Open from 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Paradise Donuts serves sugary donuts, pastries, and cinnamon buns to give patrons a sweet start to their day. The donuts come with sprinkles, chocolate glaze, or creamy centers to fulfill cravings of every type. For a more savory treat, chomp down on a sausage roll paired with a mug of steaming coffee.
Every day of the summer, the backdoor of Anner's Pantry swings open to accept boxes of fresh, fragrant vegetables from organic farms. Out front, an herb garden has overtaken the lawn. Inside, the staff sorts organic produce, meats, poultry, fish, and dairy products. To help their members streamline shopping trips, they organize products into market bags. Available in produce and meat options, the bags' contents change based on what's in season. Fruit and veggie sacks may include watermelon, corn, bananas, broccoli, avocados, and pamphlets from the Tomato is a Vegetable League. The Meat and More bag brims with refrigerator staples such as organic butter and free range, antibiotic- and hormone-free eggs and meats. Alongside the bags, staffers include simple, wholesome recipes and tips on washing, cutting, and preparing more eclectic items.
Fulfilling sweet dreams with moist mounds of cake, cookies, and more, All Things Cake equips aspiring and astute pastry artists with the skills needed to craft the ultimate sugar rush. Measure your decorating moxie against a roster of five CakeArt classes that span three one-hour sessions. Buttercream and fondant neophytes can study basic tricks of the trade, including character writing, cake leveling, and border inlays. Learn various style techniques involving piping, twisted rope, and Colonel Mustard during CakeArt's intermediate buttercream course, or learn to construct elegant monograms, numbers, and 3-D shapes in the royal icing class. Those who prefer eating to baking can mix and match treats skewing from custom cookies (starting at $2 each) and cupcakes (starting at $18 per dozen) to cake-tinis ($4 each) and sinuous coco-dipped strawberries (starting at $25 per dozen). Custom cakes are also available. Advanced registration is required for courses, but not for devouring cupcakes in solitude.
Great Harvest specializes in baking tasty delicacies and healthy, homemade breads ($5.35–$7.35 per loaf) that are high in fiber, free of preservatives, and crafted every day with freshly milled flour. The bread selection changes each day of the week according to a monthly schedule; previous offerings include honey whole wheat and Dakota bread, a baked bundle of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and millet. High-protein breads are available in a variety of varieties, including cheddar garlic and cinnamon swirl. For carb connoisseurs who prefer breaded delights that are easily juggled, Great Harvest bakes scones, muffins, cookies, cinnamon rolls, and bars.