Food & Drink in Tumwater

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The treat slingers at Limeberry swirl 15 varieties of chilly yogurt daily, most of which are gluten-free. Though the exact flavor library changes frequently, it always allows excited talking and often includes such tempting tastes as cake batter, root-beer float, and york peppermint patty, offering ideal foundations for sweet sculptures formed of up to 36 toppings. Garnishes include warm fudge, reese's peanut-butter sauce, and marshmallow cream. Like a vacationing neighbor's refrigerator, Limeberry's yogurts are self-serve, meaning customers can top a cup of new york cheesecake yogurt with as many sprinkles, gummi bears, crushed oreos, or spoons as they could possibly want ($0.45 / oz.). Dairy-free sorbet and no-sugar options also abound for guests with sensitive systems.

5729 Littlerock Rd SW
Tumwater,
WA
US

At Aunt Kate’s Chocolates, chocolatiers believe that chocolate shouldn’t be compromised by mixing beans from different parts of the world. That’s why they make their geo-specific small-batch artisan chocolates using only one representative type of cacao bean from the region, creating squares that accurately portray the flavors from around the world. They complement the richness of these chocolate blends with fillings such as walnuts, salted caramel, and marshmallows, creating truffles and fudge squares that surprise and delight, much like finding a puppy inside a cat carrier.

296 Sussex Ave W
Tenino,
WA
US

The oven at Pizzeria La Gitana burns apple, cherry, and pear woods, which impart the pies with a delicate smoky flavor. That's just one reason why these pizzas go far beyond the two-for-one offerings from chain restaurants. The crusts are made with flour that's imported straight from Italy after taking a year off to find itself, and they're topped with organically grown produce and fine cheese and cold cuts.

518 Capitol Way S
Olympia,
WA
US

With more than 845 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company’s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.

This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as Peach Perfection and Strawberry Whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including Peanut Butter Moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate. The lunch hour presents toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320–420 calories each.

In addition to providing healthy eats to customers, Jamba Juice sponsors Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative fights childhood obesity while encouraging fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active—which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

625 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia,
WA
US

Oly Burger's grill gurus unite Angus beef and bun to create a menu of traditional and specialty sandwiches. Starting with a chopped-steak patty, the Oly Deluxe bacon cheeseburger comes piled with peppered bacon, choice of cheese, and Oly sauce ($5.49), and the Oly Heads to the Ranch burger lassoes a fried egg and rounds up American cheese, all while wearing a bacon bolo tie ($5.99). White-meat co-stars include the Oly Gets Peppered grilled-chicken sandwich ($5.99) or a trio of Alaskan Amber–cod morsels accompanied by Francophone fries ($7.99). Sides such as onion straws ($2.49+), sweet-potato waffle fries ($2.49+), and tater toddlers ($1.49+) complement Oly's roster of hand-held eats, and more than 10 flavors of ice cream shakes tremble in excitement at the prospect of meeting an A-list celebrity straw ($3.99).

2125 Caton Way SW
Olympia,
WA
US

There are certain things some people absolutely need when they wake up, such as a hot cup of coffee. The Shipwreck Cafe complements these basics with more unusual breakfast finds, including eggs paired with pan-fried oysters from the nearby Taylor Town Oyster Farm. Accompanying these delicacies on the menu are buttermilk biscuits smothered with sausage gravy and omelets filled with housemade chili.

Both chili and oysters reappear on the dinner menu, the former as a topping on beef burgers and the latter on its own platter. As the name suggests, seafood is a specialty of Shipwreck Cafe, which spotlights everything from grilled wild sockeye salmon to clams steamed with a butter-garlic sauce. Rounding out these housemade feasts are fresh-brewed iced tea or milkshakes made the old-fashioned way: by leaving ice cream beside the fireplace.

9018 Martin Way E
Olympia,
WA
US

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