Food & Drink in Wellesley

American Meal for Two or Four at Pantry Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Pantry Restaurant

The VERVE-Crowne Plaza Hotel

$71 $39

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Americana in the form of a bacon burger made of scallops, 10 oz. aged striploin, and grilled salmon with risotto verde and lemon crema

Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Link Café & Bar (50% Off)

Link Café & Bar

Sheraton Needham Hotel

$50 $25

Refined American cuisine such as fig and goat cheese flatbreads paired with wines that earned high scores from Wine Spectator

Dining for Two or Four at Social Restaurant & Bar (Up to 37% Off)

Social Restaurant & Bar

Newton Corner

$62 $39

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Grab a drink and relax with friend over a round of appetizers like Brie fondue or lobster roll sliders then enjoy steak, pasta or seafood

Shabu-Shabu Cuisine for Two or Four, or Japanese Cuisine for Four or More at Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse (50% Off)

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

Newton

$40 $22

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Shabu-shabu consists of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled and served with dipping sauces; also try the sushi and hibachi dinners

Sushi and Pan-Asian Dinner Food at Sushi Box (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Box

Waltham

$30 $15

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Eatery praised by the Boston Phoenix cooks up Korean-style beef ribs, pad thai, and specialty sushi rolls

Brazilian Rodizio Dinner for Two or Four at Tropical Café (Up to 52% Off)

Tropical Café

Framingham

$59.98 $29

(13)

Roving servers dish all-you-can-eat plates of Brazilian spit-roasted barbecue paired with sides from the sprawling salad bar

$20 for $40 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Pho Dakao

Pho Dakao

Framingham

$40 $20

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Vermicelli plates, spring rolls, and sizzling Mongolian beef are just a few of the hallmarks on this authentic Vietnamese menu

$15 for $30 Worth of Asian Fusion Cuisine at Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Hingham

$30 $15

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Gluten-free and diet-conscious Asian fusion dishes flavored with fresh produce and herbs rather than MSG

Brazilian and American Dinner for Two or Four at Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar (Half Off)

Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar

Framingham

$30 $15

American and Brazilian-style entrees, burgers, and specialty pizzas, whose toppings include calabresa sausage and malagueta pepper

$17 for $30 Worth of Sushi, Noodle Dishes, and Hibachi Food at Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Watertown

$30 $17

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Chefs build unique sushi and sashimi dishes as hibache chefs put on dazzling culinary side-shows

$30 for $50 Worth of Italian American Dinner for Two or More at The Talk. Two Options Available.

The Talk Restaurant

Downtown Watertown

$50 $30

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Chef Billy Holt prepares housemade pasta, steak, and seafood served in elegant dining area with black-and-white photos

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Food and Drinks at Sudbury Coffee Works ($20 Value)

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

$5 $3

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Rich, imported coffees roasted on site, including more than 50 custom flavor blends, paired with fresh pastries, soups, and sandwiches

Italian Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers and Entrees at BonCaldo Restaurant (Up to 43% Off)

BonCaldo Restaurant

Norwood

$53 $30

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Wood-fired cuisine from all 20 regions of Italy, served in an opulent, yet cozy dining room

New American Dinner for Two or Four at Masona Grill (Up to 43% Off)

Masona Grill

West Roxbury Center

$78 $49

New American cuisine with an international flair, such as semolina-crusted calamari with pickled hot peppers, arugula, and plum tomato sauce

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas at Great Scott (Up to 55% Off)

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

Tea Tasting for Two or Four at The Cozy Tea Cart (50% Off)

The Cozy Tea Cart

Brookline

$40 $20

Tea-tasting session allows two or four people to sample a variety of teas

Hookah, Snacks, and Drinks at Sheesha Lounge (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

Sheesha Lounge

Allston

$40 $25

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35 flavors of tobacco, plus sweet snacks such as cheesecake and baklava

