Great Harvest Bread Company’s bakers craft a heart-healthy assortment of whole-grain breads and baked goods using freshly ground flour. Each month, a newly designed menu allows the team to employ the season's freshest ingredients and harvest the warmest loaves from bread-bearing trees, including cinnamon-raisin-walnut swirl, white chocolate cranberry swirl, and Mediterranean olive loaves.
IzzyCakes bakes and ices cakes that look like they've come straight out of your imagination. Whatever you love doing can be turned into edible art to celebrate a birthday or wedding. The bakery has made Pac-Man cakes, cakes topped with a princess crown, and an "Elmo's World" cake complete with an edible Elmo. The best part of each cake is invisible, until you take the first bite. The moist, succulent strawberry, red velvet, or vanilla cake flavors shine through even the colorful icing on top. IzzyCakes's gourmet cupcakes take these flavors to the next level, showering taste buds in a flood of mango carrot cake, caramel apple, and raspberry lemonade. The IzzyCakes shop welcomes customers to step back in time with black-and-white floor tiles in the 50s-themed store styled as a malt shop.
Homemade strawberry glaze, soft-baked brownies, and freshly shredded coconut are just a few of the enticing ingredients found in Pie Town's crowd-pleasing signature pies. Traditional cherry and blueberry fruit pies are joined by cr?me flavors including strawberry, lemon, and chocolate, and gluten-free pies are also available. The bakers also prepare sugar-free versions of favorites and seasonal pies including pumpkin and chocolate peppermint. Guests can pair their sweet treats with hot and iced espresso drinks or enjoy a full meal from the caf??s menu of soups, sandwiches, and homemade tuna salads and pot pies. Customers can also order Pie Town?s dessert and deli platters for special events, such as work parties or chain-gang reunions.
Cold Stone Creamery’s ice cream, made fresh in stores every day, inhabits a quantum flux between soft-serve and traditional ice cream, with a rich, creamy texture that whispers tales of its super-premium quality as it glides over taste buds. The ice cream generously welcomes dozens of toppings, as traditional as crumbled cookies and chopped nuts or as quirky as granola and black licorice. Choose your favorite ice cream from among dozens of silky flavors, such as Irish cream and butter pecan. Then make certain no one will try and steal a taste by topping it protectively with brownies, gumballs, and cherry pie filling. Whatever Frankencream you create, it'll be scooped cold off the grill into a freshly made waffle cone or bowl. Cold Stone Creamery’s ice cream and toppings vary between seasons and location, and they also offer sorbet and an array of lighter toppings such as fruit and honey. Ice-cream creations run between $4 and $6, depending on size.
The staff at Orange Leaf rejects the oft-touted claim that Americans don’t care about nutrition. The problem, they say, has more to do with selection than anything else; most low-calorie sweets don’t hold a candle to a fudge brownie or a warm slice of apple pie. They kept this in mind when crafting their frozen-yogurt recipes, working tireless to develop a healthy—and equally delicious—alternative to the dessert status quo by turning to decadent confections and just-picked fruits for inspiration.
Their experiments thus far have yielded more than 60 frozen yogurt flavors, which take turns pumping through the self-serve machines that line their colorful shop’s wall. Before taking a seat in a bright orange chair, guests fill their dishes with cool, low-fat swirls of chocolate cheesecake, strawberry banana, and a classic tart that bites as pleasantly as a teething kitten. Juicy pears, crunchy granola, and gooey chocolate sauce headline a smorgasbord of at least 30 toppings ready to scooped or poured into cups before their final weigh-in.
At their core, Aly's Apples are just like any other. In this case, it's what's on the outside that really counts. Their self-professed "over the top" gourmet caramel apples put boring old caramel apples to shame. Each day, they're hand dipped in smooth homemade caramel before receiving drizzles of chocolate and toppings that range from dark chocolate and pecans to marshmallows, M&Ms, and english toffee molded into a kitchen sink.