Coffee & Treats in Washington Park

Half Off at Dante's Frozen Yogurt

Dante's Frozen Yogurt

Troy

$10 $5

Roster of self-serve frozen yogurt changes regularly, with flavors that have included cookies and cream, tropical sorbet, and dark chocolate

45% Off Ice Cream at S&S Sweet Treats

S&S Sweet Treats

Torrington

$10 $5.50

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Sundaes feature ice-cream flavors such as cappuccino crunch, moose tracks, and oatmeal cookie, alongside a menu of soups and sandwiches

40% Off Frozen Yogurt

Cold Stone Creamery

Baldwin Place

$20 $12

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off at Middlebury's Best Yogurt, Smoothies, and Ice Cream

Middlebury's Best Yogurt, Smoothies, and Ice Cream

Middlebury's Best Yogurt and Smoothies (Primrose Square)

$10 $5

Nonfat and sugar-free yogurt, ice-cream cones, frozen yogurt, sundaes, fresh-fruit smoothies, exotic coffee drinks, ice-cream cakes and pies

50% Off Coffee and Cafe Fare at 226 Jazz Art Java

226 Jazz Art Java

Windsor

$6 $3

Cappuccinos, espressos, and other coffee drinks match with breakfast sandwiches and pastries in cafe that celebrates local art and music

Half Off Coffee or Ice Cream at Harvest Country Store

Harvest Country Store

West Hartford

$30 $15

Organic and fair-trade coffee, which can be topped with vegan-friendly syrup, pairs with ice cream from a local supplier

50% Off at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Frog

East Longmeadow

$8 $4

75 frozen-yogurt flavor combinations, such as cake batter, sweet coconut, and peanut butter

40% Off Milk Shakes

Scoops Ice Cream

Southington

$5 $3

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Up to 45% Off at Eddy's Bake Shop

Eddy's Bake Shop

Ansonia

$10 $5.50

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Made-from-scratch baked goods such as rye bread, cupcakes, and Hungarian raspberry cookies

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Specializing in daily-made cookies, brownies, and scones, Bake For You instills confectionery creations with local and organic ingredients, free-range eggs, and smooth Vermont butter. Cookies ($18 for two dozen) come in six fanciful flavors, including traditional tongue pleasers classic chocolate chip or old-fashioned oatmeal cookie, and free-spirited savorers can succumb to Bake For You's signature white-chocolate-chip butter cookie, which erupts with dried cranberry bursts.

475 State St
Albany,
NY
US

It was 1978. A college dropout and a failed medical-school applicant had just brought together their combined life savings to rent an old gas station. Their plan was to resurrect the empty station and open their own restaurant. Their specialty: ice cream. So begins the story of legendary entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who are better known across the globe as Ben & Jerry. Their small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor eventually became a Burlington, Vermont favorite, and before long, shops popped up all over the U.S. and in 25 other countries. Their brand easily attracted customers––homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, natural ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Buzz.

Since infusing their first rich and creamy batches of ice cream with natural chunks of fruit, nuts, candies, and cookies, Ben and Jerry have also operated with a commitment to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. They practice sustainable food production and business practices that respect the earth and environment. Ben & Jerry’s cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, which comes from forests that are managed for the protection of wildlife, and waste from Ben & Jerry’s plants generates energy to power farms. The company works tirelessly to reduce its carbon emissions; it strongly encourages customers to eat their ice cream in the darkest dark.

250 Lark St
Albany,
NY
US

Lee and Barrye Cohen have been roasting and brewing fresh beans into caffeinated elixirs since 1976, when they first began expanding horizons with then-unheard-of espresso and cappuccinos. Using the same trusty vintage coffee roaster they used back then, they continue to roast aromatic gourmet beans. They brighten mornings and afternoon slumps with traditional coffee or energize lattes, mochas, and chai with rich espresso. Chefs cook up a menu of updated classics daily with local farm-fresh eggs and housemade sauces, stacking egg sandwiches with andouille sausage and deli sandwiches with pit-baked ham.

On select evenings, melodies and spoken words can be heard emanating from the Troy location, which hosts an open-mic night where local artists play music or slam poetry books onto the floor as guests sip cocktails and wine. The Cohens are proud of their local roots, and give back the loyalty they've received by frequently donating to local charitable causes. Daily Grind also has an online store, which outfits kitchens with loose-leaf teas, cappuccino machines, and gelato machines from brands such as Baratza, Gaggia, and Nemox.

204 Lark St
Albany,
NY
US

Simplicity. That's the most important ingredient in all food according to Honest Weight Food Co-op. So to understand what makes their products stand out, it's better to look at what's not on the nutrition label. No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. No antibiotics, hormones, or other non-food ingredients. The team at Honest Weight Food Co-op works with local farmers and producers to make sure their standards are met in every product.

That's been Honest Weight Food Co-op's modus operandi since its founding in 1976, and the efforts of the members-owned organization have proved successful. The co-op has expanded into bigger and bigger spaces over the years, until they finally arrived at their current Watervliet Avenue location in 2013. The building brims with fresh meats and fish, in-season produce, natural groceries, and household items such as light bulbs and laundry soap (which also come from eco-friendly, responsible suppliers, naturally).

In addition to storing vast amounts of grocery items and prepared meals, this expansive space also makes it possible to host events ranging from juicing classes to reiki sessions. Honest Weight's outreach programs send educators to local schools to teach about healthy living, and the co-op partners with WAMC public radio to host Food For Thought evenings of food, film, and discussion, at least when attendees are done chewing.

484 Central Ave
Albany,
NY
US

Diners at Legends on Pearl dig into a menu of juicy burgers and fried appetizers as sports coverage buzzes on several large flat-screen TVs. After patrons go to bat with the golden spears of fried pickle ($6), oven-baked bread slices and fearless foam fingers can take a swan dive into the gooey salsa queso of a fondue bowl ($8). The ranch-seasoned cowboy burger ($10) stacks a juicy, half-pound patty with bubbling pepper jack and crispy onion rings, and the Draft Pick cheese panini ($7) gives grilled cheese a facelift with a choice of fillings such as mozzarella and crumbled blue.

51 S Pearl St
Albany,
NY
US

A native of Jakarta, Executive Chef Yono Purnomo polished his culinary techniques under the tutelage of noted chefs including Master Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt, a dean of the Culinary Institute of America. Yono developed his own style of blending Indonesian dishes with a continental smorgasbord that encompasses global flavors, grabbing various accolades along the way. Along with his wife, resident dessert artist Donna, and son Dominick, GM and sommelier, Yono works to provide a dining experience that has been praised by Gayot and Fodor's. He augments the standard menu, which features exotic blends of lemongrass, coconut milk, lime leaves, and dragon-mouthed sambals, with nightly rotating features. And the 12-foot wine loft offers 700 selections that embody the tastes of 20 countries. The opulence of the wine selection and cuisine is mirrored in the revamped 19th-century townhouse replica where diners feast. With just 15 tables, each set with custom-made china, the intimate space stretches beneath tin ceilings and flaunts bronzed mirrors and original woodwork. The focal point of the dining room is a large crystal chandelier above a rich mahogany service table. It's here where a professional, friendly service team has catered to guests for nearly 30 years.

25 Chapel St
Albany,
NY
US