Food & Drink in Amherst Center

Half Off at Auténtica Mexican Restaurant

South Hadley

$30 $15

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Red and green chili peppers add kick to housemade sauces, carne asada, fish tacos, and other mexican dishes

50% Off European-Inspired Cuisine at Cavalier Restaurant

Chicopee

$30 $15

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Fine steaks, seafood, and Portuguese and Italian specialties served on linen tablecloths in airy dining room

Up to 46% Off at Masse's Bar & Grille

Chicopee

$64 $38.50

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Classic and inventive seafood and raw-bar dishes made from fresh-off-the-boat catches

Upright Citizens Brigade – Up to 48% Off Improv

Hu Ke Lau

$25 $13

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Actors from the improv troupe that launched the careers of Amy Poehler and Adam McKay craft stories and scenes from audience suggestions

Up to 50% Off Farm-to-Table Dinner at MRKT Restaurant

South Deerfield

$68 $37.50

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Organic ingredients comprise beef tartare and baked goat cheese starters, as well as entrees of risotto and pork loin in molasses-rum sauce

Up to 41% Off at Europa Black Rock Bar and Grill

Ludlow

$70 $42

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Chefs sling Mediterranean-inspired fare such as Spanish-style clam appetizers, Portuguese seafood paella, chicken marsala & grilled salt cod

Half Off Italian Cuisine at The Villa Rose

Ludlow

$30 $15

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Menu of Italian cuisine includes pecan-crusted chicken and chunks of Maine lobster stirred into creamy risotto

50% Off Mexican Food at at Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill

Multiple Locations

$15 $7.50

Pork chili-verde burritos topped with enchilada-style sauce and cheese, fajita-style chimichangas with sour cream, and chicken tortas

45% Off Classic American Food at Janine's Frostee

Ware

$20 $11

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Traditional 1950s drive-in, complete with live music & car shows, serves up fresh seafood, hand-pressed burgers & ice-cream concoctions

Up to 58% Off Dinner at The Hole In The Hill Bar And Grill

Springfield

$59.96 $27

American bar food such as chicken wings and philly cheesesteaks with all the fixings pair with Mexican dishes including fish tacos

Up to 47% Off at Ninoss Pizzeria Restaurant

Hampton Ponds Plaza

$20 $11

Pizza by the pie or slice served alongside salad, pasta, and gargantuan sandwiches not for the faint of appetite

43% Off Seafood Cuisine at Nadim's Fish & Grill

EAST LONGMEADOW

$40 $23

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Acclaimed eatery dishes out plates of surf and turf such as steak and swai fish which diners enjoy amidst fresh water aquariums

Up to 50% Off Italian Food at Little Mazen Pizza

Simsbury

$20 $11

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Hearty Italian-American dishes such as meat lasagna with garlic bread, chicken parmesan grinders, and white clam pizza with bacon

Half Off at Greenleaf's Cafe

East Granby

$30 $15

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Cozy café serves smoked-salmon croissants, homemade corned beef hash and eggs, and malted vanilla buttermilk pancakes with real maple syrup

50% Off Italian Food at Marco's Restaurant

Tariffville

$24 $12

Diners enjoy Italian specialties, such as lasagna, fettuccine primavera, and a variety of gourmet pizzas, in a cozy, minimalist dining room

Up to 51% Off Appetizers and Drinks at Good Life Grill

Granby

$34.98 $17

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Snack on appetizers such as stuffed mushrooms and or seared crab cakes with ginger jam and chili mayo, paired with house wines or draft beer

Up to 56% Off Barbecue at B.T.'s Smokehouse

Fiskdale

$20 $10

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BYOB restaurant with smoked meats such as pork shoulder, beef brisket, and ribs, plated with cornbread and sides such as black-eyed peas

50% Off Fresh Seafood & Italian at Pastori’s Restaurant & Bar

Ellington

$40 $20

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Menu includes shrimp santorini, eggplant parmigiana, chicken and broccoli alfredo pizza, veal-cutlet grinder, sea scallops, and tuna steak

Up to 51% Off at Pizzeria DaVinci

Ellington

$22 $11

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Baked-potato pizza topped with bacon and sour cream, Lunch Box with peanut butter, provolone, and bacon, and Renaissance with prosciutto

50% Off Pizza at Brothers Pizza

Auburn

$15 $7.50

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Creative speciality pizzas are inspired by food from all parts of the world, including tacos, pineapple, and feta

40% Off Italian Lunch at Caffe Espresso Trattoria

Beaver Brook

$20 $12

Italian favorites such as steamed mussels in garlic wine sauce, genovese paninis, and grilled shrimp cavatelli with broccoli

