Coffee & Treats in Arizona

Family or Date-Night Ice-Cream Package at Cold Stone Creamery (Up to 54% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Multiple Locations

$27.94 $14

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Couples or families of four each enjoy ice cream in a waffle cone and included bottled water

$2 for $4 toward purchase at Tropical Sno Hawaiian Shave Ice

Tropical Sno Hawaiian Shave Ice

Mesa

$4 $2

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

5 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for Blizzard or Small Orange Juilius at Dairy Queen/Orange Julius (Up to 59% Off)

Dairy Queen/Orange Julius

Ancala Village Shopping Center

$3.89 $1.70

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Classic ice-cream outpost dishes out soft-serve decorated with candy, cookies, or fruit and signature fruit beverages

$12 for Four Groupons, Each good for $6 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf Yogurt ($24 Total Value)

Orange Leaf Yogurt

Gilbert

$6 $3

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

$11 for $20 Worth of Sweets at The Sweet Shoppe & Nut House

The Sweet Shoppe & Nut House

Tempe

$20 $11

Confectioners cover pretzels in chocolate, dunk apples in taffy and coat them with candy, and create fudge in flavors like maple pecan

One or Two Dozen Gourmet or Filled & Premium Cupcakes at Kreative Kupcakes (Up to 46% Off)

Kreative Kupcakes

Avondale

$39 $22

Mix and match creative cupcake flavors such as strawberry shortcake, sweet-potato pie, and coconut cream

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream at Dream Swirls ($24 Value)

Dream Swirls

Canyon Trails

$6 $3

Smoothies are made and frozen yogurt topped with everything from fruit and nuts to brownies, candy bar chunks, and caramel sauce

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Sandwiches and Drinks at Honeycutt Coffee ($24 Total Value)

Honeycutt Coffee

Maricopa

$8 $4

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Pop in for a hot coffee roasted by a local company, Espressions, a muffin, or a bacon turkey bravado sandwich or tuna melt

Hand-Dipped Ice Cream or Ice-Cream Cakes at Kaleidoscoops Ice Cream (Half Off)

Kaleidoscoops Ice Cream

Anthem Marketplace

$10 $5

Rich ice cream, fruity sorbet, and custom ice-cream cakes molded into whimsical designs

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Dinner and Dessert at MacAlpine's Soda Fountain ($36 Total Value).

MacAlpine's Soda Fountain

Phoenix

$12 $6

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Resturant established in 1929 exudes nostalgic charm as staff dispense delicious dinners and desserts

Shaved Ice and Smoothies or Party for 25 People at Bahama Buck's (Up to 46% Off)

Bahama Buck's

Mesa

$10 $6

Jungle berry, cotton candy, and more than 90 other flavors soak into fluffy shaved-ice treats; a party pack supplies up to 25 with a DIY kit

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Swirls ($24 Total Value)

Swirls

Multiple Locations

$6 $3

Frozen yogurt business features low-fat, nonfat, and no-sugar-added flavors such as cake batter, apple pie, and peanut butter

$12.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Ice Cream at Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt ($24 Total Value)

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$8 $4.33

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Flash-freeze process yields more than 30 flavors of smooth, tasty ice cream at the customer's desired consistency

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Fro-Yo at Kicks Frozen Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

Kicks Frozen Yogurt

McClintock

$10 $5

Unique flavors, such as chocolate caramel turtle, as well as a selection of fruity sorbets, await inside self-serve frozen-yogurt shop

$10 for Three Groupons, Each Valid for $6 Toward Purchase of Any Size Bag of Popcorn at 2 Di 4 Gourmet Karmel Korn

2 Di 4 Gourmet Karmel Korn

Avondale

$6 $3.33

Iowa-grown popcorn popped in coconut oil and left plain or blended with nuts, real bacon, or jalapeños

$14 for $24 Worth of Tapas, Coffee, and Specialty Drinks at Urban Beans

Urban Beans

Camelback East

$12 $7

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This warm cafe invites diners to perch at tables while sipping coffee and working or meeting with friends over drinks and dessert

