Coffee & Treats in New York

$9.95 for Two Large Gelato at Circo ($16 Value)

Circo

Midtown Center

$16 $9.95

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Survive the midtown summer heat with refreshing Italian gelato flavors selected by celebrity restaurateurs Mauro Maccioni

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries or Desserts at Sweet Dulce Gifts (Up to 50% Off)

Sweet Dulce Gifts

Williamsburg

$45.99 $29

Strawberries dipped in chocolate and decorated with sprinkles, or treats such as cupcakes, brownies, or candy apples

Two Dozen Mini-Cupcakes, or 6 or 12 Red Velvet Cupcakes from Piece of Velvet (50% Off)

Piece of Velvet

Fort Greene

$20 $10

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Assorted mini-cupcakes or delectable red velvet cupcakes made by a bakery that helps give back to the community

$4 for $8 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Yogurtini

Yogurtini

Smithtown

$8 $4

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Self-serve frozen-yogurt bar offers a massive list of yogurt flavors, more than 78 toppings, and vegan and gluten-free options

Baked Goods and Beverages at Milk & Cookies Bakery (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Milk & Cookies

West Village

$20 $9.99

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Fresh-baked cookies, brownies, and bars served in a West Village shop where guests can even create their own cookies from choice ingredients

Marshmallows, Brownies, Other Sweet Treats, and Beverages at Three Tarts (40% Off)

Three Tarts

The Plaza Food Hall

$20 $12

Sweet shop featured on Good Morning Amerca whips up dark-chocolate brownies and spongy marshmallow squares

$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Ice Cream at Village Creamery & Sweet Shop ($20 Value)

Village Creamery & Sweet Shop

Valhalla

$5 $2.50

Homemade ice creams in flavors like malted milk ball and peaches and cream, plus shakes, sundaes, and nostalgic candies

$12 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Yogurt Creations at 32 Degree Froyo ($25 Value)

32 Degree Froyo

Ditmars Steinway

$5 $2.40

More than 32 flavors of frozen yogurt can be dressed up with more than 50 kinds of crushed candies, nuts, fresh fruit, and more

$4 for $8 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at The Frozen Kettle Yogurt & More

The Frozen Kettle Yogurt & More

Huntington

$8 $4

Customize eighteen different flavors of frozen yogurt with 55 fresh fruit and candy toppings

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Baked Goods at San Remo Bakery

San Remo Bakery

North Massapequa

$20 $9.99

Freshly baked breads, Italian cookies and pastries, plus cakes for weddings, birthdays, and special occasions

$12 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Fro-Yo at YOLO Roslyn's Yogurt Lounge & Desserteria ($25 Total Value)

YOLO Roslyn's Yogurt Lounge & Desserteria

Roslyn

$5 $2.40

Indulge in 12 flavors of frozen yogurt mixed with 45 toppings or healthier options such as diet gelato, protein shakes, and juice

12 or 24 Cupcakes or 12 Cheesecake Cupcakes at J'adore Cakes (Up to 56% Off)

J'adore Cakes

Brooklyn

$26 $13

Cupcakes, made fresh daily, come in a kaleidescope of flavors from classic vanilla to tropical pineapple

Cannoli and Cafe Drinks or Cassata Cake at A'putia Sicilian Pastry & Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

A'putia Sicilian Pastry & Cafe

Park Slope

$16 $8

Bite into a cannoli or marzipan-covered cassata cake, each made with ingredients imported from Italy

Baked Goods at Annie Mae's Bakery (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

Annie Mae's Bakery

Bedford - Stuyvesant

$20 $11

Pastry chef Danielle Moore creates homemade cheesecake in flavors such as banana pudding an denim blue velvet, as well as custom cakes

$15 for Six Deluxe Cupcakes and One Half-Pound Cookie at City Cakes ($24.50 Value)

City Cakes

Chelsea

$24.50 $15

Specialty cake shop in Chelsea featuring half a dozen deluxe cupcakes and a giant half-pound cookie

