If you’re thinking dairy-, grain- or refined sugar-free means tasteless, you haven’t sampled Squirrel and the Bee’s delicious treats. “We make good food that just so happens to be good for you,” says Michelle Retik, owner. As its name suggests, this café uses nuts and honey, as well as local produce, but it’s what it doesn’t use that draws customers seeking healthy alternatives. Surprise your meeting attendees with a tray of baked goods that fit their Paleo, vegan, gluten-free or low-carb lifestyles.
Maria Zeballos crafts her art not with paint or pencil, but with sugar. Zeballos, a native of Ecuador, started her company Sweet Delight in Pennington after friends and family encouraged her to share her creations with others. “I started two years ago with a few flyers and by giving samples,” she says. Word has quickly spread about this confectionery artist who creates full-size cakes, cake pops, mini cakes, cupcakes and cookies with any theme imaginable. From flowers painstakingly made by hand to specific themes and logos, Zeballos can create whatever a client needs.