Breakfast or Dinner Crepes with Drinks for Two or Four at Paris Creperie

Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

$33.50 $24.79

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Sweet and savory crepes prepared in the Parisian tradition pair with smoothies, Nutella chocolate drinks, and leaf teas

$16 for $30 Worth of Asian Fusion Food for Two or More at Gari Japanese Fusion Restaurant

Gari Japanese Fusion Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $16

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At a fusion restaurant under new management as of June 2013, chefs whip up signature sushi rolls and pour Thai sauce over angel hair pasta

$15 for $25 Worth of Tex-Mex Cuisine at Patron's and Sunset Grill and Tap

Patron's and Sunset Grill and Tap

Multiple Locations

$25 $15

Adjacent restaurants have something for everyone, from juicy burgers to spicy tacos

$15 for $30 Worth of Chinese and Japanese Food at Fusion Taste

Fusion Taste

Arlington Center

$30 $15

Menu blends Chinese and Japanese specialties, from black-pepper beef to sushi

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina

Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Sauce-smothered burritos and enchiladas add to a menu of authentic Mexican cuisine whose recipes hail from Guadalajara

Hibachi and/Or Sushi Dinner for Two at Ruyi Restaurant (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Ruyi Restaurant

ruyi restaurant

$50 $30

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Hand-rolled sushi, Japanese teriyaki, and marinated chicken, steak, or lamb seared at tableside grills

Dinner with Appetizers, Soup, and Sushi at Takemura Japanese Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

$42.85 $21

(144)

Sushi chefs craft everything fresh; original rolls include the deep-fried pumpkin roll and the grilled-salmon roll

Four-Course Dessert-Tasting Menu for Two or Four at Finale Desserterie (Up to 52% Off)

Finale Desserterie

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

(907)

Chocolate-dipped strawberries start off a sojourn through such desserts as apple a la mode and a chocolate plate

Tacos, Enchiladas, and Margaritas at José's Mexican Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

$35 $17

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Classic Mexican dishes include a kaleidoscope of tacos, tamales made by the chef's mother, and specialty margaritas

$15 for $25 Worth of Japanese Food at Shabu & Mein

Shabu & Mein

Cambridge

$25 $15

Tabletop stoves let diners cook their own shabu shabu hot pot meals and ramen or let cooks do the cooking for shumai, gyoza, and ramen

Indian Meal for Two or Four at Passage to India (Up to 52% Off)

Passage To India

Porter Square

$51.86 $25

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For 25 years, this Indian restaurant has embraced millennia-old techniques to craft classic northern and southern Indian cuisine

$22 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Soul Food at Beantown Taqueria ($40 Value)

Beantown Taqueria

Cambridge

$10 $5.50

Chile relleno with egg-battered poblano pepper, tacos with hand-made tortillas and cilantro, and deep-fried chimichangas

Sushi and Asian Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at O Sushi Restaurant & Bar (Up to 35% Off)

O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Cambridge

$40 $29

Appetizers such as sake-steamed mussels precede dragon and california rolls in a "Boston Globe"–lauded restaurant in Harvard Square

Brazilian Barbecue Dinner for Two or Four Adults at Midwest Grill (50% Off). Two Locations Available.

Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Waiters rotate around tables with unlimited servings of beef sirloin, brazilian sausage, and lamb at the churrascaria

ComedySportz Boston at Davis Square Theatre, August 8-November 29 (Up to 50% Off)

ComedySportz Boston

Davis Square Theatre

$30 $15

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Two comedy teams compete against each other with improvised games called by a referee during family-friendly shows

American Cuisine for Two or Four at East End Grille (47% Off)

East End Grille

Somerville

$30 $16

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This joint offers locally sourced ingredients to create food like sweet chili shrimp flatbread, barbecue pulled pork, and steak tips

Indian Meal for Two or Four at Diva Indian Bistro (Up to 63% Off)

Diva Indian Bistro

Davis Square

$67 $27

Samosas packed with minced lamb and spices precede lamb curry, chicken dosas, dishes baked in clay tandoor oven, and vegetarian entrees