$5 for $10 Worth of Gelato, Italian Desserts, and Coffee at Gelato Dolce Vita in Gilbert and Mesa

Gelato Dolce Vita

Mesa

$10 $5

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Sweets-makers trained in Italy scoop dollops of creamy gelato in flavors such as salted caramel & root-beer float

$6 for $10 Worth of Shave Ice and Treats at Kea Lani Shave Ice

Kea Lani Shave Ice

Gilbert

$10 $6

Fluffy ice mixes with fruit flavors and creative toppings, along with servings of ice cream, hot chocolate, and Kona coffee

$11 for $20 Worth of Frozen Treats and Drinks at Joe's Italian Ice

Joe's Italian Ice

Tempe

$20 $11

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More than 50 flavors of Philadelphia-style italian ice made with fresh fruit, ranging from lemon to "Smurf Poison"; soft-serve ice cream

$14 for $24 Worth of Ice Cream at Scooptacular Hand Crafted Ice Cream

Scooptacular Ice Cream

Laveen

$6 $3.50

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Hand-crafted ice cream made in-house from scratch in specialty flavors such as oatmeal cookie and Cookie Monster

Custom Cakes from Ritzy Cakes (Up to 62% Off). Three Options Available.

Ritzy Cakes

Mesa

$100 $49

Custom single-layer, multilayer, and tiered cakes topped with colorful icing and fondant; available in 14 flavors

$12 for $20 Worth of Frozen Yogurt from Swirl It Self Serve Froyo

Swirl It Self Serve Froyo

Shoppes At Val Vista

$20 $12

Fill your cup with all the frozen yogurt flavors and toppings you'd like, making combos like strawberry with Cap'n Crunch on top

Dinner Cakes, Pies, and Cheesecakes, or Small Baked Goods at The Bakery Phx ($7 Off)

The Bakery Phx

Phoenix

$20 $13

Bakers whip up toothsome treats—such as cakes, pies, cupcakes, and cookies—from scratch using fresh ingredients

Select Local Merchants

Urban Cookies

When Food Network producers recruited Urban Cookies for Cupcake Wars, there was one stipulation, according to the Phoenix New Times: co-founder Brady Breese had to do something about his bakery’s name. After all, the reality show pitted cupcakes, not cookies, against each other. So Breese reverted to OllieCake, the original name of his gourmet cupcake business. And as luck (or perhaps more accurately, skill) would have it, OllieCake took home the crown on its episode of Cupcake Wars. At Urban Cookies, Breese, a self-taught baker, invents all the cupcakes himself—coconut, orange blossom (a Cupcake Wars champion), and even brown velvet, which is like red velvet, except it is made without food coloring and won't attract angry bulls. But it was a dark chocolate walnut cookie that first inspired Brady and his wife Shaun to go into business. Brady had baked the so-called “Urban Cookie” for friends and family for many years to wide acclaim. With the cookie recipe as a starting point, and a pantry and fridge filled with mostly organic, local ingredients, the husband and wife team started baking in the kitchen of a local nonprofit, eventually expanding the menu to include muffins, scones, breads, pastries, and full-sized cakes by custom order. But despite their success, Brady and Shaun never forget the role the community played in their shop's early days. And so they frequently give back by supporting various area non-profits, including Kitchen on the Street, which provides meals to needy children.

4711 N 7th St
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Lauded as "Tucson's most celebrated chef" by the New York Times, and the Best Chef in the Southwest by the James Beard Foundation, Chef Janos Wilder has been perfecting his craft for more than 40 years, as evidenced by the simple, elegant cuisine at his latest venture, DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails. After cooking his way through high school and college, Wilder's travels whisked him to the mountains of Colorado, where a three-year residency as a chef at a historic inn propelled him into a lifelong appreciation of locally sourced ingredients. Sojourning to Bordeaux, France in the early ?80s, Janos worked among Michelin Guide Award?winning chefs, where he learned firsthand about French cuisine and techniques.

