Coffee & Treats in Forest Hills

$11 for $20 Worth of Coffee Drinks and Coffee Beans at Magnum Coffee Roastery

Magnum Coffee Roastery

Magnum Coffee

$10 $5.50

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Specialty coffee drinks are brewed to order from a wide variety of coffee beans roasted onsite, which can also be purchased by the bag

$16 for a 10-Punch Card for Gelato at Bert's Bakery ($30 Value)

Bert's Bakery

Bert's Bakery

$30 $16

14 different flavors of gelato tempt tastebuds

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Let's Swirl ($20 Value)

Let's Swirl

Oshtemo

$10 $5.50

Guests make their own frozen-yogurt creations by mixing flavors such as birthday cake with chocolate and crowning it all with toppings

One Dozen Cookies or One 15" Cookie Cake at Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip (Up to 40% Off)

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip - Meridian Mall

Okemos

$17.99 $11

Nestlé Toll House's iconic chocolate-chip cookies available as a fresh-baked dozen or a customizable cookie cake

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Blend Frozen Yogurt ($24 Total Value)

Blend Frozen Yogurt

Lapeer

$6 $3

Rotating menu of 14 fat-free and no-sugar-added frozen yogurts topped with 40 different candies, cerals, and fruits

$3 for $6 Worth of Frozen Treats at Ritter's Frozen Custard in Mishawaka

Ritter's Frozen Custard

Ritter's Frozen Custard

$6 $3

Scoops of handcrafted ice cream fill house-made waffle cones, Coke floats & candy-layered cakes at cheery, old-fashioned shop

1 or 2 Lb. of Fudge at Kilwin's (53% Off) 

Kilwin's

South Bend

$34 $16

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Artisanal fudge makers craft more than 10 flavors, such as chocolate-peanut-butter and peppermint-stick fudge, from 60-year-old recipes

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Perched across the road from the gleaming waters of Bostwick Lake, the eponymously named bakery and coffee shop serves up a menu of fresh donuts, treats, and cups of coffee. Bostwick's conjures all species of carb-laden comfort foods, from donuts and glazed twists to apple fritters and long johns. Light off the lake dances in through dining-room windows, as a trinity of chocolate, buttercream, and butterscotch cinnamon rolls vies for counter space with the realpolitik power moves of a freshly baked bismarck. Cookies nest in glass-enclosed cases, fashioned in flavors of frosted sugar, snickerdoodle, date, and molasses. Savory lunch fare rounds out the menu with choices including cheeseburgers and chili.

8570 Belding Rd NE
Rockford,
MI
US

The folks at Cheshire Nails strive to elevate nailcare from a mere series of treatments to a full-blown experience. Therefore, they offer VIP and hot-stone spa packages that turn simple manicures and pedicures into lavish journeys, comforting feet and hands with citrus-honey sugar wraps, marine masks, and massages that feature the soft kiss of butter creams. But the emphasis on embellishments in no way detracts from the salon's bread and butter. The technicians groom nails with precision and zeal, filing and shaping nails before layering on OPI and Shellac polishes, which can turn even the most accusatory finger wag into a gesture that emotes pure class.

2162 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

With years of experience as a health-care specialist and bed-and-breakfast owner, Marilyn Heeringa has mastered the art of pampering and promoting wellness. Today, she specializes in ionic detox treatments, which utilize the ability of positive and negative ions to cleanse the entire body through ion footbaths.

Having traveled to Egypt and other parts of Africa, Marilyn has decorated her cozy studio with an eclectic collection of art that reflects her worldliness and her talent for looking at art. Along with detoxifying Egyptian body wraps, she offers massage therapy, facials, one-on-one-yoga, and meditation classes.

1721 Rodney Cir NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

DriveTech provides classroom instruction for fledgling racecar drivers on a variety of professional racetracks across the country. Ride shotgun for five laps with a professional driver for a heart-pumping, really fast thrill ride in a safe environment that's completely free of Kurt Russell. Alternately, the 12-lap package lets you actually take the reins of a professional stock car. After a round of basic classroom instruction, you'll get to take the wheel for three practice laps and nine laps of proper green-flag racing that will leave your hair mussed, eyes bulged, and torso coated in corporate sponsorships. Both experiences eschew straight, open road in favor of high-speed turns, a hallmark of stock-car racing. Check out the schedule here.

15 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Vanillas Coffee Tea Café serves a plethora of caffeinated concoctions and herbaceous teas, complemented with a full menu of wrapped sandwiches. The café offers several types of coffees ($1.50–$1.75) in its brewed arsenal, as well as a bruising bullpen of elaborate espresso drinks, such as mochas ($3.60) and full-flavored ristrettos ($1.75). Chase coffee with a grilled-chicken sandwich ($5.50), enhanced with sun-dried tomatoes and provolone and feta cheese, or a Michigan salad ($5.50), mixed with gorgonzola and dried fruits. Customers bearing the limited-edition, quickly abandoned Tony Orlando one-dollar bill can still find sustenance on the dollar menu, with low-priced pabulum such as a toasted honey croissant ($1) or a vanilla cupcake ($1). The café's specialty sweets also put smiles on the faces of stomachs, with specialty cookies ($15 for a dozen) and chocolate-dipped strawberries ($10 for a dozen) ready to stuff tummies. Java junkies can take home a pound of whole-bean or ground coffee ($8.50–$9.75), with an organic option available.

3150 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

EuroPan European Bakery's menu puts a refreshing twist on food-court fare, sending diners on a taste trip around the globe, minus volcano-caused flight delays and escape-chute-activating disgruntled flight attendants. Begin your day with breakfast in Paris, an artisan croissant layered with ham and melted provolone cheese ($2.99), or handle a Hemingwayesque hunger with the San Sebastian morning meal—two petit pan rolls and a helping of Philadelphia cream cheese ($1.99). Guests can offset the jet set's carbon emissions with a quick and easy lunch in Barcelona ($5.99), a hearty rustica-bread creation filled with Spanish chorizo and manchego cheese, and the flavorful Tuscany sandwich—made with sliced turkey, provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, and basil on crispy focaccia ($5.99)—is a timesaving alternative to sailing your backpack across the Mediterranean Sea.

3195 28th Street Southeast
Grand Rapids,
MI
US