Custom-Designed Cake or Wedding Cake for 200 or More at Cakalicious Cakes (Up to 50% Off)

Cakalicious Cakes

Brooklyn

$50 $25

Custom cakes decorated for any occasion available in a number of flavors alongside formal event, ceremonial or wedding cakes

Half Dozen, One Dozen, or Two Dozen Cupcakes at Brooklyn Cakery (47% Off)

Brooklyn Cakery

Flatlands

$15 $8

Cupcakes in rotating specialty flavors such as watermelon, creamsicle, Bailey's buttercream, and banana cake with cream-cheese frosting

Hookah and Cafe Packages for Two or Four at Grand Cafe (Up to 53% Off)

Grand Cafe

Staten Island

$37 $18

More than 30 flavors of tobacco in hookahs accompanied by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods such as kebab, fattoush, and baklava

Frozen Yogurt, Gelato, or Italian Ice at Hometown Yogurt Cafe (45% Off)

Hometown Yogurt Cafe

Commack

$10 $5.50

Staff members serve up frozen yogurt brimming with probiotics, along with gelato and Italian ice, inside a full-service shop

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Mimicking Magellan's journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean in miniature, restaurant partners Tarcísio Costa and Miguel Jerónimo set sail with Alfama Restaurant from the West Village to Midtown East after a decade in business. At their new location, they infuse Portuguese flavors into modern dishes inflected by the country’s former colonies in Brazil, Southern Africa, and the Indian state of Goa. In the kitchen, executive chef Francisco Rosa sautés bacon-wrapped filet mignon and serves it with Mission figs and grills scallops to plate with fresh watermelon for an entree as refreshing as a nap in an ice chest. The restaurant’s in-house bakery opens each day at 11 a.m. to serve freshly baked breads such as Pão de Deus, a brioche-like sweet bread with a coconut crust.

Behind the marble bar, bartenders pour crisp, light-bodied vinho verdes—featured in Wine Spectator for their felicitous pairing with heirloom tomatoes—from a mostly-Portuguese wine list. Though cocktails aren’t central to Portugal’s drinking culture, wine and spirits director Costa still makes sure that each has a relevant story to tell: “One cocktail, the Route to the Indies, is inspired by Magellan the navigator—when he was looking for the Spice Islands in the East,” he told the Village Voice of a potion that included curry powder and orange anise liqueur.

The dining area reflects the bright flavors of the food with vivid orange banquettes and blue and white tile work. The restaurant’s focus on Portuguese trade routes shines through as well: walls are ornamented with both the scenery of a Portuguese village and glass-stenciled maps of South America.

214 E 52nd St
New York,
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Beyond Madiba Restaurant's metal-plated storefront, South African music dances through the air, and hanging masks beam down on an eclectic assortment of chairs and tables. Designed by South African native Mark Henegan and his wife Jenny, the dining room evokes the lively, communal ambiance of a South African shebeen—an informal dining hall where locals gather to eat, drink, and socialize. A chandelier of vintage coke bottles illuminates the mismatched assortment of tabletops, plates, mason jars of water, and bottles of house wine.

In the kitchen, Henegan and his kitchen staff whip up authentic platters assembled with imported and local ingredients that garnered praise from Time Out New York and Gourmet magazine. As slow-cooked oxtail stew simmers in a cast-iron pot, cooks baste meats in the apricot, red wine, tomato, and raisin medley that makes up their signature sauce. Chefs whip up a range of seafood entrees and curries, using fish imported directly from South Africa after granting sets of wishes to three local fishermen.

The restaurant hosts a variety of live events throughout the week, from local South African bands to DJ dance parties. Madiba divvies up a percentage of its profits to benefit several community-outreach programs, aiding people locally and internationally with funds for education, urban farming and renewal, and equal rights.

