Isaac Mizrahi's family ate a lot of frozen yogurt. During one of many trips to the fro-yo shop with his kids, Isaac decided to cut out the middle man and open his own store. He cut the ribbon on his first Groovy Spoon location in Tarzana, California, where swarms of yogurt enthusiasts crowded around self-serve stations built into modern avocado-green walls. The success of that shop, which has been featured on Khloé & Lamar, led to more locations in California and Ohio, each slinging a rotation of more than 20 yogurt flavors, including sugar-, gluten-, and dairy-free options. Cheesecake, Oreo cookie, and pomegranate varieties lay the groundwork for a bevy of healthy and decadent toppings, such as fruit and candy in the form of chunks, tidbits, and 20-sided dice.
Located near Ohio Wesleyan University, Something Sweet Coffee & Bakery serves up Ohio-roasted coffee, specialty café drinks, and baked goods that are made fresh each day onsite. Cake pops, muffins, and scones–both sweet and savory–are just a few of the resident baker's specialties. Patrons can savor sips and snacks while lounging on the inviting café's plush armchairs and sofas.
Following in the footsteps of numerically shaped oat cereal and president-profile pasta, Sugardaddy's distinctively circle-shaped confections prove that well-formed fare always tastes better. Premium semi-sweet chocolate swirled with unsweetened chocolate and fine espresso give the signature brunettes their intensely decadent flavor. The rich mint might tempt gum chewers, while the dark berry offers a touch of just-picked flavor. You can also get your brownies tinged with citrus, bursting with peanut butter, or spontaneously combusting with walnuts. If you don't even like your humor dark, batter up with a more buttery bite and try the blondies. The sugary snacks explode with brown sugar for a moist, indulgent pick-me-up. Sugardaddy's offers four featured blends: cinnamon, nutty, strawberry, and Tahiti. Learn more about every flavor here.
Parents get to socialize; kids get to play. Lattes and Lollipops is a win-win for busy families. The cozy retreat was opened by three sisters and their mom, who dreamt of a place where they could sit, sip coffee, and chat while their children remained happily entertained. When parents bring their little ones in to play, staff members keep a watchful eye on them so mom and dad can have some quiet time to enjoy a warm beverage and surf the in-house wifi. Meanwhile, the children let their imaginations loose in the playscape, buying groceries in the market or petting pretend dalmations in the firehouse. When it's time for a snack break, families have plenty of healthy options, such as turkey sandwiches, fruit cups, and hummus.
Every morning, Rita's Italian Ice's dessert-makers show up to work and start smashing fruit to bits. They extract the juices, natural sugars, and sweet flesh of each to infuse into their freshly-made italian ices. The ices pair well with custards and creams for mixed treats, or serve as refreshingly cool treats on their own. The staff even take small groups on behind-the-scenes tours of their kitchens, teaching the secrets to freezing mango juice into a silky-smooth texture or milking a banana.
From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers? exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location?s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.