Up to 43% Off at People's Kitchen and Citizen Wine Bar

Central Business District

$70 $40

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Wine pairs with upscale American eats including sweet-pea soup with pork belly, seared cod with lobster butter, and stuffed sole

Papa John's – Up to 54% Off Carry-Out Pizza

Multiple Locations

$21.82 $10

Hand-tossed thin- or original-crust pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and up to seven toppings

Up to 53% Off Italian Cuisine at Viva Bene Ristorante

Viva Bene

$50 $25

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Chefs cook Italian and Mediterranean specialties such as seafood fra diavolo, filet mignon in cognac-dijon demi-glace, and gourmet pizzas

Half Off Hookah at Electric Haze

Worcester

$30 $15

Hookah in flavors such as include kiwi, jasmine, chocolate mint, peach, and watermelon

Up to 52% Off Standup Show

Park Grill & Spirits

$46 $22

Shows feature top national and local comedians every Friday

Up to 56% Off American Food at Sullivan Station Restaurant

Lee

$63.85 $29.79

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Former train depot with wood-paneled walls decked in vintage photographs surrounds pork chops, deli sandwiches, and pasta

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at Hudson-Chatham Winery

Ghent

$30 $15

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Visitors taste the winery's handmade, small-batch wines at a scenic location with cheese plates and complimentary glasses

Up to 53% Off American Food at The Red Cabin

South Windsor

$15 $7

Corned beef reubens, sirloin steak and eggs, Irish omelets, and more

50% Off at Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Pan-seared chicken wallows in mole sauce, and tropical tidbits such as mango and avocado grace fish tacos and other dishes

40% Off American Food and Drinks at All Star Pub

Webster

$20 $12

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Pub grub such as onion strings, half-pound burgers, pizzas crowned with barbecue chicken, and pastrami sandwiches

Up to 52% Off Dinner at Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Leominster

$62.50 $34

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Classic tacos, burritos, and quesadillas with unique ingredients such as barbecued duck, Asian beef, and cumin crema

Half Off Pizzeria Fare at Piccolino's Restaurant

Shirley

$20 $10

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Pizza, grinders, authentic Italian dishes, along with steaks & seafood, served in a family sports bar; live music on Thursdays & Saturdays

Up to 50% Off Hot Dogs at Elvis's Hot Dog Palace

Leominster

$10 $5.50

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Named after the owner's pup, the eatery grills up a variety of hot dogs

50% Off Sweets at The Candy Hop

Shrewsbury

$10 $5

Retro treats sold in bulk, including Jelly Belly & satellite wafers; huge selection of colors to complement wedding & party color schemes

50% Off Beer- or Wine-Making Course

East Hartford

$50 $25

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In laid-back classes, hobbyists learn flavor theory before getting their hands dirty brewing their own beer and wine

50% Off Pizza at Randy's Wooster St. Pizza Shop

Manchester

$25 $12.50

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Handcrafted pizzas in more than 30 styles include the infamous 22-inch stuffed Challenger pie that appeared on Man Vs. Food

50% Off Pizza at Boston's Manchester

Manchester

$30 $15

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14 varieties of gourmet pizza headline extensive spread of fresh eats inside family-friendly restaurant outfitted with lively sports bar

Half Off at The Spice Mill

Waddell

$18 $8.99

House-packaged spices for mulling wine, seasoning poultry, and adding an autumnal air to pies

Half Off Asian Cuisine at Asian Bistro

Robertson

$10 $5

Grilled meats and seafood, such as spareribs and lobster, plus sushi rolls, noodle soups, and bubble teas

50% Off American Cuisine at Hungry Tiger Cafe

Martin

$50 $25

Comfort food classics include from-scratch soups, chili, and chowders alongside fajitas, wings, and lauded half-pound Angus burgers

Half Off Sushi at OKI Asian Bistro

Vernon

$30 $15

Menu of Asian cuisine presents choices of sushi, hibachi entrees, rice and noodles, and Thai

Up to 50% Off at Cabo Tequila Grill

Chester

$56 $29

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Fusion Mexican- SouthWest and -American. cuisine include guacamole with housemade tortillas, barbecue-pork quesadillas, and chicken burritos

Brazil Grill – Up to 42% Off Churrasco Cuisine

Parkville

$30 $18

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Casual buffet of Brazilian-style meats and sides in the churrasco barbecue tradition

Up to 51% Off at Front Street Bistro

Hartford

$65 $32

Flatbreads, burgers, and contemporary American dishes, such as ginger shrimp cakes, served in sleek bistro inside theater

Up to 50% Off Brazilian & Portuguese Food at Ipanema Cafe

Parkville

$25 $13

Brazilian and Portuguese bar and restaurant sates appetites with hearty traditional fare

