When the Perry and Burke families joined forces to open Sweet n Swirly, they shared a vision of promoting a healthier alternative to ice cream. Neither family could have predicted, however, how quickly that vision would catch on.
Today, visitors stream into a trio of cheery, welcoming locations in Kentucky and Indiana, eagerly sidling up to self-serve stations that protrude from walls painted in vibrant pinks and purples. These stations pump out 10 creamy flavors at any given time, including no-sugar-added options and nondairy sorbets.
The ever-changing lineup of flavors runs the gamut from refreshing to decadent. On one side of the spectrum are tart, summery variations such as blueberry, ginger lemonade, and non-dairy sorbet, whereas choices inspired by more traditional desserts include peanut butter and root-beer float. A candy wall proffers toppings such as jellybeans and chocolate sunflower seeds.
Named for a small town in Napa Valley, Calistoga Artisan Sandwiches aims to recreate the atmosphere of that West Coast epicurean Elysium through its oven-warm baked goods and fresh café fare. Morning munchables are served until 11 a.m., and include breakfast sandwiches and gourmet omelets ($6.89–$7.99), which come sidekicked with potato-cheese casserole and a biscuit. Hunger-havers who prefer dining under a steadily reclining sun can lock their lips around artisan sandwiches, such as the pulled pork pressata ($7.99) or chicken pesto cordon bleu ($7.99), all of which can be wrappified for carb-loathers or anyone who fears breaking bread. Flora fanatics can feast upon salubrious salads, such as the Copper Canyon chicken Caesar ($7.99), while liquid-lovers can lap up piping hot soups from regular bowls, bread bowls ($1.59 extra), or Camilla Parker Bowles.
Choices Yogurt Bar lays out a spread of 15 healthy frozen yogurts and 50 toppings and keeps health-savvy patrons informed by posting the treats' nutrition stats online. Tongues travel across a varied landscape of yogurt flavors⎯from Blueberry Acai Original Tart to smooth and creamy Country Vanilla⎯each packed with beneficial live cultures that aid in digestion, help reduce cholesterol, and introduce stomach to opera. Cups weigh in at the counter as patrons check email or skateboard the web over the shop's free WiFi.
Najla's Cookies combines the comfort of homemade, chunky cookies with the modern convenience of the freezer. Made from certified organic flour, premium butter and eggs, and gourmet chocolate, each cookie is hand molded and frozen for your future baking needs. Choose from either the chocolate assortment or the spice assortment. The chocolate assortment pouches four each of the classic chocolate chunk—which injects land mines of dark, rich Belgian chocolate into the creamy confines of Najla's classic cookie dough—chocolate walnut espresso, and white chocolate macadamia chunk cookies. Or check out the spice pack, featuring four each of the spiced oatmeal, molasses ginger, and snickerdoodle cookies, which mingle sparkling cinnamon sugar into the depths of cream of tartar.
Cooks at Crave Cafe & Catering build a menu of salads, wraps, and triple-decker club sandwiches for dine-in and catering. In their kitchen, they fill spinach wraps with grilled chicken and pesto mayo and heat up honey ham and brie or swiss cheese and bacon between slices of warm ciabatta bread. Crave Cafe & Catering also features a rotating menu of three to four homemade soups made fresh every day.
For over thirty years, Great American Cookies has been sharing a generations-old family chocolate chip cookie recipe with the crumb-hungry masses. Each 16" round cookie cake serves 8–16 people and is baked fresh before being hand decorated by a talented cookie artist to match any holiday or special occasion, with a design made of rich, creamy frosting. Garner inspiration from the more than 30 categories of cookie cake designs posted on the company's website, or have an original designer dessert crafted to your specifications, ready to make a dessert-table appearance at a themed event, or to be framed and admired alongside your cherished Jacques-Louis David portrait of a napoleon crossing the alps.