Smoothie King smoothies combine fresh fruit, natural juices, and special nutritional enhancers into more than 90 flavors (you can customize, add, and subtract the extras) of icy delight, all of which focus on achieving one of seven nutritional goals. Try an antioxidant-rich Pomegranate Punch with pomegranate, bananas, blueberries, apple juice, soy protein, and Turbinado sweetener to stay healthy. Weight-conscious en-smuthiasts can trim down and float away with the Celestial Cherry High, packed with bananas, black cherry, papaya, Turbinado, and honey, and unpacked with fat. You can also customize any smoothie by adding enhancers or “make it skinny” by cutting out the honey and Turbinado.
In a sunny salon space adorned with stippled clouds and painted vines, Hair Cafe's image experts transform tresses and pamper skin and nails with a slate of beautifying services. Settle into the stylist's chair for a haircut as scissors skillfully maneuver their way through split ends, shapeless styles, and friendship bracelets from summers at salon camp, leaving hair glamorous and gleaming ($25 for men, $35+ for women). Full-color ($95+) and highlight services ($55 for partial, $95+ for full) give locks a vibrant new hue for a more thorough remodeling, and Japanese straightening permanently collapses curls for a full head of shiny, stick-straight strands ($150+). Clients can also illuminate dull digits with a manicure ($20) and a pedicure ($35), or prune over-eye topiaries with an eyebrow wax artful enough to invoke envy in passing Muppets ($15).
Behind the brick façade of Plush Gelato & Coffee, owners Dinh and Henry Luong handcraft a rainbow of velvety gelatos and sorbets to match a variety of custom-brewed coffee and lattes. Spheres of creamy gelato scooped away from frosty peaks woo sweet teeth with locally sourced and seasonal flavors such as chocolate hazelnut, nutella cookie, and vietnamese coffee ($3.75 for small; $4.50 for medium; $5.25 for large). Blood orange, strawberry, and mango juices freeze into smooth sorbet with a unique texture that comes from millions of microscopic crystals. Rather than licking a car battery, awaken somnolent palates with a large cup of piping hot coffee ($2.25) or a foamy latte ($3.75).
The discerning bakers at Cupcakes Actually make it a daily tradition to handcraft their sweet, miniature cakes from scratch using a variety of personally treasured original recipes. Visitors can choose from the weekly lineup of nine flavors drawn from a frosted menu hefty enough to sate Paul Bunyan's sweet tooth. Potential flavors include the Actually Dipped devil’s food cupcake topped with butter-cream frosting and dipped in rich fudge ($3.75 each) as well as the Golden Nugget carrot cupcake with grated zucchini, raisins, and crushed walnuts ($3.50 each). The Caribbean Queen crowns a piña colada cupcake with coconut-rum frosting, a cherry, and a paper umbrella ($3.25 each), and the Strawberry Fields swirls puréed strawberries into a vanilla cupcake decorated with strawberry buttercream and indigenous strawberry cave paintings ($3.25 each).
An edible rainbow stretches behind the counter of each Robeks Fruit Smoothies & Healthy Eats, tempting taste buds with a vibrant array of blueberries, kale, wheatgrass, strawberries, carrots, bananas, and other fresh fruits and vegetables. They recently unveiled 20 new additions to their menu, including Age Buster and Replenisher smoothies, the kid-friendly PB&J Delight, and the Fast Break bowl, which blends fruit, pineapple sherbet, and greek yogurt with strawberry and banana slices. Blended into bases such as natural nonfat frozen yogurt and sherbets, these nutritious morsels transform into smoothies and juices bursting with flavor. The menu also extends to coffee smoothies, kid-friendly options, and smoothie bowls.