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At Twister’z Premium Frozen Yogurt, guests line up to fill their waffle bowls and cake-bottomed cups with frozen-yogurt flavors such as mango, peanut butter, and watermelon. Next, they top off the creamy peaks with rainbow sprinkles, sour gummy worms, nuts, and crunchy cereal from a toppings bar that stretches for nearly the length of a wall. Before settling in to savor their calcium-filled, riboflavin-rich treats amid the shop’s bright-orange walls, guests must weigh their cups at the cash register. This pay-by-weight system allows for complete customization and may explain why helium-filled gumdrops are among the shop’s most popular toppings.

8308 Staples Mill Rd
Richmond,
VA
US

Customers can mix and match Yogurt Express's 10 rotating flavors and decorate their dessert from a selection of more than 48 toppings, including fresh fruit, candy, and nuts. Treats from the self-serve yogurt bar are priced by weight ($0.40/oz.). A healthier, low-fat alternative to ice cream, Yogurt Express’s yogurt contains high levels of living yogurt cultures, which promote a healthy digestive system.

9036 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

“What is medicine for you is poison for me,” is not necessarily something you'd expect to hear from a juice company. Juice is juice, and it's good for you, right? Well, the creators of Simply Juice, Simply Well—a wellness firm that specializes in improving health with ancient remedies—believe that even with juice, it's important to tailor it to the individual to ensure optimal health. They take into account a client's unique dosha, wellness goals, dream journals, and health challenges before creating raw, organic juices that are never made until they are needed and contain no additives or preservatives.

Clients then down the nutritious drinks during one- or three-day juice cleanses and five-day full detoxes. The programs cater to people who need a structured regimen but who may be too busy to create their own plan. The juices have been said to flood the body with hydration, flush out toxins, and encourage weight loss while promoting satiation.

7801 West Broad Street
Henrico,
VA
US

Inside this elegant eatery, undulating mirror segments reflect glimpses of signature kebab and kahari plates precariously stacked along the waiter's arm. Below small ceiling lights arranged like a constellation, tables are festooned with traditional clay-oven tandoori and masala dishes—but this is a small part of Noorani's ample repertoire, which ranges from Indian and Pakistani fare to a completely separate menu of traditional Chinese dishes. The staff prepares fresh fish and chicken coated in zesty sichuan, ginger soy, and orange sauces over noodles or tender rice. Guests, meanwhile, can load plates with cuisine from the 15-item daily lunch buffet and question regulars about Noorani Kabab House's live entertainment. The merriment syllabus presents comedy nights, concerts, and some guy who used a single chopstick to eat a bowl of hot-and-sour soup.

2757 Hungary Spring Rd
Henrico,
VA
US