Since its inception in 1999, Adagio Teas has filled the cups of its ever-growing customer base with farm-fresh gourmet teas harvested from across the globe. Seasoned sippers and new tea drinkers alike gather around the fragrant vapors of Adagio's expansive selection, which includes thousands of unique green, chai, and herbal teas. In addition to its stockpile of potables, Adagio Teas puts an innovative spin on tea ware with a varied collection of ceramic sets, Asian-inspired pots, and electric kettles that purr when plugged in or tickled gently with unused leaves. Adagio Teas' products fill the virtual shelves of its online store, and can also be found in many gourmet and health-food shops.
Cold Stone's ice cream, made fresh in stores every day, inhabits a quantum flux between soft-serve and traditional ice cream, with a rich, creamy texture that whispers tales of its super-premium quality as it glides over taste buds. The ice cream generously welcomes dozens of toppings, as traditional as vanilla wafers and chopped nuts or as quirky as granola and black licorice. Choose your favorite ice cream from among dozens of silky flavors, such as Irish cream and butter pecan. Then make certain no one will try and steal a taste by topping it protectively with brownies, gumballs, and sugar cone pieces. Whatever Frankencream you create, it'll be scooped cold off the grill into a freshly made waffle cone or bowl. Cold Stone's ice cream and toppings vary between seasons and location, and they also offer sorbet and an array of lighter toppings such as fruit and honey.
From Häagen-Dazs' Belgian dark chocolate and Madagascan vanilla beans to Popcorn Palace's U.S.-grade-AA butter and whole macadamia nuts, both companies use top-quality ingredients to craft their signature goodies. Popcorn Palace's 27 popcorn varieties fall into four flavor categories—Supreme, Sweet, Savory, and Simple—and are cooked in small batches to ensure that each kernel has a sense of its own self-worth. Supreme flavors, such as white-chocolate peanut butter, treat palates to a salty symphony of flavors, and Simple kernels take taste buds back to childhood cinema outings. Häagen-Dazs's numerous, diverse flavors of ice cream, yogurt, and sorbet fill cups, cones, and milk shakes with the sweet, frosty essence of coffee or mint chip.
Featured on the Food Network for a revolutionary sandwich composed of two freshly baked cookies surrounding edible, raw cookie dough, Cookie Dough Creations spares no calorie in whipping up buttery, sugary batters. In 1994, founder and dough aficionado Jim Bewersdorf began selling raw-cookie-filled creations to local restaurants, winning them over with specialties such as the cookie-dough ice-cream pie, which, like a mouth guard crafted from spun sugar, subdues sweet teeth with one use. Eight distinct flavors of all-natural, egg- and preservative-free dough top sundaes, grace shakes, and participate in the gentrification of dilapidated gingerbread communities. Dough devourers can also explore 24 flavors of ice cream in the black-and-white-tiled, dine-in dough haven, which is located near the Riverwalk.
When Forever Yogurt claims that it has “literally trillions of possibilities” for combining frozen-yogurt flavors and toppings, it is literally not kidding. At each location, some 16 flavors and 40 toppings challenge self-serve artists to twirl, sprinkle, and festoon cups of fro-yo to their own taste buds' content. Frozen masterpieces can accommodate preferences for low-fat, nonfat, nondairy, and no-sugar-added diets, as well as daily food-pyramid requirements for fresh blueberries, kiwi, and caramel-turtle cups.
2 Foodies' culinary duo refined its skills with classical training in hotels and at locales across the globe, including Morocco, China, and Singapore. The diverse epicurean experiences helped the pair devise its café menu of eclectic salads, soups, and sandwiches, such as a ham-and-brie panini bedecked with apple, fig compote, and seasoned frequent-flyer miles ($8.95). Lemon-dill aioli swathes the house-made salmon burger ($10.50), and chickpeas, bruschetta tomatoes, and feta cheese tiptoe along the Mediterranean chopped salad’s nest of mixed greens ($7.95).