Yoz Yogurt has been around since 1988. Yoz provides the healthiest frozen yogurt and soft serve products in the area. Yoz is the only yogurt store offering over 35 toppings. Yoz was the first with fat free non dairy soft serve. Yoz was the first to offer non fat, 8 calorie, low carb, no sugar added original tart.
Owned and operated by Sharon Bienkowski and family, Sweet Simplicity’s recipe rolodex stretches back through three generations of bakers specializing in old-fashioned, made-from-scratch treats. Sweet Simplicity’s ovens turn out a steady stream of cookies (3 for $2), jumbo cupcakes in gourmet guises ($3, $30/doz.), and warm apple pies, all with fresh fruit, fine flour, and real butter folded into their batters and crammed into their crusts ($10.99). Secure the dessert course and impress dinner guests' tongues with one of Sweet Simplicity’s handcrafted cakes, such as a 9” Neapolitan cheesecake with an Oreo cookie crust ($29.99) or an eight-inch triple raspberry tort—moist dark-chocolate cake obfuscating a center of raspberry mousse, enfolded with rich chocolate ganache, and topped with Belgian chocolate shavings, fresh raspberries, and several pending liability claims for flavor-induced overdoses ($32.99).
Every day, Breadsmith kneads and breeds made-from-scratch breads, honoring the practices of centuries-old French bakers. The delectable dough sculptures receive the royal treatment, with all delicate yeast bubbles bursting inside of a 6-ton stone-hearth oven. The oven's sweltering heat creates a cushy crust for American-style breads. In the presence of lightning-quick steam injections, European-style breads take on a crisp, crumb-dressed outer core. Daily bread offerings vary from baguettes to sourdoughs to specialty loaves. Use today's Groupon to fill up the family with lusciously leavened loaves fresh from the oven—or wait for them to go stale and then wield them as harpoons during the next potato-soup hunt.
Backed by 45 years of tradition, Stroh’s Ice Cream Parlour freezes brains with sweet scoops of handcrafted ice cream in more than 40 imaginative flavors. Beneath a glass case laden with old-fashioned candy and fresh popcorn, chilled air curls around mounds of rare ice-cream varieties such as lemon custard, caramel-nut cluster, and banana pudding, each waiting to meet its spoony soul mate. Frozen globes of pistachio mingle with mackinac island fudge atop double-scoop cones ($4.60), and single cups ($2.82) or triple scoops ($5.20 for cup or cone) of moose tracks puff up their peanut-butter cups to intimidate waiting mouths. Frosty frozen yogurt morphs into myriad tangy forms ranging from low-cal and low-fat to sugar- and lactose-free in a rotating cast of flavors including double-dutch chocolate and pumpkin. Hand-packed pints, quarts, and gallons ($5.10–$12.99) cram frosty treats into take-home cartons so sweet seekers can decadently bribe freezer poltergeists into submission.
As with a fine bonbon, finding out what's inside of Schakolad Birmingham Chocolate is the most exciting part. Inside the sunny storefront, glass shelves and counters ramble past a seating area, brimming with chocolates, cookies, and other confections. The swirls of frosting and twists of tissue paper attest to the knowledge of the staff, who have appeared on Fox 2 Detroit to talk about holiday chocolates.
Their own supply of confections includes signature chocolate ganache truffles infused with raspberries, rum, amaretto, and other flavors. Those treats as well as vegan dark chocolates, cake pops, and Italian gelatos match the vibrant colors of the paintings arrayed on the walls, adding to the feeling that everyone should be racing through the shop like an excited kid.
Marty's creations are certifiably kosher and have no artificial ingredients. Choose from more than a dozen custom creations from the cookie gallery, ranging from the progressively futuristic chocolate chip ($1.75 each) to the signature chocolate drizzle cookie ($3.50 each). Before you trade your cow for an unenchanted bean, stock up on milk for cookie-tray acquisition; serve 8–12 people with a 60-cookie assortment for $37.99. Foolish lovers don't have to give flowers to apologize; give cookie bouquets—six long-stem cookies lovingly wrapped in a rose box sealed with ribbons, bows, and blown kisses ($39.99).