Coffee & Treats in Groveton

Two-Hour Cupcake-Decorating Class for One or Two, or One Dozen Cupcakes at Occasionally Cake (Up to 55% Off)

Occasionally Cake

Multiple Locations

Classes teach cupcake-decorating techniques; cupcake flavors range from red velvet to cookies ‘n’ cream with Oreo buttercream

$42 $19

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

Artfully Chocolate

Multiple Locations

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

$40 $20

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$20 for $40 Worth of Cupcakes — Sweet Doves Cupcakes

Sweet Doves Cupcakes

Oxon Hill - Glassmanor

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

$40 $20

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

The Curious Grape

Fairlington - Shirlington

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

$31.90 $16

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Take-Home Thanksgiving Meal or Cookbook & Cookie Package from Chef Carla Hall (Up to 41% Off). Three Options.

Chef Carla Hall

Alchemy

The Chew cohost provides a comfort-food feast for Thanksgiving or a sampler of her artisanal cookies with an autographed cookbook

$66 $39

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$22 for One Dozen Assorted Cupcakes at Red Velvet Cupcakery ($39.60 Value)

Red Velvet Cupcakery

Multiple Locations

Pastry chefs frost devil’s food cupcakes with Valrhona chocolate ganache and bake vegan and gluten-free varieties

$39.60 $22

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

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

Georgetown

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

$16 $8

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Bubble Tea and Crepes at Yolly Molly Cafe (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Yolly Molly Cafe

Fairfax

Sip a cool bubble tea between bites of a fresh-made crepe of your choice

$4.75 $3

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

bluberi

Multiple Locations

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

$10 $5

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One or Two Dozen Cupcakes at Cakes by Happy Eatery (Up to 58% Off)

Cakes by Happy Eatery

Manassas

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

$36 $15

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

Cold Stone Creamery

Sterling

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

$10 $5

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Select Local Merchants

Part art gallery, part cocoa bar, Artfully Chocolate was established in 2007 when owner Eric Nelson quit his job as an executive in order to pursue his artistic passions. Needing a little something extra to draw attention to his shop and unwilling to sound a tornado siren after every purchase, Eric called on the services of a friend and chocolatier who helped infuse the colorful gallery with a sweet allure.

Today, Artfully Chocolate delights customers with artful masterpieces parading across the walls, and a culinary expertise revealed in sips and bites of decadent drinks and pastries. Travel and Leisure has also named Artfully Chocolate as one of the nation's best places to get hot chocolate. They also host tasting classes, including a wine- and chocolate-pairing class, chocolate-tasting class, and art classes with chocolate and wine.

2003 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria,
VA
US

Part art gallery, part cocoa bar, Artfully Chocolate was established in 2007 when owner Eric Nelson quit his job as an executive in order to pursue his artistic passions. Needing a little something extra to draw attention to his shop and unwilling to sound a tornado siren after every purchase, Eric called on the services of a friend and chocolatier who helped infuse the colorful gallery with a sweet allure.

Today, Artfully Chocolate delights customers with artful masterpieces parading across the walls, and a culinary expertise revealed in sips and bites of decadent drinks and pastries. Travel and Leisure has also named Artfully Chocolate as one of the nation's best places to get hot chocolate. They also host tasting classes, including a wine- and chocolate-pairing class, chocolate-tasting class, and art classes with chocolate and wine.

2003A Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria,
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.

5824 Kingstowne Ctr
Alexandria,
VA
US

At Occasionally Cake, pastry chef Sabrina Campbell gets pretty bold with her cupcake flavors. So it may not come as a surprise that one of their bestsellers is called Everything But The Kitchen Sink. There's a lot going on with this vanilla cupcake?it's filled with peanut butter, chocolate, and butterscotch chips, dipped in caramel, iced with peanut butter frosting, and topped off with Heath bits. Other cupcakes, meanwhile, range from the Fuzzy Navel?an orange cake with peach buttercream?to the Grasshopper, a chocolate truffle cake crowned with mint-Oreo buttercream and capable of leaping several feet if startled. Sabrina also crafts cakes for special occasions such as weddings and birthday parties.

207 King St
Alexandria,
VA
US

At Hollin Hall Pastry Shop, master saccharin sculptors craft a bevy of baked delights, from European pastries to carefully composed cakes and hand-rolled truffles, which have earned them a slew of accolades. Quell sweet teeth with layered cake slices ($3.50) such as the vanilla bavarian, layered with seasonal fruit; the german chocolate, filled with coconut and pecan filling; or the raspberry chocolate marquis, infused with pixie tears and friendship. Those seeking to mix snacks with sips can pick from an expansive selection of pastries, tarts, and truffles ($2.50+) to pair with coffees, lattes, and cappuccinos ($1.40–$4). The shop also offers an array of breakfasty treats, such as fresh muffins ($1.85) and warm, flaky croissants ($1.65–$1.95) who can never remember a birthday.

301 King Street
Alexandria,
VA
US

Swing's caffeine artisans craft signature blends of globally sourced, locally roasted java that have garnered a bouquet of awards and accolades, including a spot on Zagat's Buzz-Worthy Coffee Options in DC list. Fill thirsty mugs with a craft-roasted blend such as the Diplomat ($14/lb.), a dark brew that deftly negotiates sweet notes of baking chocolate into bold sips that evoke sensory portraits of leather and pipe tobacco. The Nicaraguan Los Papales ($16/lb.) teems with vanilla and malt flavors, and the Espresso 90 ($14/lb.) jolts sleepy gray matter awake with a Northern Italian roast with notes of cherry, pomegranate, and “Reveille.”

501 E Monroe Ave
Alexandria,
VA
US