Coffee & Treats in Montrose

$11 for $20 Worth of Sweets at The Sweet Shoppe & Nut House

The Sweet Shoppe & Nut House

Tempe

$20 $11

Confectioners cover pretzels in chocolate, dunk apples in taffy and coat them with candy, and create fudge in flavors like maple pecan

Dinner Cakes, Pies, and Cheesecakes, or Small Baked Goods at The Bakery Phx ($7 Off)

The Bakery Phx

Phoenix

$20 $13

Bakers whip up toothsome treats—such as cakes, pies, cupcakes, and cookies—from scratch using fresh ingredients

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Dinner and Dessert at MacAlpine's Soda Fountain ($36 Total Value).

MacAlpine's Soda Fountain

Phoenix

$12 $6

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Resturant established in 1929 exudes nostalgic charm as staff dispense delicious dinners and desserts

$14 for $24 Worth of Tapas, Coffee, and Specialty Drinks at Urban Beans

Urban Beans

Camelback East

$12 $7

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This warm cafe invites diners to perch at tables while sipping coffee and working or meeting with friends over drinks and dessert

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

Kicks Frozen Yogurt

McClintock

$10 $5

Unique flavors, such as chocolate caramel turtle, as well as a selection of fruity sorbets, await inside self-serve frozen-yogurt shop

$12.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Ice Cream at Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt ($24 Total Value)

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$8 $4.33

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Flash-freeze process yields more than 30 flavors of smooth, tasty ice cream at the customer's desired consistency

Custom Cakes from Ritzy Cakes (Up to 62% Off). Three Options Available.

Ritzy Cakes

Mesa

$100 $49

Custom single-layer, multilayer, and tiered cakes topped with colorful icing and fondant; available in 14 flavors

5 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for Blizzard or Small Orange Juilius at Dairy Queen/Orange Julius (Up to 59% Off)

Dairy Queen/Orange Julius

Ancala Village Shopping Center

$3.89 $1.70

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Classic ice-cream outpost dishes out soft-serve decorated with candy, cookies, or fruit and signature fruit beverages

$14 for $24 Worth of Ice Cream at Scooptacular Hand Crafted Ice Cream

Scooptacular Ice Cream

Laveen

$6 $3.50

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Hand-crafted ice cream made in-house from scratch in specialty flavors such as oatmeal cookie and Cookie Monster

$12 for Four Groupons, Each good for $6 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf Yogurt ($24 Total Value)

Orange Leaf Yogurt

Gilbert

$6 $3

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

$5 for $10 Worth of Gelato, Italian Desserts, and Coffee at Gelato Dolce Vita in Gilbert and Mesa

Gelato Dolce Vita

Mesa

$10 $5

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Sweets-makers trained in Italy scoop dollops of creamy gelato in flavors such as salted caramel & root-beer float

Shaved Ice and Smoothies or Party for 25 People at Bahama Buck's (Up to 46% Off)

Bahama Buck's

Mesa

$10 $6

Jungle berry, cotton candy, and more than 90 other flavors soak into fluffy shaved-ice treats; a party pack supplies up to 25 with a DIY kit

$12 for $20 Worth of Frozen Yogurt from Swirl It Self Serve Froyo

Swirl It Self Serve Froyo

Shoppes At Val Vista

$20 $12

Fill your cup with all the frozen yogurt flavors and toppings you'd like, making combos like strawberry with Cap'n Crunch on top

$6 for $10 Worth of Shave Ice and Treats at Kea Lani Shave Ice

Kea Lani Shave Ice

Gilbert

$10 $6

Fluffy ice mixes with fruit flavors and creative toppings, along with servings of ice cream, hot chocolate, and Kona coffee

$2 for $4 toward purchase at Tropical Sno Hawaiian Shave Ice

Tropical Sno Hawaiian Shave Ice

Mesa

$4 $2

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

One or Two Dozen Gourmet or Filled & Premium Cupcakes at Kreative Kupcakes (Up to 46% Off)

Kreative Kupcakes

Avondale

$39 $22

Mix and match creative cupcake flavors such as strawberry shortcake, sweet-potato pie, and coconut cream

$10 for Three Groupons, Each Valid for $6 Toward Purchase of Any Size Bag of Popcorn at 2 Di 4 Gourmet Karmel Korn

2 Di 4 Gourmet Karmel Korn

Avondale

$6 $3.33

Iowa-grown popcorn popped in coconut oil and left plain or blended with nuts, real bacon, or jalapeños

Hand-Dipped Ice Cream or Ice-Cream Cakes at Kaleidoscoops Ice Cream (Half Off)

Kaleidoscoops Ice Cream

Anthem Marketplace

$10 $5

Rich ice cream, fruity sorbet, and custom ice-cream cakes molded into whimsical designs

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Sandwiches and Drinks at Honeycutt Coffee ($24 Total Value)

Honeycutt Coffee

Maricopa

$8 $4

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Pop in for a hot coffee roasted by a local company, Espressions, a muffin, or a bacon turkey bravado sandwich or tuna melt

Cafe Food at Mandy’s Café Piazza (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Mandy’s Café Piazza

Surprise

$20 $11

Barbecue pulled-pork sandwich, turkey sandwich, mini quiche, and chorizo burrito, complemented by coffee, lattes, and tea

Select Local Merchants

At more than 2,600 stores in more than 30 countries, Dunkin' Donuts serves coffee and iced beverages, fresh-baked donuts and desserts, and savory breakfast sandwiches. Since Bill Rosenberg opened the first location in Quincy, MA, in 1950, the donut shop has blossomed into a one-stop coffee and breakfast restaurant familiar to millions of morning rushers and afternoon sippers.

