Fresh Healthy Café serves up quick, healthy alternatives to fast food, including fruit smoothies, veggie-loaded wraps, and paninis. Asian chicken wraps blend mandarin oranges, sliced almonds, and crispy noodles, and portobello paninis meld mozzarella and red onions with balsamic vinaigrette. A roster of 15 smoothies includes the True Blue: pomegranate-blueberry juice with nonfat frozen yogurt, blueberries, and bananas. Beyond their dedication to keeping people healthy, Fresh Healthy Café keeps the planet in shape with biodegradable cups and packaging materials made of corn.
YoBelle Frozen Yogurt spins up its menu of more than 34 frozen flavors from real vanilla beans, chocolate, and fruit purée, producing soft swirls of low-fat, nonfat, and no-sugar-added treats. Tastes such as cheesecake, lemon ice-box pie, and california tart twirl into cups, with all concoctions certified kosher and sorbets at the ready for dairy-free needs. More than 50 varieties of toppings await spooned ascension to glory, including fresh fruit, nuts, and candy pieces. All servings are priced by weight, allowing visitors to choose their preferred portion free from the tyranny of size labels such as "small," "large," and "extra-large thimble."
Helmed by oven masters Patricia Calcetto and Gabriel Jorge, Caramel Swirls Gourmet Cakes and Pastries assembles trans-fat-free confections from organic ingredients, churning out decadent desserts from scratch daily. Gourmet signature cupcakes travel in schools of 12 to intimidate hunting fingers and sweet-toothed sharks, luring taste buds with such flavors as peanut-butter explosion, Southern red velvet, and spiced ginger. S'mores cupcakes kindle a chocolaty campfire inside cozy mouth cabins, and bananachoco cupcakes require minimal peeling to access their fruity cores. Alternatively, customers can scribe personalized messages for birthdays or to tell someone that a can opener should not be used to open a pop can on a roster of signature cakes that come packaged in keepsake boxes. The macaroon-coconut cake melds vanilla-bean batter with milk caramel and cloaks the entire sugary shell in the bakery's coconut-macaroon recipe. Hand-rolled truffles slip into gowns of roasted pistachios or cocoa powder as they roost atop the creamy white-chocolate layers of the ultimate truffle cheesecake, and the mocha-espresso cake dapples chocolate shavings over coffee-buttercream sheets. Caramel Swirls also combats childhood hunger as it satiates sweet teeth by appropriating a portion of its proceeds to feeding youngsters in need.
For more than 60 years, Zeno's Boardwalk Street Shop has concocted sweet treats at its boardwalk shop, including handcrafted taffy, more than two dozen types of fudge, and a whimsical assortment of candy. Zeno's confectionary connoisseurs employ a special whipping technique to fashion light, smooth, and obedient taffy in tongue-awakening flavors such as candy apple, banana split, double-fudge brownie, and guava ($7.49–$8.99 for 1 lb. bag, contains 65–70 pieces of taffy). Sucrose seekers who are waffling between flavors can opt for the melt-in-your-mouth Try 'em All bag, which houses a minimum of 80 diverse tenants in a kaleidoscopic dwelling ($10.99). Zeno's taffy tycoons can also dip the soft treat into pools of dark chocolate for its taffy truffles ($4.99 for four pieces).
In 2009, the owner of Icy Paradise began serving shaved ice in Las Vegas. In May 2012, he relocated to Daytona Beach to pursue his dream of serving as an air force pilot, and he brought his gourmet snow cone recipes with him. Now located at 1033 Mason Avenue, Icy Paradise stocks more than 45 flavors of syrup?tutti-frutti, pi?a colada, and mango are a few options?which servers pour over melt-in-your-mouth ice. Creamy pours of condensed milk or marshmallow cream add a new dimension to the classic treat.