Named after the cowardly slacker from the animated series Scooby-Doo, Shaggie's serves up a full menu of "Scooby snacks" such as bacon-wrapped hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice cream. Shaggie’s even invites youngsters to celebrate both the famed TV character and their freshly devoured banana splits by jumping around in one of three bounce houses, colorfully decorated to represent a spooky Halloween evening, a basketball arena, and, of course, Scooby Doo. In addition to open-bounce sessions, Shaggie's accommodates groups for birthday bounce parties, which fan out to enjoy other areas of the playplace, such as an arcade and a party room.
In addition to a menu brimming with hearty lunch fare, Tropical Smoothie Café offers wholesome smoothies that are filled to the gills with fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, chocolate, nuts, and healthful supplements. Puréed potions, such as the Pomegranate Plunge––pomegranate, banana, strawberries, and cranberry ($4.89)––are stuffed with superfruit and low-fat options, such as Mango Magic––mango, pineapples, and nonfat yogurt ($4.29)––trick gullible taste buds into believing that they are traversing a candy factory full of whipped-cream lollipops. Supercharged smoothies are stocked with a healthy dose of supplements, such as the Kiwi Citrus Green Tea's anti-oxidant-laden matcha charge or the Muscle Blaster's whey protein (starting at $4.79). Individual supplements can also be added to any other smoothie ($0.59 extra), boosting its magic points by +10.
As a child, Linda Hundt loved her Easy-Bake Oven. Using the recipes she learned from her elders, Linda often baked cookies with her twin sister, Laura. But instead of hoarding her treats forever, she founded Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe in 2002 and began sharing them with hungry clientele at farmers’ markets and high-end restaurants.
Now stationed in a vintage brick building in DeWitt, Linda and her team—all clad in vintage aprons and pearls—create retro, housemade baked goods that are free of preservatives. She continues baking cookies and innovatively flavored cupcakes and muffins, but the core of her business is pie. Flavors such as cherry rhubarb, banana cream, and cherry blackberry peach have even garnered the bakery numerous awards over several years.
Unlike jerk-chicken pudding or fried-tuna Twinkies, ice cream makes for a delectable dessert that properly caps off any meal. At Maggie Moo’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 mini-marshmallows. Prices range from $3.39 to $6.79 for a cup or cone. Dream cakes ($24.95+), on the other hand, come in appropriately oneiric flavors such as Maggie's Mud and Chocolate Heaven, and are available in 6-inch, 8-inch, and sheet-cake sizes. Health-conscious hedonists can indulge in strawberry-banana, creamy mango, and mocha coffee smoothies (starting at $4.75), whereas ice-cream pizzas ($19.95+) topped with white-chocolate curls will perplex pizza-party attendees before blasting away reservations with deliciousness.
With decadent flavors such as mango, vanilla bean, and taro packing as few as 80 calories per half-cup, the self-serve frozen yogurt at Sugar Berry is as healthy as it is delicious. Customers pump their own swirls of yogurt and sprinkle them with their choice of toppings; a staff member then weighs their creations to price them and determine whether they can be smuggled home in airline carry-on baggage. Sugar Berry also serves sippable treats: bubble teas come in flavors such as chai tea, peach, papaya, and honeydew.
The French Confection satisfies hungry sweet teeth with a creamy, colorful array of homemade gourmet treats, from frosting-topped wedding cakes to sweet and salty pretzel desserts to tart lemon bars. Inventive creations include chocolate- and caramel-covered apples wrapped in candies, or pumpkin cheesecake scoops rolled in crushed pecans and crowned with dollops of whipped cream. To ring in special occasions, The French Confection rolls out exquisitely decorated sheet and circular cakes. These include tiered, frosted towers for weddings, as well as children's birthday cakes emblazoned with bouncy basketballs, happy animals, loving messages, and reminders that adulthood—and all the free, money-filled cake it represents—is fast approaching.
Rolls 'R' Ready whips up Southern-inspired pastries and sweet snacks in a hospitable setting. Entreat northerly noshers to decadent sub-Mason-Dixon cuisine with the shop’s signature handmade cinnamon rolls. The bakers dress up fresh dough with sugar and savory spices, roll it up, and lavish it with a liberal arts education to create a flavorful, well-rounded treat. Though not included with the purchase of this Groupon, Rolls 'R' Ready also offers palate-pleasers such as pies, cookies, cakes, and tasty turnovers.