In 1983, Gwen Willhite stumbled upon a brilliant idea. She decided to combine the beauty of a bouquet with scrumptious cookies. Thanks to her artistic eye and tasty recipes, her venture—Cookies by Design—proved to be a success. Now, 30 years later, the company still fills bellies with artful, edible gifts, such as holiday-themed cookie bouquets, birthday cookie-cakes, and assorted trays of cookies to celebrate special events, such as graduations and Samhain.
Bruegger's bagels are created using fresh, wholesome ingredients and then kettle-boiled in the New York tradition, resulting in chewy centers with crisp outer crusts. Awaken your taste buds with a savory combination such as the rosemary olive oil bagel smothered with onion and chive cream cheese ($2.39). Or, prove yourself to be a sweetie by adopting a family of 13 bagels and washing them up and behind the ears in the two tubs of garden-veggie cream cheese in the Big Bagel Bundle ($13.99). Bruegger's deli menu is flanked by an array of breakfast sandwiches and lunch fare. Bury thoughts of the snarky snooze button with the breakfast bagel bearing an egg, melted cheese, and a choice of bacon, sausage, or ham ($3.99), or wrap your mitts around the Leonardo da Veggie lunchtime sandwich and bite into tomatoes, roasted red peppers, red onions, and muenster cheese on an asiago Softwich ($5.49).
It was 1978. A college dropout and a failed medical-school applicant had just brought together their combined life savings to rent an old gas station. Their plan was to resurrect the empty station and open their own restaurant. Their specialty: ice cream. So begins the story of legendary entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who are better known across the globe as Ben & Jerry. Their small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor eventually became a Burlington, Vermont favorite, and before long, shops popped up all over the U.S. and in 25 other countries. Their brand easily attracted customers??homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, natural ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Buzz.
Since infusing their first rich and creamy batches of ice cream with natural chunks of fruit, nuts, candies, and cookies, Ben and Jerry have also operated with a commitment to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. They practice sustainable food production and business practices that respect the earth and environment. Ben & Jerry?s cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, which comes from forests that are managed for the protection of wildlife, and waste from Ben & Jerry?s plants generates energy to power farms. The company works tirelessly to reduce its carbon emissions; it strongly encourages customers to eat their ice cream in the darkest dark.
Sincerely Yogurt menus feature healthy smoothies and Greek-style tart yogurts that boast less sugar than traditional fro-yo. Those smoothies, when enhanced by optional vitamin and herbal boosters, are so healthy they can even be substituted for a meal from time to time. Their frozen yogurts, replete with live and active cultures, support immune systems and healthy digestion. Customers can design their own frozen yogurt concoction, choosing from more than 35 flavors such as toasted marshmallow, root beer float, and maple bacon donut, all while promoting healthy liver and brain function. With more than 80 ever-changing toppings such as cookie dough and mixed berries, they also give customers plenty of ways to dive into indulgence.
Sincerely Yogurt also has a multi-purpose room available that can be used for special event rentals, including wedding receptions, birthdays, rehearsals, showers, community events, and more. A large 135-inch projection screen can display presentations or photo slideshows.
Mediterra Bakehouse's team of flour artisans employs cultural traditions of their North Aegean roots, unblemished flour, and careful hand kneading to craft fluffy assortments of baked goods. Multifarious pastries, such as a crumbly twice-baked chocolate-hazelnut biscotti ($8 for a pack of four) or buttery currant-cream scones ($8 for a pack of 4), pack citrus tones that pair with coffee better than small talk and hard-to-pronounce size names. Pound-cake selections ($10 each) in lemon and vanilla sport 24 ounces of buttery French style and respective lemon zest or bourbon vanilla for socially acceptable at-work bourbon consumption. Delectable loaves of chocolate-cherry bread come chock-full of Michel Cluizel chocolate and moist Michigan cherries, and parmesan-peppercorn bread tingles tasters with a quarter pound of parmesan reggiano and black peppercorns that delightfully dip in tomato sauce (both $9). For health-conscious consumption, eight-grain, three-seed loaves deliver thick slices of cracked wheat, cracked rye, and cracked barley ($7), as mentioned in the bread section of Cracked Magazine.
Cuisine Type: Frozen Custard, Frozen Yogurt, and Italian Ice
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 5?10
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Frozen Custard, Sundaes, Milkshakes
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
What?s the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
Often times customers who have never truly tasted real frozen custard (made the way it should be made in a genuine frozen custard machine) are almost in shock by how rich and creamy our custard tastes in comparison to hard packed ice cream or soft serve. Many will agree that it is the most flavorful, creamiest type of ice cream that they've ever tried.
D?cor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your d?cor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
Our shop is outfitted in The Meadows Original Frozen Custard colors of yellow, blue, and white?the same colors that The Meadows has been using since 1950.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
In addition to our unique frozen custard, we also offer all of the typical ice cream shop menu items, including sundaes, milkshakes, gelatis, smoothies, arctic swirls, floats, quarts, pints, cakes, pies, and cookie sandwiches. We offer four frozen custard flavors per day: chocolate, vanilla, and two flavors of the day that rotate daily. We have gluten-free and sugar-free options on our menu.