The bowl of sweets in grandma's house. Late nights sifting through Halloween hauls. A Valentine's Day surprise. Sometimes, a simple piece of candy can conjure up a flood of memories. For Bulk Candy Store’s customers, they have their pick of edible nostalgia from the family-owned confectionery’s vast supply of treats. The store’s retro candies take the form of Charms Blow Pops, Mary Jane taffies, and old-time licorice to transport sweet teeth to the past more effectively than a Tootsie Roll–shaped time machine. The dessert emporium has dedicated sections of its gargantuan stock for kosher and sugar-free candies, and they can also help customers search for candy by shape.
Open seven days a week, Woolbright Farmers Market presents shoppers with a rotating seasonal selection of local and organic produce. Locally cultivated vine-ripened tomatoes ($4/basket) and Georgia peaches ($1.49/lb) complement late-summer barbecue feasts and make acceptable stand-ins for absent family members in empty movie theater seats. Shoppers can also pick up organic apples and pears ($1.99/lb), seedless watermelon ($4.99 each), or two-dozen roses ($12.99), and peruse a lively selection of plants, including basil, rosemary, and bamboo.
When they're examining teeth, the trio of dentists at Premiere Dental Care Center aren't just thinking about the mouth—they're thinking about the rest of the patient, too. That's because they recognize the relationship between oral health and the body. During consultations, they explain how stress can cause cavities, plaque can lead to heart problems, and loose lips can sink ships. Then they meticulously examine teeth in search of decay and other ailments, taking into account activities that can impede oral health, such as smoking.
The aroma of slow-simmering caramel and chocolate wafts through Hoffman’s Chocolate’s Greenacres headquarters. To demystify its origins, the shop’s chocolatiers have outfitted their kitchen with observation windows, granting customers the chance to admire their delicate handiwork and holiday helper subcontractors. They meticulously lace European truffles with chocolate drizzles, and dunk cherries and pretzels in milk and dark chocolate. This devotion to small batches of handmade treats extends back to the 1970s, when founder Paul Hoffman began peddling treats out of his small Lake Worth chocolate shop. Over the decades, chocolatiers have expanded the bakery’s repertoire to include whimsical confections such as enormous fortune cookies and seasonal treats.
Whole Foods Market's commitment to the interdependent network of sustainable farms and organic producers can be seen in its carefully selected product lines. The homegrown 365 Everyday Value brand makes it easy to eat naturally, organically, and economically. It features an array of items from all product categories, including groceries, vitamins, household items, and more—each manufactured to meet the rigorous quality standards woven into the fabric of Whole Foods Market, which itself is made from 100% alpaca wool.
At Carpe Diem, Chef Olivier approaches dishes from various regions of the world with traditional French cooking techniques borrowed from his family's lengthy culinary history. His ancestors opened their first bakery in 1820 in northern France, and today the chef uses skills they passed along to shape the menu in his own eatery. Natural and organic ingredients also go into dishes such as steak au poivre, which a writer for the New Times Broward-Palm Beach described as “a round of thick filet mignon seared to a crusty exterior and crimson center. A ladle of rich cream-and-cognac pan sauce surrounds the filet while half-cracked peppercorns speckle the surface like buttons.”
In the kitchen, whisks sing against pots and bowls as Chef Olivier crafts time-tested fusion cuisine dishes such as risotto in lobster sauce, along with healthy options such as mango salsa and quinoa salad. Glasses of French Kronenbourg beer clink together, and bottles of bordeaux, chardonnay, and champagne stand alone on tables like uncles boycotting Thanksgiving.