A small, family-owned chocolatería, Olde Naples Chocolate caters to confectionary connoisseurs with gourmet comfits that make perfect gifts or perfect edible accoutrements to any special occasion. Sages of sugary sweets hand-make each chocolate creation daily using only the finest natural ingredients and sweetest incantations. Teach tongues about the nature of delicious duality with a sweet yet savory sack of pretzel twists swathed in solidified chocolate ($14, 8 oz.) or with a dichotomous collaboration of the indulgent and nutritional with chocolate-covered pineapple wedges ($14, 8 oz.). A plethora of gift options is available as well, including the Stimulus Package Basket, which boasts four currency-covered candy bars, chocolate gold coins, and lengthy financial journals on diversifying dessert portfolios ($25).
Hand dipped chocolates and baked goods made in small batches; no box mixes, fillers or preservatives. Made with the care your mother or grandmother would use. Baked goods made to order to ensure freshness. Chocolates made with the finest couvertures from around the world. We even make our own truffle fillings and caramels.
The waterless wash experts at Fashion Fresh absolve clothes from stain-related sins with advanced cleansing technologies. Friendly staff takes in soiled second skins at any location or drops by homes to whisk blouses ($7.43), blazers ($8.55), and business-casual spacesuits off to their cleaning facilities. Slink into a fresh-scrubbed skirt ($9.67–$7.78) or unsettle blind dates in a gleaming white lab coat ($8.25). Pseudo-suds experts also aid comforters ($27.92–$43.77) and pillowcases ($4.16) in reconnecting with their former fluffy selves.
Royal Palm proprietor Philip Fincher sidestepped a career in law to hop aboard his hovering dream-cloud of chocolate making. After graduating at the top of his class from the Notter School of Pastry Arts, Fincher honed his craft in the kitchen of the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples. In 2009, he opened Royal Palm Chocolates, which lures locals with gourmet goodies crafted from semi-sweet Belgian chocolate. Molded and elegantly painted morsels flaunt 23 silky ganache infusions, including traditional flavors such as dark chocolate as well as tropical tastes such as key lime, mojito, Malibu rum, passion fruit, and secretly-passionate-about-Zac-Efron pomango. Pick up an eight-piece gift box ($19.02 including tax) as a sweet holiday gift for a devoted choir director, or test your teeth's tread by sending them on a hike through a package of dark-chocolate rocky-road bark ($12.71 including tax).
A lot of restaurants claim to have fresh seafood, but City Seafood backs up that claim with its own fishing and crabbing boats, which pluck marine cuisine from nearby waters and deposit it on diners’ plates. The restaurant’s location in the Everglades helps provide its menu of sea fare, which includes oysters, grouper, clams, Gulf shrimp, and Florida lobster tails specially shaped to resemble the Sunshine State’s panhandle. After dining inside or on the Barron River–adjacent patio, diners can pick up raw seafood to take home at the onsite seafood market.
At Grace and Shelly's Cupcakes, the Butterfinger isn't a candy bar?it's a cupcake. A vanilla one, to be precise, filled with peanut butter, frosted in cream-cheese frosting, and topped with chunks of its namesake candy. Creative cupcakes like these have earned the bakery myriad press mentions. The culinary team whips up new cupcakes daily, too, crafting fresh-baked treats in flavors ranging from banana to red velvet.