A plethora of toppings beckons self-servers to top a choice of 16 flavors of fro-yo, joined on Yollipop's menu by coffee drinks, boba tea, cupcakes, and smoothies. Like a mischievous yeti, customers can send an avalanche of fresh fruit or other toppings down a mountain of frozen red-velvet or vanilla-bean yogurt ($0.39/oz.). Many options are gluten-free or considerate of other dietary needs, including sugar-free white-chocolate macadamia, sweetened with stevia and cherub kisses, or the purple-hued, nondairy taro flavor made with rice milk. Smoothies ($3.99) jolt mouths with fruit and yogurt infusions, and hot cappuccinos ($2.99–$3.50) from the espresso bar prevent tongues from freezing into the shape of Grecian statues.
The sweet-tooth fairies at Cake Café bake cakes, cupcakes, and saccharine goodies that are available in an extensive spectrum of flavors. Every day, a 25-flavor menu of cupcakes ($2.50) croons pint-size lullabies to confection fans with options such as white coconut, chocolate mint, and strawberry. Snackers can customize their own pickup-able comestible by mixing and matching tastes from the menu's batter, filling, and icing flavors ($3.25). Such one-of-a-kind creations may result from topping a raspberry-filled orange cupcake with chocolate buttercream, or filling a cream-cheese-frosted red velvet cupcake with fudge. Discus-shaped pumpkin-pecan pies add sweetness to aggressive Frisbee tournaments ($11.99), and cakes sate customers looking to treat their taste buds to a slice of something sweet ($18.99+).
Thirteen years ago, Joe Goldblatt found a way to combine his loves of animals and baking. In his home kitchen, he created wholesome, all-natural dog treats using human-grade ingredients and no preservatives. The treats were so popular that he and his wife Helen opened The Bone Appetit Bakery a year later. Today, the store brims with healthy pet foods, colorful pet costumes, collars of all sizes, and even specialty beer for dogs, allowing canines to finally experience the thrill of tailgating at competitive dogsledding events. But the real action takes place in the bakery, where all-natural ingredients such as whole grains and fresh eggs swirl together in KitchenAid machines as Goldblatt cooks up his signature treats for both dogs and cats.
The elusive baroness's baked goods, crafted with high-quality ingredients and real butter and pure vanilla, have been a shopping-mall mainstay for more than 30 years. Fuel up on chocolate-studded favorites (nuts optional) such as milk-chocolate chip and white chunk with macadamia nuts or try Debra's special oatmeal raisin enlivened with walnuts, cinnamon sugar, and peanut butter ($1.85 each) or satisfy an entire jury with a 12-count heap of regular-size cookies ($16.99). Brownies come in similarly spectacular specialty flavors, with classic fudginess at the dark, chewy heart of each ($2.59 each). Groupon customers can apply this Groupon toward a cookie cake with customizable flavoring and frosting, great for birthday parties, family gatherings, and Paul Bunyan's dessert ($28.99 for 16").