Following in the words of Japanese arts scholar Okakura Kakuzo, “Strangely enough humanity has so far met in a teacup.” Today's Groupon invites you and your humanity to $20 worth of tea from Puripan Tea Garden for $10. Spend some quality time focusing deeply on your qi and forgetting about your problematic investment in that miniature-barn-animal company.
Whole Foods Market's commitment to the interdependent network of sustainable farms and organic producers can be seen in its carefully selected product lines. The homegrown 365 Everyday Value brand makes it easy to eat naturally, organically, and economically. It features an array of items from all product categories, including groceries, vitamins, household items, and more—each manufactured to meet the rigorous quality standards woven into the fabric of Whole Foods Market, which itself is made from 100% alpaca wool.
Brain food is a horrible misnomer, actually referring to various cerebellum-based jellybeans. The mind benefits much more from tapioca-infused beverages like those available with today’s Groupon. For $4, you get $8 worth of drinks and snacks at the SJSU Fusion Cafe, located across from San Jose State University.
Purchasing foods from around the world can be difficult and expensive. The International Food Bazaar in San Jose makes the process a whole lot easier. They carry a large selection of a variety of items including halal meats and exotic fresh fruits - items that are typically difficult to find in traditional grocery stores. The small store has helpful staff that assists customers with finding exactly what they need. Here, you won’t be walking aimlessly around for hours. (That is unless you want to.) There is also an onsite bakery selling freshly baked breads, pita and lavash, as well as Middle Eastern food-to-go.
Across eight locations in Northern California, Arteagas Food Centers bring a taste of Latin America to their respective communities with fresh produce, meats, and authentic cremerias. Patrons can pick up a variety of Latin ingredients, American-brand products, or meat cuts for their next barbecue, including ribs, carne asada, chicken, and seafood. Throughout the year, live bands and comedians combine with free events such as a Dia de Los Muertos party and a scavenger hunt to entertain guests while they shop. Arteagas gives back to the community by offering free health care testing and a connection to more than 40 nonprofits. Three locations even host a full taqueria, where diners can sit down for freshly prepared hot foods such as barbacoa, burritos, tacos, and chile verde.
Many wine bars take their cheeses seriously, but The Grapevine goes the extra mile. Drop by its in-house cheese counter for hand-crafted, organic, sustainable cheeses, cut to order—just make sure you arrive before 5 p.m. If you get there after closing time, don’t despair; you can still enjoy pre-sliced varieties paired with wine flights.