Coffee & Treats in Memorial Park

Gourmet Desserts and Ice Cream at Yum Yum Dessert Co. (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Yum Yum Dessert Co.

Buckhead/Atlanta

$10 $6

Brick-and-mortar location of popular food truck offers treats like cupcakes, pastries, macarons, ice cream, tarts, cookies, and espresso

3 Groupons, Each Valid for 2 Like-It-Size Create-Your-Own Treats with a Mix-In at Cold Stone Creamery (44% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery

Multiple Locations

$9 $5

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

$11 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Bubble-Tea Smoothies at Krazy Buffalo's ($20 Value)

Krazy Buffalo's

Sandy Springs

$5 $2.75

Fruity and milky bubble tea smoothies in flavors such as mango-pineapple and peach banana

$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for One Juice, Shake, or Smoothie at Soul Vegetarian ($32.50 Value)

Soul Vegetarian

Mechanicsville

$6.50 $3

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Refreshing fruit-juice blends, shakes made with Dream Kream non-dairy ice cream, and smoothies made with fruit, coconut milk, and nut butter

$10 for Four 10 oz. Frozen Yogurts at Yogurt Mountain At Prado

Yogurt Mountain

Atlanta

$18 $10

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

Tea Tasting for Two or Four at ZenTea (Up to 51% Off)

ZenTea

Chamblee

$40 $20

Tea tastings focus on a particular type, such as green or hot-tea lattes, and include 5–6 samples and a dessert

Ice Cream, Sorbet, and Desserts at Jackie's Ice Creams (Up to 50% Off)

Jackie's Ice Creams

Mableton

$20 $11

Ice-cream and sorbet flavors can be custom made

$5 for $10 Worth of Café Food and Beverages at Good Karma Coffee House

Good Karma Coffee House

Avondale Estates

$10 $5

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

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for One 32 Oz. Specialty Smoothie at Reload Health Bar & Supplements (Half Off)

Reload Health Bar & Supplements

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Grab 32 oz. smoothies made with 100% real fruit and nutritional supplements

Two Dozen Cupcakes, 8" Round Cake, or Half Sheet Cake at Scrumptious Cakery (50% Off)

Scrumptious Cakery

Atlanta-Decatur

$30 $15

Cupcakes and cakes topped with swirls of buttercream icing come in such flavors as classic butter, carrot, and strawberry

$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Sputnik's Yogurt ($25 Total Value)

Sputnik's Yogurt

Roswell

$5 $3

Enjoy a large selection of frozen yogurt with sweet, tart, and non-dairy options, as well as more than 50 toppings

Two Dozen Assorted Mini Cupcakes at Just Dessertz by Erika (42% Off)

Just Dessertz By Erika

Union City

$36 $21

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

$10 for Five Groupons, Each Good For $4 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Fare at Abundant Grounds Cafe ($20 Value)

Abundant Grounds Cafe

Acworth-Kennesaw

$4 $2

Baristas pour locally-brewed coffee and mix together fruit smoothies at cozy cafe stocked with fresh baked goods and sandwiches

$6 for $11 Worth of Food — Sweet Beignet Cafe

Sweet Beignet Cafe Douglasville

Douglasville

$11 $6

One Half a Cow burger; add any cheese, bacon, and sweet potato fries

Coffee Drinks and Ice Cream at World of Coffee and Tea (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

World of Coffee and Tea

Duluth

$6 $3

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Hot espresso drinks and iced concoctions such as blackberry smoothies or frozen chai latte

$7 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $3 Worth of Shaved Ice at Hawaiian Paradice ($15 Total Value)

Hawaiian Paradice

Hiram

$3 $1.40

Shaved ice flavored with Hawaiian concentrates, such as guava, coconut, and pineapple, and embellished with condensed milk or ice cream

One, Two, or Four Dozen Donuts at Ultimate Donuts (Up to 55% Off)

Ultimate Donuts

Lawrenceville

$15.50 $7.50

Savor an ever-changing lineup of donut creations, or stick to classics such as maple bacon, devil's feast, and red velvet

$13 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Loco FroYo Frozen Yogurt ($24 Value)

Loco FroYo Frozen Yogurt

Kedron Village Shopping Center

$6 $3.25

This frozen-yogurt shop offers 12 daily rotating flavors, more than 35 toppings for self-serve treats, and shaved ice with 25 flavors

$13.99 for One Dozen Cake Pops or Cupcakes at Sister's Sweet Creations City ($24 Value)

Sister's Sweet Creations

Peachtree City

$24 $13.99

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Confectionary couple bakes and teaches others to bake gourmet cake pops in flavors such as german chocolate and key lime

6 or 12 Fried Pies at Goad Barbecue Company (Up to 50% Off)

Goad Barbecue Company

Lawrenceville

$24 $12

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Made fresh daily, fried pies come in flavors such as fudge chocolate pudding, lemon pudding, and peanut butter cup

