Each Dolce Vita Gelato Cafe honors the dessert's Italian ancestry with an authentic recipe and a repertoire of 42 kosher-friendly flavors. Best-selling classics include real-bean vanilla and Belgian–style chocolate, as well as fresh, fruit-hoarding varieties such as strawberry, mango, and lemon; trailblazing palates may prefer foreign tastes such as the dulce de leche or chocolate Ferrero Rocher. Because Dolce Vita's gelato contains only 8% butterfat, the sweet, silky treats make a perfect snack option for those watching their waistline or those who typically enjoy their dessert with a side of bacon. Wrap hands around a small cup or sugar cone ($3.75–$5) or a large cup or waffle cone ($6.50 each) to get a taste of a spoon-optional sustenance that drives ice cream to shame and popsicles back to their former careers as extremely perishable traffic batons . Gelato prices may vary among store locations.
The Sweet Tooth's team of confection connoisseurs has inspired cocoa-coated grins for more than 28 years. All of the shop's exquisite edibles are handcrafted by couture-driven dessert designers, and consist of only high-quality, kosher ingredients. Pre-made gift baskets ($26–$150) range in size and contents, but typically include treats such as chocolate-covered pretzels and fruit, cookies, brownies, truffles, and rugelach. Customers can also customize baskets by theme or for a special event, or peruse pre-themed bundles for upcoming holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Crowd Around Blimps as They Land Day. Individual treats include caramel apples ($6.50+), truffles ($33/lb.), and chocolate-covered pretzels and marshmallows ($1.25–$2.50).
The North Miami Beach Italian-ice and bubble-tea shop specializes in frosty cold treats to cool summer-warmed bodies. The chilly-treat experts offer more than 30 flavors of their signature bubble teas ($4.25)—fresh-brewed iced tea with small tapioca pearls at the bottom of each cup, served with a thick straw for sucking up the gummy-esque spheres. The creamy and mostly fat-free tea is made from fresh fruit and milk and comes in fruity flavors such as pomegranate and passion fruit, as well as latte-inspired brews such as the caffe latte and caramel rooibos. If tea isn’t your treat of choice, opt for a refreshing Italian ice ($2.99 and up) and dine on one of nearly 60 flavors in two iced styles. The fat-free and dairy-free water ice pleases with flavors such as rootbeer and cotton candy, and low-fat cream ices such as bananas foster, cannoli, and chocolate peanut butter will satisfy dairy-deprived palates. With nine no-sugar-added and sugar-free options, the Italian-ice treats are sweet options for sugar strikers and diabetics.
The gourmet treats at Häagen-Dazs delight discerning palates with a variety of frozen goodies in indulgent flavors. Made from top-quality ingredients, Haagen-Dazs ice creams and sorbets confidently fill cups and top cones ($4.20-$6.00) or blend into shakes ($6.25) and smoothies ($6.50) in an attempt to lose taste-bud tails. Each Dazzler's three scoops of ice cream settle under whipped-cream peaks, with flavors including Dulce Split, Mint Chip, and Rocky Road ($6.95). Patrons select toppings, sauces, and ice-cream flavors to form customizable sundaes ($5.50-$6.95), or deploy straws to taste a Sorbet Sipper ($5.95), which is made of sorbet and then sipped.
Juice & Java prides itself in a menu filled with drinks and organic ingredients all pulled directly and unadulterated from their natural birthplaces. Even the most devious of thirsts are heroically quenched by coffee and tea drinks ($1.40–$3.75) along with juices and smoothies, available with nutritious add-ins ($2.95–$10.95). Solid sustenance presents itself as a chicken crepe, a chicken breast swathed in a gossamer crepe with optional roommates of sprouts and tomatoes ($7.95). The salmon toss, named for an ancient ritual of flinging salmon onto mile-long barbecue pits, presents a plate of organic quinoa, smoked salmon, scallions, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and tzatziki sauce ($9.95). Vegan and gluten-free menu items unfold before the eyes of eager herbivores.
Cushy Cakes conjures up sweet sensations with the lighter-than-air lusciousness of the Andes' famed cotton-candy clouds. Using organic butter, milk, and eggs, Cushy Cakes commandant Melissa Jarquin will whip up a dozen cupcakes ($20) in flavors such as Bananarama, the key-lime-pie-tinged Southernmost Cupcake, and Betty's Carrot Cake, or in the customized flavor of your choosing. Sweet tooths seeking the cream of Cushy Cakes' crop should opt for the Cafe Con Leche, a flavor based on the beloved breakfast coffee, or the Stout Cupcake with Kahlua frosting, made with the beloved breakfast beer Guinness. Gluten-free and vegan cupcakes are also available.