At Cravings, soda jerks do things the old-fashioned way. They hand-make every batch inside their restored 1920s soda-fountain shop. The menu features a rotating lineup of 36 hard ice-cream flavors such as dutch chocolate and coffee. Diversifying the selection, the offer more than 100 custom-blended soft serve frozen yogurt and soft serve ice creams and frozen yogurts, including 40 varieties with no added sugar. In addition to crafting mainstay menu items, staff prepare fruit smoothies, frappes, floats, ice cream sodas, and ice-cream cakes.
With an arsenal of fresh ingredients and rich recipes, Hoff's Bakery has been bestowing gourmet goods on New Englanders for almost 30 years. Check out the sumptuous lineup of desserts, which include six-inch cakes (around $10.95), creamy cheesecakes ($19.95–$23.95), truffle bombs (around $12.95), and trifle cups. Many of Hoff's Bakery's baked goods are certified kosher. Patrons can also snag individual desserts such as mini and personal pastries (starting at $27.50 for 35 pieces), which can be easily concealed in mouths for transport over the border.
Kane's Donuts' half-century-old recipes helped the bakery snag a spot in Bon Appétit magazine’s Top 10 Best Places for Donuts list. Bagels lament their fate as the black sheep in a family full of sugary donut flavors ($1.50 each; $12.50/doz.), including honey-dipped, powdered-sugar, and black-raspberry-jelly-filled varieties. A star-studded supporting cast includes fluffy capped muffins ($2.25 each; $12.50/half doz.) and two-pound, cinnamon-swirled coffee rolls that span entire plate diameters with cinnamon frosting or honey glaze. Roasted bean juices made from 100% Sumatran blends wash down eviscerated donuts and jump-start days like activating a pacemaker's alarm-clock function.
Cookies by Design offers all kinds of fun and tasty cookies arrangements, including baskets, cakes, trays, and their signature cookie bouquets. Cookie bouquets are superior to flower bouquets in the categories of nutrition, taste and likelihood that an inattentive cashier will allow you to spend them as coins. They're perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Bad Hair Day (Bad Hair is my pet name for my secretary - I'm actually talking about Secretary's Day).
How about a Mom's Tulip Blossoms bouquet with hand-decorated sugar cookies made to look like tulip blossoms? Or the First Place Dad Basket has two hand-decorated cookies and an assortment of freshly baked cookies with chocolate chips, peanuts and/or tree nuts?! There are even cookie bouquets for graduations, wedding showers, baby showers, and cookie showers. What better gift than a cookie bouquet to celebrate your friend bringing another cookie into the world?
Upon seeing the iced and sprinkled goodies that glisten under the display case at CB Scoops, it's obvious that the bakery excels in the art of crafting inventive sweet treats. Behind the counter, staffers scoop generous portions of ice cream in seasonal and mainstay flavors such as butter pecan, death by chocolate, and coffee almond fudge to cool down maws or overheated laptop batteries. The flavors pour into cupcakes as well as ice cream cakes and festively decorated ice cream pizzas divided into tasty slices. In addition to its celebratory dainties, the kitchen also churns out sandwiches, salads, and soups.
The cooks at Hillside Cafe prepare an expansive menu of breakfasts, sandwiches, pizzas, and dinner entrees. Three-egg omelets ($4.99–$6.99) fold neatly next to home potatoes and toast daily from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., and freshly made muffins and bagels delight palates without breaking into spontaneous dance numbers. Sausage, prosciutto, and ricotta top Chris' Special pizza ($14.75 for a large), and all manner of meat and fixings sit snugly in a hot or cold sub's bun embrace ($4.75–$7.25). Zorba's dinner, which includes gyro, stuffed grape leaves, greek salad, and tzatziki sauce ($8.25), embodies Greece better than a scale model of the Parthenon made of baklava. Hillside Cafe's staff serves its fare with recycled paper products when possible, and recycle cooking oil to use as biofuel.