Frozen Treats and American Food at Dairy Queen (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Dairy Queen

Griffin

$4 $2.20

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

Eight- or Ten-Inch Ice Cream Cake at Dairy Queen (Up to 50% Off)

DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$23.99 $12

Sweet, playful ice cream cakes made with layers of different toppings, fudge, and DQ's signature soft serve

Four or Six Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Ounce Smoothie at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt (Up to 42% Off)

Orange Leaf

Cleveland

$4.29 $2.50

Refreshing customizable smoothies are made with real fruit

Mini Donuts and Coffee or Donut Bucket at Monkey Town Donut Company (Up to 44% Off)

Monkey Town Donut Company

1st Tennessee Pavilion

$6 $3.50

Mini donuts made fresh each Sunday at Chattanooga Market

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There's no room for additives in Juice Zone's smoothies, not even extra sugar. Instead, staff members make them with non-fat frozen yogurt, sorbet, and fresh fruit?including everything from pineapple, strawberries, and coconut to peaches and bananas. Their commitment to simple, delicious and, most importantly, healthful recipes is evident throughout the rest of the cafe menu as well, which features crisp salads and a selection of wraps and sandwiches that can be grilled atop the kitchen's miniature volcano.

1715 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta,
GA
US

Signed guitars and celebrity photos line the walls at Star Café Inc., but it's the food that gets top billing. And it's no wonder, with a menu chock full of hearty Southern-style food. Biscuits drenched in sausage gravy stick to ribs, while ribs and brisket elicit looks of longing from the faces of The Beatles and Bob Marley, looking down from photo frames. Down-home meals can be rounded out with traditional side dishes, such as sliced red georgia tomatoes, sweet potato souffle, and purple hull peas.

2053 Marietta Blvd
Atlanta,
GA
US

R. Thomas Deluxe Grill offers the sort of over-the-top kitsch that must be seen to be believed. The vibrant décor offers a bit of the tropics in the middle of Atlanta, laced with the bright colors of the wild and hippie-chic touches that will have you smiling through your meal. If anything, R. Thomas Deluxe Grill is a little escape in the middle of your workday. It’s also a great place to get flavorful California-leaning food that won’t leave you full of regret afterward, with healthy touches that play into the warm, peaceful vibe. Look out for the exotic birds that call the patio garden their home, and don’t be afraid to swing in after-hours for a curious bit of fun; R. Thomas Deluxe Grill is open 24 hours.

1812 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta,
GA
US

The Three Faces of Local Three

Local Comfort Food

Chef Chris Hall, one of the three locals behind the eatery’s moniker, sources fresh, seasonal ingredients from area farmers and weaves them into creative and playful comfort dishes. For example, the chefs show off some of the region's best meats—and some of their own butchery skills—in the Notorious P.I.G. charcuterie plate, and they modernize the classic meatloaf by subbing in a sophisticated pâte and pairing it with pickled seasonal vegetables.

Wine and Spirits

More than 100 varieties of wine quite literally surround guests at Local Three, where the bottles are tucked into the walls in a private dining room. Space behind the curved oak bar is reserved exclusively for spirits, including more than 40 bourbons available by the glass or flight. The bar’s taps flow with local and international craft brews, and bartenders shake up a seasonal cocktail list that, more often than not, features a drink inspired by The Big Lebowski.

Futuristic Kitchen

Most locavores dwell more on where their food comes from than where it’s prepared, but the owners of Local Three poured a lot of thought into their kitchen—which, at more than 4,000 square feet, is actually larger than all the restaurant's dining rooms combined. This sprawling workspace houses enough gadgetry to make just about everything from scratch, including a duck-fat fryer, two smokers, and a computer-controlled oven complete with USB port. There's even a designated pasta room that operates on a separate heating system to control humidity.

3290 Northside Pkwy NW
Atlanta,
GA
US

Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. As the shop’s reputation grew, so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, original chocolate chip with M&Ms, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies, and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real show-stoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.

264 19th St
Atlanta,
GA
US

Not very many people get inspired by tacos served out of the back of a nondescript van. But when Nacho Mama's Street Taqueria founder Ray bit into one of those freshly prepared tacos, he found his calling: make quality Mexican food. After attending Le Cordon Bleu, he began serving tacos from the back of his own food truck. Now, he's got his own restaurant.

Each taco, burrito, or rice bowl comes with your choice of meat, such as pork cooked with green chilies, chicken in a chipotle sauce, and traditional braised carnitas. For vegetarians, there's roasted corn and poblanos instead. The final product is paired with a side of chips and salsa. Meals can be washed down with Jarritos soda, which comes in an array of unique flavors, much like jelly beans after merging with that spice company.

14th and Peachtree St
Atlanta,
GA
US

Memorial Park Scene