Behind the counter of each location, glazed french crullers twist and curve like Parisian city streets, and Bavarian Kreme donuts are filled with a sweet, golden custard. A cavalcade of meats is available for piling onto breakfast sandwiches, such as sausage, cherrywood-smoked bacon, or ham enveloped with fluffy eggs and melty cheese between a choice of crisp crusts. Health-conscious risers can fuel strenuous bouts of lifting cars in the drive-thru line with a Wake-Up wrap, which offers options such as egg whites with turkey sausage or veggies that add up to as few as 150 calories. Both sweet and savory selections pair well with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a creamy, frozen Coolatta drink.

Though commuters can snag a quick pick-me-up within minutes, the wafting aromas of baking confections invite patrons to sit inside and embark on nostalgic reminiscences of syrup-coated playground slides. Beyond the bakery walls, the company aims for social responsibility with its support of community volunteer efforts and use of 100% fair-trade-certified espresso beans.

4130 E Thomas Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US

O.H.S.O. Eatery + nanoBrewery

The term “local” barely begins to describe the on-tap beers at O.H.S.O. Eatery + nanoBrewery. Four suds, including OHSO Orange Pail Ale and OHSO Tart, brew right in-house. And of the beers that don’t originate in the on-site fermentation rooms most still come from nearby––about half of O.H.S.O.’s drafts hail from Arizona-based breweries such as Four Peaks. On weekends, imbibing kicks off early at beer brunch, where entrées such as biscuits with white-sausage beer gravy come with a 10-ounce pour of any Arizonian brew. During dinner––which lasts until midnight every night of the week––, the menu emphasizes quality pub grub, such as small plates, burgers, and flatbread pizzas. Dig in on the front porch or the bike-friendly––and sometimes dog-friendly––patio with a pint of beer, glass of wine, or cocktail. Or, drop by for the weekly Sunday afternoon backyard barbecue where guests are allotted second and third helpings of barbecue chicken, brisket, and ribs, and all the wetnaps they can eat.

4900 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Something about ice skating can make you hungry. Whether it is the cold or the surprising amount of energy that goes into gliding across the ice, it's a good thing that 18 Degrees is tucked into the Ice Den, where the Phoenix Coyotes train.

The menu there focuses appropriately on warm comfort food, from burgers and pork chops to cheese curds and burritos. The ambiance is about right, too, given the eatery's athletic surroundings. A forest of hockey sticks hangs from the ceilings, and the walls are covered with flat-screen TVs, which broadcast hockey and football games. A lounge with a crackling fireplace looks out over the rink, but it is easy enough to sneak out to a quiet patio as well. There, glass of beer click together as patrons toast important anniversaries or the discovery that separating laundry isn't really that important.

4730 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Mark Smith and Gary Clark wouldn’t be where they are today without a 50-year-old barbecue recipe. When the two childhood friends started a catering service in college to cover their living expenses, they soon became renowned for their barbecue, made with a Tennessee-style recipe passed down through several generations. Bolstered by demand, they bought a truck and a portable barbecue pit—but soon traded these for a brick-and-mortar location, a rustic storefront on East Van Buren Street. More than 25 years later, the pair are still serving smoked meats at Honey Bear’s BBQ, boosting their output with a second location on North Central Avenue and a separate catering center.

Their recipe has only improved with age, earning them accolades such as the Phoenix’s Best BBQ Sauce 2010 Award from the Phoenix New Times. Inside the Honey Bear BBQ kitchens, chefs brush this signature Tennessee sauce onto pulled pork, shredded chicken, and beef brisket, which they serve by the pound, pile onto sandwiches, or stuff into face-level catapults. They complement the mesquite flavors with traditional Southern sides such as potato salad, cowbro beans, collard greens, and tater tots. For faraway fans, they also bottle and ship their signature sauce around the country.

5012 E Van Buren St
Phoenix,
AZ
US

Though the loaves you buy off the shelves at Wildflower Bread Company might be warm from the oven, they might not have been made fresh that day. That's not because Wildflower uses frozen dough—rather, its bakers are firm believers in slow-rising bread, letting their handcrafted dough rise for 16–24 hours before it ever sees an oven. So every morning, dough mixed and hand-shaped the previous day is worked into one of 18 styles of bread. The house specialties include classic baguettes, rye bread sprinkled with pasilla chilies, pretzels, or loaves worked through with rosemary and sea salt. These breads can be bought by the loaf or enjoyed as the anchors of a gourmet sandwich, an edible soup bowl, or a side for salad or pasta. The bakers also make room in their ovens for scones, tarts, and cakes, taking care of their customers' sweet teeth so they can stop chaining the table sugar to the coffee station.

4290 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US

In 1997, friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz set out to create a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth bundt cake. What began as an endeavor in their own home kitchens soon blossomed into a bustling business with bakeries in 13 states. Rich cocoa browns and soft pastels lend a nostalgic feel to each bakery, where every day lava-powered ovens warm up batter made from fresh eggs, real butter, and cream cheese. Flavors such as chocolate chocolate chip, pecan praline, and white-chocolate raspberry remain constants on the menu, and a new flavor makes a guest appearance each month. Cakes come in several sizes, from the standard 8- or 10-inch bundt to the single-serving bundtlet and the bite-size bundtini, all frosted with a signature blend of cream cheese and butter.

4290 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix,
AZ
US