 rotating flavors and decorate their dessert from a selection of more than 48 toppings, including fresh fruit, candy, and nuts. Treats from the self-serve yogurt bar are priced by weight ($0.40/oz.). A healthier, low-fat alternative to ice cream, Yogurt Express’s yogurt contains high levels of living yogurt cultures, which promote a healthy digestive system.
The enticing aromas of housemade cupcakes and fried sweet-potato pies waft from Slice of Grace Bakery Boutique’s kitchen, where a team of bakers concocts new variations on traditional Southern treats. Their penchant for integrating unusual flavors into old-fashioned desserts has earned them national attention on programs such as The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Cupcake Wars.
The bakery’s recent surge in popularity hasn’t changed its formula for success; the bakers still start from scratch early each morning, filling the shop’s display case with frosting-swirled cupcakes in flavors such as strawberry shortcake, chocolate peanut butter, and maple-bacon cider topped with sprinkles of actual bacon. Fans of the miniature treats can build their own full-size cake, as the bakery’s gallery of custom creations will attest. Aside from their flagship cakes and fluffy whoopie pies, boxed lunches with a sandwich, a choice of side, a cupcake, and utensils for mixing all three together offer a change of pace.
Umami is a portal into an aromatic world of freshly roasted gourmet coffees and exotic, premium loose-leaf teas. Tea samples are available every day so that customers can try before they buy, but knowledgeable staff members are also on hand to explain which teas flaunt specific health benefits. Opt for blended wellness teas, such as the cold-and-flu fighter, which contains echinacea and elderflowers, or sip diet tea blends that boost metabolism. Patrons can cruise the Net on complimentary WiFi while noshing on a baby spinach salad crowned with feta and fruity vinaigrette dressing ($6.95), or tame a full-force grumblestorm with hearty sandwiches and homemade desserts. Umami also offers teatime packages that include tastings of different teas, sandwich samples, assorted pastries, and more ($10.99–$15.99 per person).
Smoothie King frappes fresh produce and revitalizing boosters into sweet smoothies in more than 90 possible flavors. The low-calorie Angel Food smoothie muddles a medley of strawberries, bananas, turbinado, and honey, and the similarly slim Youth Fountain pumps up bananas and orange juice with egg protein, making fruit suddenly strong enough to withstand the insults of haughty asparagus stalks. Slurp a seaside experience with the Pineapple Surf, or stock your power-hitting arsenal with the energizing Açaí Adventure, featuring the renowned antioxidant and its detoxifying entourage of blueberries. A pantheon of enhancers awaits on deck to plunge into puréed fruit, boosting energy with ginseng and ginkgo, supporting immune function with echinacea and green tea, or assisting the digestive system with friendly probiotics.
Stir Crazy Cafe outfits its quaint dining room and sun-soaked patio with all the accouterments for a cozy afternoon. Baristas brew steaming cups of Rostov's coffee and Black Hand espresso drinks. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, cooks fill the shop with the scent of pastries, wraps, and sandwiches, all of which pair nicely with the selection of wines and beers. Giving guests all the incentive they need to leave room for dessert, they also serve up Pearl's Cupcakes and a collection of fresh pies.
At DeLuca Gelato, sweet savants whip up a staggering selection of creamy desserts infused with Italian flavors and blended with fresh cream and high-quality fruits, nuts, and chocolates. Gelato bears a family resemblance to ice cream, except the denser Italian sweet contains a lower percentage of fat and requires a higher serving temperature. DeLuca Gelato churns out a rotating selection of 36 daily flavors, including at least nine dairy-free sorbettos and two sugar-free options for diabetics and dutiful dentists' progeny.