Coffee & Treats in Branford

Frozen Yogurt with Toppings, Smoothies, and Bubble Tea at Go Greenly (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Go Greenly

Downtown

$10 $5

Ecofriendly eatery makes fro-yo with organic Stonyfield yogurt in flavors such as simply taro, strawberry-banana, pomegranate and watermelon

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Fro-Yo at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt ($24 Value)

Sweet Frog

Guilford

$6 $3

21 frozen-yogurt flavors including sweet coconut and georgia peach; available in gelato, low-fat, fat free, non-dairy & gluten-free options

Italian Ice, Gelati, and Frozen Custard Treats at Rita’s of West Haven (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Rita’s Italian Ice

West Haven

$4 $2.40

Freshly made Italian ice, seasonal cream ice flavors, old-fashioned custard, and sundaes with limitless toppings

$16.50 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Baked Goods at Eddy's Bake Shop (Up to 45% Off)

Eddy's Bake Shop

Ansonia

$10 $5.50

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Made-from-scratch baked goods such as rye bread, cupcakes, and Hungarian raspberry cookies

$3 for $5 Worth of Milk Shakes — Scoops Ice Cream

Scoops Ice Cream

Southington

$5 $3

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

$15 for One Dozen Cakepops at Lizzy's Lollicakes ($30 Value)

Lizzy's Lollicakes

Trumbull

$30 $15

Dozen cakepops; flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, funfetti, devils food, lemon, strawberry, carrot, and Oreo

Italian Ice, Gelati, and Frozen Custard Treats at Rita’s of Bridgeport (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Rita’s Italian Ice

North Bridgeport

$4 $2.40

Frozen custard, sundaes, shakes, gelati, and regular or sugar-free Italian ice made daily from fresh fruit; more than 50 flavors

Sandwich Meal for Two or Italian-American Fusion and Pastries at Avventura Deli (Up to 58% Off)

Avventura Deli

Waterbury

$23.66 $10

New York Times-lauded shop serves thick lasagna in homemade sauce, paninis, and gelato made fresh daily

Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for One Medium-Size Smoothie at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

$5.39 $3

Whole Food Nutrition smoothies provide on-the-go meals with 10-14 grams of protein; nutrient-packed Fit 'n Fruitful manage weight-loss goals

$18 for Six Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Smoothies and Sandwiches at Tropical Smoothie Cafe ($36 Total Value)

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Centereach

$6 $3

Wholesome flatbreads, wraps, and salads pair with real-fruit smoothies packed with vitamins and supplements

$15 for $30 Worth of Organic, Fair Trade Coffee, and Locally Made Ice Cream

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

$4 for $8 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Yogurtini

Yogurtini

Smithtown

$8 $4

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Self-serve frozen-yogurt bar offers a massive list of yogurt flavors, more than 78 toppings, and vegan and gluten-free options

$11 for 4 Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Ice Cream at Sweet Treats Ice Cream ($20 Total Value)

Sweet Treats Ice Cream

Groton

$5 $2.75

Premium ice cream in flavors such as coffee, chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla—all available in cones, sundaes, cups, and shakes

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Fare at 226 Jazz Art Java ($24 Value)

226 Jazz Art Java

Windsor

$6 $3

Cappuccinos, espressos, and other coffee drinks match with breakfast sandwiches and pastries in cafe that celebrates local art and music

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at S&S Sweet Treats ($20 Value)

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

Frozen Yogurt, Gelato, or Italian Ice at Hometown Yogurt Cafe (45% Off)

Hometown Yogurt Cafe

Commack

$10 $5.50

Staff members serve up frozen yogurt brimming with probiotics, along with gelato and Italian ice, inside a full-service shop

$4.50 for $8 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yogurt Crazy

Yogurt Crazy

Commack

$8 $4.50

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Patrons mix and match their own frozen-yogurt creations from 12 daily flavors and 36 fruit and candy toppings

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Book Trader Café stacks more than 16,000 titles of gently used books on its shelves, combined with second-hand DVDs and CDs that transform the inventory into multimedia brain food. Literary works and academic books on art, architecture, and paper towels line the store, their spines inviting readers to sink into their vivid and educational worlds. A cult-fiction section assembles an apocrypha of fringe scribes, photography books tempt eyes with their luscious pages, and a children's-book section tempts kids to burrow into a fort of words. Most titles average $4.95, and staff carefully curates each one to ensure a quality recycled collection sans fraying bindings or torn pages. While Book Trader Café's inventory rotates frequently, the online store lists troves of its selections and lets bibliophiles reserve books by phone. With new old books in hand, patrons can stroll over to the café to enjoy them and further sate their appetites for letters by reading the menu.

