The Cookie Store helps its customers to satisfy their sweet teeth with an extensive assortment of fresh-baked cookies and seven types of smoothies. From classics such as chocolate chip to more inventive flavors including snickerdoodle, honey oatmeal raisin walnut, and heath-bar toffee, The Cookie Store’s bakers concoct a spread of delicious bite-size treats daily. In addition to cookie trays and tins, bakers create custom cookie cakes in a variety of different shapes, including hearts and circles that can be decorated with birthday messages, cartoon characters, or interpretations of Jackson Pollock masterworks.
Unlike jerk-chicken pudding or fried-tuna Twinkies, ice cream makes for a delectable dessert that properly caps off any meal. At MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery, patrons can sample a huge menu of ice cream and other treats that are sure to slap a smile on any face and massage taste buds with sugary strokes. Try ice cream in flavor combinations such as Strawberry Skateboard with sprinkles, gummy bears, and marshmallows, or Cotton Candy Ski Jump with M&Ms and marshmallows. With one mix-in, prices range from $2.99 to $4.99 for a cup or cone, $3.99 for a pint, and $6.99 for a quart. Ice-cream cupcakes ($8.95 per 4-pack) can be enjoyed with a spoon or spoon-fingers. Dream cakes ($19.99+), on the other hand, come in appropriately oneiric flavors such as Pecan Perfection and Strawberry Cheesecream, and most are available in six-inch, eight-inch, and sheet-cake sizes. Health-conscious hedonists can indulge in strawberry-banana, mango, and mocha smoothies (starting at $3.95), whereas ice-cream pizzas ($19.95+) topped with white-chocolate curls will perplex pizza-party attendees before blasting away reservations with deliciousness.
Royal Icing Custom Cakes creates decorated cupcakes and intricate custom cakes for a feast of occasions. The resident cake-herder bakes from scratch using butter—never shortening—which makes flavors emerge in basketball player–sized proportions. Cupped-cakes come in lemon, strawberry, carrot, dark chocolate, and more, with a variety of creative fillings. Icing choices include chocolate buttercream and swiss meringue. Those with icing inspirations are welcome to dictate them, although Friday Night Fish Fry traditionally does poorly at children’s parties.
Today's Groupon lets you eat cake, though the phrase is commonly and unfairly misattributed to Marie Antoinette (who actually said, "Feed those peasants to my carnivorous cake"). For $10, you get $20 worth of fresh-baked treats and sips at FiddleCakes in Woodland-in-Waverly. There is no limit on the number of Groupons you grab, but you may only use one per visit.
Lucy Yogurt treats do-it-yourself desserters to a build-your-own yogurt bar primed with an ever-spinning roulette of tastes and toppings. Tap one or more of the eight daily rotating flavors, such as pink lemonade, dark chocolate, peach, cake batter, or euro tart, capable of pleasing even the Michael Kors-iest of taste buds with their cultured swirls. Once cups swirleth over with frosty sufficiency, top each chosen chill with copious scoops from the topping buffet, which features everything from fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries to more indulgent eats such as marshmallows, cookie dough, malt balls, and sprinkles. After each custom creation has been swirled and studded to suit your taste, pop bowls onto the shop's scale, which doles out prices and relationship advice according to the creation’s weight ($0.42 per ounce).
Every day, this chilly treatery impresses palates with more than 30 varieties of cholesterol-free and fresh-fruitified italian ice ($1.69–$2.95), with flavors including strawberry, root beer, swedish fish, chocolate chocolate chip, piña colada, vanilla, key lime, and green apple, as well as a smattering of sugar-free options. Spoons hankering for heartier scoops can try Rita's famously frozen old-fashioned custard ($2.35–$3.99), a robust dish that—like revenge—is best served cold in a cup, cone, or overflowing El Camino truck bed. Rita's custard involves a different freezing process than ice cream and boasts a higher egg-yolk ratio, resulting in a creamy texture that makes regular ice-box treats feel like gravel sprinkled with sandpaper shreds.