The treats may be frozen, but that doesn't mean they're not flexible. That's because the colorful self-serve dispensers that line Yogurt Crazy’s bright purple walls are equipped to send a rotating lineup of 12 different frozen-yogurt flavors into cups, including nonfat, low-fat, and dairy-free varieties. Guests mix and match their own creations, choosing from flavors as diverse as pomegranate-raspberry tart and Heath toffee. Each swirl of yogurt can then be outfitted with kiwi, Reese's Pieces, and other selections from the topping bar’s 36 mix-ins, which means that patrons can customize their frozen desserts without the gooey mess of branding them with a hot iron.
Staffers custom-blend clients’ choices of more than 80 flavors into frozen treats at The Lite Choice, a purveyor of kosher gluten- and corn-syrup-free desserts and drinks. Organic flavors and add-ins such as almond butter, caramel, mango, and Colombian coffee accessorize the outfits of all-natural soft-serve and organic frozen yogurt ($3.75–$7.75) more deliciously than bangles made of horseradish, and staff members can concoct custom shakes from soft-serve or frozen yogurt with fresh fruit and toppings ($4.50–$5.75). Choco-lite dalmatians are served with dark chocolate chips and dollops of organic frozen yogurt or soft serve, or guests can celebrate friends' nephews' teachers' birthdays by indulging in sundaes with hot fudge and nuts ($5).
Good News Cafe's owner and chef Carole Peck strongly believes in supporting her community and proves it with her seasonal, frequently organic dishes and her restaurant's decor. Her handcrafted farm-to-table dishes—which include pork-loin schnitzel served with mustard smashed potatoes and venison medallion and meatloaf—are the result of partnerships with local farmers and businesses. She also backs local artists, letting them showcase their artwork throughout the restaurant.
Antique Coca-Cola signs, baskets, and cooking tools line the walls of Dugan's Sandwich Shop, which serves up a menu of hot and cold sandwiches including liverwurst, smoked-turkey reubens, and buffalo chicken breast with blue cheese. For those who prefer their meals bread free, try the grilled-chicken caesar salad or chicken fingers and fries.
D’Lites sates squealing sweet teeth with myriad ice-cream treats that are low carb, low fat, low sugar, and cholesterol free. At 50 calories per 4-ounce serving, the only things missing from D'Lites ice cream are artificial sweeteners and sadness. Each day at the shop, six specialty flavors guest star with daily headliners chocolate and vanilla, including concoctions such as chocolate marshmallow mint, strawberry, honey roasted pecan, and samoa. In all, D'Lites has more than 100 flavors in its recipe Rolodex. The shop slings soft serve into cups ($3.67+), cones ($3.67), and quarts ($7.99), as well as into specialty creations such as shakes ($5.49 for a large). If you want to shower a newlywed in sprinkles, order them and any other extra toppings ($0.75 each), or if you're on the run, grab a to-go pint ($6.29) or a six-pack of ice-cream sandwiches ($7.99), ideal for wearing as a threatening, edible bandoleer.