Grab a bagel ring for all 12 fingers ($10.95 a dozen), or grab an individual for a baby bracelet ($1.14 per bagel). Many toppings, cream cheeses, and spreads are also available. Although Bagel Me!'s name is both direct and delicious, the menu expands beyond the realm of the round. Breakfast items such as gooey cheddar and egg melts served alongside cinnamon baked apples ($4.19) and freshly blended smoothies ($4.39) will cause smiles at sunrise. Afternoon diners can hang fangs on tri-tip steak sandwiches such as the jalapeno-pineapple pairing, loaded liberally with caramelized onions, Tillamook cheddar, and monterey jack cheese ($7.49). Or fork up a variety of starters, such as Irish nachos based in French fries and topped with bacon, onions, cheddar and jack cheeses, and lucky wishes ($5.79).
Mary and Bruce took the reins at ABC Cake Decorating Shoppe and Bakery a little more than a decade ago; however, the bakery and shop has been dishing out tasty baked treats for more than 50 years. The bakers craft cupcakes, cookies, desserts, and custom cakes for all occasions, with more than 10 cake flavors that include banana, carrot, lemon, and red velvet. They supplement these with 25 filling options, including cream, mousse, fruit, and other fillings. The teaching studio holds regular classes for chefs of all levels, in subjects ranging from cake decorating and chocolate 101 to gingerbread-house decorating and cookie baking.
Though it serves only desserts, Cherry on Top keeps its customers’ health in mind: each of its frozen-yogurt flavors contains live, active cultures believed to aid in digestion and overall health. The shop also allows for customization. Visitors create their own frozen treats at a self-serve bar, choosing from 12 fruit-tart flavors such as green apple, orange cranberry, and lychee and 33 cream-based flavors such as chocolate-cherry jubilee and oatmeal cookie. Cherry on Top also finishes treats with a long list of toppings, ranging from fresh blueberries, kiwi, and pineapple to gummy bears, cereal, brownies, and M&Ms. These self-serve selections are available at more than 30 locations in the United States, Egypt, Kuwait, and Hong Kong.
Blackmarket Bakery's pastry chef Rachel Marie eschews modern dependencies on pre-packaged additives by offering all-natural, fresh baked goods free of artificial flavors, flavoring compounds, preservatives, or shortening (only the food coloring used for colored icing is artificial). Sample a scone picked straight off the vine in buttermilk-bolstered flavors such as chocolate raspberry, apricot ginger, and the tongue-tingling jalapeño corn cheddar ($3), or apprehend all-butter croissants with your hunger's handcuffs (croissant variations include berry cream cheese, dark chocolate, and cinnamon almond, $3 each). Pass a Blackmarket Bakery tart ($4 each for 4" tarts, $18 each for 8" tarts)—such as the lemon-curd concoction of the Largo—through a 4" diameter mouth opening. Other brethren within Blackmarket's baked bounty include decorated shortbread cookies ($3 for bag of two), flourless chocolate cakes ($6 each), pumpkin-meringue tarts ($4.50 each), and gluten-free coconut meringues ($3.50 for a bag).
Pacific Whey Café prepares each of its menu items from scratch using ingredients that are delivered to the restaurants every day. Throughout its kitchens, meat is roasted, bread is baked, and eggs are juggled based on the specific demands of each and every order, ensuring the freshest possible transmission of food to hungry mouths.