Groceries & Markets in New York

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Nuts at The Bavarian Nut Company ($20 Total Value)

The Bavarian Nut Company

Elmwood Village

Cinnamon-glazed almonds and pecans, lightly salted cashews, and raw, all-natural almonds and walnuts

$10 $5

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$12 for a Cafe Meal for Two, with Two Entrees and Two Cafe Drinks at Europa Deli ($25.58 Value)

Europa Deli

Penfield

Savory or sweet crepes, hot paninis, fresh salads, and wraps for breakfast or lunch

$25.58 $13

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$22 for $30 Worth of Humanely Raised, Hormone-Free Local Meat at Dickson's Farmstand Meats

Dickson's Farmstand Meats

Chelsea Market

Hormone-free meat arrives fresh from family, New York farms; cut & cured onsite at whole-animal butcher shop specializing in heritage meats

$30 $22

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One-Dozen Cupcakes at Jaylina's Cakery and Cafe ($27 Value)

Jaylina's Cakery and Cafe

Jaylina's Cakery & Cafe

Selection of moist cupcakes in a variety of flavors

$27 $13.50

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One Large Box of Gluten-Free Cookies, One Large and One Small Box, or Treats at Cookie Couture (Up to 50% Off)

Cookie Couture

Hicksville

Five flavors that include vintage chocolate-chip, brownie, and Victorian oatmeal-raisin are hand-made without gluten or peanuts

$12 $6

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$10 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods — The Bread Box Bakery Cafe

The Bread Box Bakery Cafe, Inc

East Meadow

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

$20 $10

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$32 for $50 Worth of Nutritional Supplements — The Healing Ivy

The Healing Ivy

College Point

From the merchant: Offer includes all supplements, homeopathic remedies, teas, herbals and natural medicines

$50 $32

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$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Groceries at Legume Gourmet Market ($25 Total Value)

Legume Gourmet Market

One Depot Plaza

Next to Mediterranean restaurant, Turkish Meze, is sister store with imported olive oils, groceries, and spices

$5 $3

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Custom Rubber Stamps from Rubber Stamps, Inc. (65% Off). Two Options Available.

Rubber Stamps, Inc.

Mineola

Customers can personalize old-fashioned rubber ink stamps, ideal for small businesses, notary publics, and holiday gift giving

$75 $27

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$15 for $30 Groupon — The Gift Basket Bowtique

The Gift Basket Bowtique

Huntington

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

$30 $15

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$98 for $179 Worth of Gift Baskets — Make Someone Happy Flower Shop

Make Someone Happy Flower Shop

West Sayville

From the merchant: Wonderful gift baskets filled with fruit, cookies, chocolate & assortment of snacks. Perfect for all occasions…

$179 $98

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Balloon-in-a-Box Bouquet or $20 for $40 Worth of Balloons from Balloons N More

Balloons N More

South Farmingdale

Balloon bundles, centerpieces, and arches for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and baby showers; bouquets include card and chocolates

$40 $20

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$33 for $55 Worth of Nutritional Supplements — Visalus Project 10 Challenge

Visalus Project 10 Challenge

Belmont

Sample the the shake mix that tastes like a cake mix. Get healthy, increase energy, and lose weight. Support included.

$55 $33

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$60 for Six Bottles of Wine, Corkscrew, and Two Wineglasses at Pugliese Vineyards (Up to a $ Value)

Pugliese Vineyards

Cutchogue

Choose from white or red wines from this award-winning waterfront winery

$125.94 $60

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$7 for $12 Worth of Baked Goods — Bake My Day

Bake My Day

Dansville

From the merchant: One dozen chocolate or vanilla mini cupcakes made from scratch and topped with our signature all-butter buttercream.

$12 $7

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One or Three Groupons Toward Butcher-Shop Meats at Karl Ehmer Meat (50% Off)

Karl Ehmer Meats

Utopia

Butcher-shop meats such as chicken apple sausage, chorizo, mini franks, and liverwurst with goose liver

$10 $5

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Russ & Daughters

It took Joel Russ ten days to travel from Germany to Ellis Island by boat in 1907, and that was the easy part. The 22-year-old Russ had arrived in America to help support his older sister's family, which he began doing by selling strings of Polish mushrooms, carrying them on his shoulders until he had saved up enough money for a pushcart. Next, he upgraded to a horse and wagon, and by 1914, he had enough funds to open a store. Dubbed "Russ's Cut Rate Appetizers", the store specialized in selling the cold appetizers known in Yiddish as "forshpayz": among them salt-cured salmon and herring. In 1920, he moved to East Houston Street, where the shop still stands today. During this period, he also became the father of three daughters who began working in the shop after school and on weekends, and in 1933, the store was renamed Russ & Daughters––widely regarded as the first business to ever use "& Daughters" in its name. Nearly 100 years later, the shop is owned and staffed by fourth-generation Russ family members, and has been recognized by The Smithsonian Institute as "a part of New York's cultural heritage". One of the last traditional appetizing stores on the Lower East Side, the business is considered by most to be much more than a beloved grocery: it's a preserver of the culture of the city's Eastern European Jewish Immigrants. Smoked and cured salmon is still sliced by hand, while bagels are rolled by hand and baked in an old-fashioned revolving oven. When ¬New York Magazine asked world-traveling chef Anthony Bourdain to name the best meal he's ever eaten in New York, the Travel Channel host said simply, "bagel, nova, cream cheese at Russ & Daughters. Not just the best, but 'ours'." Beyond the traditional bagel toppers, today's customers find gourmet delights such as cinnamon or chocolate babka, homemade chopped herring salad with granny smith apples, and handmade macaroons dipped in dark chocolate. Russian-style blini's make the perfect vessel for any of Russ & Daughter's high grade, hand-packed caviars, which are still sourced the old-fashioned way: by waiting patiently next to the fish's nests.