Indian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers, Bread, Entrees, and Dessert at Savoring Indian Cuisine (Up to 51% Off)

Savoring Indian Cuisine

Maynard

$68.70 $34

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Chefs grind their own spices to add fresh flavor to meats, seafood, and vegetables cooked in a tandoor oven

Chinese Food, Japanese Food, and Hibachi at Gourmet Garden (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Gourmet Garden

Canton

$30 $15

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Hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken, organic veggies, and gluten-free options, plus sushi and hibachi served with healthy akai rice

$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Pub Cuisine at SideBar Food and Spirits ($30 Total Value)

SideBar Food and Spirits

Downtown

$15 $7.50

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Downtown pub with TVs, arcade games, and a jukebox dishes out food such as burgers, wings, sandwiches, and brick-oven pizza

$33 for the Boston Beerathon for Two on Saturday, September 6 ($65.28 Value)

Boston Beerathon

Multiple Locations

$65.28 $33

Beerathon event with 26 featured stops includes live entertainment

Ballpark Concessions for Up to Two or Four from Boston Event Specialists Outside of Fenway Park (50% Off)

Boston Event Specialists Outside of Fenway Park

Intersection of Yawkey Way and Van Ness

$20 $10

Find these food-cart concessions at every home Red Sox game

Frozen Yogurt or Smoothies at FroyoWorld (Up to 47% Off)

FroyoWorld

Allston

$6 $3.25

(44)

Rotating menu of 16 frozen yogurts infused with live and active cultures; smoothies made to order with fresh fruit, ice & signature fro-yo

"Bye Bye Liver" for Two at Hennessy's on August 1–September 26 (Up to Half Off)

"Bye Bye Liver"

Hennessy's

$40 $20

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

2-Hour Dinner Cruise Sunday–Wednesday, or 3-Hour Dinner Cruise Thursday-Saturday from Odyssey Cruises (40% Off)

Odyssey Cruises

Boston

$112.53 $68

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The Odyssey I glides across Boston Harbor during elegant evening cruises, complete with a three-course meal and live music

Upscale American Dinner for Two on a Weekday or Weekend at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

$81.50 $49

(147)

Plates of goat cheese and beet salad or grilled-eggplant caprese paired with pan-seared salmon or braised short rib

Standup Show for Two at Nick's Comedy Stop Through December 6 (Up to 52% Off)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

$45.70 $22

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

Standup Comedy at Dick Doherty's Comedy Den (Up to 52% Off)

Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up big laughs

$40 for One-Hour Chocolate-Tasting Course for Two at Gourmet Boutique ($80 Value)

Gourmet Boutique

Back Bay

$80 $40

Held on Sundays and Mondays, tastings include nibbles and knowledge about where chocolate is sourced, how it's made, and how to read labels

Southern Cuisine at Savvor Restaurant & Lounge (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown - Leather District

$25 $15

Eatery dishes out southern and Caribbean small plates such as shrimp & grits, fried catfish, cornish hen & waffles, and macaroni and cheese

Turkish Cuisine at Saray Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Saray Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

(92)

Lamb, seafood, and vegetarian entrees come together in Turkish menu of kebabs, salads, and soups; full menu is valid for lunch option

Pizza and Italian Food for Dine-in, Carryout, or Delivery at Rock City Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

Rock City Pizza

Allston/Brighton

$30 $15

(15)

Innovative thin-crust pizzas topped with steak, pesto, or chicken and buffalo sauce; entree options include subs, burgers, and pasta

Pub Food at The Red Hat (40% Off). Two Options Available.

