Gene Leiterman spends his days at a culinary college teaching the art of pastry making and his evenings at CocoFlow Chocolate Cafe molding his favorite medium. His chocolate handiwork ranges from truffles infused with rose syrup to edible sculptures--he once carved a 20-pound chocolate Easter bunny, which proceeded to lay several Cadbury eggs. He's also filled the café's menu with slices of cake, fresh crepes, and hand-painted bon-bons, such as the pistachio crème with swirls of colorful cocoa butter. During CocoFlow's hands-on weekend classes, students learn to craft their own chocolates using machinery-free European techniques that they can replicate at home.
Fill your mug, and then your mug, with the dark-liquid magic of Blue Bean Coffee Company's 100% arabica beans, chosen from the top one percent of the world's coffee crops. Patrons exhausted from a night of dream-clogging can kick-start their morning with traditional gourmet coffee ($1.45 for 12 oz.), a café latte ($2.40 for 12 oz.), a cup of hot tea ($1.55 for 12 oz.), or the fan-favorite raspberry mocha ($2.95 for 12 oz.). Ask Blue Bean's friendly baristas about the monthly featured drinks or some of the other hot beverages and cold concoctions, such as frappes and smoothies, on tap for tongues and taste buds. Beyond superior sips, Blue Bean Coffee also offers up vegan cookies and signature scones, as well as bags of take-home coffee.
This European-American bistro serves up a miscellaneous menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner delights, including many vegetarian options. Let a dashing Italian panini served on grilled ciabatta bread with provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, and a side of pasta salad ($7.48–$8.49) sweep your mouth off its chin-feet. If you prefer pre-flattened sandwiches, try a grilled croissant sandwich served with pasta salad ($7.49–$7.99), a wrap with avocado ($8.99), or a spicy New Orleans–style po' boy served with red-potato salad or cubed fries ($8.99). The menu also includes a variety of gourmet salads ($4.49–$8.99) and soup ($3.49) that can be enjoyed separately or as part of a half-and-half combo meal ($7.49–$8.49).
Beatnix Café’s reality-forcefield device keeps it locked in this world, so you don’t have to listen to Susan B. Anthony while perusing the menu. For morning sustenance, Beatnix features the Daddy O French Toast with your choice of bread base ($2.98 for two slices). During lunch, the Groovy Grilled Chicken Sandwich stands tall with toasted wheat bread, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion with mayo or your choice of dressing ($5.89). All salads start with a base of fresh organic spring mix, baby spinach, and red-leaf lettuce combined with freshly grated carrots and red cabbage (starting at $5.49), and soups are made from scratch ($3.49 for an 8-ounce cup).
If you were to trace the origin of one of Jamba Juice?s freshly squeezed juices, it wouldn?t take long before you ended up face to face with its most important supplier: Mother Nature. Whole fruits and vegetables from her gardens, groves, and orchards fill Jamba Juice's stores: kale, apples, pineapple, carrots, beets, and other produce. Although it?s serious about filling cups with wholesome, natural ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate.
Sure, there are classic juices on the juice menu. Purely Carrot, for instance, which is as elemental and straightforward as it sounds. But there?s also the Tropical Greens, which combines apple juice and pineapple with super greens and chia seeds. And there?s Kale Orange Power, loaded with kale, bananas, and orange juice?all of which are packed with a serious helping of vitamins and manganese. Regardless of which flavor you choose, each 12-ounce juice packs in at least 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies, making it a convenient way to restore energy and get nutrition on the go. The same commitment to simplifying healthy eating can be found throughout the Jamba Juice menu, from its Fruit and Veggie smoothies to its Artisan Flatbreads.
In addition to providing healthy options to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative is focused on improving childhood nutrition and fitness by encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to helping the nation stay fit?which you can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
With over 500 stores serving the full freshly squeezed juice menu, Jamba Juice is the perfect way to blend in the good.