Food & Drink in San Lorenzo

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two at Joyce Vineyards ($20 Value)

Joyce Vineyards

Carmel Valley

$20 $11

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Sample 7 wines, including the Black Mountain chardonnay with notes of pear, quince and pineapple, or the bold Pedregal cabernet sauvignon

Lunch Buffet for Two or $11 for $20 Worth of Indian Food for Dinner at Tandoori Paradise

Tandoori Paradise

Hayward

$22 $10.99

Steaming plates of channa masala with garbanzo beans and lamb boti kebabs pair with baskets of assorted naans and rotis

Indian Food at The Ultimate Lounge (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Ultimate Lounge

Hayward

$30 $15

A futuristic bar and lounge serves as the setting for Indian eats like tandoori chicken, samosas, pakora, and lamb biryani

Four or Two Dozen Mini Cupcakes at The Cupcake Shoppe (Up to 52% Off)

The Cupcake Shoppe

Hayward

$60 $29

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Bite-size cupcakes available in the following flavors: vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, snickerdoodle, strawberry, lemon, and marble

Groceries at Arteagas Food Center (25% Off). Fourteen Options Available.

Arteagas Food Center

Multiple Locations

$20 $15

Latin-American food center stocked with fresh produce, meats, and other essential groceries

Mexican Cuisine at Tacos Uruapan (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tacos Uruapan

Industrial Parkway

$10 $5

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A family-run taqueria serves feasts of pork al pastor, marinated steak and chicken, veggie burritos, and fresh shrimp and fish plates

Three-Course French-Fusion Dinner with Champagne for Two or Four at Bijou Restaurant & Bar (Up to 68% Off)

Bijou Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Hayward

$118 $39

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Chicken with mango salsa, pork tenderloin with chimichurri, or sole with a mirabela sauce take center stage in this fusion culinary fete

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off Your Bill of $50 or More, Valid Monday–Thursday

Padi Restaurant & Catering

San Leandro

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your total bill of $50 or more; valid Monday–Thursday

$11 for $20 Worth of Healthy Buffet Food at Fresh Choice

Fresh Choice

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Health-focused restaurant redefines the buffet experience with locally grown produce and made-from-scratch entrées

18-Inch, Two-Topping Pizza with 2-Liter Soda, Valid for Dine-In or Take-Out at Red Pepper Pizza (Up to 42% Off)

Red Pepper Pizza

Sheffield Village

$25.96 $15

Cheesy 18-inch pizzas can be topped with your choice of toppings, like mushrooms, bell peppers, sausage, artichoke hearts, or jalapeños

Mediterranean Cuisine at Shami Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Shami Restaurant

Ashland

$20 $12

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Eatery dishes out cuisine such as hummus, falafel wraps, beef kebabs, and chicken shawarma, as well as burgers and chicken nuggets

$15 for Pizza with 2-Liter Soda at Papa John's - East Bay (Up to $26.99 Value)

Papa John's - East Bay

Multiple Locations

$26.99 $15

Hand-tossed extra-large pizzas showcase tangy sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and a choice of fresh veggies and meats

$20 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Catering Services When You Rent The Venue At Full Price at High Street Station Cafe

High Street Station Cafe

Alameda

$20 $20

For $20, receive a coupon for 10% off catering services when you rent the venue at full price

Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, Wine, and Dessert at Pasta Pelican (Up to 51% Off)

Pasta Pelican

Alameda

$70 $35

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Fettuccine alfredo, pan-seared chicken, and pepperoni pizza served in a waterfront restaurant with views of the Oakland–Alameda Estuary

$35 for $50 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Angel Fish Restaurant

Angel Fish Restaurant

Alameda

$50 $35

(467)

Traditional sushi and sashimi made with fish that arrives fresh daily, plus Japanese small plates and noodles

$5 Buys a Coupon for 10% Off Beer and 1 Free Soup, Salad or Appetizer at Mama Papa Lithuania Restaurant and Tea House

Mama Papa Lithuania Restaurant and Tea House

Alameda

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off beer, plus one free soup, salad, or appetizer

Bay Area Dinner Show Magic and Variety Performance for One or Two (Up to 43% Off)