195 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn,
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“There is something very French about getting a Nutella crepe to go from the sidewalk window—it's almost like Paris,” lauded the Wall Street Journal after sampling crepes crafted by Vive la Crêpe founders, brothers, and Mexico City natives Carlos, Alfredo, and Andrés Mier y Terán. Today, across four New York City locations, a team of skilled flippers pour silky batter onto crepe skillets, creating the base for a menu of sweet and savory creations, such as sugar and butter or spinach, mushrooms, and basil oozing with goat cheese harvested from Earth’s second, lesser-known, goat moon. Baristas pull shots of illy espresso to craft cappuccinos and other café drinks as diners linger in shops reminiscent of modern Parisian cafés, contentedly munching French fare or debating whether the Eiffel Tower is actually an illusion.

Vive la Crêpe’s convenient mobile-app-based rewards program, available for iPhone or Android, helps customers track their crepe consumption and earn prizes, including complimentary treats. Vive la Crêpe’s convenient mobile-app-based rewards program, available for iPhone or Android, helps customers track their crepe consumption and earn prizes, including complimentary treats

300 Bleecker St
New York,
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With grain-fed beef sourced from the Midwest, a wine list custom designed by Wine Spectator's Retailer of the Year, and live music from legendary lounge pianist Jackie Jocko, it's no wonder that E. B. Green's Steakhouse has dazzled its guests for three decades. Seafood and lobster flown in daily to its stately surroundings reinforce the impression that it's less a restaurant than a civic institution, ready to welcome locals and out-of-towners whenever they need to get a little fancy.

Signed prints from LeRoy Neiman hang from mahogany walls, which wrap around a lounge area where diners sip martinis. From there, guests flow into the dining room, where they feast on surf or turf entrees surrounded by soft lighting and polished brass. An in-house pastry chef also creates unique desserts daily.

2 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo,
NY
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When Nord Brue and Mike Dressell began perfecting their bagel recipe with the help of a professional NYC bagel maker in 1983, the bagel was still an anomaly in the food world—it was geographically and culturally still isolated in New York City. Fueled by a desire to change that, the duo opened up the first Bruegger's deli with the hope of eventually introducing the rest of the country to the bagel. Brue and Dressell have since realized their dream, sharing their distinctive recipes and culinary traditions at 300 locations spread across 26 states. To this day, they oven-bake their centerless bread rolls every morning and afternoon, populating counter displays that also brim with daily made breads, Vermont cream cheese, and custom-roasted coffee.

Executive Chef Phillip Smith and his network of chefs still use the original five-ingredient recipe for their dough, which they shape into more than 20 bagel varieties. Because they draw from each region's local recipes and from dialogue and Pictionary games with local consumers, certain menu items may vary from store to store across the country. The bagels are often served with Bruegger's eclectic cream cheeses such as bacon scallion or pumpkin, or as sandwiches with meats, cheeses, and veggies often sourced from local or organic produce. Coffe gets just as much attention, with house blends of 100% arabica coffee.

2496 Westridge Rd.
Rochester,
NY
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Neir's Tavern isn't so much a bar as it is a monument to pop culture. Since opening in 1829?which, by the way, makes it the oldest bar in Queens and one of the oldest in the country?Neir's has seen a lot. Mae West gave one of her first performances on their stage (she used to live just a few blocks away); W.C. Fields frequently stopped in for a drink; and several scenes from Goodfellas were shot here (including the Christmas scene). But considering it's tucked away on a quiet residential corner in Woodhaven, it's not surprising that PBS once referred to it as "the most famous bar you've never heard of."

In respect to its own storied history, not a lot has changed about Neir's over the years. Behind its refinished, 150-year-old bar is a century-old beer system with lines packed in ice rather than chilled with electricity. The menu showcases cocktails prepared just as they were 100 years ago, including a Colden's Cough Syrup blended with bourbon and seltzer. There are steak-house favorites served nightly as well, including juicy T-bone Steak, Norwegian salmon filets, and, of course, a Goodfellas burger with coleslaw. Even though it clings to its historic past, Neir's continues to look to the future with modern upgrades, including a back room equipped with a performance stage, a 65-inch projection screen, and a sound system that speaks in binary.

8748 78th St
Woodhaven,
NY
US

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