The Red Hat

West End

$50 $30

(145)

Wings, fish 'n' chips, and burgers in a century-old establishment with a colorful history

Ethiopian Dinner for Two or Four at Addis Red Sea (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Addis Red Sea

South End

$31.90 $17

Ethiopian eatery populates colorful wicker tables with spicy lamb, fish, chicken, and vegan dishes

Indian Meal for Two or Four at Bukhara Indian Bistro (Up to 53% Off)

Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$57 $28

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Menu of northern and southern Indian cuisine with tandoori chicken, lamb-stuffed dosas, and curries

Indian Meal with Appetizers and Naan for Two or Four at Mela (Up to 56% Off)

Mela

South End

$71 $32

(349)

Enlisting a traditional tandoor oven, housemade cheese, and Indian spices, chefs whip up classic Indian staples with varying spice levels

Tapas for Two or Four at Mojitos (Up to 51% Off)

Mojitos

Downtown

$40 $20

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Dine on small plates of chorizo-stufffed potatoes, baked avocados, and slow-roasted pork sliders

Cider House Tour for Two or Four at Downeast Cider House (Up to 50% Off)

Downeast Cider House

Boston

$14 $7

Guests sip refreshing, freshly brewed, farm style ciders during tours, and leave with 64oz souvenir growler

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizza, Paninis, and Roll-Ups at Angora Café ($30 Value)

Angora Café

Coolidge Corner

$10 $5

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Cooks at European-style café focus on Mediterranean and Italian flavors in dishes such as hummus-filled roll-ups and meatball-topped pizzas

Distillery Tour for Two or Four of Bully Boy Distillers (Up to 56% Off)

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

$40 $20

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Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

$17 for $30 Toward Baked Goods — So Sweet Confections

So Sweet Confections

On Location

$30 $17

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

Indian Food for Dinner at Ghazal Indian Cuisine (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ghazal Indian Cuisine

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$25 $14

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Authentic Indian dishes with a contemporary twist

$15 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Café Food at Oakleaf Cakes ($30 Total Value)

Oakleaf Cakes

Boston

$6 $3

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Bakery stocks the shelves of its attached café with scrumptious pastries and cupcakes alongside familiar coffee classics

Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Filippo Ristorante

North End

$35 $20

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Owners who spend part of the year in Sulmona, Italy, treat taste buds to the region's cuisine, including pasta, seafood, and veal dishes

$16 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $7.50 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Cafe Hemshin ($30 Value)

Cafe Hemshin

Downtown

$7.50 $4

(5)

Sample Turkish and Mediterranean favorites such as lamb kebabs, hummus, tabouleh, and Greek salads

Frozen Yogurt at Fresh Mango (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Fresh Mango

Fresh Mango

$58.50 $29

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Customize a frozen-yogurt concoction using homemade, all-natural yogurt and any of more than 50 toppings, including fresh fruit

Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

$50 $25

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Flavorful dishes from southern Italy's Avellino region include pasta, chicken cacciatore, and veal saltimbocca

Casual Cuisine for Two or More at 15 Walnut (50% Off)

15 Walnut

Hamilton

$30 $15

Menu full of items made using seasonal ingredients includes wood-fired items, burgers, sushi, and more; suitable for family dinners & dates

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for One Large Pizza with Up to Seven Toppings at Papa John's (Up to $43.64 Value)

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

$21.82 $10

Hand-tossed thin- or original-crust pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and up to seven toppings

Beer- or Wine-Making Supplies, or Beer- or Wine-Making Class for One or Two at Strange Brew (Up to 51% Off)

Strange Brew

Marlborough

$30 $15

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Stock up on malt, barley, or other brewing essentials, or take a class on the basics of making your own batches of beer or wine

Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Westborough

$30 $15

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Chefs sear steak hibachi-style and fashion lobster and spicy snow crab into specialty rolls; local ingredients are used whenever possible

One or Two Dozen Cupcakes or Two Vouchers for Coffee and Baked Goods at Stella's Custom Cakes (Up to 50% Off)

Stella's Custom Cakes

Stella's Custom Cakes

$18 $9

Flavors ranging from a strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and a lemon curd filling to a marble cake with coconut buttercream

Prix Fixe Mediterranean Dinner or Lunch for Two at Zem Han Mediterranean Restaurant (Up to 46% Off)

