Making a sandwich requires only two slices of bread, filling, and an expensive machine that holds the slices of bread steady while the filling is shot in between them with some sort of air-powered hose. Get at least one of these things with this Groupon.
- $13 for a punch card for four loaves of naturally leavened artisan bread or specialty buns, one per visit (up to a $27 value)
The Valley Bakery
Rich chocolate butter cream, Black Forest cherries, and just a dash of kirsch brandy. Separately, these ingredients might be nothing more than a gingerbread man's abandoned DIY project. But in the ovens of The Valley Bakery, they transform into a decedent sponge cake known as the Schwartzwalder Torte. Over more than half a century, the European-style bakery has fine-tuned recipes for dozens of cakes and desserts—from apple turnovers to more than 25 kinds of cookies. Birthdays and weddings give the bakers even more opportunities to exhibit their virtuosity. Atop multiple tiers of European butter cream cake, they use icing to paint murals of flowers, hearts, shamrocks, and other designs. The bakers also have a savory side, which they show off with multigrain breads and meat pies.