Outside of swimming laps in chocolate syrup, smoothies at Smoothie King are the tastiest way to improve your health. Smoothie King smoothies combine fresh fruit, natural juices, and special nutritional enhancers into more than 90 flavors (you can customize, add, and subtract the extras), all of which focus on achieving one of seven nutritional goals. Try an antioxidant-rich Pomegranate Punch with pomegranate, bananas, blueberries, apple juice, soy protein, and Turbinado sweetener to stay healthy. Weight-conscious en-smuthiasts can trim down and float away with the Celestial Cherry High, packed with bananas, black cherry, papaya, Turbinado, and honey, and unpacked with fat. You can also customize any smoothie by adding enhancers or “make it skinny” by cutting out the honey and Turbinado.
The kids aren't screaming for ice cream inside Game On Frozen Yogurt. Rather, kids and their attendant adults tend to hoot in tandem at the simultaneous stimulation of frozen yogurt and a flashy collection of old-school arcade games. In the unique shop, bystanders guzzle 100% organic, kosher Honey Hills Farm frozen yogurt while friends tackle the harder levels of games on Sega Genesis, Nintendo, and Super Nintendo systems. Each guest can customize yogurt cups which a choice of more than 120 toppings, including strawberries, M&M's, fresh kiwi, candy flavored bacon, six types of bobas, nutella, and ginger candy. For kids who can't get enough and parents who want to teach true chivalry with a well-worn copy of Zelda, customers can take home vintage video games from the store's arcade resale shop.
Amidst the vivid walls of SweetMango, colorful ribbons of low-fat and fat-free premium frozen yogurt twist into simple cups. Visitors can customizing yogurt at the toppings bar, which hosts a rotating array of fresh-cut fruits, bobas, graham crackers, or hot fudge. To celebrate the perpetually changing seasons, the SweetMango crew frequently whips up festive flavors, holiday-inspired treats, and lickable clocks.
An open-flame hearth is at the heart of Cosi's kitchen space, giving sandwiches and pizzas their toasty crunch. But there's a lot more to the menu than what happens under the flame. The T.B.M. sandwich piles tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella inside warm flatbread and the tandoori chicken sandwich brightens up grilled chicken breast with red peppers. Even salads are hearty meals here, with choices such as the cobb mixing greens with grilled chicken breast, bacon, and gorgonzola in a sherry-shallot vinaigrette. The crown on top of any meal here is undoubtedly the s'mores, in which two to four diners roast their own marshmallows over a tabletop fire pit, then sandwich the sugar cloud with chocolate and graham crackers before dragging their sleeping bags into the kitchen for a night's rest.
Naticakes is in the business of making life a bit sweeter. They do so by supplying customers with frozen yogurt and cupcakes in more than 30 flavors, including lemon-merengue cupcakes with toasted frosting, and rich devil's food cake with caramel buttercream frosting, sea salt, and dark-chocolate curls. Patrons also can opt for bite-size cupcakes or specialty cakes to share. Crafting delectable desserts isn't the only way Naticakes sweetens things up; the company also donates 10% of profits to support the Natalie Wynn Carter Foundation, an organization committed to improving the lives of children throughout the world.
Caramanda's skilled bakers can whip up freshly baked cupcakes in maple pecan and caramel banana cream or sumptuous butterscotch and peanut butter chunk cookies for carryout. The bakery also employs skilled 3D cake-makers, who can morph fondant into a dragon for a birthday, or create a pair of wearable cake gloves for an upcoming boxing match.