Don’t go into Cassie's Le Popcorn expecting to find tins brimming with neon-orange cheesy popcorn or popcorn coated in greasy synthetic movie-theater butter. Instead, Cassie's Le Popcorn delights with a slew of gourmet flavors popped fresh daily, including dill pickle and white chocolate pretzel. Fluffy, white popped kernels also enchant taste buds with savory flavors such as salty beer-cheese and parmesan garlic, or satisfy sweet cravings with oreo-cookie or vanilla cupcake flavors.
Patty Cakes specializes in a variety of fresh-baked goods, special-event cakes, and catering. Its newest signature dessert is the cake ball, which is precisely what it sounds like: a lavish, formal gala where cakes from around the world gather to dance the night away. Each sphere of cakey goodness is coated in a delectable candied shell. Choose from four flavors of cake to cover in a cloak of milk or dark chocolate: chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, or red velvet. For indecisive or exploratory palates, multiple flavors can be mixed and matched per order, but the minimum number of one flavor is six. Similar to donut holes and the Indian in your cupboard, these cake balls boil down the essence of a larger cake into a handheld treat. With today’s Groupon you receive 24 cake balls, which is enough to feed an interspecies gang of aggressive pigeons and angry squirrels.
HipPop has captured the taste of summer and infused it into their frosty treats. The company's artisans source peak-season fruits from local farmers and squeeze fresh juices to make gourmet ice pops, slushes, and fluffy Hawaiian-style shaved ice with organic sugar and filtered water. The gourmet ice pops come in creative flavors such as blueberry-lemonade and mango-habanero, and patrons can customize slushes with mix-ins such as basil or mint. Splashes of condensed milk or coconut cream add layers of rich flavor to shaved ice.
The cupcake artisans at Sweet Indulgence Bakery send taste buds into a swoon with more than 20 cream-filled cupcake varieties baked daily. Inside the bakery, which boasts modern WiFi and a retro ice-cream-parlor feel, a display case of miniature candle cushions beckons customers with varieties such as banana-split cake and Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise. Specialties may include the Chocolate Delight filled with chocolate buttercream or the red velvet with cream-cheese frosting, which brings classic flavors together more seamlessly than a finely stitched cheeseburger. After corralling raspberry amaretto, italian cream, and strawberry-lemonade cupcakes together, customers can help up to 12 friends forget their traumatic muffin encounters.