Substituting fat for more healthful probiotics, Yobe refreshes taste buds with guilt-free spoonfuls of all-natural self-serve yogurt. Made with organic milk, real fruit, and no artificial sweeteners, each ounce of yogurt packs just 25 calories, letting diet-conscious taste-testers engorge stomachs while tightening belts. The shops' soft-serve machines dish out 31 classic and exotic flavors such as açaí berry, passion fruit, lychee, and vanilla ($0.49/oz). After piling bowls high with toppings, such as fresh banana, kiwi, pineapple, or m&ms, cookie dough, or peanut-butter cups, tone-deaf taste buds find themselves serenading incisors with John Fogerty lyrics.
Bravo Baja, which has recently undergone a name change, swiftly silences ornery appetites with fresh meats, vegetables, and 14 inches of tortilla weaponry. Consult a menu of edible building materials to construct a Bravo burrito ($5) beaming with structural innovation. Fill the void with spicy carnitas (pork) spooned over white or spanish rice, Baja black or SoCal refried beans, and a selection of more than 20 fillers such as peppers, bacon, guacamole, and mexican potatoes. Dress beanbags in queso or chimi sauce for $1 more. Diners can also buck carnivorous currents by diving into plates of Ensenada fish tacos ($2.50 each) and fluffy breakfast burritos ($7). Wash down lingering hints of spice with canned drinks ($1) or juicy Spanish sodas ($1.50).
Artwork, gifts, and feminine white vines line the walls of Ashes' Boutique & Tea Garden, where a cozy tearoom is nestled among gauzy curtains and white-lace tablecloths. Owner and artist Dana Roby serves up pots of leafy brews and assorted nibbles during afternoon tea services, suitable for patrons of all ages and hat sizes. Roby also curates a thoughtful collection of gifts that include candles, jewelry, and attire.
This colorful parlor of non-fat treats allows you to enjoy your creamy dessert as you did in childhood: free from weighty worries and calmed by a steadfast belief in unicorns. Offering trivia games, sing-a-longs, and a question of the day, this fro-yo shop is a fun and sweet hangout for area teetotalers or a refreshing stop on your company pub crawl. Mr. Yogato offers two original flavors of yogurt (tangy and sweet) all the time, plus one or two flavors of the week and nearly 50 toppings, from fresh berries, mango, and melons to gummi bears, mochi, and Cracker Jacks. Yogurt ranges from $3 to $5, and toppings are $1 for one, $1.50 for two, and $1.75 for three, though some, including chocolate syrup, basil, and red-bean paste, are on the house. Cover your cooled cream in a cloak of coconut, Teddy Grahams, and blackberries, or mix up your mango with copious chocolate chips and a drizzle of complimentary olive oil.
Every single day, the crew at Happy Cup crafts its frozen yogurt from scratch using organic milk, yogurt, and sugar, as well as all-natural flavors. Once customers fill their cups with their desired flavor, they spoon on toppings such as organic fruit and nuts, or candies and sprinkles. For dessert, they order wraps and baked goods, or a cup of organic coffee to give them the energy to have another cup of yogurt.
Family owned and operated, Flippin' Good Cookies sates confectionary cravings with its selection of colossal cookies. Each sweetmeat weighs in at two ounces and comes in five traditional varieties, such as oatmeal brickle raisin, Southern pecan caramel, and chippy chocolate toffee, which mingles semi-sweet chocolate chunks with gregarious gobs of toffee and a saccharine buzz of espresso. Indecisive sweet teeth can craft a delectable dozen of assorted cookies, and eco-conscious chompers may request environmentally friendly packaging to help Mother Nature tidy up after last night's interstellar rager.
After testing out his recipes at a few local and state fairs, French Fry Heaven’s founder, Scott Nelowet, decided to give the people what they wanted: delicious fried russet and sweet potatoes customizable with gourmet toppings. Classic fries, known as Angels, come in set combos such as Dutch Angels with mayo, or Baked Tater Angels with cheese, bacon, and chives. Sweet-potato fries, known as Saints, come in combos such as Breakfast Saint with maple syrup or Kenberry Saint with blueberry and vanilla.