I'm really excited about this ice cream/coffee/smoothie/Vaccaro's pastry shop nestled in the back corner of the Yorktowne Shopping Center. It has been my secret mission now to find a local smoothie place that I can frequent and although there are smoothie places in the Towson mall, I definitely wanted someplace closer and some place that was not a chain. This place fits the bill! I ordered a peachy banana smoothie with non fat yogurt in a small 16oz cup (the large is 24oz!!!) for $3.40. It was really delicious! Another time I ordered a Mango Madness smoothies with banana, and it was absolutely heavenly. I am normally really weary of getting mango smoothies because they usually end up waaayyy too sweet (hint: especially at Cosi/Xandos) but this one was just right. They don't seem to use just plain fruit syrups but instead fresh fruit, which I always ask about because smoothies made from fruit syrup are normally always too sweet. Their ice cream selection is pretty broad as well as their smoothie selection. My friend got a cup of no sugar added moose tracks icecream which was pretty tasty too, but I still liked my smoothie better. They seem to make a lot of frozen slushy type coffee drinks as well as regular coffee with the basic flavored syrup collection in the back.
Next thing i want to try is the Royal Banana which is slices of banana beneath two scoops of vanilla icecream (or i guess whatever you want) and then caramel syrup!!! Sounds really great to me, and for only $3.99 that's not a bad deal.
I feel sad about their poor placement since they are first in the back of the shopping center so no one can see them, and then it's close to Coldstone Creamery where most people would choose to get icecream. However, this is much cheaper, they offer delicious smoothies and Vaccaro's pastries (either small slices of cakes such as Tiramisu or they can order in some full cakes from the original store downtown).
I really like this place and recommend it to you whole heartedly, especially because it makes me sad when I go there and no one is there but me. I really want to help this place, so help it with me!