It's important to eat healthy, but really, you want your snacks to taste good, and yes, indulge yourself once in a while when it's time for a treat.
It just so happens you can find such treats at, well, . The smoothie/sweet shop has been open for two months on Melville Road, right across from the . Treats owner Mike Tayeh is counting on all those hungry college students to help drive business when classes resume.
"I love the location, right across the street from the college, you've got a lot of great things around here, I figured it's something nice for the neighborhood," Tayeh said.
Self-serve frozen yogurt restaurants have been popping up all over. Tayeh says that's really not his competition, and that Treats offers a healthier alternative.
"We're helping the neighborhood by giving them fat free yogurt, fat free smoothies, whole wheat pretzels, and snacks," Tayeh said.
Tayeh says his yogurt comes in at 80 calories for a four ounce cup, and that other such places offer only lowfat or sugar-laden snacks. Yes, Treats offers candy for those with a sweet tooth, but really, it's the low or no-calorie smoothies that are featured.
Tayeh opened his first store 14 years ago, and has had locations at Walt Whitman Mall, Roosevelt Field, and MacArthur Airport. He's hoping for the ultimate treat: a long, prosperous run in the heart of Farmingdale.