The café portion is nestled behind a quaint boutique stocked with gourmet foods, bath wares, and gift baskets, and features a fresh menu of homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches. Soups, like bittersweet square-dance partnerships, are in a state of constant rotation, and fresh-made sandwiches are served on a choice of four breads. Brian's special chicken salad (citrus-marinated chicken, grapes, pineapples, dried cranberries, celery, onion, and walnuts, $7.95) is a favorite, while the hot ham and pineapple (Jack cheese, bacon, and mayo, melted into hearty pumpernickel, $7.95) is ideal for filling deserted bellies with Hawaiian island eats. Waffling mix-masters will dig the variability of the Rosebud plate ($12.50), which includes three finger sandwiches (choices include: pimento cheese, cucumber cream cheese, egg salad, chicken salad, and tuna salad), a cup of soup, deli salad, fruit salad, and a chocolate truffle. Rosebud also offers six loaded entree selections for the Monday through Friday dinner crowd.
Using a blend of fresh ingredients, skilled pastry chef Kristen Massad expertly whips up batches of joy-inducing indulgences. Start by choosing from a base of three moist flavor favorites including red velvet, chocolate, and vanilla before venturing into frosting-filled waters. Because Tart Bakery’s cupcakes (regular, $2.75 each) are always appropriately accessorized with delectable frosting, they provide just the right arm candy for end-of-summer backyard barbecues, or as the adorable wedding-reception date that your family could, and will, eat right up. Call ahead at least 48 hours in advance to place your pickup order.
With Tasti D-Lite treats and Planet Smoothie in one spot, healthier treats abound, from Tasti D-Lite's frozen concoctions with fewer calories than both ice cream and fro-yo to Planet Smoothie's fresh-fruit-and yogurt smoothies and protein shakes.
Like many children, the founder of Tasti D-Lite, a native New Yorker, begged her father for a taste of ice cream. But this was no typical whining for a treat: she needed her father, an experienced food technologist, to help develop a frozen treat with less calories and fat than ice cream and frozen yogurt. Thus, in 1987, the first cup of Tasti D-Lite swirled into existence. From the shining root-beer oceans to the marzipan mountains, Americans now enjoy flavors such as carrot cake, chocolate nougat, or Mango Tart 'n Tasti, topping each treat with bits of candy and fresh fruit.
Meanwhile, the team of fruit mixologists at Planet Smoothie has nothing to hide when it comes to making its cold creations. Whether blending a weight-loss smoothie or a protein shake, the team knows exactly what's going into each of its concoctions—which consist primarily of fresh fruit and yogurt. They’ll even happily recite the all-natural ingredients list at customers' behest or unprompted in the middle of the night as they try in vain for slumber. Customers can choose from the shop’s list of smoothie combinations or come up with their own custom mixes.
Pokey O’s signature sweet is a decadent duo of chewy cookies middled with Blue Bell ice cream or frozen yogurt ($3.49). Thirteen fun cookie flavors (white chocolate macadamia nut, maple pecan) and 15 types of icy insides present endless sandwiching opportunities. For those preferring to enjoy their sweets singular, try kosher, trans-fat free individual cookies ($.99), old-fashioned malts and milkshakes ($4.49), and sundaes ($2.79–$3.79).
Using a blend of fresh ingredients, skilled pastry chef Kristen Massad expertly whips up batches of joy-inducing indulgences. Start by choosing from a base of five moist, flavorful cupcake favorites—red velvet, chocolate, vanilla, carrot, and strawberry—before venturing into frosting-filled waters. Because Tart Bakery’s cupcakes are always appropriately accessorized with delectable frosting, they provide just the right arm candy for end-of-summer backyard barbecues, or as the adorably edible wedding-reception date.
Owner Pam’s passion for authentic baking explains why each of Great One Cookie Company’s confections comes from only high-quality ingredients. Semisweet chocolate, macadamia nuts, oatmeal, and dried cranberries pour into batters that bakers blend fresh daily. The triple-chocolate cherry chunk overwhelms tongues with a blend of rich flavors, which can be balanced out by munching on lighter lemon-drop disks or by guzzling flavored water that’s had the flavor chemically extracted. Customers can choose from eight standard flavors as well as seasonal specials that, like a plate spinner’s gravy boat, rotate regularly.