Voted Best Authentic Crepes in 2009 by Westchester Magazine, Rue des Crepes conjures a Parisian ambiance with a colorful street-side mural, cobblestone floors, and authentic French fare that "transports you to the quais of the Seine." According to metromix.com's mustachioed detectives, "all the classic fillings are there," including lemon, plantain, ham, and chorizo. Chefs prepare savory crêpes with a buckwheat-flour batter and, upon request, serve dessert crêpes à la mode. Rounding out the menu, pots of cheese fondue arrive with bite-size dunkers such as focaccia, shrimp, and buttons from Napoleon's doublet.
Self-serve frozen-yogurt apparatuses, towering topping dispensers, and bins of specialty candy line SoYo So Yummy’s electric-purple walls. Machines dole out dollops of yogurt in an ever-metamorphosing selection of flavors, including tart, mango, and red velvet, and self-service toppings beg to decorate icy creations with fresh fruit and candy-based portraits of the cashier’s face. Bins of gummies, chocolates, and jawbreakers pour into customers' sacks before a weigh station dictates pricing of candy and yogurt purchases. Stools and countertops support bowls of holiday-themed yogurts infused with eggnog, Abe Lincoln's birthday cake, and other seasonal delights. Against a sonic backdrop of happy chatter and clicking spoons, colorful drawing boards and markers encourage guests to doodle and leave messages.
Every day, this chilly treatery impresses palates with more than 30 varieties of fat-free and fresh-fruitified italian ice ($2.05+), with flavors including strawberry, root beer, swedish fish, chocolate chocolate chip, piña colada, vanilla, key lime, and green apple, as well as a smattering of sugar-free options. Spoons hankering for heartier scoops can try Rita's famously frozen old-fashioned custard ($3.05–$4.50), a robust dish that—like revenge—is best served cold in a cup, cone, or overflowing El Camino truck bed.
Patrons scoop colorful treats from overflowing bins and inhale the aroma of freshly baked cones at Sweet Teez’s whimsically decorated shop, which earned a Best of Westchester - Editors’ Pick nod from Westchester Magazine in 2011 for its candy buffet. Bag up more than 100 types of bulk candy ($0.70+/oz.), or make a toothy impression on a helping of handcrafted ice cream from Walnut Beach Creamery ($3.75) served in a fresh-baked, made-to-order waffle cone. Chocolate-covered pretzels, popcorn, and fruit satisfy sweet-toothed gourmets, and the shop’s selection of classic and old-fashioned candies cheer nostalgia buffs and disconsolate Jugheads.
Nestled below a fanciful awning bearing stripes of pink grapefruit and fudge, the bakers at Sweet & Social welcome sugar-craving smiles to explore the treats holding down the dessert sampler. To create a platter of fresh-baked delights, first select four cupcakes from the flavors du jour, with offerings ranging from classic red velvet to more creative concoctions with equally creative names. The Curious George wraps banana custard in a warm blanket of vanilla cake, then throws on a hat of chocolate ganache to hide its bald head smothered with peanut-butter-buttercream re-growth serum. The 14 Karat cupcake offers to accessorize any drab orange jumpsuit, hiding golden carrot in a vanilla-cream-cheese chest among walnut jewels. After juggling a foursome of frosted crumb bundles, rest your hands atop two soft chocolate brownies and refuel with two black-and-white cookies.
Consuming between 9 and 13 servings of vegetables and fruits each day can seem like a daunting task. But Robeks turns what could be a chore into a delicious pastime with blended smoothies that incorporate bananas, blueberries, strawberries, mangos, and other fresh fruits. Elsewhere on the menu, fresh salads, tasty muffins and cookies, and gourmet sandwiches help customers adhere to a healthy lifestyle without hiring an apple tree as a personal trainer.
Bagels are never boring at What A Bagel, where the classic chewy breakfast buns are baked fresh in more than 18 flavors. Savory egg, garlic, or whole-wheat sesame seed bagels become twice as tempting when crowned with a schmear of house-whipped scallion or bacon-garlic-herb cream cheese. Sweet options include blueberry or cinnamon-sugar bagels and cream cheese blended with strawberries. Any bagel can transform itself into a sandwich when stuffed with scrumptious fillings such as pastrami, house-cooked roast beef, rotisserie chicken, and jalapeño jack cheese. Lox lovers will also find themselves facing a major dilemma, as What A Bagel offers no less than nine types of smoked fish, including Scotch salmon, Nova Scotia salmon, and salmon that was born in Schenectady but now only visits on holidays.