Coffee & Treats in Plantation

$14 for a 12-In. Round Cookie Cake at Great American Cookies ($27.99 Value)

Great American Cookies

Multiple Locations

$27.99 $14

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yo-Yo’s Premium Frozen Yogurt (Up to 50% Off)

Yo-Yo’s Yogurt

Independence

$10 $5

12 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, from pink lemonade to candy bar smash, customized with a choice of more than 40 toppings

$13.50 for a Five-Visit Punch Card, Each Punch Valid for $5 Worth of Treats at Mee Mee's Treats ($25 Value)

Mee Mee's Treats

Louisville

$25 $13.50

Nearly 20 flavors of frozen yogurt and sorbet, plus cake pops, dipped strawberries, and yogurt pies

Frozen Yogurt at Sweet n Swirly (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sweet n Swirly

Multiple Locations

$6 $3

Ten flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt include nonfat, no-sugar-added, and nondairy options; more than 50 fruit, nut, and candy toppings

50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf –15 Cincinnati Locations

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies, and Treats at Choices Yogurt Bar ($18 Value)

Choices Yogurt Bar

East Louisville

$6 $3

15 frozen-yogurt flavors packed with beneficial live cultures and adorned with 50 different fresh-fruit and candy toppings

$11 for Five Medium Cups of Gelato at Gelato Gilberto ($21.25 Value)

Gelato Gilberto

Prospect

$21.25 $11

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Scoops of handcrafted gelato in 20 flavors, from Salted Caramel to Tiramisù

$11 for Five Coffee Drinks at Blend Coffee ($20.25 Value)

Blend Coffee

Covington

$20.25 $11

Community-focused cafe serves up premium coffee drinks, plus from-scratch fare such as sandwiches, breakfast popovers, and barbecue tacos

One, Two, or Five Dozen Cupcakes from A Mother's Touch Cakes (Up to 54% Off)

A Mother's Touch Cakes

Farmer's Market

$30 $15

Baker who uses 10% of every purchase to feed people in need whips up gourmet cupcakes, including gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan options

$11 for $20 Worth of Teas and Treats at Boba Cha

Boba Cha

Over-the-Rhine

$20 $11

Bubble teas with tapioca pearls in flavors such as mango, taro, and peach

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Coffee and Gelato at Urbana Cafe ($24 Value)

Urbana Cafe

Findley Market

$8 $4

Italian-style coffee such as cappuccinos, espresso, lattes, Affogatos, and Caffe Shakeratos served from a mobile bar built from a Vespa Ape

Candy-Making Class for Two or Up to 10 at Swirly Bears (Up to 51% Off)

Swirly Bears

Cincinnati

$59 $29

Make a custom seven-inch lollipop with an array of colors, candies, and flavors during two-hour class

Tea Tasting for One or Two or Private Tea-Tasting Party for Eight at Churchill's Fine Teas (Up to 65% Off)

Churchill's Fine Teas

Over-The Rhine

$35 $18

5,000 years of tea covered in two hours; includes tea tasting, food, and brewing demonstration

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Red Mango (50% Off)

Red Mango

Cincinnati

$10 $5

Indulge in all-natural, award-winning frozen yogurt in nearly 50 flavors

$8 for $16 Worth of Bagels, Sandwiches, and Wraps at Nancy's Bagel Grounds

Nancy's Bagel Grounds

Clifton

$16 $8

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Fresh-baked muffins & Columbia River Coffee lure diners beside hot espresso, sandwiches & 13+ bagel styles such as spinach feta & sesame

$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 at Adrienne & Co. Bakery and Cafe ($24 Value)

Adrienne & Co. Bakery and Cafe

Downtown Jeffersonville

$12 $7

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Adrienne Holland and her staff prepare warm baked pastries, biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, and coffee drinks

Rentals and Ice Cream for 2 or 4 or $7 for $14 Worth of Ice Cream at The Widow's Walk Ice Creamery and Bicycle Rentals

The Widow's Walk Ice Creamery and Bicycle Rentals

Clarksville

$37.99 $19

Two-hour bicycle rental and delicious signature peanut butter and brownie ice-cream sundaes

One, Two, or Three Dozen Regular Cupcakes or Cookies at Sweets By LaDawn (Up to 54% Off)

Sweets By LaDawn

Cincinnati

$23.40 $12

Baker creates custom cookies and cupcakes, with flavors such as red velvet and classic white, and frosting like chocolate buttercream

$13.50 for a Five-Visit Punchcard, Each Punch Good for $5 Worth of Yogurt at Orange Leaf ($25 Value)

Orange Leaf

Multiple Locations

$25 $13.50

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt made fresh daily with Kentuckiana milk, ready to be sprinkled with dozens of toppings

Frozen Treats at Rhino’s Frozen Yogurt & Soft Serve (50% Off)

