Robeks uses the freshest ingredients to craft made-to-order drinks and eats that will make you feel guilt-free about grabbing a quick bite. Join the berry party with berry smoothies such as the Banzai Blueberry, Strawnana Berry, and Cranberry Quest, all of which pulverize fruit together with all-natural juice, non-fat yogurt or sherbet, and ice ($3.49 junior, $4.49 regular, $5.49 large). For more pulchritudinous pulverized pulp, energize your day with power smoothies, including the Cardio Cooler (with a base of passion fruit and mango juice), which blend juices, non-fat yogurt or sherbets, soy or whey protein, and vitamin boosters ($5.29 regular, $6.29 large) into an elixir that that will revitalize even the most workout-withered body. Bites include protein-packed Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels such as tomato parmesan or spinach feta ($2.49 each), and the hair-raising goodness of Lenny & Larry's power muffins or cookies with flavors such as oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, lemon poppyseed, and more ($1.99 each).
The Cookie Gourmet's team of dessert doyens constructs sugary delights that make ideal gifts for special occasions such as Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day shoppers can opt for the Lucky In Love Valentine candy bouquet, which combines 25 assorted fun-sized candy bars, a full-sized Hershey bar, and an affectionate note into an arrangement more deliciously artful than a staging of Hedda Gabler with an all gummy-bear cast. Alternatively, printed cookie tins, including the Happy Birthday tin ($26.95) and the Thanks a Million tin ($26.95) decorated with money-centric ribbons, bestow recipients with a smattering of assorted cookie flavors to express thoughtful messages such as "may you grow sweeter with age" or "good luck at your next dental exam." Customers in the hunt for an edible romantic gesture can give loved ones one-dozen long-stemmed cookies, made with six white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and six chocolate chip discs seated atop flora stems with silk leaves ($26.95).
The roasters at Coffee X Change ignite peaceful morning rituals with fresh-roasted regional beans procured from the fair-trade market. With a day's notice, customers can order one pound of house, Peaberry, or globetrotting beans from such coffee-rich regions as Costa Rica, Kenya, or New Guinea, and the expert java-whisperers roast the beans overnight. To satisfy the percolating preferences of all patrons, brew maestros can grind the batch of freshly cooked crop or leave the beans whole for personal grinding practice or delicious slingshot ammunition. Though the market price of each bean type varies, batches range from approximately $12.45–$14.45 per pound.
Doc Kendrick, born in Kentucky during Abraham Lincoln's presidency, inspired his progeny to found a spice company rooted in the time-honored traditions of hunting, fishing, and grilling. Joe and Brittany Garnett, the current owners of Doc Kendrick Spice Company, stock their virtual and farmers'-market shelves with all-natural, locally made spices, rubs, and blends that complement game meat, farm meat, and space meat alike. A recipe page recommends uses for their preservative-free powders, such as Doc's apple pie, spiked with Doc Kendrick's Twice as Nice pie spice, or Doc's antelope chili, which gets its flavor from a salt blend, garlic rub, chili powder, and jalapeño granules. A selection of quick bread mixes adds speedy carbs to any meal, and the sampler spice blend makes a nice birthday or Baby's First Bank Heist gift.