Returning to the States on a mission to put to his French experiences to work, Janos landed in Tucson. Quickly realizing that the local gardens produced chilies, beans, and squash, he explored ingredients such as prickly-pear cacti, mesquite flour, and Wily Coyotes native to the Southwest landscape. In 1983, his first restaurant, Janos, opened its doors, and there, Wilder pioneered a menu that fused southwestern ingredients with classic French dishes. Today, DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails employs some of those same techniques, drawing from other regions such as Asia to craft fish tacos drizzled with r?moulade, dark-chocolate-and-jalape?o ice-cream sundaes, and a host of imaginative cocktails.

135 S 6th Ave
Tucson,
AZ
US

With more than 700 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company's product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.

Blended drinks dominate the menu, with options including fruit refreshers?made with naturally hydrating, electrolytic coconut water?and pre-boosted smoothies that can fill nutritional gaps with infusions of protein, immunity boosters, or antioxidants that neutralize accidentally swallowed pool water. The drink list also includes organic house-blend coffee and Talbot Teas, including Paris Breakfast and SOHO Earl.

For those with heartier appetites, steel-cut oats steep in soymilk before being enhanced with toppings such as apples, cinnamon, and brown-sugar crumble. The lunch hour presents protein-packed mini wraps, toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320?420 calories each.

4972 South Power Road
Mesa,
AZ
US

With more than 700 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company's product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.

Blended drinks dominate the menu, with options including fruit refreshers?made with naturally hydrating, electrolytic coconut water?and pre-boosted smoothies that can fill nutritional gaps with infusions of protein, immunity boosters, or antioxidants that neutralize accidentally swallowed pool water. The drink list also includes organic house-blend coffee and Talbot Teas, including Paris Breakfast and SOHO Earl.

For those with heartier appetites, steel-cut oats steep in soymilk before being enhanced with toppings such as apples, cinnamon, and brown-sugar crumble. The lunch hour presents protein-packed mini wraps, toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbreads that pack only about 320?420 calories each.

2095 N Alma School Rd
Chandler,
AZ
US

Named for owner Mae Collins's granddaughter, Kimberly Ann's Victorian Tea Room & Cafe sets lace-draped tables for courtly ladies of all ages with a menu of freshly baked scones, light lunch fare, and petite sandwiches. Smaller rooms throughout the café's quaint, home-like interior add coziness to teatime, such as the Grand Victorian room, which is crowned by an elegant tea-set lamp and lined with shelves displaying decorative teapots and boutique items available for sale. The lavender-drenched Garden Room makes an ideal backdrop for Sunday-brunch conversations about the growing popularity of chartreuse pantaloons, and the Princess Room is adorned with magenta-upholstered chairs and sunhats fit for little ladies.

With at least 24 hours' notice, the staff will set tables for high tea, served on elegant tiered platters, and reservations can be made for Princess High Teas—replete with tiaras, cupcakes, and goodie bags—for celebrations of girls' birthday parties. Kimberly Ann's is a favorite destination of the Red Hat Society and regularly hosts events such as an annual April Fool's Day buffet, a holiday open house, and the most elegant of arm-wrestling competitions.

7153 N 59th Ave
Glendale,
AZ
US

From its humble beginnings in Kankakee, Illinois, in 1938, Dairy Queen has grown from a delicious experiment in soft-serve ice cream to a household name with more than 5,900 restaurants around the world. The shop's signature frozen delights are built upon a frosty foundation of creamy chocolate or vanilla soft serve, which swirls idyllically into cones, cups, overturned top hats, sundaes, Peanut Buster parfaits, and the chain's iconic Blizzard treats, blended with crumbled candy and other mix-ins. Ice-cream cakes cleverly conceal a surprise filling of fudge and chocolate crunch between layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, providing sweet, sliceable sustenance for birthday parties and other special occasions.

Fruit rules the roost on the other side of the slushy emporium, where Orange Julius blends its signature frothy drinks crafted from fruit juice, ice, and a "magic” powdered sweetener that explains why they disappear from most customers’ cups minutes after the first delicious sip. Real fruit purée forms the basis for the shop's smoothies, which also come in diet-friendly light versions that boast 150 calories or fewer.

11219 E Via Linda
Scottsdale,
AZ
US