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

$12 for $20 Worth of Vegetarian Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Chaat Bhavan

Chaat Bhavan

Dublin

$20 $12

Enjoy vegetarian menu of Indian snacks—or chaats—such as veggie fritters served with chutney or stuffed potato patties with a chickpea curry

Three-Course Indian Dinner for Two or Four at Citrus Indian Fusion (Up to 43% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

Citrus Indian Fusion

Dublin

$39.94 $24

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Beyond yellow brick façade & twinkling string lights, skilled chefs whip up tandoor-cooked fish & lamb, zesty masala & oven-baked bread

$18 for $30 Worth of Peruvian Cuisine at La Furia Chalaca

La Furia Chalaca

Produce and Waterfront

$30 $18

Chef Maria Fiestas crafts Peruvian dishes such as ceviche and empanadas procured from classic family recipes.

"Funny Fun" Standup for Two or Four at Club 21 Through February 28, 2015 (Up to 55% Off)

"Funny Fun"

Club 21

$20 $10

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Comedian Dan Mires fills Thursday nights with headlining standups including David Gborie, Ngaio Bealum, and Kirk McHenry

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Hot Drink Purchases For One Month After First Use at Kilovolt Coffee

Kilovolt Coffee

Oakland

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off hot drink purchases for one month after first use

Lunch Combo for Two or Catering for 20 at Bissap Baobab (Up to 46% Off)

Bissap Baobab Oakland

Oakland

$26 $14

Oakland outpost of the popular San Francisco restaurant serves Senegalese cuisine such as wraps, curry, and crepes

Pub Food and Drinks at Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Diamonds Sports Bar & Grill

Oakland

$20 $11

Pub with numerous 42 in. flat-screen TVs and located in Holiday Inn & Suites Oakland Airport serves up steak, burgers, and roasted chicken

Upscale Cuisine for Dinner at 3000 Broadway (30% Off). Two Options Available.

3000 Broadway

Oakland Ave - Harrison St

$30 $21

Sports bar creates upscale cuisine such as baked mussels, garlic prawns pasta, honey barbecue baby back ribs, and whole crab

$12 for $20 Worth of Espresso and Italian Food at Caffe Trieste

Caffe Trieste

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Light Italian fare such as paninis, steaming-hot lattes, and breakfast pastries served at this cozy Oakland spot

$35.25 for a Peruvian Dinner with Ceviche and Causas Tastings for Two at Tambo Restaurant (Up to $77 Value)

Tambo Restaurant

Downtown

$77 $35.25

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Ceviche and causas platters precede a choice of small plates, including beef brochettes or sweet-corn empanadas, as well as a shared dessert

Ethiopian Meal for Two or Four at Barcote Ethiopian Restaurant (Up to 59% Off)

Barcote Ethiopian Restaurant

Oakland

$42.35 $18

Spongy injera bread acts as edible utensil to sop up dishes of tender lamb, spiced chicken in berbere sauce, and split lentils

$16 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Moroccan Fusion Dinner for Two at American Natural Food & Cafe

American Natural Food & Cafe

Paradise Park

$30 $16

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French-inspired Moroccan cuisine alongside Mediterranean classics, including hummus, dolmas, couscous, fish sandwiches

Northern Coastal Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Lungomare (28% Off)

Lungomare

Jack London Square

$40 $29

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Waterfront restaurant serves handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and fresh seafood on a scenic patio with occasional live music

Steaks, Chops, and More for Dinner or Brunch at Bourbon & Beef (50% Off)

Bourbon & Beef

Oakland

$60 $30

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Dishes prepared with local ingredients include seared goat cheese, crispy smoked duck legs, and wagyu beef ravioli

Italian Dinner Cuisine at Il Pescatore Ristorante (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Il Pescatore Ristorante

Produce and Waterfront

$50 $30

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Diners can dig into a variety of authentic Italian dishes, such as veal T-bone with rosemary and housemade gelato with fresh fruit

$35 for $50 for Pub Food at Crogan's Montclair

Crogan's Montclair

Montclair Business

$50 $35

Traditional and creative pub cuisine fills the menu at eatery that straddles the line between casual public house and family restaurant

