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Umami is a portal into an aromatic world of freshly roasted gourmet coffees and exotic, premium loose-leaf black, oolong, green, golf, fruit and herbal, and rooibos teas. Come in for a made-to order drink at the beverage bar and cruise the Net on complimentary Wi-Fi. Or, nosh salads and sandwiches and sip soups. Tea samples are available every day, so you can try before you buy, but knowledgeable staff members can also give recommendations on which tea will increase your odds of winning bingo games. Umami also offers teatime packages ($10.99–$15.99) that include tastings of different teas, sandwich samples, assorted pastries, and more.

6920 Lakeside Avenue
Henrico,
VA
US

Whether snuggling onto one of the couches with a mug of coffee, sipping wine on the outdoor patio, or breakfasting in a booth, visitors to Carytown Bistro & Coffee House will find a welcoming space filled with upscale treats. All three meals of the day are available here, as is frequent live entertainment, such as musicians who juggle full cups of espresso. The shop's collection of classic sandwiches features bagels, focaccia bread, and paninis with topping combos that include tomato, pesto, and mozzarella and peanut butter with banana and bacon.

28 South Auburn Avenue
Richmond,
VA
US

Island Bliss Caf??s walls are the perfect color of sand. Steel drum music greets diners as they enter the eatery. Add in the servers dressed in tropical-hued shirts, and it's almost as if you're at a beach cookout serving West Indian and American soul food. Fried green plantains and coconut shrimp set the stage for platefuls of jerk pork and oxtail with butter beans. Chefs simmer lobster in curry sauce and dunk pieces of chicken in a brown stew.

114 East Clay Street
Richmond,
VA
US

Chicken Holiday Restaurant’s chefs pressure cook chicken and flame broil ribs, among many other meats and meats of the sea that they prepare. With carry-out and delivery options available, they fill orders for holiday buffets complete with 8 pounds of ribs, chicken, jumbo shrimp, and sides, along with stocking tubs of chicken with up to 100 pieces. The staff also heats up the kitchen by roasting old yearbooks on the oven burners or cooking flounder filet or scallop dinners with french fries and sides of fried okra and apple fritters. Two flat-screen TVs—55 inches and 60 inches—broadcast NFL games to complete the ambiance.

6104 Brashier Blvd
Mechanicsville,
VA
US

“What is medicine for you is poison for me,” is not necessarily something you'd expect to hear from a juice company. Juice is juice, and it's good for you, right? Well, the creators of Simply Juice, Simply Well—a wellness firm that specializes in improving health with ancient remedies—believe that even with juice, it's important to tailor it to the individual to ensure optimal health. They take into account a client's unique dosha, wellness goals, dream journals, and health challenges before creating raw, organic juices that are never made until they are needed and contain no additives or preservatives.

Clients then down the nutritious drinks during one- or three-day juice cleanses and five-day full detoxes. The programs cater to people who need a structured regimen but who may be too busy to create their own plan. The juices have been said to flood the body with hydration, flush out toxins, and encourage weight loss while promoting satiation.

7801 West Broad Street
Henrico,
VA
US

Sweet Frog’s frozen-yogurt flavors go beyond the norm. In addition to cookies ‘n’ cream and greek yogurt with honey, the lineup of 75 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 founder 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.

17177 Wayside Drive
Dumfries,
VA
US