Kupkake Kouture, the brainchild of two cake-loving pals, specializes in creative cakefections. This Groupon gets dessert devotees a taste of the cupcake's miniature cousin, a moist ball of cake known as the mini cupcake ($1 each, $10/dozen). In all their spherical glory, mini cupcakes come in a range of mouth-mesmerizing flavors, from classic vanilla and chocolate fudge to lemon poppy seed, orange, and red velvet. After the sugary orbs receive a decadent dip in frosting, the shop's sweets specialists sprinkle the bite-sized cakes with an eclectic entourage of toppings—including sprinkles, pretzels, peanuts, and coconut—to prepare them for maximum deliciousness and wind resistance.
Importing seafood from across the world, the fanciful fishmongers at Adelphia outfit a nautical menagerie of fresh fish species($6–$20/pound), plus lobster, shrimp, and crab, as well as in-house salads and dips. Although prices and selection fluctuate with worldwide availability and narwhal whims, recent featured fish include encrusted corvina, wild haddock, and fresh swordfish steaks. Search for invisible pearls of wisdom in a batch of 100 topneck clams, or partake in protein-enriched appetizers with bacon-wrapped scallops. Adelphia's saltwater wundercooks also dish out fresh soups, such as Maryland crab ($3.09/14 oz.), as well as a peloton of gold-label dips in flavors such as shrimp, lobster, Cajun Krab ($2.99/7 oz., subject to market fluctuation), and the Ahab-appeasing White Whale Worchester.
The cozy and casual cafe boasts breakfast and lunch offerings to appease stomach hankerings for delicious home-style fodder. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, place your crab cake eggs benedict on a gilded pedestal ($12.95) or kiss the soles of your sourdough french toast’s tootsies before devouring them and their apple raisin compote ($6.95). The restaurant's midday menu features a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers, including the sweet potato and crab soup ($7) and the zesty grilled chicken pesto panini served with roasted red peppers and mozzarella cheese ($8.50).
More than 200 varieties of domestic and imported cheeses, salamis, and kielbasas vie for shelf space at International Delicatessen. The gourmet grocery store and deli's friendly staff assists customers as they navigate aisles lined with Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Jewish, and Romanian specialty foodstuffs, as well as Boar’s Head deli fare. Like Ebenezer Scrooge on opposite day, the charitable staff encourages shoppers to sample bites before committing to buying. During the week, the kitchen staff whips up entrees, side salads, and desserts for ready-made meals. And in addition to their sought-after meats and cheeses, International Delicatessen stocks candies and gum, ice cream, fresh produce, and coffee.