Two 10- or 20-Wing Combos With Dips, Seasoned Fries, Veggie Sticks, and Sodas at Blend Wings (Up to 47% Off)

Blend Wings

Oakland

$18.72 $10

Wings come in 13 different sauces, from mild garlic parmesan to mouth-numbing super hot habanero

Up to 50% Off Ethiopian Cuisine — Sheba Dining; Valid Friday, Saturday 5:30 PM - 10 PM

Sheba Dining

Downtown

$40 $20

A world-wise chef with a seasoned palate prepares meat and vegan dishes and often substitutes herb-infused olive oil for butter

Up to 25% Off Coffee & Tea — Grand Lake Coffee House; Valid Every Day 2 PM - 5 PM

Grand Lake Coffee House

Oakland

$8 $6

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

Filipino Comfort Food at Kainbigan (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Kainbigan Restaurant

Oakland

$20 $12

In honor of Kainbigan's one year anniversary, enjoy Filipino comfort food such as Zagat-rated adobo dishes and all-day breakfast specials

$15 for $30 Worth of Vietnamese Cuisine at Vo's Restaurant

Vo's Restaurant

Downtown

$30 $15

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Vietnamese restaurant that fuses together European, Southeast Asian, and American traditions

Eclectic Comfort Food at Claremont Diner (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Claremont Diner

Rockridge

$22 $11

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Classic comfort food includes the signature salmon burger, chicken salad,and savory sandwiches

$49 for a Mexican Meal with Drinks for Two at El Gusano Restaurante Taqueria & Cantina (Up to $61 Value)

El Gusano Restaurante Taqueria & Cantina

Old City

$61 $49

House speciality guacamole, with lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeños, complements classic Mexican dishes and frosty cocktails

Southern Food for Two at Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar (30% Off)

Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar

Oakland

$40 $28

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Chefs prepare Southern-style dishes such as deep-fried or grilled oysters, fried chicken, and barbecue baby back ribs

One-, Three-, or Five-Day Juice Cleanse from Uptown Juice Company (Up to 16% Off)

Uptown Juice Company

Downtown

$89 $75

Each cleanse includes six 16-ounce bottles of juice per day, plus a phone consultation with a holistic nutritionist

Chinese Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Great Wall Chinese Restaurant (45% Off)

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

Oakland

$20 $11

Vegetarian dishes and seafood plates cooked in spicy szechuan sauces such as sweet 'n' sour "pork, mapo tofu, and shrimp in black bean sauce

Improv Comedy for Two at Made Up Theatre (Up to 57% Off)

Made Up Theatre

Grimmer

$28 $12

Alternating teams perform long- and short-form improv fueled by audience suggestions

Pizza, Sandwiches, and Calzones at Mission Pizza & Pub (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Mission Pizza & Pub

Fremont

$30 $17

Creative pizzas, oven-baked sandwiches, and 32 microbrews and imported beers served amid live country and bluegrass music

$11 for $20 Worth of Thai Food at Chef Chai Thai Cuisine

Chef Chai Thai Cuisine

Fremont

$20 $11

Chicken satay appetizers pave the way for Thai entrees such as panang curry, drunken noodles, and deep-fried salmon topped with chili paste

$11 for $20 Worth of Lunch or an Indian Dinner for Two at Arka

Arka

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Eatery infuses traditional Indian flavors into innovative dishes and regional specialties

One Dozen Bagels with Cream Cheese or $8 for $15 Worth of Bagels at PJ's Bagels

PJ's Bagels

Fremont

$15 $8

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Grab a simple plain or whole-wheat bagel with cream cheese, or turn it into a sandwich with turkey, lox, or pastrami and pair it with coffee

$59 for Two Gift Cards, Each Good for $50 of Mexican Cuisine at Maria Maria La Cantina ($100 Total Value)

Maria Maria La Cantina

Multiple Locations

$100 $59

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Creative tacos, seafood, and other cuisine from Mexico's Pacific Coast at a cantina with art from partner Carlos Santana and live music

$15 for Pizza with 2-Liter Soda at Papa John's (Up to $26.99 Value)

