Though the bakers at Starry Bakery & Café can expertly make cakes and pastries fit for any celebration, sweets aren't their specialty. Instead, they focus on both sweet and savory baked goods. Inspiration comes from French and Japanese cuisines, as you can see from their varied menu, which includes red velvet cupcakes, Portuguese egg tart, and savory pork buns.
They craft these culinary works of art for both in-store consumption and catered events. Among their confections are kid-friendly treats such as buns with panda-bear faces made out of chocolate frosting and cakes sculpted to look like beloved cartoon characters. These themed confections help ensure smiles during birthday parties or afternoons when kids need a pick-me-up after a long day of chasing their shadows.
There's never a bad time to visit Michael's Cafe—it serves its bistro-style cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's also free WiFi, making the place popular for business professionals on the go and anyone who needs to check their fantasy jai-alai team's stats. For breakfast, there is classic American breakfast fare, such as eggs, bacon, and toast. As the day moves along, you can order chicken wings slathered in a honey-habanero sauce and coconut shrimp served with house tartar sauce. Entrees, such as the filet mignon, come with a choice of potato, rice, or mixed vegetables. Feel free to kick back with a frosted mojito on the patio, which has cozy orange couches and chairs nestled near a tiki bar.
Serving as a New York epicenter of holistic thought, the nonprofit educational and cultural center hosts more than 500 programs per year, taught by renowned teachers such as Deepak Chopra. In-person programs cover topics ranging from wellness and psychology to the interplay between ecology and culture, and the center’s online courses teach students how to incorporate feng shui into an urban lifestyle or tie-dye their auras to match their favorite sweaters. Students anywhere in the world can participate in streaming webinars, which pair interactive instruction with live question-and-answer sessions. One-hour wellness sessions vanquish physical and spiritual pains with a choice of 15 healing modalities, and an onsite bookstore expands visitors' horizons with world music, educational DVDs, and a secret passage to a cavernous vault filled with globes.
With more than 845 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. The lunch hour presents toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320–420 calories each.
In addition to providing healthy eats to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative fights childhood obesity while encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active—which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
At UR CUP, don't expect the house blend to always taste the same—the flavor changes seasonally, thanks to the rotating selection of beans that become available from producers in South and Central America. There are single-origin coffees as well, and they are always prepared using manual brewing methods such as full-immersion and pour-over. Updated classics include the cafe-mocha inspired Coco latte, which is made from 85 percent dark chocolate and brown sugar. Their certified organic teas pair nicely with baked goods such as the chai fig cake, which Serious Eats New York said was "a moist, delicate cake with fine crumbs and a generous portion of chopped figs tucked into each bite."
Master Juice NYC concocts healthy, tasty juice cleanses designed to help you look and feel your best. The company has an uncompromisable commitment to clean, pure ingredients, specifically those that are organic, seasonal, and biodynamically grown. Whenever possible, Master Juice teams these ingredients up with health-boosting super foods that may be tough to come by, unless you scour the globe or rifle through Johnny Acai-seed's ruck sack. The resulting roster of juices ranges from a beginner cleanse, with spinach, cucumber, and pineapple, to a master cleanse, which ups the ante with maple syrup, turmeric, and cayenne. All the company's cleanses provide an array of potential benefits, including weight loss, improvement in mood, and increased energy levels.