Coffee & Treats in South River

50% Off at Brewed Awakening Coffeehouse

Metuchen

$10 $5

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Warm and intimate café offers speciality coffee drinks and breakfast and lunch cuisine such as eggs with chorizo, chicken soup, and salads

Half Off Frozen Yogurt at Let's Yo! Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$8 $4

Customers fill cups with frozen yogurt in creative flavors such as sea-salt caramel pretzel and chocolate mint, then visit the toppings bar

Up to 56% Off Baked Goods at Blue Sheep Bake Shop

Green Brook

$25 $12.50

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Bakers craft more than 20 cupcake flavors daily, and create customized cakes, truffles, and speciality cupcakes

Cold Stone Creamery — Up to 43% Off Ice Cream

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.66

Customer-selected candy, fruit, and nuts blend with fresh-made ice cream to form more than 11.5 million flavor combinations

Up to 55% Off Healthy Food at Healthy & Delicious

Morris Plains

$20 $10

Custom-built wraps, salads, breakfast dishes, and smoothies made from fresh, nourishing ingredients

40% Off Frozen Yogurt at justFROYO

Feasterville

$10 $5.99

Kosher-certified frozen yogurt made with fresh milk and real fruit purees

45% Off at Oops It's Frozen Yogurt

Lower Southampton

$10 $5.50

20+ rotating fro-yo flavors with plenty of fresh fruit, candy, nuts, and chocolate to top it all off

Up to 51% Off Tea Discovery Workshops from Tea-For-All

Hopewell

$40 $20

Classes of 10 students or fewer learn the histories and preparation methods of an array of teas during two or four sessions

Up to 50% Off Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Here, sweet, tart, and sugar-free yogurt flavors can be eaten with toppings, blended into protein shakes, or stuffed into cakes

50% Off Frozen Yogurt

Shrewsbury

$8 $4

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YO! mint, cinnamon-bun, and natural, organic fro-yo flavors rotate; toppings include fresh-cut fruit, cereal, and Hershey's products

Half Off at FrozenPeaks Frozen Yogurt

Eatontown

$9 $4.50

Choice of 24 rotating fro-yo flavors and six coatings; pops rolled in a topping such as nuts, cookies, or fruit, candy, or cereal

Half Off Wraps, Paninis, and Coffee at Village Coffee

Maplewood

$10 $5

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Wraps and paninis such as the prosciutto with spinach, mozzarella, and roasted peppers, plus coffee

50% Off Frozen Yogurt

Mercer Mall

$10 $5

Made with fresh fruit purees and milk, patrons create frozen treats with flavors such as sea salt caramel pretzel and other seasonal flavors

50% Off Frozen Yogurt

Chatham

$10 $5

Serving all-natural frozen yogurt, Go Yo Go lets guests to build desserts from over 24 flavors of frozen yogurt and 80 toppings

45% Off Italian Ice or Ice Cream at Uncle Louie G's

Multiple Locations

$11 $6

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Established italian-ice and ice-cream menu features fanciful flavors such as cappuccino breeze and It's a Crime Lime

Up to 52% Off Smoothies at Natural Treats NYC

Multiple Locations

$7 $3.33

Smoothies incorporate fresh fruits such as berries, mangoes, bananas, and guava as well as coconut milk and peanut butter

Up to 70% Off Cupcakes by the Dozen

Richmond Town

$25 $10

Cupcakes by the dozen include flavors such as red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream and vanilla cake with rainbow sprinkles

Half Off Baked Goods at Caputo's Pastry Shoppe

Long Branch

$5 $2.50

Old World Italian pastries, such as cannolis, pasticottis, and scratch-made sfogliatelle, or custom italian cream rum and cassata cakes

Select Local Merchants

After a debilitating car accident left Elyissia Wassung’s mother, Barbara, unable to commute to work, she stayed busy in the kitchen, devising her own homemade chocolates. Nine-year-old Elyissia would then load her mother’s sweets into a shopping cart and sell them door-to-door around the neighborhood, learning entrepreneurial skills that would last a lifetime. After leaving a telecom job as an adult, Elyissia returned to selling chocolates by founding 2 Chicks with Chocolate (the other chick being her mom), teaming up with master chocolatier Patrick Coston and lead chocolatier Stephanie Vazquez. The dessert innovators create diverse flavors, such as spiced pear and caramel ganache, s’mores, and hazelnut praline, from scratch with spices and sea salt. Customers can also create their own bars online without venturing into the store, building on a selection of chocolate bases and toppings that range from pistachios to gummy bears. The store also hosts chocolate classes and enlivens parties with chocolate fountains and chocolate tastings.

8 Martin Ave
South River,
NJ
US

Bakers at Peace of Cake craft their cupcakes with fresh ingredients for rich texture. They create a rotating menu of flavors, including raspberry swirl stuffed with jam and cookie dough filled with real cookie dough and crowned with chocolate frosting.

8 William Street
Old Bridge,
NJ
US

Manhattan Bagel’s expert dough-smiths craft 21 flavors of fresh-baked bagels daily, serving them alongside a menu of deli-style sandwiches made with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. Vainly search for the beginning or end of a traditionally flavored bagel ($.89 each, $8.99 a dozen), such as everything and pumpernickel, or explore the innovative tastescape of the french-toast variety, which doubles as an engagement ring for a Parisian giantess. Diners can festoon their bagels with cheese and eggs cooked any way ($2.49) or wrap mandibles around the grilled Ellis Island pastrami sandwich, sealed with gooey swiss cheese and onion ($6.49). Patrons can also sip on a selection from the espresso bar while noshing on the Wall Street roast beef ($6.49), a diversified sandwich portfolio of roast beef and mild horseradish sauce on a cheddar roll.

2591 Highway 516
Old Bridge,
NJ
US

2222 US Highway 130
North Brunswick,
NJ
US

Located within Rutgers University’s Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Café Z’s chef and American Culinary Federation member Bruno Pascale crafts, stirs, and presses paninis, soups, and sandwiches for students and culinary connoisseurs alike. The restaurateur constantly crafts new paninis from recipes devised within the easy-bake oven of his mind, blending fresh ingredients such as ham and brie, or portobello, pepper, and mozzarella with thinly sliced bread for pleasing midday meals. Or embark on an epicurean expedition through Café Z’s menu of ever-changing entrees.

71 Hamilton St
New Brunswick,
NJ
US

New York Bagel Café & Deli offers a full assortment of fresh bagels—from sesame to asiago to French toast—as well as specially crafted artisan sandwiches. Browse the intriguing bagel combinations on the multifaceted menu before deciding whether to nosh on a bagel bereft of toppings ($0.90) or taste one with a protective slathering of plain cream cheese ($1.79, including the bagel) or flavored cream cheese ($2.95, including the bagel) in flavors such as veggie, scallion, and blueberry. Lunchtime hunger havers can latch onto cold sandwiches packed with Boar’s Head deli meat—such as the Junior ($6.49), loaded with roast Beef, arugula, and tomato on an onion roll—or choose from a bevy of burgers ($4.99–$5.99) or an assortment of sloppy Joes ($7.49). Morning or afternoon, coffee ($1.50/12 oz.), cappuccino ($2.75/12 oz.), and espresso ($1.75/single) deliver the delightful jolt required to outwit raccoons in high-stakes games of hide-and-seek.

88 Albany St
New Brunswick,
NJ
US