The chefs at La Pâtisserie by Oven-Fresh Delights satisfy sweet and savory cravings with a menu of handcrafted French-style pastries, sandwiches, and desserts. The Paris-Brest is a traditional dessert inspired by the Tour de France that fills a ring of pastry dough with rich hazelnut cream to resemble the tire of a bicycle or the donuts on strings used to train cyclists. A thick crust bookends raspberries suspended in whipped cream in the framboisier, and long prisms of succès praliné embed sweetened nuts in buttercream sandwiches. Letting influences from French kitchens shine through all the while, cooks stir pots of rich béchamel sauce and assemble croquet-madames, open-faced stacks of brioche, black-forest ham, and three types of cheese. Butter twists into savory dough for croissants, and from the oven drift scents that hint at spinach and leek quiches.
Fresh Cup Frozen Yogurt does its part to keep Austin weird. A mural by a local artist graces a light yellow wall, and the fro-yo itself bursts with creative flavors. The constantly rotating selection includes tart yogurts such as green apple, mango, and green tea as well as sweet options such as dulce de leche, cinnamon bun, and red velvet cake. Once each customer has loaded up a cup, they add the tasty weight of more than 50 fruit, candy, and other toppings to their frosty concoction. Though that might sound decadent, the treats are health-friendly. Non-fat, sugar-free, and dairy-free options abound, and all yogurts include live and active cultures to contribute to healthy digestive and immune systems.
The founder of The Juice Spot found the healing powers of raw, pressed fruit and vegetables after several years of abdominal pain and his eventual diagnosis with Crohn’s disease. Today, his disease is in remission, and for that he credits his strict diet, which contains mostly raw, pressed juice. His own success inspired him to dedicate himself to helping others heal themselves with the vitamins and minerals found in pressed juices, instead of encouraging them to swallow tin cans filled with spinach.
The Juice Spot almost hums with energy, with vibrant orange, green, and yellow walls that mimic the local and organic produce that fills its fridges, such as fresh carrots, leafy kale, and tangy lemons. Guests can sip on made-to-order freshly pressed juices or smoothies, or pick up carefully curated juice cleanses that last one to three days.
In addition to more than 20 frosty fruit slurries, Froots sports a hearty menu teeming with health-conscious wraps, sandwiches, salads, and grillers. Team the albacore-tuna salad, topped with fresh veggies, egg, and balsamic vinaigrette ($5.99), with a small fresh-squeezed carrot-apple juice ($3.99). A medium Island Bull smoothie, made with Red Bull, strawberries, mangos, pineapple juice, and orange sherbet, leaves sippers bright-eyed and bushy-faced for hours ($5.59). Indulge your sweet teeth without drudging up the ghosts of dentists past with a small Oreo-madness shake, made with milk and fat-free vanilla yogurt ($3.99).
Wielding a breadth of batter knowledge and a heaping helping of baking know-how, Be My Cupcake’s confectionery crafters whip up a bevy of sugary treats in a variety of flavors. Treat a retreat or sweeten up swimming class by buttressing twelve fresh-baked cupcake flavors with nine available frostings. Meld a marble, red velvet, carrot, pumpkin, cinnamon, or coconut base with toppings such as chocolate buttercream, lemon cream cheese, or chocolate cream cheese before savoring the sweet bites or flattening them into edible trivets. Call to place an order.
The bakers at LeeAnn's Cakes concoct thoroughly unique, made-to-order pastry and rich cake balls. A dozen cake balls in any combination of 12 flavors await to be devoured in a few bites each, making a neat addition to parties or games of edible billiards. Choose savory spheres in orange creamsicle, carrot cake, key lime, peanut-butter cup, thin mint, or other flavors, then impress guests by reading their fortunes from the crumbs.