Every morning, bakers at Great American Bagel sift dough from scratch, season batches with dozens of flavors, and steam bake bagels to chewy perfection. With enough options to satisfy Oscar Wilde during his terrible twos, the menu features more than 20 bagel flavors, such as jalape?o cheddar, cinnamon sugar, and blueberry, as well as house-made cream-cheese varieties such as salsa and walnut raisin. In addition, coffee is available to complement robust munchies, from egg sandwiches and pizza bagels to made-to-order deli fare.
Caramanda's skilled bakers can whip up freshly baked cupcakes in maple pecan and caramel banana cream or sumptuous butterscotch and peanut butter chunk cookies for carryout. The bakery also employs skilled 3D cake-makers, who can morph fondant into a dragon for a birthday, or create a pair of wearable cake gloves for an upcoming boxing match.
Great Harvest’s breads, which are baked with premium whole wheat, come in many flavors that change daily. Customers can nuzzle with a delicately sweet loaf of honey whole wheat any day Monday–Saturday, or make playful puckering faces at the artisan European sourdough any day Tuesday–Saturday. Win over a paperclip-stealing office mate by picking up a soft bundle of cinnamon chip bread to share before work on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. On most days of the week, gluten-free loaves are also available. For those preferring breaded delights that are easily juggled, ogle a variety of muffins, scones, and tea cakes. Creative connoisseurs can stop by the Palomar location to top their choice of bread with premium sandwich meats and veggies ($3.60–$4.90 for a half sandwich, $6.40–$7.95 for a whole).
To Dan Kim, a red mango is something truly special. The fruit only becomes that color for a very brief time, when it's most ripe, most delicious, and most nutritious. This became an allegory for Dan, a frozen yogurt enthusiast, who was conceptualizing his first yogurt shop. He opened the first location in 2007, vowing to use all-natural ingredients that, like the red mango, are both tasty and healthy. His commitment to conscientious snacking certainly caught on, as the brand has since expanded to more than 200 locations throughout North and South America. In 2011, Red Mango took top honors for frozen yogurt shops and for healthy options in a Zagat poll.
In addition to being all-natural, Red Mango's award-winning yogurt satisfies a range of diets by being gluten-free, kosher, and low-fat or non-fat. Each of the nearly 50 flavors, which range from green tea to dulce de leche, contains calcium, protein, and immune-boosting probiotics. Depending on the location, people can serve themselves or order from the full-service counter as they concoct sundaes crowned with anything from fresh fruit to peanut butter cups. The menu includes more than just fro-yo sundaes, however?it also features yogurt parfaits, Skinny Sorbettos, and fruit or boba smoothies. In addition to developing secret handshakes with their favorite yogurt taps, regular visitors can sign up for the Club Mango rewards program to receive special offers and discounts.
Brides to be know that beauty is in the details; that’s why for the last quarter of a century, affianced women have come knocking at the door of Mondelli's Bakeshop where an experienced cake decorator meets bridal clients’ specifications with carefully applied swirls of icing and frosted flowers. Besides custom-cake appointments, the bakers put their attention to detail to use by stocking up the bakery counter with specialty breads, iced cookies, and the shop’s popular chocolate-sundae cake. Bakers also craft an array of donuts and pastries that are rolled, cut, fried, and iced by hand, allowing clients to bite into still-warm treats without consuming them during steamy morning showers.