Sweet Frog?s frozen-yogurt flavors go beyond the norm. In addition to cookies ?n? cream and sorbet, the lineup of 75 varieties includes original tart, island banana, and dulce de leche. Patrons can sprinkle on toppings such as fresh fruit and candies, then savor their confetti?d confections in the lime-green-and-pink restaurant. Smiling frogs and funky white hanging lamps give the stores an air of fun, but founder Derek Cha is interested in giving more than that to the community; through Sweet Frog, he sponsors children in need and dispatches frog mascots to those who need encouragement.
Let's Yo Yogurt blends probiotics, fruit purées, and other gourmet ingredients into its sorbets and frozen yogurts, which are available in nonfat, low-fat, and no-sugar-added iterations. Flavors such as sea salt caramel pretzel and cinnamon bun fill simple white dishes alongside slices of fruit and nuts or colorful gummy candies. Let's Yo Yogurt also brews gourmet coffee, and stocks cereals from Kashi to Froot Loops.
Frozen yogurt, though a sweet dessert, packs a nutritional punch with live probiotics that help regulate digestive health. Yogurt City combines this beneficial treat with a variety of tantalizing flavors, including georgia peach and pecan praline, to keep customers coming back.
A family-owned business, the Kayce Cupcakes shop was built by the hands of the White family—Larry White Jr. assembled the chairs and tables and Kathy Owen White and her daughter Kayce adorned the walls in bright stripes, while their infant granddaughter cooed and gurgled encouragingly. Each morning, the family and its staff fold premium ingredients into fresh batches of gourmet cupcakes in an ever-changing array of flavors. The chefs extend their culinary expertise towards classics like double chocolate and vanilla, and also experiment with innovative flavors such as maple bacon and chocolate chili. Cupcakes in hand, guests can snack at the numerous tabletops that scatter the sunny shop, or order custom cupcakes by the dozens to share with friends in the comfort of their own garages.
Cars, suits, and wedding rings. With some things in life, customization is key. MoFroYo Frozen Yogurt, which touts a self-serve bar with 21 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt and more than 100 toppings, brings this concept to your taste buds. Its self-serve machines swirl out traditional tastes, such as vanilla, and exotic blends, including cake batter, sweet coconut, and strawberry shortcake. The amounts, toppings, and mouths they?re eaten with are all up to the customers. MoFroYo's flavors change regularly, often with the seasons. For example, during the fall there's pumpkin pie ? la mode and in the winter mouths dance with peppermint stick and white-chocolate mousse.
Alexandra and Romeo fell in love in France over cups of flour and sugar as Romeo completed his professional boulanger and patissier training. Today, the couple recreates quintessential French flavors in their West Hartford bakery-caf?, where the menu kicks off with breakfasts of pain au chocolat and almond croissants. For lunch, chefs build sandwiches such as Le Brie with cheese and butter, and the Eiffel, whose roasted chicken breast, carrots, and cucumber stands 324 meters tall. Desserts such as macarons and chocolate-hazelnut mousse cake pair with a cappuccino or caf? au lait to round out each meal.
La Petite France also rolls out its portable crepe cart to special events throughout the area, where French-speaking chefs (upon request) whip up sweet or savory crepes for parties of 20 or more.