Serving up daily specials and a long list of menu staples, the chefs at Rio Grande Cafe construct Tex Mex?style plates of tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. Favorites include sizzling beef or chicken fajitas, and the Super burrito stuffed with three kinds of meat and covered with sauce and cheese. Pair meals with a drink from the selection of cocktails, such as house margaritas or mojitos.
With digital aisles stocked with more than 16,000 groceries and household items, Daily Goods' website gives visitors a chance to leisurely cross off errands from the comfort of their own home. Shoppers can click through the bakery section to stock up on everything from baking soda to frosting or peruse the selection of deli cuts and meats to prepare for parties and barbecues. Drivers transport orders in temperature-controlled vans to ensure that produce arrives fresh and cookie dough arrives not yet baked.
With ingredients hand-picked from the rarefied air of the Andes, sun-dried in Ecuador, and sustainably sourced from local providers, The Chocolate Conspiracy isn't your average confection shop. Far from it, The Chocolate Conspiracy makes healthier, raw chocolate, designed to promote health as well as taste delicious. Their chocolate bars include maca, wild spice, and more.
You'd be remiss if you skipped over Mini's Cupcakes due to their size alone. These miniature cupcakes were created by Leslie Fiet, who, after hundreds of experimental recipes, finally hit the right balance of sweetness to win Food Network's Cupcake Wars. In the frosting and cake, she uses simple ingredients, such as cream cheese, unbleached flour, and vanilla-bean paste, rather than artificial ingredients with long, cumbersome names, such as cellulose monoglycerides or John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. All cupcakes are miniature in size, so customers can get a quick sugar fix or sample several flavors guilt-free.
Thanks to its friendly baristas, specialty café drinks, and dedicated study room, Coffee Connection has garnered a number of awards in recent years, including City Weekly's distinction for Best Coffee Community in 2011. Patrons can sip beverages such as the Espresso Chip Freeze or the Coconut Rose bubble tea while curled up with a laptop or a textbook, or while connecting with other visitors through an in-house social-networking system.