Bagel Express fashions its bagels from scratch every day, dishing up breakfast and lunch fare alongside delectable dozens of its homemade baked goods. Unfurl eyelids with a three-egg omelet, such as a quartet of american, swiss, provolone, and cheddar cheeses ($5.95) or a version as stuffed with lox, eggs, and onions ($8.95) as an Old World teddy bear. At lunch, sandwiches including a classic reuben ($9.95) and deluxe grilled cheese ($5.25) arrive on palanquins of the restaurant’s signature bagel bread. Extend the epicurean excursion by scoping out the deli case’s panoply of Boar's Head meats and cheeses, available by the pound for picnics and back-to-school salami socials, and browsing a selection of gourmet cream cheeses whipped into such enticing flavors as walnut raisin and garlic herb ($2.95–$5.95).
Fruity Yogurt beckons to dessert-minded mouths with a menu of smooth fro-yo forged from fresh ingredients and peppered with dozens of fruit and candy toppings. As patrons enter the eatery's self-serve setup, a collection of 12 flavors assembles in front of them like velvety Von Trapp children, serenading sweet teeth with the flavors of all-natural pistachio, kiwi, piña colada, and chocolate raspberry. Treat-seekers can nosh on scoops topped with granola, green-apple jelly, and coconut flakes as they enjoy free WiFi, cable TV, and a variety of inedible board games.
Kolache Factory tweaks generations-old Eastern European recipes to whip up fresh, warm, pastries filled with sweet and savory fillings. Starting with a slightly sweet dough that is made from scratch every day, the Old World wizards whip up 25 different types of these traditional treats, tucking the flaky foundation around fillings of fresh fruit, meats, cheeses, and the occasional suckling pig. Wake up tired taste buds with morning mouthfuls of bacon, egg, and cheese kolache ($2.37 each) and broccoli, rice, and cheese ($1.39 each), or sample from savory un-savories such as peach, apple, cherry ($1.07) or chocolate cream cheese ($1.18). Ham and cheese ($1.39 each) and polish sausage ($2.99) make for hearty helpings during breakfast and lunch, while a philly cheesesteak kolache can serve as a filling circular snack ($1.83), or perfectly sized coaster for a jalapeño and cheddar cheese kolache ($1.39). For a nonspherical bite, Kolache Factory also serves up fresh cinnamon rolls ($1.50), cinnamon twists ($1.60), croissants ($3.08–$3.23), and sweet slabs of strudel niks ($1.72).
Early morning sun filters through diaphanous white curtains, bathing a line of customers in a warm glow as they await their drinks. Behind the counter, staff members buzz about, filling cups with floods of steamy tea and coffee while simultaneously chatting with their patrons. So begins another day at Teahouse And Coffee Tapioca Bar, where cheery red walls and cozy chairs beckon guests to sit and quench their thirst late into the evening. The shop churns out more than 150 tea, coffee, and juice drinks ranging from traditional cappuccinos to unique selections such as pineapple gel cream tea, kumquat-lemon juice, and frozen Japanese green tea. Baristas also bolster standard drinks with the addition of brown-sugar- and caramel-laden tapioca pearls hand-plucked from wild pudding cups. As they sip, guests can also snack on cupcakes and muffins and surf the Internet on the shop’s free WiFi.
Maiberry's inventive menu of craving-mollifying treats features greek-style frozen yogurt, fresh juices, and more. The eatery's nonfat, rBST-free frozen yogurt, available in pomegranate, mango, açaí-blueberry, and many other mouth-tickling flavors, is a chilly nosh that’s as smooth as a sweet-talking seal ($2.95-$4.95). Opt for lemonade ($4.45) or all-natural fruit smoothies available in a slew of blended flavors to pamper tongues with a delightfully sacchariferous snack ($4.75 for a medium). Açaí bowls rich in antioxidants and proteins, as well as juices concocted from fresh produce, serve as potent pick-me-ups, unlike strongmen wearing rubber gloves covered in grape jelly.