With more than 70 breeds of loose-leaf tea, Satori Tea Company hosts the ultimate tea party replete with organic, fair-trade flavors for take-home drinkability or in-store steeping. Black, oolong, mate, and more sate traditionalist and adventure-seeking palates alike, as drinkers sift through a leafy compendium of ingredients and aromatics.
Blendz is a Best of the Bay establishment renowned for its commitment to energizing the public with healthy fast food served by healthy fast servers. Silverware picks up an especially demure sheen when graced by the popping colors and visibly fresh smells of the made-to-order salads, gourmet soups, and more that grace the pages of the menu. The Celebration Salad merges mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, garlic croutons, and crumbly feta under a veil of champagne dressing ($6.79), while the roasted turkey panino grills together sliced turkey breast, Monterey jack cheese, caramelized onions, and smoky sun-dried tomatoes ($6.99).
Raised in Germany, La Lune Sucrée founder Bettina Pope further cultivated her passion for light, flaky pastries while living abroad in Paris and Sussex. So when Ms. Pope moved to America, she ached for the croissants and streuselkuchen she had savored in European patisseries. She began gathering family recipes and seeking out apprenticeships with pastry chefs such as Olivier Grimaud of Aux Delices de Pierre in France. Now, as head chef at La Lune Sucrée, she fills display cases with her favorite French and German treats, garnishing golden puff pastries with chocolate mousse, vanilla cream, and fresh fruits. Additionally, Ms. Pope enfolds European cheeses and cream sauces into crepe batter she makes from scratch and doles out fresh-baked French baguettes to picnickers and arcade-goers short a mallet for Whack-A-Mole.
Former high school guidance counselors and college mentors always had such high hopes for the donut, until it started hanging with the wrong crowd and descended into sweet, sweet madness. For $10, you can get a dozen of the deranged delights from Psycho Donuts in Campbell, the 2009 winner of the Best Donuts in Silicon Valley (a $21 value). Combine six regular donuts with six premium donuts for a competitive game of cruller curling in your office break room. Place your order online and have your gang of twelve ready for pick-up.
Schurra's Fine Confections has been a family run business since 1912. We specialize in hand-made confections ranging from classics like Peanut Brittle, Buttercreams, Caramels and Toffee to more modern creations like Private Reserve Truffles (a European style line of truffles).
Without the charm of freshly baked cakes, sweets, and sweet cakes, the holidays would be a dull occasion. The expectation of an evening’s dessert brings mirth to all gatherings. Bring mirth to your holiday with today's Groupon: $45 worth of lovingly homemade cakes, cookies, cupcakes, or gingerbread houses from Ana’s Creative Baking, named a top wedding business in 2009 by The Knot. For $20, give your diligently prepared dinners the nightcap everyone’s craving.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.