Greeted by a glass case of rotating cakes, it’s hard to resist the sweet tooth calling at Neuhaus Café — which makes it a great place to spoil the kids. And when they catch a glimpse of the colorful candy dispensers in the back, you’re stuck. “That’s a huge attraction,” owner Mervyn Sacher says. “The parents do try to make them eat a bit of food.” Part candy store, part restaurant, Neuhaus offers gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and pastas, and the kids menu has all the staples: PB&J, grilled cheese, baked macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders and pizza. Of course, you can’t leave without mixing and matching some sugary treats. We’re talking gummy bears, gummy worms, Sour Patch Kids, gumballs, Sprees and chocolate-covered everything. At $2.50 a quarter pound, you might blow your dinner budget on candy for the children — and maybe hoard a little for yourself.
Three more kid-friendly spots
1 PURPLE COW
Bring the whole gang, strollers and all — you definitely won’t stand out at this family diner that offers plenty of gourmet burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes to perk up any fussy toddler.
PRESTON & ROYAL
For dessert or a just an afternoon treat, stop by this frozen yogurt shop that has toppings ranging from fresh fruit to Fruity Pebbles.
PRESTON & ROYAL
3 SCOTTY P’S HAMBURGERS
The burger accolades have piled up for this family-friendly joint, and all kids meals are served plain and dry — perfect for picky eaters. Most extra toppings are free.
PRESTON & FOREST
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