Coffee & Treats in Great Falls

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery ($30 Value)

Cold Stone Creamery

Sterling

$10 $5

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream to create unique flavor combinations

$5 for $10 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Falls Church

$10 $5

A rotating selection of more than 50 self-serve frozen-yogurt flavors topped with goodies of your choice

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies & Teas at bluberi ($30 Value)

bluberi

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Swirls of nonfat & low-fat yogurt mix with fresh fruit and candies, accompanied by steaming cups of Tavalon premium loose-leaf tea

Five Coffees, or Two or Four Crepe Combos with Fro-Yo and Drinks at Zazu Frozen Yogurt & Crepes (Up to 50% Off)

Zazu Frozen Yogurt & Crepes

Ashburn

$3.80 $2

Guests dine on sweet or savory French-inspired crepes for breakfast or lunch while sipping coffee brewed at an Italian gourmet espresso bar

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Frozen Treats at Hershey's Ice Cream and Shake Shop ($24 Total Value)

Hershey's Ice Cream and Shake Shop

Ashburn

$12 $6

32 flavors of ice cream can be served on their own or blended into milkshakes; fun environment with kid-friendly music

10 Espresso Drinks or Chai Lattes with Optional Pastries at The Curious Grape (Up to 51% Off)

The Curious Grape

Fairlington - Shirlington

$31.90 $16

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Seasonal pastries and 12-ounce lattes, chai lattes, or cappuccinos made using hand-pulled espresso and local organic milk

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Yogurt at Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Calverton

$10 $5

Rotating selection of frozen yogurt in classic and seasonal flavors

Four or Eight Smoothies from Green Hope Smoothie Co. (Up to 50% Off)

Green Hope Smoothie Co.

Multiple Locations

$21 $11

Clients can mix and match smoothie combinations at farmers' markets; raspberry bouche, African mango, and pineapple medley flavors

$8 for $16 Worth of Spices and Teas at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

Georgetown

$16 $8

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Cooking apothecary houses shelves of gourmet spices, cooking herbs, naturally flavored salts, infused sugars, and loose-leaf teas

Two-Hour Cake-Decorating Class for One or Two at Occasionally Cake (Up to 59% Off)

Occasionally Cake

Alexandria

$240 $99

Classes teach cake-decorating techniques for piping elegant buttercream designs on dummy cakes as well as recipes

10 Chocolate Drinks or $29 for $40 Worth of Two-Hour Chocolate Classes at Artfully Chocolate

Artfully Chocolate

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Classes teach students the history of chocolate or how to pair it with wine; Sip chocolaty drinks inspired by the careers of famous women

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes at Cakes by Happy Eatery (Up to 51% Off)

Cakes by Happy Eatery

Manassas

$36 $18

Bakers craft cupcakes in assortment of flavors that can include vanilla sundae, strawberry shortcake, chocolate chantilly, or red velvet

$11 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Toward Cafe Food and Drinks at Cuppys Coffee ($20 Value)

Cuppys Coffee

Woodbridge

$5 $2.75

Specialty coffees, bubble tea, and organic fruit smoothies in a quaint coffee shop with indoor seating and black-and-white checkered floors

$15 for $30 Worth of Ice Cream, Smoothies, and Other Frozen Treats at Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery

Gainesville

$10 $5

Mix-ins blend with fresh-churned ice cream and frozen yogurt to create unique flavor combinations; tasty shakes and smoothies

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One cupcake looks much like another, which is why Red Velvet Cupcakery's pastry chefs pay such careful attention to what makes them different: the ingredients. Even before a Red Velvet customer takes a bite, they'll probably smell the presence of European butter, Valrhona chocolate, Maldon sea salt, local dairy products, French-style buttercream, and accents made from 24K gold leaf.

That difference was tasted by Washington Post Express, which concluded that Red Velvet's devil's-food cupcake "is sinfully satisfying" with its rich buttermilk cake topped with Valrhona bittersweet-chocolate ganache. It likewise hailed the red-velvet Southern Belle's whipped cream-cheese frosting as "simple, elegant, and too scrumptious for words." To ensure fresh cupcakes?and to keep their wastebaskets available for crumpled-up paper during "writer's block" montages?Red Velvet donates each day's remainders to local shelters and nonprofit organizations.

