Coffee & Treats in Amherst Center

$10 for $20 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at The Nerdy Spoon

The Nerdy Spoon

Springfield

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

$20 $10

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$12 for $24 Worth of Desserts at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Frog

East Longmeadow

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

$8 $4

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Smoothies and Juices at Nu Cafe ($20 Value)

Nu Cafe

Worcester

Neighborhood cafe serves fresh smoothies, juices & coffee drinks with free Wi-Fi; craft beer, wine, & made-to-order food served after 5 p.m.

$5 $3

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Fare at 226 Jazz Art Java ($24 Value)

226 Jazz Art Java

Windsor

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

$6 $3

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$15 for $30 Worth of Organic, Fair Trade Coffee, and Locally Made Ice Cream

Harvest Country Store

West Hartford

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

$30 $15

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One or Two Dozen Cupcakes or Two Vouchers for Coffee and Baked Goods at Stella's Custom Cakes (Up to 56% Off)

Stella's Custom Cakes

Stella's Custom Cakes

Flavors ranging from a strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and a lemon curd filling to a marble cake with coconut buttercream

$18 $8

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at S&S Sweet Treats ($20 Value)

S&S Sweet Treats

Torrington

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

$10 $5.50

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Food and Drinks at Sudbury Coffee Works ($20 Value)

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

Rich, imported coffees roasted on site, including more than 50 custom flavor blends, paired with fresh pastries, soups, and sandwiches

$5 $3

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Sandwich Meal for Two or Italian-American Fusion and Pastries at Avventura Deli (Up to 58% Off)

Avventura Deli

Waterbury

New York Times-lauded shop serves thick lasagna in homemade sauce, paninis, and gelato made fresh daily

$23.66 $10

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$3 for $5 Worth of Milk Shakes — Scoops Ice Cream

Scoops Ice Cream

Southington

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

$5 $3

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The talented roasters at Shelburne Falls Coffee—deemed Best of the Valley in 2009, 2010, and 2011 by Valley Advocate readers—percolate eight daily blends of organic, flavored, and single-origin coffees to entice tasters and nourish nostrils in a low-key, café environment. Guests can guzzle a regular cup of brewed coffee or add a splash of caramel-flavored milk, making sips as sweet and warming as a thank-you letter from a cupcake ($1.50–$3.21). After a hot cup of joe, cool off a piping-hot palate with the chai vanilla frozen blender—an enchanting swirl of homemade masala and exotic spices ($4.25). Acquire daily servings of fruits and breads without sneaking into the food pyramid with a fruit smoothie made of freshly squeezed orange juice ($4.50) and a bagel smeared with specialty olive or vegetable cream cheese ($3.30).

322 Russell St
Hadley,
MA
US

Stocked with more than 150 bins of sugary delicacies, Captain Candy services confection connoisseurs of every appetite. The variegated victuals include a multitude of gummies ($1.99 per 1/4-pound) and Jelly Belly jelly beans ($2.09 per 1/4-pound). Gnaw on gummy army men, brains, fried eggs, wild-caught swedish fish, freshly potted gummy lobsters, or eight different flavors of gummy bears. Candy Land expats include chocolate-covered almonds, peanuts, raisins, coffee beans, malt balls, and matzo balls, which are sure to mollify those who wish that they themselves were covered in chocolate. Licorice wheels,10 flavors of saltwater taffy, and three kinds of caramel help put the finishing touches on the candy kingdom.

103 N Pleasant St
Amherst,
MA
US

Since 1976, Bart’s Homemade has been a destination for ice-cream lovers of all ages. The shop scoops rich, 16% butterfat ice creams in an array of fun flavors, including chocolate Heath bar, mint chip, and Three Geeks and a Red Head—coconut ice cream with coconut flakes, chocolate chunks, fudge brownie, and a raspberry swirl. Local fruit makes appearances in many seasonal flavors, such as ginger peach, featuring ginger from Old Friends Farm and peaches from Franklin County orchards. Bart’s team also whips up batches of healthier treats, including five varieties of sorbet and three hard-serve frozen yogurt flavors.

103 N Pleasant St
Amherst,
MA
US

This family owned doughnut shop is striving to change the way people think about their favorite morning indulgence by baking up its signature pastries fresh, each day from locally sourced and natural ingredients. Beyond the original glazed donuts, a handwritten specials board details 15–20 flavors on offer each day, which may include anything from a maple bacon bar or Boston crème stick, to a powdered sugar drenched beignet. They also serve up hand-roasted artisan coffee from the award-winning Esselon Cafe to compliment all of their inventive doughnut flavors. Those adhering to a strict no-circle diet will be pleased to discover that Glazed Doughnut Shop's quality ingredients are also used to create a lineup of fitters, muffins, and cinnamon buns, and the shop even bakes up an ever-changing selection of gluten-free snacks including brownies, blueberry muffins, and chocolate-chip cookies.

233 N. Pleasant St
Amherst,
MA
US

WGGB featured a story on Karma, as did health magazine Many Hands. Yelpers give the restaurant a 3.5-star average.

48 Main St
Northampton,
MA
US

Recognized by major publications such as Newsweek and the Washington Post, Herrell's takes an artisanal approach to ice cream that ensures a palate-pleasing combination of quality and freshness. Using the same ice-cream-making formula and whistling the same ice-cream-making tune developed by Steve Herrell more than 30 years ago, Herrell's sweet savants create their chilly concoctions in-store on a daily basis. Pop in to peruse the enormous array of spoonable specialties ($1.75–$4.70), starting with the store's standard ice cream in daily flavors, which might include maple walnut, malted vanilla, and cinnamon nutmeg, plus a limited selection of non-dairy and no-sugar-added ice creams for customers with restricted diets. Orange and raspberry sherbet or sorbets in flavors such as blueberry, cider, and mango appeal to the fruitly focused, and frozen yoguphiles can explore options such as citrus peach, espresso, and Dutch orange chocolate, an edible homage to the cocoa-dusted orange groves of Holland. Those who prefer never to let their mouth temperatures drop below boiling can also treat their taste buds to some cookie-dough pie ($2) or simply chug a 10-ounce jar of Herrell's scratch-made sundae-smothering hot fudge ($6.95).

8 Old South St
Northampton,
MA
US