A three-time cancer survivor and mother of three, the owner of Naughty Bites needed something to make life a little bit sweeter. After tasting a traditional cake pop, and doing a bit of research, she was convinced she could improve upon the bite-sized treat. And so, she compiled recipes that emphasized natural, high-quality ingredients?think Meyer lemons, Sunkist oranges, farm fresh eggs, and fresh fruit?and created cakes-on-a-stick that were so moist and decadent, she named them Naughty Bites. The truffle-like treats are rolled, dipped, and decorated by hand, and come in a multitude of flavors that are anything but boring. The aptly-named No Plain Jane, for example, is a light vanilla cake with Italian vanilla cream cheese frosting dipped in white chocolate, just like the cake pops appearing on the Paris runways. The Chubby Hubby features a moist fudge center dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with peanuts and pretzels and drizzled with sea salt caramel.
MeMa's Bakery whips up traditional tastes, with sweet treats and lunch items made on-site daily. Named after owner Loraine Waldeck's sister's mother, MeMa's prides itself on being family owned, operated, and oriented. Sink your sweet teeth into a playfully decorated, hand-cookie-cuttered sugar cookie ($1.69), or one of MeMa's signature pastries, such as the traditional English-walnut povitica ($2.99 per slice), authentic German apple or cherry strudel ($2.49 per slice), or the Chateau Avalon ($3.99)—a giant cinnamon roll that's FDA approved for small and medium people too. MeMa's pastries may be purchased individually or in assorted trays ($16.99–$54.99, depending on tray size and pastry choice).
It took three years for Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse to go from a concept to a full-fledged baked-goods business. Much of that time was devoted to making sure the all-vegan menu didn't skimp on taste, texture, and style. Today, three years after opening, thousands of Facebook fans attest to the virtue of their patience.
Each day, the Mud Pie bakers whip a variety of baked goods including one or two kinds of cupcakes, choosing from two dozen flavors. Staples such as vanilla, peanut butter, and german chocolate mix with more experimental flavors including french toast, strawberry lemonade, and s'mores. Diners wash down cupcakes and sweet and savory baked goods with mexican hot cocoa, homemade chai, or speciality coffee drinks. Gluten-free versions of many of their products are also available and made daily.