Papa John's - Danville

Danville

$26.99 $15

Hand-tossed extra-large pizzas showcase tangy sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and a choice of fresh veggies and meats

$13 for a Large Specialty or 5-Topping Pizza and IT'S-IT Ice Cream at Papa John's (Up to $25.73 Value)

Papa John's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$25.73 $13

Pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes, plus local IT'S-IT ice-cream sandwiches

Mexican Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Los Dos Amigos (Up to 50% Off)

Los Dos Amigos

San Mateo

$10 $5

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Tacos and burritos loaded with spicy meats and wrapped in your choice of a wheat, spinach, or tomato tortilla

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off An Order Of $50 at Sushi Kuu

Sushi Kuu

Baywood Park

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off an order of $50

Three-Course Fondue Dinner for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at The Melting Pot (Up to 38% Off)

The Melting Pot

San Mateo

$136 $89

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Diners dip veggies and bread into creamy cheese fondue and munch on fresh salads before cooking entrees fondue-style at the table

$15 for $30 Worth of Peruvian Cuisine at Mancora Cebicheria

Mancora Cebicheria

San Mateo

$30 $15

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Chefs marinate spicy ceviches and grill tender Peruvian-style steaks

$40 for a Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Clos LaChance Wines ($80 Value)

Clos LaChance Wines

San Martin

$80 $40

(130)

Duos sample five decadent chocolates along with five premium Clos LaChance wines after staff member explains pairing and winery

Chinese Food at Uncle Chen Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Uncle Chen Restaurant

Sugarloaf

$30 $15

(120)

Shredded pork with spicy garlic sauce; housemade vegetarian rice noodles; prawns in lobster sauce

Cajun Food and Seafood at Cajun House (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cajun House 2

Downtown

$30 $15

Asian-influenced Cajun cuisine and seafood such as crawfish, lobster, buckets of clams, and spiced Cajun wings

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Cheesesteaks and Sandwiches at The Cheese Steak Shop

The Cheese Steak Shop

San Mateo

$6 $3

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Hearty steak sandwiches made with sirloin and provolone or American cheese on toasted rolls straight from Philadelphia

Mediterranean Cuisine and Drinks at Urban Flame (Up to 47% Off)

Urban Flame

Beresford Park

$55 $29

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Baba ghannouj and tabbouleh salad precede Greek gyros, chicken kebabs, and falafel wraps

Italian Cuisine for Lunch, Sunday Brunch, or Dinner at Caprino's Restaurant (40% Off)

Caprino's Restaurant

Belmont

$20 $12

(171)

Italian dishes filled with prime meats, fresh seafood, local free-range chicken, and house-made pasta; globally influenced brunch

Lunch or Dinner at Vivace Restaurant (Up to 28% Off)

Vivace Restaurant

Belmont

$40 $29

(221)

Classic Italian and Mediterranean cuisine such as grilled chicken panini for lunch and wood-fired baked manicotti for dinner

Three-Course Prix Fixe Steakhouse Dinner at Izzy’s Steaks & Chops

Izzy's Steaks & Chops

San Carlos

$37.95 $37.95

(369)

Prix fixe steakhouse dinner with salad or soup, fresh fish or thick steak, two sides, and a decadent dessert

Weekday Lunch or Weekend Brunch for Two, Four, or Six at Noelani's (Up to 42% Off)

Noelani’s

San Carlos

$30 $18

(110)

Hawaiian eatery captures tastes & sounds of the islands with live music & signature dishes such as kaka'ako nachos or guava-marinated steak

Lunch with Sandwiches, Pastries, and Drinks for Two or Four at Bon Dia Cafe (52% Off)

Bon Dia Cafe'

Pleasanton

$42 $20

Enjoy a lunch of cafe sandwiches and delicate pastries while sipping on your choice of beer, wine, or coffee

Mexican Meal for Two or Four at Baja Fresh (Up to 42% Off)

Baja Fresh

Pleasanton

$23.94 $15

Flame-grilled flavors of never-frozen chicken and steak fill tacos and burritos made to order with farm-fresh ingredients

Wedding Cakes from Sweetart Creative Baking (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Sweetart Creative Baking

