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).
Creative treat-seekers are welcomed at Bloomberry, where customers layer frozen yogurt and toppings into their own cups and design their own smoothies. Full of live, active cultures, the probiotic-rich, gluten-free yogurt comes in flavors such as dark chocolate, Tahitian vanilla, and pomegranate, and a rotating specialty-flavor menu may include snickerdoodle, birthday cake, or rocky road. To accessorize one's frozen creation, each dessert creator can mine Bloomberry's collection of toppings: fresh fruit, Cap'n Crunch, broken candy bars, and syrups. The customer can then dig in with a spoon, load it into a slingshot, or pass the cup to a staff member who will blend it into a custom milkshake.
If the owners of Dessert Oasis Coffee were stranded on a desert island with access to three worldly items, they’d choose a live band, a mountain of chocolate, and their trusty 3-kilo bean roaster. Lined with plush seating and a crackling fireplace, their downtown Rochester shop is cozier than a sun-scorched sandbar or a mattress made of inflated blowfish. Inside, the scents of cream and chocolate melt together as chefs bake fresh desserts and baristas craft more than 300 gourmet coffee drinks. Sourced from exotic locales such as Costa Rica and Papua New Guinea, small batches of coffee beans bask in a US Roaster Corp roasting machine before percolating in the café’s brewer. Throughout the day, groups gather in the fireside reading room to share pots of cheese fondue and slices of house-made cheesecake, which come in flavors such as pumpkin, key lime, and turtle. Musicians filter into the café at night, peppering its soundtrack of fork clinks and steamer whistles with their sweet stylings.
The staff at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt rejects the oft-touted claim that Americans don?t care about nutrition. The problem, they say, has more to do with selection than anything else; most low-calorie sweets don?t hold a candle to a fudge brownie or a warm slice of apple pie. They kept this in mind when crafting their frozen-yogurt recipes, working tireless to develop a healthy?and equally delicious?alternative to the dessert status quo by turning to decadent confections and fresh fruits for inspiration.
Their experiments thus far have yielded a variety of frozen yogurt flavors made daily, which take turns pumping through the self-serve machines that line their stimulating shop?s wall. Before taking a seat in a bright orange chair for an innocent indulgence, guests fill their dishes with cool, low-fat swirls of chocolate cheesecake, strawberry banana, and a classic tart that bites as pleasantly as a teething kitten. Juicy pears, crunchy granola, and gooey chocolate sauce headline a smorgasbord of at least 30 do-it-yourself toppings ready to scooped or poured into customized cups before their final weigh-in. Orange Leaf also offers no sugar-added, gluten-free, and dairy-free alternatives.
Juicy mangos, strawberries, pineapples, and limes aren't safe in the hands of Crushed Premium founder Roz Cordova. With her special knack for deliciously combining fruit, vegetables, and the occasional splash of milk?no sugar, preservatives, or synthetic cocktail umbrellas allowed?the result is smoothies like her classic strawberry banana, mango lemonade, pina colada, and kale-laced mango greenade varieties. She also brings her special recipes to corporate events and parties, where she blends them up on the spot for guests.
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