Health and flavor don’t always go hand-in-hand, but Jitterbug Bakery strikes a perfect balance with its baked goods, made with hormone-free, antibiotic-free local dairy and eggs, as well as its vegan and gluten-free menu items. Staffers serve up coffee roasted and custom-blended locally by PERC, accompanied by signature blueberry-peach muffins and mocha-swirl muffins. Like the White House’s street address, the shop’s soups change daily, and are served aside breads in unique flavors such as oatmeal maple. The comfy lounge area feels more like a living room than a store, outfitted with hardwood floors and twin red couches strewn with pillows. Book clubs convene in the bakery once a month, with each club focusing on a specific genre, such as fiction, nonfiction, mystery, or Mad Libs.
Featured in the Post and Courier for inducing nostalgic memories of the iconic marshmallow-and-chocolate pastry, MoonPie Corner Store culls retro signs, MoonPie T-shirts, tumblers candles, hot sauces, and barbecue sauces from around the South. MoonPie T-shirts feature the snack's classic crescent moon logo, while MoonPie mugs give underachieving drinks a pastry to aspire to ($9+). Peruse a collection of more than 60 hot sauces ($10+), or test your spiciness threshold with fiery hot sauce concoctions that register higher levels on the Scoville scale. After posing next to the 8-foot "Mr. MoonPie" crescent moon, patrons can also pick up a bottle of local barbecue sauce ($10 or less), before snacking on an array of MoonPies from every section of the flavor spectrum.
The fruit mixers at Smooth churn out a menu loaded with vegan smoothies, hearty sandwiches, tempting snacks, and energizing coffee drinks. Daydream of jovial sitcom characters while slurping up The "Norm" for Norman, a strawberry-and-pineapple smoothie ($4.50 for 20 oz.). Georgia Peach, a hometown favorite, fills the senses with a mouthwatering marriage of strawberries and peaches ($3.50 for 12 oz.) and can build general wellness with the addition of a wheatgrass booster ($.75). Tuna-salad sandwiches ($6.95) fill up human tanks and accompany summer salad or chips, and white-chocolate mochas ($3.50 for 16 oz.) confuse the color conscious. Overcome snack cravings with soft pretzels ($2.75 each), bagels ($2.50 each), or targeted hypnosis.
Mr. Koolz Gelato and Water Ice furnishes healthy dessert alternatives and aromatic teas in a historic and spiritually inviting setting. Owner Janet Morowitz's ongoing love affair with gelato permeates all 24 flavors of the exquisite milk and fruit-based creations. The rotating seasonal menu also encompasses fruit-based, milk-free flavors as well as sugar-free and low-fat scoops that can reduce a jelly belly to a firm Jell-O mold. Italian-inspired classics like chocolate or tiramisu ($3.50 for one scoop, $4 for two, and $4.50 for three) are delicious heaped alongside one of Mr. Koolz's innovative new blends of sweet potato or almond joy. Warm a gelato-iced throat with a wide selection of teas available by the box ($5 to $7.50), by the pound ($10.50 to $24), or by the Ming Dynasty vase.
Savannah's only roaster-retailer. Come visit us in Habersham Village where we will prepare excellent coffee, epsresso, lattes, tea and other delicious beverages. Our breakfast & lunch offerings are prepared to order and reasonably priced.
When Dallas Lewis was just 14, her mother—who had taught her how to bake—passed away. Heartbroken, Dallas hung up her apron for years. Then, sometime after she was married, she stumbled onto her mother’s recipe box. One by one, Dallas baked her way through the treasure trove of recipes, using up countless bags of flour and sticks of butter while reliving the memories of cooking with her mother. Soon, Dallas found that her knack for baking had developed from a personal project into a full-blown pastry business. Today, as owner of Whisk Desserts, Dallas churns out cheesecakes, cupcakes, fudge, and breads based on those same recipes handed down by her mother. She and her staff whisk together fresh ingredients that include rich cocoa, caramel drizzle, and fresh fruit, then they package the resulting confections for shipping throughout the United States. As a personal touch, they'll often deliver bundles to Savannah-area doorsteps themselves, like the trained storks who fly most CEOs home from business meetings.