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Artistic bakers build custom wedding cakes in unique flavors and can decorate them with everything from sculpted fondant to silk butterflies

American Cuisine for Lunch, Happy Hour, or Dinner at Broadway Grill (Up to 48% Off)

Broadway Grill

Burlingame

$30 $19

Restaurant serves classic American dishes, such as aged steaks, hearty burgers, and glazed meatloaf

One Dozen Ice-Cream Sandwiches with Option for One Dozen Cookies at IT'S-IT Ice Cream (Up to 45% Off)

It's-It Ice Cream

Burlingame

$18 $10

(150)

Savor iconic chocolate-dipped ice-cream sandwiches and original oatmeal cookies made from a 1920s-era recipe

Chocolate-Tasting Class with Take-Home Treats for Two at Preston’s Candy & Ice Cream in Burlingame ($100 Value)

Preston's Candy & Ice Cream

Broadway Burlingame

$100 $40

(135)

Guides lead tour of candy kitchen before demonstrating how to make chocolates, followed by a tasting.

$1 Buys You a Coupon for 15% Off Lunch Bill For 2 People at Las Juntas Restaurant

Las Juntas Restaurant

Redwood City

$1 $1

For $1, receive a coupon for 15% off lunch bill for 2 people

$13 for $20 Worth of Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai for Dine-In or Take-Out at Chin's Restaurant

Chin's Restaurant

Redwood City

$20 $13

Chefs bring together Asian traditions for a menu of Thai noodle soups, Vietnamese coconut curry seafood, and vermicelli with Chinese sausage

$69 for a Prix Fixe Middle Eastern and Persian Meal for Two at Arya Global Cuisine (Up to $115 Value)

Arya Global Cuisine

Redwood City

$115 $69

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Sample kebabs, mixed rices, steaks, seafood, and more with wine or cocktails

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine (Up to Half Off)

Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine

El Camino

$20 $11

(37)

Steamy bowls of the eatery's signature ramen come topped with a soft-boiled egg, and are available in six different flavor profiles

$89 for Two $50 Gift Cards to Ristorante Buon Gusto

Ristorante Buon Gusto

South San Francisco

$100 $89

(283)

Italian restaurant specializing in fresh seafood and wines from both Italy and California

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Downtown

$30 $15

Menu composed of innovative pizzas, such as the Marco Pollo pizza topped with garlic chicken, and Italian classics, including clam linguine

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Bubble Tea and Snow Ice at Raging Boba

Raging Boba

Multiple Locations

$6 $3

(110)

Servers mix up cups of bubble teas with chewy boba pearls, allowing customers to sample beforehand; Taiwanese snow ice also available

$12 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Sliders and Craft Beer at Sliderbar

Sliderbar

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(1028)

Gourmet sliders assembled from all-natural beef, chicken, pork, and vegetarian served alongside a wide array of craft beers on tap

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Determined to produce menu items made from the best all-natural ingredients possible, Swiss Delices bakes its decadent dainties without the use of preservatives, high-fructose corn syrup, or fruits that aren't pesticide-free. When available, the pastry shop supports local growers to craft its made-from-scratch goodies, which has been a great boon to the Bay Area's struggling cupcake farms. Guests can kick-start their mornings with butter croissants ($1.95), pecan sticky buns ($2.95), blueberry danish ($2.75), or apple strudel ($2.80). Swiss Delices offers freshly brewed organic coffee to help frosting-filled mouths regain flexibility. Linzer cookies ($2.25), fruit tartlettes ($3.95), and Zeus's Sin ($3.50), butter cookie shells that gently cradle the Grecian god's Achilles heel—hazelnut ganache—are all baked from scratch daily. For those who favor salt over sugar, there is a savory selection of sandwiches, such as goat cheese and pesto ($6) and curried chicken with pineapple ($6.50), to appease multi-tiered appetites. Today's Groupon is good for everything on Swiss Delices's menu, and the staff will gladly hand out gift cards to those who don't spend their entire balance in a single visit.

