The oven-shunning eatery specializes in familiar tastes prepared with herbs, nuts, and veggies, full of their original, uncooked-to-death nutrients. For starters, try the chips and salsa, with the standard tortilla dippers swapped in favor of flax-seed crackers ($5.88). Fish phobes will appreciate the sneaky sushi selection, with maki artfully assembled sans sea meat. Try the the pseudo salmon roll ($12.88), packed with sprouts, avocado, tomato, enoki mushrooms, yam rice, mustard, garlic, and ginger. Wraps, veggie burritos, zucchini-noodle pastas, and veggie burgers round out the garden-centric menu.
With more than 700 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company’s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as peach perfection and strawberry whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including peanut butter moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate.
For those with heartier appetites, steel-cut oats steep in soymilk before being enhanced with toppings such as apples, cinnamon, and brown-sugar crumble. The lunch hour presents protein-packed mini wraps, toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320–420 calories each.
Something's Brewing cooks up a menu bursting at the seams with tantalizing homemade breakfast sandwiches, lavish lunch options, and tasty coffees, teas, and frozen treats. Rise and shine with the croissant egg-and-cheese sandwich ($6.50) or Mike's breakfast burrito, a playful jumble of scrambled eggs, peppers, onions, cheese, and salsa ($6.75). Covert lunchtime rendezvous can be conducted under the tasty cover of the day's homemade quiche ($5) or disguised with a well-groomed pickle mustache. Float through your day with the buoyant Venetian sandwich piled high with salami, mozzarella, roasted red peppers and basil pesto served on a ciabatta roll ($7). While gaping gullets find refreshment in Seattle's Best Coffees ($1.75–$2), espressos ($2–$3), and caramel macchiatos ($3.75–$4.75), the peach smoothies ($4–$5) and strawberry milkshakes ($4–$5) lure in ice-cream lovers and forlorn snowmen.
Eating snow is usually unadvisable. At Easy Life Boba Tea, however, the snow is far sweeter than the kind you'd find on the ground or in the back of your enchanted wardrobe. That's because it's fluffy snow?paper-thin shaved ice infused with real fruit and piled into cups, where it's topped with more fruit and chewy tapioca. The velvety snow comes in several flavors, including mango and Thai tea. The rest of the menu is just as diverse, and features milk teas, iced teas, and fruit slushes dotted with boba, as well as crispy snacks such as popcorn chicken and shrimp balls.
Founded by ice-cream enthusiasts Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery has grown to more than 1,400 locations across North America. Each day, the shop's scoopers mix up fresh batches of ice cream and sorbet, which are served by the scoop, piled high in sundaes, and blended into shakes. After customers choose their desired flavor, the staffers toss the chilly sustenance upon a slab of frozen granite and fold in a smorgasbord of candy and nuts to achieve the ideal ice-cream-to-add-in ratio. Customers can dream up their own creations or opt for a signature masterpiece, sampling one of more than 11.5 million possible flavor combinations, which still await a brave conqueror to unlock them all. To accommodate sweets cravings at celebrations, staff members also dish out premade treats, such as ice-cream cakes and baked goods.
At The MadHouse Coffee, baristas craft hot and cold coffees and teas and serve them up alongside made-to-order sandwiches and freshly baked pastries. Patrons can sip on a peanut-butter-infused Monkey Mocha between bites of the Island of Capri sandwich, full of creamy mozzarella, tomatoes, and oregano hugged by two slices of focaccia bread. The MadHouse Coffee also offers a selection of desserts such as tiramisu, which guests can nibble as they take in the vibrantly remixed pieces of artwork on tables, walls, and employees? foreheads.