Coffee & Treats in Myers Park

40% Off Frozen Yogurt at CherryBerry

CherryBerry

Metropolitan

$20 $12

Staff regularly swaps in new flavor options from their more than 50 flavors of frozen yogurt that can be paired with more than 50 toppings

40% Off Small Plates at Crave Dessert Bar

Crave Dessert Bar

Fourth Ward

$20 $12

Savory small plates and decadent desserts at a bar adorned with photography and canvases by local artists

42% Off Coffee and Baked Goods at FABO

FABO

FABO

$13.70 $8

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Fresh coffee, espresso drinks, tea, cookies, and scones, served in an eclectic setting decorated with vibrant works by local artists

50% Off Hand-Decorated Bundt Cakes at Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Bakery specializing in bundt cakes creates four different sizes with 40 hand-decorated designs and 10 flavors

TCBY – 50% Off Frozen Yogurt

TCBY

University

$10 $5

Twelve rotating self-serve frozen yogurt and non-dairy Silk flavors; choose from more than 50 toppings

40% Off at The Lil Bake Shoppe

The Lil Bake Shoppe

Hemby Bridge

$30 $18

Mother-daughter team creates delicious and stunning cupcakes and cakes

TCBY – 50% Off Frozen Yogurt

TCBY

Rock Hill

$10 $5

Twelve rotating self-serve frozen yogurt and non-dairy Silk flavors; choose from more than 50 toppings

50% Off at Our Daily Bread Bakery

Our Daily Bread Bakery

Cornelius

$5 $2.50

Baker prepares brick-oven baked artisan breads, pastries, sandwiches, pizza, and specialty cakes

38% Off Tarts

Cheesecake Carousel

Rock Hill

$42 $26

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

50% Off Fro-Yo at Sweet Frog Statesville, NC

Sweet Frog Statesville, NC

Statesville

$10 $5

18 frozen-yogurt flavor combinations, such as new york cheesecake, sweet coconut, and georgia peach

50% Off at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

Statesville

$10 $5

18 weekly-rotating frozen-yogurt flavor combinations, such as new york cheesecake, sweet coconut, and georgia peach

Up to 40% Off at Frogurt

Frogurt - Charlotte

Valley Hills Mall

$10 $6

Choose from 10 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, such as cake batter and peanut butter, and personalize it with any of 95 toppings

Up to 40% Off at Frogurt

Frogurt

Hickory

$10 $6

Choose from 10 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, such as cake batter and peanut butter, and personalize it with any of 95 toppings

Up to 50% Off Cupcakes or Cake-Pops at My Local Bakery

My Local Bakery

Morganton

$25 $15

Specialty cupcake flavors change monthly, with options that might include chocolate-covered banana, red velvet, and strawberry cream cheese

45%Off at The Popcorn Fanatic

The Popcorn Fanatic

The Popcorn Fanatic

$10 $6

Popcorn comes in more than 200 flavors, including banana pudding, green apple, Cheerwine, beer, buffalo wing, and spicy crab

Up to 48% Off Cake and Ice Cream at Dewey's Bakery

Dewey's Bakery

Multiple Locations

$21.39 $13

Bakery open since the Great Depression serves up delectable treats including cake squares and quarts of creamy Blue Ridge ice cream

46% Off Prepared Meal for Four at Mrs. Pumpkin's Bakery & Deli

Mrs. Pumpkin's Bakery & Deli

Old Town

$29.49 $16

Groups of four enjoy a prepared meal of chicken pie, baked spaghetti, or tetrazzini alongside garden salad, sides, baguette, and tea

Up to 55% Off Tea at Hampton's at J.H. Adams Inn

Hampton's at J.H. Adams Inn

High Point

$31 $15

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Elegant interior of Italian Renaissance–style mansion serves as backdrop for afternoon tea with light snacks

40% Off Smoothies

Fit Plus Nutrition

High Point

$10 $6

From the merchant: Come enjoy a healthy, delicious protein/meal-replacement smoothie.

