Peace, Love and Little Donuts of Grove City offers dunkables all day long. They start making little donuts from old-fashioned, blueberry, and devil’s-food cakes first thing in the morning, and then switch to mini donuts around 11 a.m. Both sizes come with frostings such as vanilla, chocolate, maple, raspberry, strawberry, orange, and cream cheese and toppings such as Oreo, coconut, jimmies, chocolate morsels, and cereal.
Clarencedale Cake?s creations range from four-tiered wedding cakes dotted with elegant roses, to neon-green cupcakes and edible ladybugs. Professional artists design custom cakes for birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions, each of which is nothing less than a unique work of art. They can sculpt a football-helmet cake for a birthday party, or a cake shaped like a Tiffany box for a bridal shower. But customers can drop in for everyday indulgences, too?the bakery keeps a case stocked with cupcakes, cookies, and pastries in a variety of rotating flavors, as well as seasonal specialities such as turkey cupcakes and heart-shaped cookies.
Yumberries brings an element of surprise to its menu of frozen yogurt and deli sandwiches by constantly rotating the flavors and options. Guests can customize 18 types of self-serve frozen yogurt with more than 40 toppings. The selection of sandwiches always includes a vegetarian option, alongside meaty concoctions such as BLTs and turkey sandwiches loaded with gouda and lemon-pepper mayo.
A step onto Bruster's Real Ice Cream front porch?where red wrought-iron furniture and blooming flowers pop against a white fa?ade?might as well be a step back into the good old days. Despite the traditional imagery, the ice-cream shop's exterior was recently remodeled so that customers could get the same enjoyment out of the environment as they do from a bowl or cone of its premium ice cream. The friendly staffers behind the counter not only scoop up the creamy dessert but also create custom cakes for special occasions, lead summer camps and birthday parties, and provide catering to private events.
In 1988, Auntie Anne's founders Anne and Jonas Beiler purchased a Pennsylvania farmers' market stand, where they experimented with dough until they created a pretzel that seemed to strike the perfect chord with their customers. Today, at their more than 1,500 locations worldwide, the pretzel makers still hand roll the original recipe but have added to the menu with inventive options, such as the Pepperoni Pretzel and eight signature dipping sauces. The team constantly explores new uses for the pretzel dough, such as wrapping it around hot dogs or slicing it into bite-size nuggets. To transform the snack into a meal, they accompany it with specialty drinks, including Frozen Lemonade Mixers.
When not twisting dough, Auntie Anne's team partners with the national charitable organization Alex?s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises funds to fight childhood cancer. They also reach out to local communities through fundraising opportunities.
The proudly independent family crew that runs The Pittsburgh Bagel Factory brings the same commitment to tasty food and early-rising work ethics that made their bagels a local staple to their new Craig St. location. After baking their bagels, which include everything from savory onion to multigrain wildberry, the kitchen staff puts them to work, schmearing them with cream cheese concoctions or sandwiching them with deli meats including oven-roasted turkey and kosher salami. Custom blends of eggs, morning meats, and cheese gussy up handheld comestibles, while burgers flip from sizzling grills to challah buns dressed with toppings ranging from grilled onions and mushrooms to fried eggs and peach barbecue sauce. Staff also pull shots of espresso to add to steaming mugs that vanquish sleepiness from faces.