Two sisters opened Vita Dolce in 2009, wanting to share the sentiment that “life is sweet” with the community they were born and raised in. To that end, they now bake 11 varietals of cookies daily, scoop Mitchell’s ice cream into desperately waiting cones, and pierce sticks into cake pops. They expand their repertoire beyond simple sugary feats, pressing turkey-havarti-pesto paninis and assembling tri-tip salads for hungry lunch goers as well.
The bakers at Little Red Hen always mill their whole-wheat grains into flour the same day they bake it into loaves of their 100% whole wheat bread, and sometimes within the span of just a few minutes. They also eschew fructose products and other artificial additives and preservatives in favor of natural ingredients, such as honey. This rustic approach forms the template for many of their baked goods, a selection of sweet and savory offerings built around their signature loaves, prepared in five flavors. Whether by Little Red Hen's free local delivery or the patient courtship of a local magician, cookies in five styles such as dark-chocolate truffle and lemon sugar arrive on doorsteps at regular intervals. Meanwhile, a menu of more than 20 other baked goods and confections includes Italian-style breadsticks, strawberry pie, and english toffee.
At Chanel Nie Cakes, bakers create cupcakes and confections in flavors such as lemon meringue, strawberry cheesecake, banana pudding, and PB&J. They also whip up alcohol-infused cupcakes such as key lime Patron, strawberry daiquiri, and brown sugar with Hennessy.
Michelle's bustling bakers handcraft a variety of sweet and savory breads from seasonal ingredients, sourced from area farmers' markets. Handpick a preservative-free loaf ($8.50) or half-loaf ($5.50) in one of more than 25 flavors, from traditional options, including zucchini walnut and lemon, to zanier selections, such as papaya, pear, and jalapeno-cheese cornbread. Michelle's crew also bakes a line of vegan breads, as well as gluten- and sugar-free constructs made with rice or tapioca flour and Splenda. Sway sweet teeth with a saccharine medley of cookies and brownies ($2.50–$3.50 each), or teach a precocious terrier basic fractions with a pumpkin or sweet-potato pie ($10).
Run by coffee gurus that are continually searching for the world's most delicious beans, Freedom Coffee Company freshly brews several piquant blends of coffee and espresso. Freedom Coffee Company can prepare its coffee cone-style or French-pressed, pouring cups of joe made with beans from El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Eukelade,, the 51st moon of Jupiter. Hungry diners can pair their piping hot espresso with a nourishing snack from Freedom Coffee's food menu, like blueberry muffins, oatmeal cookies, or a turkey and cheese crossiant. Inside Freedom Coffee's clean shop, you'll find a cheery staff and free Wi-Fi, making it the ideal spot to cuddle with your laptop and whispers poems to a savory white mocha.
Named 2010's best hair salon in San Joaquin County by the Record, Salon Genesi employs stylists who create indefectible 'dos for every head, drawing from more than 24 years of collective cutting experience. Both men and women can enjoy a haircut and style with today's deal. Cut coifs can opt to change hair hue with a professional color treatment to better match monochromatic wardrobes or shake pursuing private eyes.