The athletes, former strength coaches, and certified personal trainers who staff Complete Nutrition help customers find the best supplements to foster healthy lifestyles. Each item from Complete Nutrition’s selection focuses on hydrating the body, supplementing physical performance, balancing out diets, or assisting in regular exercise. The staff can recommend individual weight-loss and sports-nutrition supplements to target issues specific to each customer. General health supplements aid in processes such as digestive health or restful sleep without help from a herd of sheep trained to leap over your bed.
Planet Sub sidesteps the flavorless land mines of days-old bread, opting for filling-packed subs and sandwiched meaty delights. The menu may differ slightly between the two locations, but omnipresent signature subs cross state lines to sate hungering masses, such as the bacon-bolstered mega roast beef ($4.69/$7.29 ) and the Planet BBQ, a saucy concoction stacked with ham, turkey, and roast beef ($3.99/$6.99 ). Vegetarian options abound, so meat abstainers can try the spicy cheese sub ($4.49/$6.99 ) or the pesto bello ($4.99/$7.19), which is loaded with portobello mushrooms, red peppers, and a tomato-garlic pesto as smooth and suave as an Italian R&B crooner.
For more than 30 years, Quiznos has toasted its submarine sandwiches to help bring out the flavors of their butcher-quality meats, cheese, and artisan breads. Its classic and signature subs take on a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, ranging from the prime rib peppercorn to the classic italian donning black olives, mozzarella, red-wine vinaigrette, and plentiful sliced meats. Other designer sandwiches bear labels such as classic club with bacon, Baja-chicken, and veggie-guacamole.
To make Saigon Pho?s popular pho dish, chefs boil the beef-based broth for more than eight hours. The drawn-out process gives the brisket, tendons, tripe, and meatballs plenty of time to tenderize and absorb flavor?but if you don't want all that in your broth, you can also get the just-steak or just-meatball version.
Aside from soup, the chefs prep another Vietnamese specialty, bun, by tossing stir-fried chicken or shrimp with vermicelli noodles and house-made fish sauce. But they also branch out, creating Vietnamese takes on kimchi and chicken wings, now that America's copyright on the latter has expired.
Ben & Jerry's came from humble beginnings—in 1978, its eponymous founders served ice cream out of a renovated Burlington gas station, and delivered pints of their now-classic flavors to grocery stores out of the back of Ben's VW Squareback wagon. Today, its myriad shops dispense cups, cones, shakes, and smoothies brimming with a variety of quirky flavors, including Phish Food and Cherry Garcia, named for famous revolutionary Cherry Garcia. Ben & Jerry's also offers Greek frozen yogurt in flavors such as banana peanut butter, raspberry fudge chunk, and blueberry vanilla graham. The duo is famous for their social responsibility, which is evident in their community activism and in their use of fair-trade products, such as cage-free eggs and sustainable, growth-hormone-free dairy.