20669 Santa Maria Ave
Castro Valley,
CA
US

The chefs at Genghix Asian Fusion craft a menu of attractive dishes that explore the intersection of Japanese, Thai, Chinese, and Korean cuisines. Start a meal by toppling a savory tower of sashimi-grade tuna tartare ($8) hewn from bricks of spicy tuna and mortared with wakame seaweed and avocado. A vast range of entrees sate a panoply of possible hankerings, with dishes such as the spicy, deep-fried Warrior chicken ($10) and the onion-bedecked Bouncing filet mignon ($16). The garlic-black-pepper tilapia ($15) chromatically complements a side of sautéed greens and rice, just like a cyan wall enhances the hue of a hamster's violent red eyes. A legion of nimble-fingered fish-rollers handcrafts nigiri ($4+) and maki ($4+) rolls, as well as more elaborate Chef Special rolls with majestic aliases such as the Lion Queen ($12), Godzilla ($14), and Loco Ninja ($8).

20855 Redwood Rd
Castro Valley,
CA
US

For more than nine years, certified massage therapist Michelle has trained her hands to seek out soreness and tension buried deep within clients? musculature. She uses carefully practiced techniques, such as the luxuriating strokes of Swedish massage, the circulation-stimulating manipulations of lymphatic-drainage massage, and the closed-fist raps that bring unclaimed wishes within your grasp. Add-ons such as heated river rocks, skin-nourishing salt glows, and foot soaks enhance her massage sessions, delivered as clients stretch out under a plush comforter in a room imbued with the warm, soft glow of a jar of fireflies.

2881 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley,
CA
US

Molten dark chocolate. Long-stemmed never-frozen strawberries. A dusting of coconut flakes. At HerBerries, confectioners put thousands of fresh berries through this process, alternating between types of chocolate and toppings such as sprinkles, candy bars, and nuts. Their more gourmet varieties call for rum or tequila-infused berries, coffee or cheesecake flavors, and sprinkles and edible glitters customized to match the colors of a wedding party or favorite supernova.

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Castro Valley,
CA
US

Voted Best Coffee & Tea in Alameda County by KRON 4’s Best of the Bay in 2009, Eon Coffee incorporates health-oriented ingredients and specialty-grade arabica coffee beans into a plethora of café dishes and drinks. The shop’s roast master manually roasts rich flavor into small batches of organic, fair-trade beans before filtering the grounds with pi water. Baristas then stir in assorted flavored syrups and handmade espresso to fashion caffeinated favorites such as cappuccinos, vanilla lattes, and seasonal frappes. Eon Coffee’s commitment to healthy drinks goes far beyond its smoothie offerings; sugar-blocking mulberry and other antioxidants fuse with steaming mugs of tea and iced lemonades to refresh and nourish the body better than a morning swim in a vat of orange juice.

The café’s chefs churn out tasty sandwiches, wraps, and paninis filled with Omega-3-rich krill, concealing a hefty punch of vitamins within flavorful entrees available for dine-in or carryout. Live performers occasionally take to the café’s stage to pluck out a few tunes for the guests lounging over drinks in the café’s plush seating, basking in the sunlight of the outdoor patio, or trying to decipher the haiku the barista wrote in their latté’s foam.

24970 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward,
CA
US

Much like the concoctions they?re named for, the story behind The Cupcake Shoppe is short but sweet. In 2011, Yolanda Diaz and her daughter Rosie started an online bakery. Within months, their treats became so popular that they had to invest in a full-sized confection facility. Since then, the Cupcake Shoppe has expanded their menu to include traditional, liquor-infused, and specialty cupcakes, including a french-toast-and-bacon version that nabbed top honors at the 2012 San Francisco Cupcake Challenge.

Yolanda and Rosie?s other cakes stretch the size spectrum, from cake pops and mini cupcakes to full-size custom cakes decorated for holidays and special occasions. The ladies also craft caramel apples and cookies that, like most thermometers, work best when dipped in chocolate. Their treats have even attracted some celebrity crushes: comedian George Lopez and 49ers running back Frank Gore have been spotted in the shop, and the cupcakes were also featured in the gift bags at the 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards. The Cupcake Shoppe was also featured in the 2013 edition of Cupcake Wars.

25125 Santa Clara Street
Hayward,
CA
US

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