Coffee & Treats in Mechanicsville

$9 for a Half Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes at Carytown Cupcakes ($16 Value)

Carytown Cupcakes

Carytown

Gourmet cupcakes in flavors such as oreo peanut butter, vegan dark chocolate cherry, and gluten-free salted caramel

$16 $9

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$18.99 for 24" Pan-Sized Cookie Cake with Custom Writing from Great American Cookies ($36.99 Value)

Great American Cookies

Southpark Mall

Chefs craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

$36.99 $18.99

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Ice Cream and Shaved Ice at Sno Zone ($16 Total Value)

Sno Zone

Grafton

More than 70 flavors of Hawaiian–style shaved ice star on a menu with other summery treats such as ice cream, hot dogs, nachos, and shakes

$8 $5

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Kirt's Homemade Ice Cream ($20 Total Value)

Kirt's Homemade Ice Cream

Rio

Inventive flavors of ice cream and sorbet—including red velvet, raspberry cheesecake, and egg nog—churned onsite for optimal freshness

$10 $5

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One Dozen Cupcakes or $18 for $35 Toward Baked Goods at Bella Cakes, Inc.

Bella Cakes, Inc.

Kiln Creek

Red velvet, tiramisu, and cherry lemonade with homemade buttercream frosting; baked goods include fresh bread, muffins, cookies, and cronuts

$22 $11

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$6 for $10 Worth of Ice Cream — Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen - Patrick Henry Mall

Newport News

Creamy soft-serve vanilla or chocolate ice cream; wide variety of blizzards, shakes, sundaes, and moolattes

$10 $6

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Love In A Cup Frozen Yogurt Bar ($20 Value)

Love In A Cup Frozen Yogurt Bar

Colliseum Central

Live, active cultures fortify smooth, natural frozen dessert with health benefits, and guests accent it at the toppings bar

$10 $5.50

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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 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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$16 for $30 Worth of Caf? Sandwiches — The Parlor On Granby

The Parlor On Granby

Downtown Norfolk

Breakfast, lunch, or Saturday brunch

$30 $16

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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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$12 for $30 Worth of Ice Cream, Smoothies, and Other Frozen Treats at Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery

Gainesville

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

$10 $4

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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 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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$12 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Cupcakes at Just Cupcakes

Just Cupcakes

Town Center in Virginia Beach

Bakers handcraft eye-catching cupcakes from Guittard chocolates & sweet-cream butter in daily flavors such as birthday cake or tiramisu

$20 $12

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Fro-Yo at Yo Mix Frozen Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

Yo Mix Frozen Yogurt

Virginia Beach

Rotating selection of flavors includes Dragon Passion tart, chocolate mint cookies, blood orange tart, and Arctic vanilla

$10 $6

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$7 for $12 Worth of Smoothies — Chizzled Nutrition

Chizzled Nutrition

Northeast Virginia Beach

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

$12 $7

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Six Cupcakes or $11 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods at Dream Cake

Dream Cake

Virginia Beach

Each day, staffers bake and decorate changing cupcake varieties, such as banana pudding or red velvet with chocolate chips

$13.50 $7

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In its centennial year, Williams Bakery’s batter mixers fill the air with the aroma of just-baked breads, cakes, pies, and pastries made from scratch every day. Ciabatta or loaf breads ($2.59–$2.99) house sandwich fillers without relying on crutches such as preservatives or flying buttresses made of toothpicks. Patrons can transform humdrum mealtimes with life-changing desserts such as Mom’s carrot cake, chocolate-lover’s cake ($12.99+), or pecan pie ($9.69). Oodles of pastries ($1.19+) and stacks of cookies by the dozen ($3.59) perch on kitchen counters and peek out from state-of-the-art cookie receptacles.

8084 Mechanicsville Tpke
Mechanicsville,
VA
US

Tropical Smoothie Café's wholesome smoothies are filled to the gills with fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, chocolate, nuts, and healthful supplements, minimizing the crushing guilt of dessert consumption to a soft heartbeat emanating from the floorboards. Puréed potions such as pomegranate plunge (pomegranate, banana, strawberries, and cranberry; $4.79) are stuffed with super fruit, and low-fat options, such as mango magic (mango, pineapples, and non-fat yogurt; $4.29), trick gullible taste buds into believing that they are traversing a candy factory full of whipped-cream lollipops. Supercharged smoothies are stocked with a healthy dose of supplements, such as the kiwi citrus green tea's antioxidant-laden matcha charge or the muscle blaster's whey or soy protein ($4.79 each). Individual supplements can also be added to any other smoothie ($0.79 extra), boosting its magic points by +10.

9363 Atlee Rd
Mechanicsville,
VA
US

Chicken Holiday Restaurant’s chefs pressure cook chicken and flame broil ribs, among many other meats and meats of the sea that they prepare. With carry-out and delivery options available, they fill orders for holiday buffets complete with 8 pounds of ribs, chicken, jumbo shrimp, and sides, along with stocking tubs of chicken with up to 100 pieces. The staff also heats up the kitchen by roasting old yearbooks on the oven burners or cooking flounder filet or scallop dinners with french fries and sides of fried okra and apple fritters. Two flat-screen TVs—55 inches and 60 inches—broadcast NFL games to complete the ambiance.

6104 Brashier Blvd
Mechanicsville,
VA
US

Carytown Cupcakes' team of bakers, affectionately known as "Team Buttercream," handcrafts the shop's preservative-free treats from scratch daily. Proprietor Dawn Schick harnessed the epicurean skills she gained as a personal chef and caterer to open her own cupcake shop in 2009 and has been baking alongside her expert team ever since. Her permanent menu of classic cupcakes woos sweet teeth with the familiar, comforting flavors of red velvet, vanilla, and baby blanket. Meanwhile, her seasonal menus rotate weekly to include vegan and gluten-free selections that fit into themes ranging from wine country to candy bars. For those 21 and over, Carytown Cupcakes is now offering beer, wine, and prosecco.

3111 W Cary St
Richmond,
VA
US

A gathering place for both children and parents, Cartwheels & Coffee sows the seeds of neighborhood camaraderie with its multi-purpose recreational facility. Inside, an enclosed play area entertains children aged six and under with interactive fun, and a separate section keeps babies captivated with age-appropriate toys. Meanwhile, parents can kick back alongside each other in the Wi-Fi-equipped cafe and sip on locally roasted cups of coffee or recharge with other items from the menu. Special events throughout the week provide a change of pace to normal activities, including singing sessions on Mondays and dance classes on Wednesdays.

2820 W Cary St
Richmond,
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.

939 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US