Coffee & Treats in Auburn

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes or Two Vouchers for Coffee and Baked Goods at Stella's Custom Cakes (Up to 50% Off)

Stella's Custom Cakes

Stella's Custom Cakes

$18 $9

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

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

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

Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Link Café & Bar (50% Off)

Link Café & Bar

Sheraton Needham Hotel

$50 $25

Refined American cuisine such as fig and goat cheese flatbreads paired with wines that earned high scores from Wine Spectator

$14 for $25 Worth of Sandwiches — Bad Kat Kupkakes

Bad Kat Kupkakes

Pawtucket

$25 $14

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

$15 for Six Health-Conscious Smoothies at Planet Smoothie ($29.94 Value)

Planet Smoothie

Emerald Square Mall

$4.99 $2.50

Natural smoothies incorporate fruit with health blasts, including muscle-building protein, immunity blast, and fat-burning blasts

$13.40 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at FroyoWorld ($24 Value)

FroyoWorld

Multiple Locations

$6 $3.35

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Rotating menu of 12 frozen yogurts infused with live and active cultures; available toppings include more than 140 candies and fruit

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

Sweet Frog

East Longmeadow

$8 $4

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

$24 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Cafe Food and Drinks at Yes, It's All Good ($48 Value)

Yes, It's All Good

Located inside of L.A. Fitness

$12 $6

Specialty health-conscious, fruit-based shakes such as Blueberry Bonanza along with wraps, salads and egg white sandwiches

Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies, Peets Coffee, or Personal Pizza at Fruitberry Frozen Yogurt & i-Pizza Cafe (50% Off.)

Fruitberry Frozen Yogurt & i-Pizza Cafe

Crossroads Plaza

$5 $2.50

Yogurt comes in 16 flavors and more than 50 toppings, whereas pizzas are made in front of you and come with a choice of organic crust

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

The Nerdy Spoon

Springfield

$20 $10

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

Four-Course Dessert-Tasting Menu for Two or Four at Finale Desserterie (Up to 52% Off)

Finale Desserterie

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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Chocolate-dipped strawberries start off a sojourn through such desserts as apple a la mode and a chocolate plate

$12 for Four $5 Vouchers for Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt-Riffic ($20 Value)

Riffic

Warwick

$5 $3

Rotating selection of eight yogurt flavors customized with candy, granola, and fresh fruit toppings

Select Local Merchants

Originally built in 1879, the building at 25 Union Street stood for nearly a century as an industrial bastion in downtown Worcester. When the last manufactures moved out in the 1970s, Robert "Gus" Giordano had an idea: convert the ruggedly beautiful interior into an upscale restaurant, preserving the historical building and ensuring that he would not be eating in there by himself everyday. Inhabiting the former screw-machine department, Maxwell-Silverman's Toolhouse ensconces diners in industrial elegance, with a ceiling crisscrossed with heating pipes, a floor dotted with oblong railroad ties, and cozy illumination courtesy of more than 40 vintage pool-hall lights.

Nestled in Union Station, Luciano's Restaurant transports diners back to the 1920s and '30s with walls covered in vintage photos and framed newsprints detailing the escapes of legendary gangsters. The refined indoor dining room features plush white seating and lush, flowery carpeting, while outdoor tables allow patrons to enjoy the sun or taunt slugs with salt shakers. Free parking is available at both locations.

2 Washington Sq
Worcester,
MA
US

The rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingles with the sweet scents of napoleons, éclairs, and apple turnovers fresh from the oven. At Back In The Day Pastry Shoppe, pastry chefs fold the comfort evoked by classic treats into their batches of old-fashioned desserts. Their true forte, however, is the sweet batter they transform into jumbo muffins, cupcakes topped with puffs of swiss meringue, and cakes designed for special occasions. Skilled hands fill each cake with fresh berries or mousse and personalize the confectionary masterpieces with carefully sculpted flowers and ornate scalloped details. Not content with only making sweet treats, the chefs also dazzle palates with their sandwiches and soups. As guests fill their bellies or nibble on a nostalgic treat, they can use the bakery’s free WiFi to check their email or plot out a road trip to Drury Lane.

118 Cambridge St
Worcester,
MA
US

Union Station proves to be a fitting location for Byblos Lounge, a Lebanese restaurant that ferries guests away to the eastern borders of the Mediterranean Sea with shareable mezzas, marinated meats, and toasty loaves of pita bread. Waves of Mediterranean spice crest on dishes of Levantine cuisine as sizzling kafta and kebabs fill the air with the savory aromas of beef, lamb, fish, and chicken. The architecture of classical antiquity meets the hip atmosphere of modern nightlife in the restaurant’s interior, where Corinthian colonnettes frame tables clad in royal purple and diners hold Platonic dialogues beneath the glow of neon lights. After cleaning off plates of grilled meats and veggies, groups can head to the dance floor and sway to the sounds of live DJs, singers, and bands that take the stage on weekends.

2 Washington Sq
Worcester,
MA
US

After a stint in the kitchens of fine European restaurants, Aurelio Metohu started replicating his favorite Italian dishes in Worcester, where he's been working as the owner and head chef of Caffe Espresso Trattoria for more than 20 years. In the dining room, bruschetta on house-baked bread travels to tables alongside plates of veal marsala and delicate housemade cavatelli in a rich wine sauce. The restaurant's butter-yellow walls are dotted with paintings of Italian scenes and glowing reviews from newspapers and the diaries of pro wrestlers.

395 Chandler St.
Worcester,
MA
US

Sweet and savory strike the perfect balance at Wicked Wings & Ice Cream, a locally owned eatery that specializes in ice-cream treats and sauce-slathered chicken. Owners Mike and Pam share their two favorite foods by dousing boneless chicken strips and wings in more than a dozen sauces, including garlic parmesan and wicked-hot buffalo, and blending ice cream into shakes and sundaes. They also offer an array of sandwiches, burgers, and sides straight from the griddle's fiery embrace.

15 South Main Street
Leicester,
MA
US

Angus burgers mixed with blue-cheese crumbles, homemade lasagna, and a roster of more than 30 pizza toppings make appearances on Black and White Grille's lengthy menu of comfort food and American classics. Diners in the cozy interior or garden-adjacent outdoor patio feast on hearty pasta dishes, grilled chicken and steak, or market-price seafood.

206 N Spencer Rd
Spencer,
MA
US