Rhino’s Frozen Yogurt & Soft Serve

Cincinnati

$10 $5

Friendly staffers serve frozen yogurts rich in calcium and probiotics, along with sorbet, Italian ice, and soft-serve ice cream

$15 for $30 Worth of Café Food for Breakfast and Lunch at Cobbler's Cafe

Cobbler's Cafe

Elizabethtown

$10 $5

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Coffee, espresso drinks, and organic teas complemented by western omelets, scones, muffins, and other bakery staples

$8 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Donuts at Amazing Glaze Donut Company ($16 Value)

Amazing Glaze Donut Company

Floyds Knob

$8 $4

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Menu with dozens of donuts, such as long johns, donut holes, and fruit-filled bismarks, also includes other pastries and bakery items

$8 for $15 Worth of Frozen Yogurt — Hamilton Yogurt City

Hamilton Yogurt City

Hamilton

$15 $8

Self-serve yogurt machines pour out creamy swirls of a variety of fro-yo flavors

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Caramanda's skilled bakers can whip up freshly baked cupcakes in maple pecan and caramel banana cream or sumptuous butterscotch and peanut butter chunk cookies for carryout. The bakery also employs skilled 3D cake-makers, who can morph fondant into a dragon for a birthday, or create a pair of wearable cake gloves for an upcoming boxing match.

3805 Dylan Pl
Lexington,
KY
US

At Salon on Plaza, elegant floor tiles and peach-hued walls imbue the space with comfort. The newest member of the expanding salon, Alisha Young, crafts flattering layers and dabs color on bland strands.

3330 Partner Pl
Lexington,
KY
US

Connected by an asphalt web of highways, state roads, and thoroughfares, blocky yellow signs gleam nonstop, casting a dandelion glow from the words “Waffle House.” The booths at the eateries fill 24 hours each day with the aromas of sizzling pork chops, Jimmy Dean sausage, and endless mugs of coffee. Line cooks brown shredded potatoes on a grill as waiters shout back in a language all their own for hash browns “smothered,” “covered,” or “topped”—served with onions, cheese, or chili, respectively. Angus burgers and steak melts share space on the rippling-hot surface at all times of day, allowing tired drivers to stop for food when they are on a long journey or just listening to an 11-hour drum solo on the radio. The first Waffle House switched on its lights in 1955, and some menu items still bear the names of Waffle House staff of the past, including Bert's chili from Dallas and Alice's iced tea.

3040 Lakecrest Cir
Lexington,
KY
US

When The Melting Pot originally opened in 1975 just outside Orlando, the location was cozy, but diners had only three options: swiss-cheese fondue, beef fondue, or chocolate fondue. However, as the restaurant grew, so did its menu selection and atmosphere. The restaurant first expanded four years later under the leadership of a Melting Pot waiter and college student named Mark Johnston, who teamed up with his brothers Mike and Bob to open a new restaurant in Tallahassee. This location grew to pave the way for the future. Today, the company?now owned by the trio of siblings?is the premier fondue, wine, and drink restaurant, stretching across North America with more than 140 restaurants. The restaurant's menu has also grown, and patrons can now expect six varieties of hot dipping cheese paired with salads, meats, and molten chocolate.

On a given night, groups of foodies gather around tables to nosh on signature four-course meals, from cheese-fondue appetizers and various salads to steaks and seafood cooked in a choice of healthy broth or oil. Birthday revelers and couples can share decadent evenings at private tables, capping off meals with chocolate desserts that have defined The Melting Pot for decades.

152 W Tiverton Way
Lexington,
KY
US

Roosters is both a popular stop for Kentucky sports fans and its players—it’s not unusual to spy one of the university’s basketball players perched at a table, wiping his hands after downing a large basket of wings. It's these wings, fried in soy oil with no trans fat and doused with 1 of 11 sauces, that command the most attention on a menu full of hand-breaded chicken fingers, thick burgers, and oven-baked subs. Their sauces run the gamut of heat, from mild teriyaki to medium-hot sweet thai chili to the Super Killer, the sauce that delivers more kick than a Rockette on a caffeine buzz.

Walls paneled in blond wood to match the tables and floors recall a modern-day Old West saloon, with a stone fireplace standing tall at one wall. After seeing a big win on one of the flat-screen televisions lining the walls, diners can take advantage of the lofted ceilings to create a victory pyramid.

124 Marketplace Dr
Lexington,
KY
US

With more than 700 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company?s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.

This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as peach perfection and strawberry whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including peanut butter moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate.

For those with heartier appetites, steel-cut oats steep in soymilk before being enhanced with toppings such as apples, cinnamon, and brown-sugar crumble. The lunch hour presents protein-packed mini wraps, toasted bistro sandwiches and California Flatbread that pack only about 320?420 calories each.

3401 Nicholasville Rd
Lexington,
KY
US