Booster Juice rewards health-conscious consumers with a menu full of smoothies and appetizing alternatives to fatty fast foods. Enjoy a classic smoothie that blends fruit with low-fat frozen yogurt or all-natural sorbets, creating a custom concoction to placate finicky taste buds and give uvulas something to do besides censor your speech ($2.95–$4.95). Guests can load hungrier palates with a satiating surplus of edible options, such as the chicken pesto panini ($4–$4.35), or try one of Booster Juice's pizza combos for two ($8–$12 with two smoothies and salads).
Serving the Tucson area for more than a decade, Create Cafe offers a savory menu of inventive sandwiches, burgers, and breakfast goodies served by a dedicated staff. Order from a selection of curry chicken, tuna salad, caprese mozzarella, and more, and turn your palatables into a sandwich ($7.49-$8.49), or a wrap ($5.99-$8.99). Beefy burgers come in 1/3 pound ($5.99) and 1/2 pound ($6.99) varieties filling stomachs of various dimensions, and turkey, falafel, and portobello patties promote protein diversity in the mouthplace. For night owls and afternoon Kentucky warblers, breakfast is served all day. A selection of bottled ($3.5–$4) and on-tap ($3.5) beers constitutes the best filler for the cafe's collection of frosted mugs, with Sacagawea coin collections coming in a distant third. The Groupon is good for dining in and cannot be used toward the catering menu.
Using a blend of local and imported ingredients, Cafe Italiano’s chefs, Dave and Carla Pursel and their daughter Krystal Adams, handcraft 27 flavors of gelato and sorbetto each day. Since these sweet treats contain less fat than ice cream, eaters can give gastronomic guilt the cold shoulder without sacrificing tastiness. Sample the stracciatella (similar to chocolate chip) or salute taste buds with all-American apple-pie gelato ($5.49 for a 7.5 oz. container). Traditionalists cozy up to classic flavors such as vanilla bean and pistachio ($9.99 for a pint of up to two flavors), and modernists paint culinary canvases with cookie dough, mojito, and spicy chocolate ($16.99 for a quart of up to three flavors). Sugar-free options are also available, as well as a selection of fruity sorbettos. Savory stomachs can snack on margherita pizza, Cafe Italiano’s newest menu item, as frosty jaws are thawed by freshly made lattes and cappuccinos.
With graduations, weddings, and whale-wrestling season fast approaching, a customized party cake serves as a tasty treat for groups of gathered revelers. A 10-inch party cake from Maribelle serves about 30 people, and the cakery's abundant bounty of flavors and fillings will please even the most picky cake connoisseur. Plump a lemon almond cake with red raspberry filling, or infuse a rich German chocolate cake with fresh sliced strawberries or Frangelico cream. Any combination of bakery beautifying extras—be they fresh-cut or frosting flowers, chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate curls and shavings, or curly ribbons—are included in the price, so pile on the ornamentation to construct a memorable masterpiece.
Since 1978, the gregarious chefs at Robert's Restaurant have dished out a fully stocked menu of home-cooked comfort eats, including breakfast specials, burgers, and made-from-scratch baked goods. Morning munchers can dive tooth-first into the airy swirls of freshly baked homemade cinnamon rolls ($2.59), or snag Boyd's Ultimate breakfast sandwiches ($7.99), stacked high with eggs, grilled ham and bacon. Mashed potatoes and buttered veggies sidle next to various afternoon spreads, such as chicken-fried chicken steak ($7.89) and an open-faced hot beef sandwich ($6.99). Homemade buns house six succulent burgers ($5.79+), and a grilled patty melt ($6.79) volunteers to sate pangs with swiss cheese or offer moral support during arguments with silverware.
Renowned for whipping up customized event and wedding cakes from scratch, the oven gurus at Marco's Patisserie brandish confectionary prowess to craft miniature morsels using high-caliber ingredients and 10 flavors of frosting. Customers can celebrate a milestone event or hone their juggling abilities with a half-dozen cupcakes in the form of vanilla, chocolate, yellow butter, carrot, or red velvet—a patron favorite. Be sure to place orders three days prior to pickup to ensure the bakers have plenty of time to decadently gussy up baby cakes after they’re delivered from the pastry stork.