Coffee & Treats in Guilford

Up to 60% Off Hot or Iced Coffees at Kupz Frozen Yogurt & Coffee

East Haven

$24.90 $9.99

House-roasted blends of hot and iced coffee made with beans from a local distributor and served at an iPad bar equipped with free WiFi

Up to 50% Off Frozen Yogurt and Smoothies at Go Greenly

Downtown

$10 $5

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

Half Off at Middlebury's Best Yogurt, Smoothies, and Ice Cream

Middlebury's Best Yogurt and Smoothies (Primrose Square)

$10 $5

Nonfat and sugar-free yogurt, ice-cream cones, frozen yogurt, sundaes, fresh-fruit smoothies, exotic coffee drinks, ice-cream cakes and pies

Up to 45% Off at Eddy's Bake Shop

Ansonia

$10 $5.50

(7)

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

Up to 50% Off Afternoon Tea with Food at Tea with Tracy

Seymour

$27 $18.50

(21)

More than 100 flavors of tea fill pots alongside fresh-baked scones, tea sandwiches, and soup

Up to 48% Off Italian Meals and Pastries at Avventura Deli

Waterbury

$20 $11

(10)

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

Half Off One Dozen Cakepops at Lizzy's Lollicakes

Trumbull

$30 $15

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

45% Off Frozen Yogurt at Frogeez Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

More than 50 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt pair with toppings such as fresh fruit, nuts, candies, and syrups

Half Off Coffee or Ice Cream at Harvest Country Store

West Hartford

$30 $15

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

54% Off Gift Basket from MamaLicious Market

West Hartford

$150 $69

Baskets overflow with medicinal mushroom coffee and tea, an organic body care product sampler, raw chocolate and more

Up to 44% Off at Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

$5.39 $3

Whole Food Nutrition smoothies provide on-the-go meals with 10-14 grams of protein; nutrient-packed Fit 'n Fruitful manage weight-loss goals

Up to 45% Off at Michele's Pies

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(11)

Housemade, gourmet pies run the gamut from sweet to savory, showcasing extraordinary flavors that have won 27 national pie awards

$5 for Ice Cream and Waffles at The New York Stuffed Cone Company

St. James

$10 $5

(15)

Ice cream crafted from natural ingredients and scooped into cones or sundaes with layers of toppings; café drinks; free WiFi

Select Local Merchants

Bishop's Orchards was established in 1871, when the first of six Bishop generations began filling shoreline bellies with fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables. Today, having withstood 140 years worth of technology changes and weather disasters, the orchard continues to thrive, currently growing crops on more than 320 total acres—313 of which are family-owned. In 2005, the orchard stretched its homegrown empire into potable territories with the birth of a winery, which produces more than 15 wines using the farm's fruit. Not to be outdone, the orchard's market is still a year-round source for fresh produce more than a century after it sprouted into a humble roadside stand from a single appleseed.

1355 Boston Post Rd
Guilford,
CT
US

Ever since Liberato and Guiseppina Dell’Amura opened their small Wooster Street bakery in New Haven’s Little Italy in 1922, the business has stayed in the family. Son and daughter Fortunato and Mae—followed by granddaughters Jo-Ann, Dolores, Marie, and Leona and great grandson Salvatore—have all taken on the family tradition of baking cookies, biscotti, and traditional Italian pastries daily.

In-store cases and trays are filled with traditional pastries such as cannoli, bigne donuts, and éclairs. The team can also wrap, box, and ship assortments of 24 types of Italian cookies and nine flavors of biscotti, as well as treats such as chocolate-dipped caramel apples, pretzels, and marshmallow pops. The team also hand-decorates sugar cookies in shapes such as shirts, shoes, and crowns in case an emperor is celebrating the first time he wore clothes.

310 Washington Ave
North Haven,
CT
US

Book Trader Café stacks more than 16,000 titles of gently used books on its shelves, combined with second-hand DVDs and CDs that transform the inventory into multimedia brain food. Literary works and academic books on art, architecture, and paper towels line the store, their spines inviting readers to sink into their vivid and educational worlds. A cult-fiction section assembles an apocrypha of fringe scribes, photography books tempt eyes with their luscious pages, and a children's-book section tempts kids to burrow into a fort of words. Most titles average $4.95, and staff carefully curates each one to ensure a quality recycled collection sans fraying bindings or torn pages. While Book Trader Café's inventory rotates frequently, the online store lists troves of its selections and lets bibliophiles reserve books by phone. With new old books in hand, patrons can stroll over to the café to enjoy them and further sate their appetites for letters by reading the menu.

1140 Chapel St
New Haven,
CT
US

Fully staffed by passionate full-time volunteers, Food for Life Supreme partners with the University of Art and Logistics of Civilization (UALC) in an effort to reverse unhealthy eating by providing organic, healthy spins on comfort foods. The bakery menu offers sweet treats that include red velvet cupcakes ($2), strawberry cheesecake ($4/slice), and peanut-butter cookies ($3 for a three-pack). A variety of cakes, pies, and breads are also available.

1531 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden,
CT
US

Rita’s Italian Ice has won over many customers with its gelati, a top-selling treat that sandwiches a layer of italian ice between two layers of frozen custard. Infused with fresh fruit, the shop’s ices evoke Italian desserts much more pleasantly than pasta drizzled in hot fudge, and silky frozen custards and cream slide effortlessly down throats. Blendinis commingle frozen custard with chunky mix-ins for a hearty summer snack, and Mistos combine italian ice and custard in drink form. The shop not only supports cooling patrons down during heat waves but also supports other causes, such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, for which it hosts frequent fundraisers.

28 Ocean Ave
West Haven,
CT
US

Jamba Juice blenders whirl together fresh fruit for healthy smoothies liberated from artificial flavors, preservatives, and high-fructose corn syrup. From the classic menu, the Aloha Pineapple thickens straws with pineapple sherbet and bananas or, with a different inflection, bananas and pineapple sherbet. All Fruit smoothies invite just 250 calories of Peach Perfection or Pomegranate Paradise into a fruit-exclusive clubhouse, while Pre-Boosted creations introduce natural supplements. The immune-boosting Açai Super-Antioxidant. Light smoothies bear fewer than one-third of the calories and half of the sugar of a Jamba classic, so mango-, orange-, and peach-infused sips of Mango Mantra cause less guilt than forgetting your mailman's birthday.

263 Boston Post Rd
Orange,
CT
US