Coffee & Treats in East Hartford

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

Harvest Country Store

West Hartford

Organic and fair-trade coffee, which can be topped with vegan-friendly syrup, pairs with ice cream from a local supplier

$30 $15

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

Sweet Frog

East Longmeadow

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

$8 $4

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

The Nerdy Spoon

Springfield

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

$20 $10

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Eastern European Food, Crepes, and Tea at Crepes Tea House (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Crepes Tea House

West Springfield Town

Crepes filled with fresh fruits and chocolates, or meats and cheeses served alongside European dumplings, potato pancakes, and seafood

$25 $12

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

Scoops Ice Cream

Southington

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

$5 $3

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

S&S Sweet Treats

Torrington

Sundaes feature ice-cream flavors such as cappuccino crunch, moose tracks, and oatmeal cookie, alongside a menu of soups and sandwiches

$10 $5.50

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

Avventura Deli

Waterbury

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

$23.66 $10

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

Sweet Frog

Guilford

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

$6 $3

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$5 for $10 Worth of Caf? Sandwiches — Brunello Cafe

Brunello Cafe & Gelato

Branford

Discover what locals are raving about: • $5 for $10 to spend on food • Desserts,crepes, gelato or specialty coffees

$10 $5

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

Go Greenly

Downtown

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

$10 $5

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$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

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

$10 $5.50

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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

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

$4 $2.40

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$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

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

$5 $2.75

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

Lizzy's Lollicakes

Trumbull

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

$30 $15

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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

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

$4 $2.40

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Smoothies and Juices at Nu Cafe ($20 Value)

Nu Cafe

Worcester

Neighborhood cafe serves fresh smoothies, juices & coffee drinks with free Wi-Fi; craft beer, wine, & made-to-order food served after 5 p.m.

$5 $3

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Featured by Paul Stern on Mansfield-StorrsPatch in 2011—just months after its opening—Coriander Cafe & Country Store has hatched quite the name for itself in Eastwood. According to Stern, brothers Scott and Brett Laffert run the show with Brett, a former chef and self-proclaimed “country person at heart,” transforming local ingredients into gourmet sandwiches, burgers, and straw hats. The shop makes all their breads—from ciabatta to whole wheat—in-house before stacking them with fresh-carved turkey and cranberry sauce or homemade black-bean patties. Yet the cooks don’t stop at handheld fare; the menu changes daily and can include anything from pan-seared haddock over corn-and-chive griddlecakes to braised pork belly with a side of chipotle grits.

Coriander Cafe also welcomes early risers into its country confines for a cup of fair-trade and organic coffee from Red Barn Coffee Roasters, a homemade bagel, or a decadent pastry such as a raspberry scone or cinnamon-sugar donut muffin, which guests can enjoy inside or amid fresh-picked oxygen molecules on the backyard deck. A fully stocked country store outfits fleeting customers with all the necessities, from homemade cookies and Red Barn coffee to gourmet jams and hot sauces.

192 Eastford Road
Eastford,
CT
US

The olive oil advocates at O'Live A Little unveil a collection of more than 45 olive oils and vinegars on tap for visitors to try before taking up flavor commitments. Condiment foodies taste their way across the globe, sampling extra-virgin olive oil plucked from Morocco, Greece, and regions throughout France and Italy. California-garlic olive oil adds pungency to slabs of steak, and mandarin-orange olive oil infuses Asian-inspired dishes with flavors fruitier than Carmen Miranda’s hat collection. Sweeten a bowl of greens with dark balsamic vinegars available in pineapple, tangerine, and fig varieties, or sprinkle salads with shredded up love letters. O’Live A Little’s helpful staff fields questions on condiments’ preferred uses and delicious recipes so that each drizzle reaches its toothsome potential.

85 Evergreen Lane
South Windsor,
CT
US

For more than 15 years, Ganache Premium Cakes & Confections’ ovens have baked up a variety of custom cakes and specialty desserts for prestigious five-star hotels and high-end banquet facilities. Chef Roland Schneider captains a crew of professional pastry chefs that assiduously crafts éclairs, cream puffs, and tarts from scratch using high-end imported ingredients. Twenty types of cupcakes spotlight flavors such as boston crème, black forest, and pumpkin, as gluten-free chocolate cake spurns flour’s advances in favor of rich, dark chocolate. Complimentary tastings allow clients to sample moist morsels before customizing premium cakes with fillings and frostings for weddings, birthdays, and 10-year middle-school-marching-band reunions.

201 Evergreen Way
South Windsor,
CT
US

We sell two types of mini-donuts. Hot, fresh donuts, topped with cinnamon-sugar, made while you watch, and specialty donuts that are hand decorated every morning with a variety of toppings.

194 Buckland Hills Drive
Manchester,
CT
US

The Puiia family, native New Yorkers, dreamed up Between Rounds' menu in 1990, and ever since they have skillfully prepared its freshly made sandwiches and baked goods, in the process enticing the palates of reporters from Better Connecticut. Each day, bakers whip up signature New York–style bagels in a variety of flavors before pairing them with cream cheese, cobbling them into breakfast sandwiches, or hurling them in impromptu games of ultimate frisbee. Hailing from the lunch roster, freshly baked flaky loaves and rolls surround premium deli meats and cheeses as baristas grind fresh beans for gourmet coffees and specialty espresso beverages. The arena in which the bakers and baristas operate sparkles with the sunlight pouring over the tabletops of the colorful, WiFi-saturated dining room, and a drive-thru window allows customers to enjoy meals without leaving their cars, vans, or sleds.

1540 Pleasant Valley Rd
Manchester,
CT
US

With the help of her grandmother, My Dream Cupcake's founder Julie L. learned to bake mouthwatering cupcakes at age 6. She discovered a natural passion for baking, and over the years, family and friends gushed with praise for her handheld treats. Since 2010, she's shared her gift with the public, crafting made-to-order cupcakes using quality chocolates, vanilla bean, and farm-fresh eggs. She eschews shortenings, oils, and prepackaged mixes, which ensures her desserts are free of trans fats and preservatives. In addition to their decadent taste, many of her desserts look almost too appealing to eat, such as her ornate children's birthday cakes and the cupcakes she frosts to look like hydrangeas and roses.

194 Buckland Hills Dr
Manchester,
CT
US