Half Off VIP Bottle-Service Package at Casona

South End

$375 $99

Latin dance music plays in a lounge designed to evoke the nightclubs of New York and Miami

Half Off Brewery Tour and Tasting for Four

Bloomfield

$36 $18

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Touring and tasting at local microbrewery on Saturday afternoons

Half Off Portuguese Cuisine at O'Porto Restaurant

Parkville

$30 $15

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Traditional Portuguese cuisine with modern twist crafted from exotic ingredients, such as peppers from Africa and cinnamon from India

Up to 50% Off Japanese Cuisine at Umi Sushi + Tapas

West Hartford

$20 $10

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Diners can pick and choose many of Chef Kohei's dishes as they pass by tables on a conveyor belt; plates color-coded by price

Half Off Coffee or Ice Cream at 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

Up to 50% Off Japanese Dinner at Sakimura

Simsbury Center

$35 $18

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Hibachi meals prepared on smokeless grills; rolls with elegant fillings such as pepper tuna; modern flourishes of foie gras with sweet miso

Up to 50% Off Tallulah's Caterers

West Hartford

$75 $39

Catered cuisine that changes every time, but may include options such as pan-seared tilapia and Chesapeake crab cakes

54% Off Gift Basket from MamaLicious Market

West Hartford

$150 $69

Baskets overflow with medicinal mushroom coffee and tea, an organic body care product sampler, raw chocolate and more

50% Off Middle-Eastern Food at Shish Restaurant & Lounge

West Hartford

$40 $20

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Sip on cocktails and beer inside a chic lounge; tabouleh, lamb kebabs, and flatbreads

Up to 52% Off Upscale Fare at Sweet Pea’s Restaurant in Riverton

Sweet Pea's

$40 $20

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Chefs prepare ginger-soy-glazed salmon and oven-roasted lamb in Victorian homestead amid antiques

$15 for Seafood & Steak at The Tributary Restaurant

Winsted

$30 $15

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Amid wood-paneled walls & old-time photographs, waiters ferry fresh clam & mussel starters to tables along with veal, pasta & filet mignon

Up to 51% Off at Hanafin's Public House

Glastonbury

$34 $17

In the spirit of Ireland's public houses, cooks prepare corned beef and cabbage and hearty Guinness stew

Up to 53% Off American Cuisine at Four Main Street Bar and Grill

Huntington

$138 $65

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Chef John Slattery crafts blackened steaks, fried calamari, and other upscale American favorites in a casual eatery nestled in Hidden Hills

50% Off at River's Edge Bistro

Farmington

$30 $15

Eatery serves Mediterranean cuisine such as halal meat, kebob and lamb entrees, falafel, gyros, moussaka, and Mediterranean pies and salad

50% Off at Feng Japanese Fusion Cuisine

Hudson

$30 $15

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The Japanese eatery balances classics such as teriyaki beef with a variety of sashimi, nigiri, and Chef specialities.

Up to Half Off at Tenka Asian Bistro in Westborough

Tenka Asian Bistro

$40 $20

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Chefs sizzle meats and veggies at tableside hibachi grills or craft fresh sushi and sashimi at a sushi bar

Up to 40% Off Italian Meals at Southborough House of Pizza

Southborough

$20 $12

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Pizzas include the BLT and the Chicken Parmigiana, and grinders, pasta dishes, and salads ensure there’s something for every taste

50% Off at Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Westborough

$30 $15

(23)

Chefs sear steak hibachi-style and fashion lobster and spicy snow crab into specialty rolls; local ingredients are used whenever possible

Up to 47% Off at Saga Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Foxborough

$30 $17

Veggies, chicken, seafood, and steak prepared at a tabletop grill, plus teriyaki dinners and more than two dozen sushi rolls

52% Off American Food at Downtown Cafe

Torrington

$25 $12

Giant burgers, saucy wings, and slabs of fall-off-the-bone ribs served on an expansive rooftop patio

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Litchfield

$24 $12

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Wine tasting includes a sampling of the cheese of the day, a cellar tour, and keepsake glasses

45% Off Ice Cream at 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

All Heart – $10 for Heart Tribute Band

Trinity-On-Main

$15 $10

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Heart tribute band treats fans to spot-on renditions of the greatest rockers and ballads of Ann and Nancy Wilson

50% Off at Maciavelli's Italian Restaurant

Southington

$40 $20

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Eatery uses only the freshest ingredients to create Italian cuisine such as eggplant rollatini, pollo marsala, and buffalo chicken pizza

50% Off American Food at Club 19 Restaurant

Hawk's Landing Country Club

$30 $15

Diners can enjoy burgers, wraps, and pasta entrees indoors while watching the large flat-screen TVs, or outdoors on the spacious deck

