At Karsh’s Bakery, a knife won’t come near your bread until you order it—point-of-sale slicing keeps loaves as fresh as possible. It’s exactly that sort of dedication to quality that has kept Karsh’s in business for more than 50 years. In fact, since the business opened in the 1960s, not much has changed, at least not when it comes to the friendly service or the kosher baked goods. Locals flock to Karsh's for the rye bread, which comes in several varieties, including seeded, unseeded, and marbled. Behind the counter, staff box kaiser rolls, crescent rolls, and bagels 13 to the dozen, and top party trays with treats such as scones, napoleons, cookies, rugalach, and eclairs. Of course, the bakers always keep a number of fresh-baked, 7", german chocolate, carrot, and raspberry delight cakes on hand for impromptu celebrations and food fights, while custom cakes can be ordered to help mark a birthday, wedding, anniversary, or other special occasion.
Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice?s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soy milk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.
New Tokyo Food Market is a small, friendly Asian market located at 3435 W. Northern Ave in Phoenix, AZ. For over 20 years, they’ve been a staple business in the Valley of the Sun, selling Japanese and ethnic items including groceries. The market sells a number of exotic vegetables that would be hard to find in a regular grocery store, along with fresh meats and cakes. The market has a good selection of beer and sake and sells ready-made sushi and noodles. If you’re looking a good Japanese cookbook and all the ingredients to put together your own delicious sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi, you can find it at the New Tokyo Market. They also have video rentals, lots of snack foods, a few cosmetics, and friendly service. The New Tokyo Market is clean and loaded with reasonably priced items. Their staff is very helpful. They’re open from 10am to 6pm daily.
It appeared to Andrea Shobe that traditional birthday cakes had gone out of style. At parties she’d attend for her young daughter and her friends, the birthday cake was always left half eaten or barely touched, while other baked goods barely seemed to last a few hours. So she began tinkering with birthday cakes made out of Rice Krispies cereal, and suddenly kids couldn’t get enough. The treats became so popular with friends and family that Shobe decided to open Krispy Creations, a bakery dedicated to alternative birthday sweets.
Shobe crafts her cakes’ krispy bases in a range of flavors, incorporating such treats as mint Oreos, chocolate-chip cookie dough, and Butterfingers chocolates. She then tops them with decorative fondant or vanilla-cream topping. Her cakes come in all shapes and sizes, and can be easily transported without worry of denting or smudging. Furthermore, her treats require no refrigeration and no utensils except a knife to portion off slices. Shobe can complement her gooey treats with batches of ice cream and traditional cupcakes, ensuring all sweet teeth are satiated without doing a full census.
A Shot of Java swiftly grinds, pours, and mixes myriad organic fair-trade coffee drinks designed for palates of all personalities. The café's menu is stocked with flavor-infused coffee drinks, specialty teas, and locally sourced eats and treats. Energize a morning commute with a 16-ounce cup of individually dripped coffee ($1.95), available in a mug or an outstretched cupped hand. A 20-ounce black-and-white mocha tantalizes taste buds with the savory aesthetic of edible, zebra-patterned cream ($4.95), and a range of 16-ounce chai teas ($3.85) present a worthy substitute for bean-excreted refreshments. Recent grads and veteran grandpas can study abroad by sampling a five-ounce cup of Turkish coffee ($2.75) or Vietnamese coffee ($4.50) served iced with condensed milk.