179 East Houston Street
New York,
NY
US

Pudgie’s Famous Chicken's cooks boast a wide-ranging menu of poultry-anchored meals. Their signature Pudgie's Original Skinless Fried Chicken dish is crafted from fresh halal-certified chicken that arrives in an 8-, 12-, 16-, or 20-piece batch of wings and thighs flanked by sides such as coleslaw, onion rings, and mac 'n' cheese. A healthier alternative to traditional fried chicken, Pudgie’s skinless chicken contains zero grams of trans fat and less fat and cholesterol than its counterpart. Standard buffalo wings and their boneless alter egos are dressed in various sauces, such as Teriyaki, Thai Chili, or Cajun Barbecue. The restaurant also serves large groups, catering special events such as birthday parties and Lord of the Rings extras reunions.

In tandem with Pudgie’s Famous Chicken—which shares a building with Nathan's Famous Hotdogs and Arthur Treacher's—these giants of the casual dining scene unleash a three-pronged blitzkrieg on taste buds. Dating back to 1916, Nathan's humble beginnings on the Coney Island shoreline soon gave way to international acclaim when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented Nathan's hot dogs to the king and queen of England, a last-minute replacement for the homemade rice-krispies treats his dog devoured that morning. This brush with royalty catapulted Nathan's to the upper echelon of casual eats, and the popular chain brought Arthur Treacher's along for the ride. Named after a prominent film and television actor, Treacher's helped bring fish 'n' chips to the American masses using an irresistible secret recipe that, to this day, is still locked in a vault.

6819 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn,
NY
US

New York City looked different in 1906. The Empire State Building wouldn't begin construction for more than two decades, horses and buggies roamed the streets, and Central Park was still entirely black and white. But in that year, Marcello Raffetto opened a pasta shop that remains a staple of the Greenwich Village community to this day.

Raffetto's started small. Its pasta makers crafted ravioli and dry egg noodles until 1916, when the purchase of a roller machine and a cutting machine allowed them to create more and more varieties. The two machines continue to operate more than a century later. At the controls, customers find the fourth generation of the Raffetto family running the store. The crew seems to work magic with dough and fillings. They stuff lobster into ravioli made from tomato dough, turn spinach dough into thin linguine, and cut long sheets of lasagna. In total, more than 50 kinds of pasta emerge from the open preparation area, not to mention the family's signature potato gnocchi.

Yet for all of these choices, a trip to Raffetto's isn't overwhelming. The friendly staff happily helps patrons pick out the perfect pasta before recommending one of their 10 homemade suaces. Or maybe they'll suggest no sauce at all, telling customers that some pasta goes best with just a bit of butter.

144 W Houston St
New York,
NY
US

Toting a modest selection of chocolate confections and candies, Joseph A. Fowler entered the 1901 Pan-American Exposition hoping to plant the seed for a business in his newfound home of Buffalo. The company?founded in 1910?grew with each successive generation, and more than a century later, Fowler's celebrated chocolates continue to placate palates at several retail locations. The chocolatier has become synonymous with treats such as milk- and dark-chocolate truffles dubbed truffaloes, as well as sponge candy, which boasts a molasses-like flavor and an initially hard texture that quickly melts in the mouth. Like Count Chocula?s hairpiece, all of Fowler's fine-chocolate treats are crafted from the seeds of the theobroma cacao tree and use up to 60% cocoa solids for a rich cocoa flavor.

100 River Rock Dr., Ste. 102
Buffalo,
NY
US

At Juan & Maria's Empanada Stop, a bell chimes regularly throughout the day, ringing along with the festive Latin music in the background. Its sound does not indicate the time, however?it greets every 50th customer to the empanada hot spot and rewards him or her with $5 worth of complimentary Spanish cuisine. When Chilean couple Juan and Maria Contreras opened their stand in 2000, they rarely had the opportunity to use the bell, as they were serving between 10 and 20 empanadas on any given Saturday. Today they dish out a minimum of 1,000 empanadas each day, vying to beat their current record of 1,504 empanadas sold in eight hours.

Their popularity stems in part from a commitment to traditional, healthy cooking methods. Each of their empanadas is handmade and stuffed with one of 12 types of filling, including 90% lean beef and pork as well as vegetarian options. The deep fryers are filled with light salad oil, and none of the menu items include chemicals or preservatives. Juan and Maria extend the same homemade treatment to their fruit juices, which can be frozen and sold as "Juan-sicles," and their four hot sauces: green gold, red gold, spanish mayo and spanish ketchup.

Attitude accounts for a second element of the pair's success. Their mix of hospitality and cultural pride draws diners to the turquoise shop, where Juan exuberantly lists the specials to newcomers. They have hosted the Juan & Maria's International Spanish Festival for the past four years, showcasing customs from 20 Spanish-speaking countries alongside their empanadas.

280 North Union St N
Rochester,
NY
US

Edible Arrangements’ creative staff fashions tasty gifts from fresh fruit—such as cantaloupe, honeydew, and grapes—picked at its peak ripeness. Chocolate-dipped strawberries, keepsake teddy-bear containers, and “happy birthday” balloons may be added on request to enhance arrangements. But no additives, preservatives, or temptation-inducing serpents find their way into bouquets, ensuring a healthy snack for recipients.

471 McLean Ave
Yonkers,
NY
US