On select Thursdays at Chillerz Frozen Yogurt, dessert is free. Okay, there's one catch—you have to guess the exact weight of your frozen yogurt creation, then it's free. With all the flavors and fixings available, it's rare that any one of those treats will look the same. Rotating yogurt flavors range from classics like dreamy dark chocolate to more unusual options, such as butter toffee popcorn and spiced apple pie.
Chillerz's self-serve machines have some health-conscious flavors, too, such as non-fat strawberry and orange sorbets. Each cup of yogurt can be enjoyed plain or smothered beneath toppings from a buffet stocked with myriad candies and fruits. Once their treats are all gone, youngsters are invited to draw on Chillerz's chalkboard wall, a nice alternative to practicing their graffiti tags on Chillerz's other walls.
The Bagel Meister satisfies insistent stomachs by boasting fresh-baked bread, homemade cream cheeses, and filler-free meats throughout its modest menu. Exploring new avenues in bagel architecture, stacking buffs sling bagel breakfast sandwiches, including lox and egg with piquant trimmings ($4.09).
In keeping with the rest of the Plum Restaurants family, Plum Burgers food truck has no meat products on board. Its burgers are entirely beef-free, organic, and vegan—but within these restrictions, the cooks have gotten more than a little creative. The Jerk + Yam burger piles yam and Jamaican-spiced grilled tofu with caramelized onions, whereas the 8-ounce Mediterranean burger layers mint-kissed seitan with pickled figs. Other patties incorporate lentils, portobello mushrooms, and panko-crusted tempeh as meat substitutes.
Also on the menu are a variety of sandwiches and sides, including the popular Mac & Yease, which is a vegan version of mac and cheese that can also go gluten-free upon request. Milkshakes made with vanilla coconut ice cream conclude meals with cool, sweet sips. To track the truck's location, customers can refer to its homepage. It even takes pickup orders via phone call, text, or really loud yelling from across town.
Espresso Lane's kindly baristas brew steaming cups of fresh-roasted coffee and hand-tamped espresso as diners nosh on pastries, soups, and sandwiches. Syrup and butter flood the crisp-fried chamber of a belgian waffle, making each bite like suddenly discovering a back pocket full of twenty-dollar bills printed on candy ($4.25). White albacore tuna slathered in mayo and sun-dried tomato dressing snuggles between soft slices of bread in the tuna-salad sandwich ($6.75), and a sprinkler full of raspberry vinaigrette spritzes the grapes, mandarin oranges, and strawberries of the garden salad until they sprout into a flavorful medley ($7.25). Cups of the soup of the day ally with demi sandwiches to suppress uprisings of indecisive appetites ($7.25).