Great American Cookies – 50% Off Cookie Cake

Great American Cookies

Multiple Locations

$27.99 $14

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

50% Off at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Greensboro

$10 $5

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

Up to 53% Off Tea Tasting at Tealoha

Tealoha

Downtown

$30 $15

Tasting events let you try a variety of teas, learning the history and specifics of each kind

Select Local Merchants

Charlotte magazine isn't coy in its praise of Clean Catch Fish Market. "Simply stated, Clean Catch Fish Market is the fish market Charlotte has been waiting for," it raved when it awarded the market its 2012 Editors' Choice Award for Best Fish Market, citing the "quality and freshness." The market also came out on top in that year’s Voters' Choice Awards.

Living up to the accolades, staffers curate seasonal selections of the freshest fish possible, such as Alaskan cod or swordfish caught wild in state. Though they're continually searching for exciting, new seafood, they always offer a selection of sushi-grade fish, oysters, and shellfish. Clean Catch Fish Market dedicates itself to sustainable seafood, and the vast majority of catches are wild.

The market's chefs can give shoppers tips on how to cook their finds or give recipe suggestions, but they also whip up dishes of their own, such as shrimp gumbo, jumbo crab cakes, and complete fish-taco kits. Every day, staffers post links to the day's offerings on their Twitter page, and they allow customers to text in their orders to the shop rather than making them send their overworked carrier pigeons.

2820 Selwyn Ave, Ste 150
Charlotte,
NC
US

An acronym for Fabulous Art Buying Opportunity, FABO began as just that: an art store. It still is today, only along with art, the Park Road shop quenches thirst and quiets hunger, too. Inside, artwork from nearly 60 local artists—including paintings, photographs, jewelery, and pottery—sprawls across blue-gray and wine-colored walls. Visitors kick back in this funky atmosphere to sip on coffee, espresso, and even a carefully selected roster of wines and beers, some from local breweries. When stomachs begin to rumble, guests can also munch on muffins, bagels, and other bakery treats made to eat while on the move or during a secret detour from a nearby marathon.

2820 Selwyn Ave
Charlotte,
NC
US

From its humble origins as a small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor operating out of a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, Ben and Jerry's now delights taste buds in locations across the U.S. and 25 countries. Their brand easily attracted customers––homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, high quality ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

507 Providence Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

The epicurean engineers at The Original Italian Pie slather homemade sauce across gourmet pizzas, which beckon hungry stomachs from a mouthwatering menu stocked with salads, pastas and sandwiches. A meaty triumvirate of pepperoni, italian sausage, and ground beef joins forces with a bevy of fresh veggies to invigorate combo pies, and modest margherita masterpieces enjoy simpler existences with sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella. A garden of more than 25 toppings, including canadian bacon, herbed ricotta, and jalapeños ($0.95–$2.75 each), endows customers with more choices than an edible Choose Your Own Adventure novel at the create-your-own pizza or calzone station. Unlike their circular counterparts, a selection of salads, pastas and entrees, such as seared tuna salad ($9.95), spinach lasagna ($10.95) and chicken parmesan ($11.95), provide a purpose for utensils, keeping hand-jealous forks from throwing themselves off the table.

1608 East Blvd
Charlotte,
NC
US

Ben & Jerry's came from humble beginnings—in 1978, its eponymous founders served ice cream out of a renovated Burlington gas station, and delivered pints of their now-classic flavors to grocery stores out of the back of Ben's VW Squareback wagon. Today, its myriad shops dispense cups, cones, shakes, and smoothies brimming with a variety of quirky flavors, including Phish Food and Cherry Garcia, named for famous revolutionary Cherry Garcia. The duo is also famous for their social responsibility, which is evident in their community activism and in their use of fair-trade products, such as cage-free eggs and sustainable, growth-hormone-free dairy.

1600 E Woodlawn Rd
Charlotte,
NC
US

The chefs at Nom Nom Burger put an Asian spin on classic American burgers, yielding fusion creations such as the pad-thai burger, teriyaki-chicken burger, and kalbi burger made from a Sterling Silver premium-beef patty. Appetizers include salt-and-pepper fries, pot stickers, and shrimp tempura, and orders of wings soar through sauces such as buffalo, spicy-tangy korean, or honey habanero.

1600 E. Woodlawn Rd #170
Charlotte,
NC
US