11939 Democracy Dr
Reston,
VA
US

Enthusiastic baker Nefertiti Angelini hand-picks 97 percent organic ingredients such as tahitian and bourbon vanilla beans to shape cupcakes inspired by such iconic treats as s'mores, peanut butter and jelly, and key-lime pie. The confections pop out of the oven several dozen at a time before donning crunchy or juicy toppings, letting an expansive and ever-changing array of flavor combinations press their noses to the hand-labeled display case. Beyond their eye-catching exteriors, most cakelets harbor gooey centers overstuffed with cream cheese, ganache, peanut butter, or caramel matryoshka dolls. Aromas drift past the storefront's crystal chandelier and bright bouquets into its Reston neighborhood. The CupCake Ladi often expands her energies into charitable works as well: as the Orange County Register has reported, Nefertiti donates hundreds of cupcakes a week to fund ventures including German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County and the March of Dimes.

11412 Washington Plz W
Reston,
VA
US

Since opening their first location in 1996, Robeks' associates and franchise owners across the country have been passionate about the benefits of healthier eating, and what they can do to help guests maintain active and healthy lifestyles, all through portable smoothies. Customers can step up to the counter and order from a menu of fresh, premium ingredients in unique, made-to-order combinations. Robeks Premium Fruit Smoothies aims to create innovative ways to reach the daily recommended 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables without compromising on flavor. Each Robeks Premium Fruit Smoothies location makes a concerted effort to support the neighborhood it resides in, through local organizations, such as Save the Children.

1142 Elden St
Herndon,
VA
US

The inside joke behind the name of Lara Stuckey's bakery goes all the way back to her childhood. As she told the Fairfax Times, "When my sister and I said silly things, we would call them 'fluffy thoughts.'" The reference to her youth is appropriate, considering that's when Lara got her start at baking by whipping up treats in her Easy-Bake oven. Her pursuit of culinary skills continued throughout her life, including during a period when she would design cakes at night after returning home from her full-time therapist job. At the urging of her friends, Lara eventually left her job to dedicate herself to her true passion at Fluffy Thoughts Cakes.

The bakery looks as cheerful as the story behind its development. Bright baubles hang from the walls, spotlighting display cases of specialty cakes and cupcakes made with Valrhona chocolate, pure European butter, and fresh fruit. Cupcake flavors rotate frequently, but they typically include inventive creations such as an apple cupcake with bacon bits and a pina colada cupcake that gives you the ability to play the piano if you practice the piano a lot while you eat it. Lara is also a longtime painter and sketch artist, so sculpting towering specialty cakes with intricate designs and imaginative shapes comes naturally to her.

1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd, #120
Mc Lean,
VA
US

The menu at Austin Grill represents more than 20 years worth of authentic, time-tested Tex-Mex favorites seasoned with 15 different homemade salsas, sauces, and dressings. A belly-filling roadhouse burrito wraps a fresh flour tortilla around seasoned ground beef and beans, all topped with a drizzle of chili con queso and served with a side of rice ($11.99 at lunch, $11.49 at dinner). Put off cumbersome decision-making and sample the country western flavors of the Joe Ely Big Combo, a medley of a grilled chicken taco, a beef barbacoa enchilada with ancho chili sauce, and a hand-rolled chicken tamale topped with Texas chili ($14.99). A multi-colored Bevo Salad blends house greens, cotija cheese, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, corn relish, and crispy tortilla strips in tangy cilantro-lime vinaigrette ($7.99 at lunch, $9.99 at dinner). Mosey in on the weekends to lasso southern brunch specials such as the Austin eggs benedict ($11.49) and cornmeal pancakes with eggs and bacon ($9.59). Diners with more particular palates can direct their eyes toward the lengthy gluten-free menu.

1386 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean,
VA
US

From behind a frozen granite slab, the staff of Cold Stone Creamery uses twin spatulas to blend custom servings of ice cream and creative mix-ins to fit customers? exact specifications. Founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988, Cold Stone began under the hot Arizona sun, eventually spreading its frosty fingers to encompass more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Despite the size of the company, each location?s staff keeps up the handcrafted quality, making ice cream onsite every day and using those signature spatulas to create delicious pointillist art against the freezer wall.

45999 Regal Plz
Sterling,
VA
US