Coffee & Treats in Athens

$8 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Juice and Smoothies at FitJuice & Smoothies ($20 Value)

FitJuice & Smoothies

Pickerington

Staff freshly squeeze fruits and vegetables to make healthy juices and nutrient-loaded smoothies; no unnatural ingredients used

$5 $2

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$15 for Three Groupons at Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ($30 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Cold Stone Creamery

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $5

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$15 for $30 Worth of Ice Cream, Smoothies, and Other Frozen Treats at Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery

East Columbus

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $5

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Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Sweet Frog (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sweet Frog

Polaris

75 frozen-yogurt flavor combinations such as cake-batter, classic chocolate, and alpine vanilla

$12 $6

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Frozen Yogurt, Bubble Tea, and Smoothies at Sweet Berry Frozen Yogurt (50% Off)

Sweet Berry Frozen Yogurt

Misty Meadows

In addition to self-serve frozen yogurt, the dessert shop serves up fruit smoothies, yogurt smoothies, and chocolate-flavored bubble tea

$10 $5

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream, Deli Sandwiches, and Catering Services at Johnson's Real Ice Cream ($30 Total Value)

Johnson's Real Ice Cream

Bexley

Neighborhood shop with 60+ years of history serves deli sandwiches and ice cream in flavors like caramel-chocolate pretzel and buckeye fever

$10 $5

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$15 for $30 Worth of Ice Cream, Smoothies, and Other Frozen Treats at Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery

OSU Campus

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $5

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$28 for $50 Worth of Life Coaching — Reu Wellness

Reu Smoothie + Juice Bar

Tipp City

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

$50 $28

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Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt

Hilliard

The self-serve yogurt shop lets customers create desserts from 10 rotating flavors and 55 toppings

$8 $4

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Bad Frog Frozen Yogurt

Bad Frog Frozen Yogurt

Dublin

More than 20 flavors of yogurt and frozen custard including tart green tea, York chocolate peppermint, and ginger-lemonade sorbet

$8 $4

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$15 for $30 Worth of Ice Cream, Smoothies, and Other Frozen Treats at Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery

Dublin

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$10 $5

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Select Local Merchants

Cuisine Type: Homemade ice cream and diner food

Established: Before 1950

Reservations: Not offered

Number of Tables: 11?25

Parking: Free street parking

Most popular offering: Homemade ice cream

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: None

Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only

Outdoor Seating: No

Pro Tip: Be prepared for generous servings of ice cream.

Q&A with Bill Sullivan, Owner

What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion?

We love providing our customers with generous portions of hand-crafted ice cream.

Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem?not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious?

There are several. Our hot Virginia ham would probably be the most common.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

We are a '50s-era-style diner. We have been making our own top quality ice cream since 1948. We also offer diner-style food like hamburgers and french fries. We have a signature hot Virginia ham sandwich that has been a customer favorite since 1948. We also offer a rib eye steak sandwich, fish tail sandwich, and homemade soups.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We also roast fresh peanuts and cashews daily, and we sell delicious Ben Heggy's chocolates.

532 McIntire Ave
Zanesville,
OH
US

At T?s Cones & Coneys, the menu's boardwalk-style fare tastes like summer year-round. T?s specializes in creative hot dogs, such as the Rueben, topped with thousand-island dressing and sauerkraut, and the Lil Spicy Chicago dog, which hides a dollop of coney sauce beneath hot Italian pepper relish. It also serves up grilled sandwiches and subs, all of which partner perfectly with frozen treats such as hand-dipped ice-cream cones, malts, and root-beer floats.

11109 Hebron Rd
Buckeye Lake,
OH
US

It'd be perfectly possible to visit Rule 3 every day for a week and never repeat the same activity. A 14-lane bowling alley sits at the core of this entertainment emporium, right next to a scaled-down bowling area with smaller balls and shorter lanes for kids. But bowling is just the beginning at Rule 3. The arcade here is an 8-bit dream come true, hosting no fewer than seven Pac-Man machines.

A half-acre backyard area extends the good times outdoors, with sand-volleyball courts, picnic tables, corn hole, and live music throughout the summer. Of course, all these activities require energy, which is why Rule 3 dishes out all-natural burgers and homemade pizzas..

650 Windmiller Dr.
Pickerington,
OH
US

Cake Decor LLC is a one-stop destination for cake lovers, providing supplies, classes, and its own custom-decorated cakes. A team of Wilton-certified chefs creates imaginative designs to fit special occasions of all kinds, and shares their confectionary-crafting skills during hands-on cake-decorating classes. Amid a storefront stocked with an array of baking equipment, molds, party and wedding-specific supplies, and fondant tools, Cake Decor's chefs demonstrate how to build custom desserts that are a step above traditional cakes or melted Jolly Ranchers molded into a bust of Cookie Monster.

607 Main St
Groveport,
OH
US

Recently featured on the Food Network, Das KaffeeHaüs von Frau Burkhart's pastry chef bakes German confections to complement italian coffee. Pressed from air-roasted beans that have never touched metal, daily blends of Danesi drip coffee thrill the senses with a tonic as dark and heady as a Sherlock Holmes tale. The glass case showcases trays of cream puffs spilling clouds of filling, crisp strudel wrapping gooey jam, and ranks of bavarian donuts distinguishing themselves with caps of powdered sugar and chocolate. Baristas promote a lively, social atmosphere by hosting events, such as quarterly techno dance parties and nights when folks from Sunny Side Childcare entertain kids so parents may relive their adolescence by babysitting someone else's offspring.

45 East Columbus Street
Canal Winchester,
OH
US

From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers? exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location?s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.

Meanwhile, the sweets at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory taste all the sweeter after witnessing the hard and delicate work that goes into their creation. During engaging visits, staffers entertain guests by hand-dipping crisp apples into burbling vats of caramel or fashioning silky bricks of fudge atop traditional marble slabs. They don't just tease the eyes, though. They also treat tongues to free samples, and even lead chocolate-tasting classes in which they provide mint- and sea-salt-infused samples of chocolate from around the world.

In addition to tastings, chocolate-making classes encourage customer participation, with instructors offering up the fresh ingredients stored on site to students who wish to learn the fine art of chocolate making. During these classes, they walk guests through the delicate process of making clusters infused with nuts or fruit, or melting milk or dark chocolate to fill a mold.

1718 Hill Rd. N
Pickerington,
OH
US