With more than 30 sweet and savory olive oils and vinegars to choose from, Kalamazoo Olive Company may overwhelm the shrewdest gourmand. That?s why the shop?s expert staff members happily lead customers on tasting tours, pouring small samples from the gleaming fustis that line wooden shelves. Customers can taste oils infused with exotic ingredients such as chipotle peppers or persian limes and lap up sweet, syrupy dessert vinegars. Oil experts are also happy to recommend complementary food pairings from their shop?s selection of Italian pastas, antipasti, and stuffed olives. Once customers have honed in on their ideal oil or vinegar, staff will bottle and seal them onsite to ensure they stay fresh and free of genies.
Leafy Greens Cafe is proudly gluten-free, non-GMO, and 100% dedicated to the health of its diners. The menu is raw and vegan featuring delicious, yet healthful items such as "spaghetti" made from raw zucchini or large romaine leaves stuffed with guacamole and raw walnut taco "meat." Originally established five years ago, the restaurant recently relocated and expanded to a new location, enabling customers to access the cafe more easily and providing ample parking.
One of the most unique things about Working Cow Homemade Ice cream is that the company delivers its many quality ice-cream-shop flavors straight to customer homes. Each tub brims with hand-blended ice cream chilled in batch freezers, giving it a smoother texture than is even possible from beating it with a mallet. Since 1993, Working Cow ice cream has been crafted from ingredients procured from local vendors, including dairy from cows that are raised without hormonal supplements. Each of the 25 flavors is also sweetened without high-fructose corn syrup and some have chunks of their flavor?such as cheesecake or coconut flakes?folded right in. Another popular flavor, Crazy Cake, is a dessert trifecta with chunks of yellow cake, blue icing, and sprinkles that tastes even better when you use a birthday candle as a spoon.
Avid Brew Company believes that limitations shouldn't stop people from stretching their creative wings. Following the simple belief that "you can brew great tasting and unique beers without a brewery and you can grow nutritious food without a backyard," the staff at Avid enable individuals to create their own brews and produce. Through the retail store in Downtown St. Petersburg or the online store, customers can buy startup kits to brew craft beer and hydroponic systems to grow produce indoors. In addition to these complete kits, the shop stocks a range of equipment and supplies including water chillers, malt extract, and hydrometer thermometers.
Macadamias. Pepitas. Marcona. Nuts from around the world arrive weekly at Prittie Nuts and More, ready for their appointment with owner Maggie Prittie. In her kitchen, Prittie infuses batches of nuts with spice blends designed to compliment and enhance their natural deliciousness. Herbes de Provence, smoked paprika, and savory tomato basil add new dimensions to these fresh-roasted snacks. Once their ready, the nuts join the shops other signature delicacies, which include rich chocolate truffles and homemade jellies. Sweet treats often pair unexpected flavors including milk chocolate with white peach and black bourbon with vanilla from Madagascar.
Following the lead of a classic New York City deli, NY Cafe makes traditional and breakfast sandwiches piled with Boars’ Head meats to order and offers busy customers several pre-made grab-and-go options. The food itself is inspired by New York: think New York style pizza, cuban sandwiches with a pork loin marinated for 24 hours, hot pastrami on rye, cheesesteaks, and bagels and lox. But sandwiches aren't the shop's only specialty. Diners can also chow down on crisp slices of pizza and ample salads. These eats pair with fresh fruit smoothies and coffee drinks, such as the caramel latte or chai-tea latte, which are also referred to as “frapp’s” on the menu or by cool youth pastors.