At each Tropical Smoothie Cafe location, healthy choices abound with drinks composed of fresh fruit and snacks loaded with veggies and premium meats and cheeses. The café’s colorful repertoire of smoothies runs the gamut from creamy, dessert-based indulgent creations to light and refreshing low-fat fruit options or frosty drinks boosted with supplements. Strawberries, bananas, and peaches mingle with exotic açaí and goji berries to form mouthwatering concoctions designed to deliver health-boosting antioxidants, essential nutrients, and laser vision–inducing vitamins. Drinks pair with ciabatta and griddled flatbread during breakfast and lunch, as well as with made-to-order salads and a host of wraps and sandwiches.
Delectable sandwiches and whimsical hot dogs team up on the Sully's Café menu to tastily preview a 40-flavor roster of delicious Hershey's Ice Cream. Flood your palate with a stream of scrumptiousness by trying the chicken salad croissant or a smoked, pulled barbecue pork sandwich (each $4.50). Or enjoy a surplus of flavor with one of six succulent hot dogs ($2-$3), such as a chili-cheese variation or a Chicago frank, which is loaded with mustard, tomatoes, relish, onions, and frigid winds. Dessert-craving diners can supervene lunch with a scoop of ice cream ($2.39) ⎯ rotating flavors include blueberry cheesecake, peanut butter caramel cookie, mint moose tracks, and orange sherbet.
The Palette Café rests its tasty laurels in the airy glass front atrium of the Mobile Museum of Art, allowing patrons a palatable space to fuel up on morsels between exhibits, or simply as a pleasant eatery for non-museum goers. Welcoming servers fete lunch-goers with an array of locally produced, fresh ingredients in accessible yet gourmet form. Start off your midday meal with the house-favored smoked tomato bisque ($3), a creamy concoction of roasted red peppers and savory tomatoes with the smoldering qualities of a 1940s torch singer. The vegetarian panini ($8) brings herbivore passion to portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, spinach and Brie, lovingly pressing them into a warm sourdough hug. Answer your thirst's phone calls with a Sparkling Strawberry Iced Tea ($2.95) served in a wine glass, or sate sweet teeth with the Margarita Mousse ($3), a semi-frozen scoop of tequila, Triple Sec, and lime-infused whipped dessert poured into a margarita glass and made complete with the spirits of pretzel-encrusted Mariachi musicians.
Chat-A-Way Café’s chefs never offer the same menu two days in a row. Some days, they'll simmer up pots of seafood bisque and stack ovens with three-cheese quiches and key-lime pies. On others, they'll turn their culinary attention to chicken noodle soups and red velvet cake. Come Friday, they fold plump morsels of crabs and fresh eggs into their signature crabmeat quiche. Regardless of the day, the chefs whip up their favorites— twice-baked potatoes, classic sandwiches, and creamy salads.
Outside of the kitchen, diners linger over coffee and slices of cheesecake beneath towering umbrellas of the sunny front patio. Others choose to take home-cooked meals to go, carrying out trays of gourmet casseroles, salads, and cakes to enjoy at home with families, store in freezers for later, or hide in their neighbor's tool shed as a wonderful surprise.
For more than 43 years, the staffers at Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe have been crafting velvety ice creams right there in the shop. They whip up a rotating menu of flavors—on any given day, visitors might find german chocolate cake, pumpkin, pineapple orange, amaretto almond, or a new flavor the ice cream artisans are experimenting with. They place three big scoops of ice cream and flavors such as strawberry or coffee into blenders or on vibrating exercise platforms to create well-mixed milk shakes and malts. Whipped cream and a cherry top cherry, lemon, and root-beer sodas.