While cake isn't always a health food, it can be under the guidance of the bakers at Caked Up. They gather their ingredients from local sources to ensure a dessert's freshness as they create classic indulgences such as cakes, cupcakes, and bite-size lolli cakes. But their fresh ingredients are only half the equation. When something a little healthier is desired, they can swap out traditional flour for gluten-free grain or remove all traces of eggs, milk, and butter from the batter to cook up completely vegan desserts.
No matter what ingredients they use, the bakers always ensure that desserts bear beautiful designs. They can make easy swirls and flowers in frosting, or create custom designs that utilize fondant, cake shaping, and piped frosting. This allows every dessert, no matter if it's a tray of cupcakes or a tiered cake, to be the perfect centerpiece for a party or slapstick open-mic night.
Though they sound like names for Paul Bunyan's fists, redwood and burlap are two of the key components for crafting bagels at Ize's Deli & Bagelry. When Angie and Lee Greenberg move their bagels from a broiling kettle to a stone oven, the two materials work to form a pleasantly crispy bagel exterior. Angie and Lee also prepare handmade spreads and cream cheeses to schmear their doughy creations in flavors like strawberry and scallion. This process is a family endeavor—Angie's parents assist in the kitchen to ensure that all bagels are prepared in small, fresh batches.
Guests seated in the cozy dining area reap the benefits of the Greenbergs' lunch and breakfast labors. In addition to their New York–style bagels, the owners serve up omelets, knishes, soups, and deli sandwiches stacked with savory meats. On some of the sandwiches, they swap bread for the venue's namesake: the Empire, for example, features layers of hot roast beef, cheddar, and horseradish mayonnaise on an onion bagel.
Though the staff delights in passing out meals to their countertop customers, they also arrange artful platters for catered events. The gourmet smoked-fish platter nestles lox, whitefish, and tuna salad amid lettuce and imported cheeses, and party servings of bagels and subs accommodate feasting groups.
Sweet Frog’s frozen-yogurt flavors go beyond the norm. In addition to cookies ‘n’ cream and greek yogurt with honey, the lineup of more than 50 varieties includes maple-bacon donut, cake batter, and dulce de leche. Patrons can sprinkle on toppings such as fresh fruit and candies, then savor their confetti’d confections in the lime-green-and-pink restaurant. Smiling frogs and funky white hanging lamps give the stores an air of fun, but franchise owner Derek Cha is interested in giving more than that to the community; through Sweet Frog, he sponsors children in need and dispatches frog mascots to those who need encouragement.
Run by an ex-dentist who turned to sweets, Larry's Cookies doctors up delectable, homemade baked delights that fill teeth with joy. The cookie shop works with a special gourmet cookie compound to create cookies that are free of trans fats and hydrogenated oils. Cookie monsters from all over can enjoy a baker's dozen of crispy and chewy Heath Bar cookies, snack on chunky, buttery white-chocolate Oreo cookies, or choose the classic chocolate-chip option ($23 each). Fans of brownies and bars can stock up on tasty building blocks for their bellies by ordering a dozen raspberry preserve-infused cream-cheese brownies or caffeinated espresso brownies ($28 each). Larry's biscotti ($28 for a box of 16) come in four varieties and are handmade, butter-free, and won't drown if you dunk them in coffee and tea.
A mouthwatering bagel shop, Goldberg's New York Bagels is a tasty addition to any day.
Go out for a vegan meal packed with vitamins and flavor at Goldberg's New York Bagels.
Goldberg's New York Bagels is great for families with kids.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Goldberg's New York Bagels offers catering.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Goldberg's New York Bagels' cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Parking is easy at Goldberg's New York Bagels, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Goldberg's New York Bagels is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Looking for delicious food for under $15? Look no further than Goldberg's New York Bagels.
Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
On a hot summer day, the interior of Mr. Smoothie & Frozen Yogurt Bar looks a bit like paradise. Staff members man blenders whirring together non-fat yogurt and a choice of two fresh fruits into their signature smoothies, allowing customers to cool off with treats that are refreshing, healthy, and able to put out a very small fire. Everything made at Mr. Smoothie is customizable, and guests can opt to pare down the sweetness by only drinking freshly squeezed juice or creating fruity freezes from the same juices blended with chunks of real fruit. Eleven flavors of coffees are used to make frappes, with skinnier versions available for those desiring less calories and more protein. In fact, staff members can add a range of supplements and boosts to any smoothie or drink, adding ingredients that build muscle or nutrients that aim to improve hangovers.