1140 Chapel St
New Haven,
CT
US

Ever since Liberato and Guiseppina Dell’Amura opened their small Wooster Street bakery in New Haven’s Little Italy in 1922, the business has stayed in the family. Son and daughter Fortunato and Mae—followed by granddaughters Jo-Ann, Dolores, Marie, and Leona and great grandson Salvatore—have all taken on the family tradition of baking cookies, biscotti, and traditional Italian pastries daily.

In-store cases and trays are filled with traditional pastries such as cannoli, bigne donuts, and éclairs. The team can also wrap, box, and ship assortments of 24 types of Italian cookies and nine flavors of biscotti, as well as treats such as chocolate-dipped caramel apples, pretzels, and marshmallow pops. The team also hand-decorates sugar cookies in shapes such as shirts, shoes, and crowns in case an emperor is celebrating the first time he wore clothes.

139 Wooster St
New Haven,
CT
US

Bishop's Orchards was established in 1871, when the first of six Bishop generations began filling shoreline bellies with fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables. Today, having withstood 140 years worth of technology changes and weather disasters, the orchard continues to thrive, currently growing crops on more than 320 total acres—313 of which are family-owned. In 2005, the orchard stretched its homegrown empire into potable territories with the birth of a winery, which produces more than 15 wines using the farm's fruit. Not to be outdone, the orchard's market is still a year-round source for fresh produce more than a century after it sprouted into a humble roadside stand from a single appleseed.

1355 Boston Post Rd
Guilford,
CT
US

It takes but fresh fruit and a bit of ice to make many of Rita?s of West Haven signature treats, whose ingredients are made daily. More than 50 rotating flavors?such as Swedish Fish and mango peach?come in standard and sugar-free varieties to cool down most any craving. Customers can order their ices straight up or blend or layer them with decadent frozen custard in seven flavors, such as strawberry, coffee, and light vanilla. The custards come Italian ice-free as well, spiraled into cones or cups with sprinkles and hot fudge or blended with candy mix-ins.

When not serving the masses, Rita?s tends to the needs of local groups and organizations with fundraising opportunities. Sports teams and schools can organize money-raising ?scoop nights,? sell quarts of custard around town, or purchase gift cards.

28 Ocean Ave
West Haven,
CT
US

Fully staffed by passionate full-time volunteers, Food for Life Supreme partners with the University of Art and Logistics of Civilization (UALC) in an effort to reverse unhealthy eating by providing organic, healthy spins on comfort foods. The bakery menu offers sweet treats that include red velvet cupcakes ($2), strawberry cheesecake ($4/slice), and peanut-butter cookies ($3 for a three-pack). A variety of cakes, pies, and breads are also available.

1531 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden,
CT
US

Jamba Juice blenders whirl together fresh fruit for healthy smoothies liberated from artificial flavors, preservatives, and high-fructose corn syrup. From the classic menu, the Aloha Pineapple thickens straws with pineapple sherbet and bananas or, with a different inflection, bananas and pineapple sherbet. All Fruit smoothies invite just 250 calories of Peach Perfection or Pomegranate Paradise into a fruit-exclusive clubhouse, while Pre-Boosted creations introduce natural supplements. The immune-boosting Açai Super-Antioxidant. Light smoothies bear fewer than one-third of the calories and half of the sugar of a Jamba classic, so mango-, orange-, and peach-infused sips of Mango Mantra cause less guilt than forgetting your mailman's birthday.

263 Boston Post Rd
Orange,
CT
US