Zem Han Mediterranean Restaurant

Northborough

$71.65 $39

Kebabs of thyme-marinated beef, fall-off-the-bone lamb shanks, housemade baklava, and other Mediterranean specialties

Italian Food for Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner at Cafe Piazza Dolce (44% Off)

Cafe Piazza Dolce

Winchester Town Center

$40 $25

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Chef presses fresh pastas, hand tosses wood-fired pizza & grills salmon for dinner & serves brunch dishes such as gourmet paninis

Italian Dinner or Takeout at Arcenia Cucina Rustica (Up to 42% Off)

Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Downtown Woburn

$50 $29

The menu includes chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, and homemade fettuccine pasta tossed with bolognese sauce, as well as wood-fired pizzas

All-You-Can-Eat Dinner for Two or Four at Brazilian Steak House (37% Off)

Brazilian Steak House

North Woburn

$61.97 $39

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All-you-can-eat steakhouse features tender cuts of Brazilian sausage, lamb, beef sirloin, and an extensive salad bar

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream at I Love Milkshakes ($30 Total Value)

I Love Milkshakes

West Everett

$10 $5

Custom milkshakes and desserts blend frozen yogurt or ice cream with a variety of fruits or candy; smoothies, coffee, and self-serve waffles

$12 for Drinks and Treats at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream ($20 Value)

Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

$5 $3

Ice cream parlor and bakery serves up a variety of pasties, muffins, freshly brewed cofffee, and sandwiches

Peruvian and Latin American Food at Nazca Cafe (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Nazca Cafe

Boadway

$38 $19

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Vibrant preparations and hearty portions of cebiche, seafood medleys, roasted pork, and grilled steak

Pizza for Takeout or Delivery, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday from John's Pizza (40% Off)

John's Pizza

Across from the ELC

$20 $12

(18)

Hand-tossed pies topped with freshly shredded cheese, a family-recipe sauce, and toppings such as buffalo chicken, shrimp, or eggplant

$15 for 3 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Hamburgers & More at Stack-a Burger ($30 Value)

Stack-a Burger

Burlington Mall

$10 $5

Chefs grill fresh burgers and all-beef hot dogs and ladle on toppings such as baked beans and sauerkraut

Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies, Peets Coffee, or Personal Pizza at Fruitberry Frozen Yogurt & i-Pizza Cafe (50% Off.)

Fruitberry Frozen Yogurt & i-Pizza Cafe

Crossroads Plaza

$5 $2.50

Yogurt comes in 16 flavors and more than 50 toppings, whereas pizzas are made in front of you and come with a choice of organic crust

Select Local Merchants

Owner Kitty Huang draws on more than 30 years of restaurant experience to run Jin's Fine Asian Cuisine and Sushi Bar, which opened in Wellesley this year. Zagat recommends sushi combos for lunch and cocktails and Hunan spicy salmon at night at this "family-run outpost" that "attracts families as well as nearby suits." While dodging the floating double-breasted jackets wandering the dining room, families can pick up crabstick nigiri or Red Sox maki, a spicy king crab roll with mango and tuna toppings.:m]]

11 Laurel Ave
Wellesley Hills,
MA
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J.P. Licks

Fresh out of college, Vince Petryk took a job as a dishwasher at an ice cream shop. It was just a temporary gig…or, so he thought. As Petryk climbed through the shop’s ranks—he rose from dishwasher, to scooper, to ice-cream maker, to manager—he was awe-struck by the way ice cream seemed to make people feel happy. From that point on, he knew that he wanted to continue to share that joy with others and that the best way to do it, was to own his own ice cream shop. He perfected his from-scratch ice cream recipe before opening J.P. Licks, named for Jamaica Plain, the neighborhood where he opened his first location. The flavors were immediately a hit and continue to win loyal fans for their intensity and ingenuity––at any given time, guests might find cake batter and chocolate peanut butter ripple on the menu, alongside unusual flavors like tomato basil or beer and pretzels. Since those early days, Vince has also added from-scratch hard and soft frozen yogurts, sherberts, and sorbets. He has even been known to develop flavors to suit the tastes of the area's different ethnic groups, and dairy-free ice creams to provide relief to the area's overworked cows. Beyond serving traditional cones, Petryk and his staff also pack chilly scoops into house-made cakes and pies, blend them into shakes, and transform them into decadent sundaes topped with homemade hot fudge or butterscotch. The icy treats have proved so popular, J.P. Licks now has 10 area stores, leaving them ample wall space for awards: readers of The Phoenix voted it the city’s best ice cream parlor in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

