The bread pans and baking trays begin clattering early at Cinnamon Productions, announcing the bakers’ 4 a.m. arrival. It’s during these hours before dawn that the bakery’s team brings everything from sandwich bread to signature cinnamon rolls, which they pepper with actual ground cinnamon, to golden brown fruition. Once out of the oven, the freshly made goods crowd the eatery’s display case, tempting patrons to pair them with cups of coffee, scrambled eggs, or one of seven gourmet sandwiches. Every now and then, one of the staffers will pluck a few of the fresh cinnamon rolls to create a catering order, gift basket, or convincing Princess Leia headpiece.
Three Dog Bakery unleashed its first tasty treats for man's cuddly companion back in 1989 and now has legs across North America, China, and Japan. The quickly expanding barkery takes pride in providing all-natural, human-grade foods to doggies—foods that will help them live long, healthy lives while keeping them fit and promoting a positive Air Bud-esque self-image. In addition to fresh-baked goods and refrigerated products, Three Dog Bakery treats furry friends to prepackaged, all-natural rawhides, such as the vanilla rawhide braid ($4.25). To reward especially good behavior or console your pup after a nasty catfight, appeal to his or her sweetest incisors with some vanilla Lick 'n Crunch ($5.65), apple-oatmeal Jump 'n Sit Bits ($6.99), Peanut "Woof"ers ($5.85), or cheese Bark 'n Fetch oven-baked biscuits ($4.40).
Voted Best of San Clemente People’s Choice Award for three years straight, Velvet Yogurt dishes out healthy yogurt, fresh fixings, and an eco-friendly philosophy. Guests start their journey toward cultured snacking by choosing one of 12 self-serve frozen-yogurt flavors before topping it with as much fresh fruit, crunchy add-ins, and spoons as they could possibly eat ($0.39/oz.). For fans of un-frozen feasting, the acai bowl offers up tepid tastes of coconut milk, hemp milk, or apple juice blended with acai berries and slices of fresh fruit for a treat loaded with antioxidants, amino acids, and vowels ($6.25 on average). Goji berries and granola join a handful of other fresh add-ins and toppings that add texture and taste without adversely affecting the fiber-rich snack's healthful reputation. The staff at Velvet Yogurt swirls together its probiotic-rich snacks with a heaping helping of environmental awareness, using only 100% biodegradable spoons, napkins, and cups for its chilly concoctions. Carved pub tables and handcrafted artwork fashion a lively environment for guests as they enjoy a snack or attempt to calculate their yogurt's value in Aruban florins.
The knowledgeable staffers at Juice It Up help customers to make healthy, delicious choices by blending fresh fruits and vegetables into refreshing beverages. Juices made with raw ingredients?high in fiber and vitamins?can cleanse and slim bodies for the summer. Fruits, nonfat yogurt, and sherbets blend with unique ingredients such as fresh carrots and green tea to make up specialty smoothies.
Customers seeking more solid sustenance can opt for bowls of organic omega 3-rich honey granola topped with a?a?, bananas, and mangos. Many locations welcome customers in with elements of West Coast?inspired decor such as California-mission-style windows, bright yellow and orange color schemes, and aspiring actors passing out headshots.
Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice?s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soymilk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.
In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.