The sugar specialists at UdderSweets beckon customers with 32 flavors of ice cream and freshly made chocolates. Fill a cone or an enemy's purse with ice cream flavors such as swiss almond fudge, pralines and cream, or toasted coconut ($3.82 for single scoop in cake or sugar cone; $1.95 for extra scoop) with more than 45 available toppings such as fresh fruit, candy chunks, and nuts (cups with toppings $0.39/oz.). Patrons marvel as 1 of more than 50 homemade chocolates melts on tongues, or while noshing on such sweet selections as peanut-butter twists ($3.25) or bear claws ($3.50). Stock up on favorite childhood sugar-high-inducers in the bulk candy section stocked with gummy treats in the shape of peach rings, mini bears, and fish, as well as giant jawbreakers, gumdrops, and rock candy ($0.69/oz.). Should cravings remain, wander to the cupcake and cookie section to wrap hands around freshly baked mini cupcakes ($1.50).
Yogli scoops healthy fare and scrumptious frozen treats into the mouth houses of salivating locals. Dig into a dish of creamy self-serve frozen yogurt topped with delectable details chosen from a selection of more than 45 fruity and crunchy toppings. Once you’ve cooled down your yogurt reservoir, reanimate frozen tonguesicles with a soul-warming cappuccino ($2.70–$3.55) or an energizing espresso ($1.55), crafted with coffee beans that are roasted, ground, and read to in-house.
Tutti Frutti’s self-serve yogurt ($0.48 per ounce) represents a healthy and delectable alternative to heavy ice cream and deep-fried sticks of butter. Get your fruit fix with tart flavors such as pomegranate, acai berry, and the aromatic lychee, or opt for something on the creamy side. Cappuccino diehards will scramble to sample its yogurt counterpart, and pistachio’s distinctive flavor will bring back memories of that magical summer spent toiling on a Turkmenistan pistachio farm. Finally, adorn your edible artwork with a sprinkling of some of Tutti Frutti's 50 toppings. Health nuts can keep it ab-tastic with mango and blueberries, and others can turn their yogurt into a breakfast fit for hours of cartoons with Fruity Pebbles and cookies. More experimental appetites, meanwhile, can transform their yogurt into a battlefield on which chocolate chips do battle with their natural enemy—coconut. And if just the thought of combining pineapple and almonds on top of strawberry-cheesecake frogurt freezes your brain, dairy-free and no-sugar added options are also available.
Churrasco-style dining, an endless parade of skewered steaks, is often associated with Brazilian cowboys. European influences shine in mild flavors and new ingredients, and the varied countryside blossoms with a range of exciting fruits and vegetables. All of these aspects mingle at the hands of the chefs at Flavors of Brazil as they prepare a menu of Latin-style small plates and barbecued meats. Diners can share appetizers such as cod croquettes or beef empanadas and then bite into savory courses of linguiça sausage, ribs, and top sirloin steak. Glasses brimming with champagne cocktails click together above plates of caramel-filled churros, all of which brings a pleasant end to a meal, unlike a fortune cookie containing facts about home fires.
Elite Cake Creations began as a little bakery in Cuba way back in 1921, so it's had nearly a century to perfect its cakes, desserts, and pastries. Today, Beatriz Otero continues the long family tradition started by her grandfather, using tried-and-true recipes that call for buttercream frosting and fondant with vanilla-, chocolate-, and marble-cake bases. Beatriz can customize cakes to look like everything from a flame-painted speedboat to a bucket of cold Coronas. She extends this art form to cupcakes and push-pop cakes. She also relishes the opportunity to craft cakes for special occasions, constructing eight-layer wedding cakes, birthday cakes shaped like wrapped gifts, and 50th anniversary cakes made of solid gold.
The DQ Treat Center offers a cool respite for shoppers tired of fitting-room lines and surly sales clerks. Celebrating its 25th year, the signature Blizzard's chunky charms are as inescapable as ever, with classic candies such as Butterfinger, Oreos, and Snickers and other flavor options including georgia mud fudge blended to unmatched thickness with creamy soft serve ($2.29+). The peanut buster parfait slathers vanilla ice cream in fudge and peanuts for an appealingly layered delight ($3.39+). This location harnesses the relentless power of the DQ Blizzard alongside the brightly colored grace and dignity of Orange Julius smoothies and fruit drinks to create a sweet treat superpower.