63 Central St
Wellesley,
MA
US

After emigrating from Hong Kong to Cambridge in 1978, Hon Pui and Carol Chan began waiting and bussing tables at two local Chinese restaurants, hoping to save enough money to pay for Pui’s college education. Within five years, the couple—thanks to Pui’s unofficial apprenticeship with chef Joyce Chen—managed to open their very own Chinese restaurant, The Wok. Fast-forward more than three decades, and The Wok continues to thrive in Wellesley, sating tastes for Szechuan, Hunan, and Hong Kong cuisine. The Chans make everything to order, from the ginger chicken to the lobster moo shi, and never use MSG or trans fat. Even better, they seal in flavors and retain the crispness of fresh produce by tossing meals in a traditional (and extra-hot) wok. Though The Wok offers both a comfortable and casual dining room and bar, customers can arrange to pick up their food or have it delivered.

180 Worcester St
Wellesley,
MA
US

You can grab a slice of quiche and a glass of wine at Susu Bakery Boutique, but the real specialty here is dessert. Coffee complements flaky croissants, frosting-heaped cupcakes, and decorated butter cookies cut into fun shapes. Lemon tea cakes pair well with the bakery's tea list, and brownies make for delicious follow ups to sandwiches. Bakers will even aim their talents toward custom cakes for parties, And customers wanting to learn how to decorate desserts themselves need only enroll in one of the bakery's cupcake classes.

Over at the boutique, colorful candy buttons and penny candy share shelf space with rock candy. Sea salt glitters atop caramels, and truffles blend chocolate and raspberry flavors. You can even pick up a bag of granola.

575 Washington St
Wellesley,
MA
US

Local artists and spouses Denise Girardin and Steve Levinsky are the brains behind Palettes, a studio that aims to awaken the creative side of the community with painting's jubilant anthem. The couple's artistic endeavors stretch far beyond Palettes, though—Steve plumbs the depths of fire to find glass art, and Denise designs unique pottery inspired by the ocean and the seahorses that ride off into the sunset every evening. In addition, they are so involved in local affairs that Natick Center Associates selected them as the recipients of the 2012 Heart of the Community Award.

A row of easels dominates Palettes' roomy space during classes and open sessions, in which students re-create works of art while snacking on menu items such as asian-noodle salad and sweet-potato chips. Herb-, spice-, and fruit-infused potions flood the Water Bar, whose imported and house-made waters are perfect for making toasts to the art instructors for offering such helpfully Latin-free guidance. Palettes' people also teach students how to develop their taste buds during Waters of the World Club educational lectures, which lead to the studio's signature H2Ommelier certification.

29 Main St
Natick,
MA
US

Feng Shui embraces the culinary traditions of both China and Japan while updating its menu seasonally, garnering praise from the Boston Business Journal and New England Cable News for its extensive selection. Stir-fried orders of chicken, beef, and seafood arrive laden with ginger or signature sauces, and sushi chefs roll maki with traditional tuna and salmon or such innovative combinations as strawberry and wasabi aioli. Other menu items includes creamy crispy deep-fried jumbo shrimp with coconut sauce and spicy orders of Mala chicken, as well as signature sushi rolls like red sox maki and tempura lobster.

801 Worcester St
Natick,
MA
US

Wellesley Scene