Coffee & Treats in Idylwood

$14 for Dessert Tastings for Two at The Sweet Life Sugar Tour Dessert Expo on December 7 ($20 Value)

The Sweet Life Sugar Tour

Hilton Garden Inn

Taste and shop for sweet treats from a dozen local bakers and confectioners, including sweet-potato cakes from Delectable Bakery

$20 $14

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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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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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$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 Ice-Cream Cones or 1 Year of Ice-Cream Pints from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Ben & Jerry's

Multiple Locations

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream, a cherry ice cream chock-full of cherries and fudge flakes

$34.08 $17

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Two-Hour Cupcake-Decorating Class for One or Two, or One Dozen Cupcakes at Occasionally Cake (Up to 71% Off)

Occasionally Cake

Mount Vernon

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

$42 $13

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

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

Calverton

Rotating selection of frozen yogurt in classic and seasonal flavors

$10 $5

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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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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Café Fare at Melt Cafe and Gelato Bar ($20 Total Value)

Melt Cafe and Gelato Bar

West Rockville

Panini sandwiches and sweet or savory crepes served alongside more than 30 flavors of rich Italian gelato

$10 $6

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Cafe Lunch for Two or Baked Goods at Sweet Cakes Bakery (Up to 49% Off)

Sweet Cakes Bakery

Dulles Trade Center

Pulled-pork sandwiches pair with espresso and decorated cookies; rounding out the baked-goods selection are cakes, pies, and cupcakes

$29.48 $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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Ice Cream and Shakes or Cakes and Cupcakes at Cold Stone Creamery (50% Off)

Cold Stone Creamery- College Park

College Park

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

$10 $5

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One or Two Dozen Cupcakes at Cakes by Happy Eatery (Up to 51% 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 $18

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$6 for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf

Orange Leaf

Bristow

Self-serve, low-fat frozen yogurt in flavors such as honeydew, chocolate raspberry, and pumpkin pie

$10 $6

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Select Local Merchants

CakeLove's baking staff, led by owner and Food Network's Sugar Rush host Warren Brown, specializes in cupcakes and cakes, baking batches from scratch daily with fresh, natural butter, sugar, eggs, and more. Each location's rotating selection of vanilla, chocolate, red-velvet, banana, carrot, and pumpkin cake bases is smothered with a variety of flavored buttercreams. Chocoholics can silence grumbling sweet tooths with creative concoctions like Cynthia's sin (chocolate cake dipped in chocolate ganache, topped with peanut butter buttercream, drizzled with chocolate and caramel, and sprinkled with candied peanuts), while those longing for a tropical getaway can abduct their tongue to a farflung locale with the lime on the coconut (shredded coconut and lime zest on a vanilla cupcake with lime buttercream). Cupcakes are $3.25 each,
 $19.50 for a half dozen,
 and $39 for a baker's dozen. Other sweet forms of gourmet baked goods ($2–$5), as well as the bakery's six-inch to 12-inch layer cakes ($25–$130), can sugary-up birthdays or candy-coat a van full of Shriner cars.

1961 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean,
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.

1063 W Broad St
Falls Church,
VA
US

With over 700 locations across 20 different countries and a selection of more than 50 rotating flavors in the soft-serve machines at Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, there’s a flavor to suit everyone’s taste. The yogurt ranges from tangy lemon to refreshing mint and the sweet royal red velvet. After filling their cups, customers can adorn their yogurt with toppings from the bar such as candy pieces, fruit, and nuts.

230 West Broad Street
Falls Church,
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 Road
Mc Lean,
VA
US

Open 24 hours a day, Amphora's Diner Deluxe and Amphora Restaurant plug yell-holes with tasty eats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The eateries share a menu loaded with local and international dishes ideal for feeding a hungry family or Spartan army. Mouths waiting for main courses can munch on appetizers such as pita chips and baguette slices dipped in hot spinach and artichoke dip ($6.95), or spear hunger with thai shrimp skewers smothered in a ginger-soy glaze ($8.95). Treat taste buds with royal deference with a selection of grand plates, including the sloppy joe bake served over screwy rotini pasta ($12.95), Cajun rib-eye steak with mango salsa ($18.95), and two fresh lump crab cakes, broiled or fried ($19.95).

403 Maple Ave W
Vienna,
VA
US