Up to 46% Off Pizza at Foodee's

Milford

$18.59 $10

One-year memberships get you a pizza per month inspired by different regions, such as the greek pizza, taco pizza, and reuben pizza

Up to 51% Off Indian Dinner for Two or Four at Savoring Indian Cuisine

Maynard

$68.70 $34

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Chefs grind their own spices to add fresh flavor to meats, seafood, and vegetables cooked in a tandoor oven

40% Off at Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

$5 $3

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

Up to 50% Off Vietnamese Food at Pho Dakao

Framingham

$40 $20

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Vermicelli plates, spring rolls, and sizzling Mongolian beef are just a few of the hallmarks on this authentic Vietnamese menu

Half Off Asian Fusion Cuisine at Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Hingham

$30 $15

(5)

Gluten-free and diet-conscious Asian fusion dishes flavored with fresh produce and herbs rather than MSG

Up to Half Off Brazilian Rodizio Dinner at Tropical Café

Framingham

$49.98 $25

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Roving servers dish all-you-can-eat plates of Brazilian spit-roasted barbecue paired with sides from the sprawling salad bar

Half Off at Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar

Framingham

$30 $15

American and Brazilian-style entrees, burgers, and specialty pizzas, whose toppings include calabresa sausage and malagueta pepper

Up to 53% Off at Greenside Grille

Hingham

$40 $20

(19)

Cuisine includes Saltimbocca, lobster mac & cheese, and margarita pizza; the patio and dining room both overlook the 18th green

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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
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At Baku’s African Restaurant, which On the Menu calls “the place to go,” Nigerian-born Chichi Pat Ononibaku shares her love of made-from-scratch African fare with a menu of dishes crafted from recipes passed down through her family. Diners kick back while surrounded by tropical murals and yellow walls, peering into the kitchen where Ononibaku whips up black-eyed-pea fritters ($4.95). On the Menu says Baku’s African Restaurant “makes it impossible for its patrons not to love plantains,” which accompany the signature jollof rice along with curry chicken ($11.95) for a dish that’s more memorable than a baby panda handing you a winning lottery ticket. Savory aromas waft from curry goat meat, salmon, or lamb draped in the restaurant’s specialty curry-tomato sauce ($12.95–13.95). The gluten- and lactose-free menu also features pounded yams served with thick West African melon seed soup or nigerian stew ($12.95). The cozy dining room fills quickly with the clink of glasses bearing cinnamon iced tea ($1.95) or mango juice ($3.95), so some visitors may choose to take their meals to go or call ahead to make sure there’s space.

197 N Pleasant St
Amherst,
MA
US

Featuring more than 6,000 yards of immaculately manicured landscapes, The Claw at USF is a par-71 course that challenges club clenchers with narrow fairways lined by towering trunks of oak, cypress, and pine. The USF men's golf team and USF women's golf team call The Claw home, sharing it bunk-bed style with a population of alligators, deer, and spoonbills. Prepare for your 18 holes of terrain domination by taking to the grass-tee driving range ($5 for small bucket) or navigate your clubs to the putting and chipping green, where you can practice your precision stroke and pendulum swing.

243 Stockbridge Rd
Amherst,
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

Combing the finest farms for the freshest ingredients, Roadhouse Cafe dishes up wholesome, hearty breakfast and lunch options for the hungry denizens of Belchertown and beyond. An eye-opening menu of made-from-scratch fare awakens sleepy taste buds with all-natural, seasonal fixings. A local favorite, Roadhouse Cafe’s organic blueberry pancakes lure mouths across state lines, while organic omelettes ($7.95+), culled from fresh eggs from nearby Amish Farms and stuffed with choices such as fresh red peppers, mushrooms, and chives, inch morning’s approval ratings past 4:42 p.m.’s. Like meat pennies into a yeasty loafer, specialty paninis and sandwiches ($4.95–$6.95), pile hearty fillings into one of 12, soft homemade bread loaves ($4.50–$7.50). Chase your meal with a cup of fair-trade coffee ($2–$2.50), some hot, farm-fresh soup ($3.50–$5.50), or a silky smoothie ($5.75).

176 Federal St
Belchertown,
MA
US

Whole Foods Market's commitment to the interdependent network of sustainable farms and organic producers can be seen in its carefully selected product lines. The homegrown 365 Everyday Value brand makes it easy to eat naturally, organically, and economically. It features an array of items from all product categories, including groceries, vitamins, household items, and more—each manufactured to meet the rigorous quality standards woven into the fabric of Whole Foods Market, which itself is made from 100% alpaca wool.

327 Russell St
Hadley,
MA
US