Fresh fruits imbue the rainbow of smoothies that populate the menu at Tropical Smoothie Café with vibrant colors and vital nutrients. The café's staffers also create casual, health-conscious beverages, sandwiches, and salads. To create their sweet amalgams, staffers blend a full spectrum of top-quality ingredients, ranging from strawberries to white chocolate. They'll also fortify the naturally wholesome elixirs with nutritious accouterments, such as whey, soy protein, and supplements that help regulate weight, the immune system, and heart health. Furthermore, sandwiches and wraps swaddle an eclectic variety of fillings, such as hummus and wasabi caesar.
Juice Stop uses fresh, nutritious ingredients to whip up their low-temperature, high-energy smoothies and protein shakes. Make over your morning routine with a Coaches' Choice smoothie (skim milk, chocolate, yogurt, and cappuccino mix), or jog through a Marathon (orange juice, bananas, and strawberries). Protein-packed options such as the World's Cup (skim milk, chocolate, peanut butter, and yogurt) are hearty enough to replace a meal or glue the legs of a G.I. Joe onto a Barbie. All smoothies are blended from scratch (no mixes are used) and can be spruced up with added nutrient blends to boost energy, metabolism, and the immune system.
The Donut Professor uses locally sourced ingredients to create fresh donuts, pastries, and muffins every morning. With 37 varieties of donuts ($0.99 each; $9.29 per dozen) ranging from garden-variety glazed to elusive vanilla peanut, The Donut Professor offers a full catalog of fried, doughy treats. Éclairs, fritters, and cinnamon rolls ($1.19) satisfy partisans of pastries without holes. All locations open at 6 a.m., mere minutes after fresh donuts come into being, giving night-based vigilantes and day-faring caped heroes a place to eat while comparing notes. If the full amount of the Groupon is not used in one visit, The Donut Professor will issue a gift card with the remaining balance.
Staffers at Peachwave fill their stainless-steel soft-serve machines with housemade, low-fat yogurt blends. Each flavor of frozen yogurt comes packed with live and active cultures, calcium, and protein. Customers fill their dishes with a rotating variety of flavors, which have included classics such as sugar-free vanilla, cheese cake, peanut butter, watermelon along with seasonal favors such as eggnog, mint chocolate, and gingerbread. At the toppings bar, they adorn their treats with spoonfuls of seasonal fresh fruit, including raspberries, mango slices, nuts, and chocolate candy pieces plucked from local trees. In the open-dining area, green and white chairs surround white tables, which complement green wall tiles and white globe-pendant lamps, creating a bright, modern atmosphere.
Eileen's Colossal Cookies sates the hungry taste buds of dessert-deprived patrons with an extensive cookie collection. Avoid the embarrassment of an empty cookie jar by stuffing it with baked disks ($4.75 per dozen) available in 15 flavors, including chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodle, oatmeal raisin, and double chocolate-chocolate-chip walnut, which is designed to satisfy double-strength cocoa cravings. Baking aficionados can bring home a three-pound tub of dough-to-go ($8.50) and cheer as Eileen's colossal parcels come to chewy, delectable life within the confines of a home oven.
Nothing Bundt Cakes’ expert cake crafters whip fresh eggs, real butter, and velvety cream cheese to craft each of their moist, round confections, available in a variety of flavors. Configured into a hollow shape capable of making any inner-tube aficionado swoon, the treats arrive tableside in any number of conveniently varied sizes, ranging from individual bundtlets ($3.99), to 8" ($18.50; $29.50 decorated) and 10" cakes ($28.50; $39.50 decorated). Pick up a dozen bite-sized red-velvet bundtinis ($16.50; $22.50 decorated), perfect for quick dessert fixes or well-fashioned lunchroom artillery, or grab a two-tiered pecan-praline or chocolate-chocolate-chip bundt ($54; $65 decorated) to feed 26 friends or repurpose as an avant-garde vase. Each cake is iced in Nothing Bundt Cake's signature buttery cream-cheese icing, and can be decorated by occasion, marking birthdays, holidays, or the return of Thursday with genuine sweetness.