Using ingredients grown and made in North Carolina, Stick Boy Bread Co. bakes a bevy of artisan breads, breakfast pastries, and desserts. Soft loaves of bread rise nightly in Stick Boy’s stone ovens, with more than 20 recipes to choose from. Sidle up to the counter and gobble up a sticky bun with walnuts and raisins ($2.40) or a handful of magic cookies, packed with chocolate chips, pecans, coconut, marshmallows, and swallowable keys ($1 each). Bathe overstimulated taste buds in a relaxing, richly brewed jacuzzi of mocha chai ($3.75 for 16 oz.). Stick Boy Bread Co. opens for business at 6 a.m. Monday–Friday and at 7 a.m. Saturday, making it an ideal stop for early risers and nocturnal crime fighters heading home for some shuteye.
In 1937, Vernon Rudolph founded Krispy Kreme in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with the first location on South Main Street in Old Salem. Seventy-seven years later, his secret doughnut recipe lives on within hundreds of Krispy Kreme locations, serving premium sweet treats across the globe.
The entire doughnut-making process, which customers can view up close and personal at many of Krispy Kreme?s outposts, begins with fresh ingredients and ends with the click of a fluorescent sign bearing the words, "Hot Doughnuts Now." From the original, mold-breaking glazed doughnut to newer doughnut varieties, such as Chocolate Iced with Kreme Filling, Glazed Raspberry Filled, and Glazed Chocolate Cake, each round dainty pairs with piping-hot coffee for a compact snack.
Head to Starbucks for a steaming cup of joe.
Eating healthy is easy at Starbucks, a local restaurant with low-fat and healthy fare.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Starbucks' outdoor patio.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Starbucks, you can surf the web and get some work done.
Through their catering service, Starbucks can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Starbucks offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Starbucks.
When you're ready for dessert, Dairy Queen's ice cream will hit the spot.
If you're looking for low-fat food, look elsewhere. If you're looking for great-tasting food, come to Dairy Queen.
Dairy Queen has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Dairy Queen for their catering services.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Dairy Queen.
Dairy Queen is making the best of both worlds happen: creating food that is full of flavor and affordable!
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
At Sweet Creations Frozen Yogurt, customers twirl cups full of creamy frozen yogurt in flavors such as cr?me br?l?e, valencia-orange sorbet, and german chocolate cake. After spooning into any of the 10 regularly revolving frozen-yogurt flavors and picking from more than 50 toppings, they can surf the Internet via free WiFi as the little ones stretch their imaginations by creating their own sweet concoctions on frozen yogurt felt board. During clement weather, customers can also stretch out on the new outdoor patio overlooking downtown Fuquay-Varina.
There's an artful touch in Jackie Green's baking hand. She's fond of the process, of finding the right ingredients and making cakes that crumble with Southern-style deliciousness. She's been baking since she was a young girl, and her family tradition taught her to eschew preservatives and hydrogenated oils to keep her recipes as flavorful as possible. Her specialty? Iced butter pound cake topped with pecans and a cream-cheese glaze. As the consummate small-business owner, Jackie blends managerial expertise with her baking talent; you might see her dispensing samples of her cupcakes, brownies, or cookies at local markets. This consistent professionalism helped Jackie earn the title of Best Bakery from the Holly Springs Sun in 2010.