A flaky danish enfolds prunes and almond paste. A banana-cream pie sports tufts of fresh-whipped cream. There’s a certain nostalgic quality to the baked goods at La Bonbonniere Bake Shoppe, which is fitting for a place whose origins date back to 1952, the year nostalgia was discovered. Each morning, seasoned bakers whip up cupcakes, batches of real buttercream frosting, and sugar-laced pastries. They also knead dough for nearly a dozen varieties of bread including french, rye, and pumpernickel.
Though sweets are the shop’s focus, they have a full-catering menu with soups, sandwiches, and hot meals. In addition, they offer a wide variety of canned jams and salsa, plus organic dog treats.
Croissants, rolls, danishes, and seven-grain loaves?what goes inside these eponymous hot breads is up to you. Founded in southern India, Hot Breads compiles a menu largely focused on Indian flavors with fillings such as chicken tikka or paneer and napkins printed with old Bollywood scripts. Other options include chicken pizza buns, curry puffs, and masala rolls. Savory dishes aside, Hot Breads also whips up desserts including fruit cakes, tarts, and mousse.
New York Bagel Café & Deli offers a full assortment of fresh bagels—from sesame to asiago to French toast—as well as specially crafted artisan sandwiches. Browse the intriguing bagel combinations on the multifaceted menu before deciding whether to nosh on a bagel bereft of toppings ($0.90) or taste one with a protective slathering of plain cream cheese ($1.79, including the bagel) or flavored cream cheese ($2.95, including the bagel) in flavors such as veggie, scallion, and blueberry. Lunchtime hunger havers can latch onto cold sandwiches packed with Boar’s Head deli meat—such as the Junior ($6.49), loaded with roast Beef, arugula, and tomato on an onion roll—or choose from a bevy of burgers ($4.99–$5.99) or an assortment of sloppy Joes ($7.49). Morning or afternoon, coffee ($1.50/12 oz.), cappuccino ($2.75/12 oz.), and espresso ($1.75/single) deliver the delightful jolt required to outwit raccoons in high-stakes games of hide-and-seek.
Cuisine Type: Frozen yogurt and sorbet
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 5?10
Parking: Parking lot
Delivery/Takeout Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Go Bananas Frozen Yogurt hopes to make adult patrons feel better about eating something sweet by serving up premium yogurt chockfull of beneficial live and active cultures. A proprietary two-step production process ensures each cup of creamy fro-yo?which can be low-fat or no-fat?contains high levels of probiotics, which help promote a healthy digestive system.
But all kids care about is that they can choose from more than 12 rotating yogurt flavors and more than 75 toppings, including fresh fruit, candy, and cereal. They can then take their fro-yo creations or refreshing sorbet over to Go Banana's lounge area and plop down in one of the comfy chairs or create art on the chalkboard. And parents can take advantage of the shop's free WiFi.
Cookie Rush doesn't do cold cookies. Every batch that they bake is made to order, swiftly packaged, and delivered to the caller?even as late as 4 a.m. on weekends. Their homemade cookies come in both classic and special flavors, from chocolate chip and snickerdoodle to oatmeal raisin and red velvet. The menu also features milkshakes, brownies, and entire cakes made out of cookies for special events.
Inside Buttery Bake Shoppe, bakers spend their days crafting a range of homemade treats using only kosher ingredients. They create custom cakes, which they decorate for special occasions, or hearty loaves of bread that add a rustic feel to meals throughout the day. They are perhaps best known for their pastries and sweets, such as soft cookies straight from the oven or chocolate-covered brownies on a stick, which burst with rich flavors like a stock brokers' food fight.